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Emily Murphy Park

A small park with big appeal for all ages

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.553 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  Emily Murphy Park is a small park, much like the woman it is named after, yet it is connected to the river valley trail system on all ... more »

Tips:  -Bring the family and enjoy exploring this pleasant park.

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Points of Interest

The welcoming statue of Emily Murphy, prominent reformer and political activist.

2. Beautiful trees in the park.

This park is home to many older trees and is very shaded.

3. Heading over to the bridge

Nice trail system in this park

4. Groat Bridge

The Groat Bridge was built in 1955 and is 1,035 feet in length.

There is road access to drop off/pick up canoes just by the Groat Bridge

6. The Finish Line in Emily Murphy

This was the clocked finish line for the marathon

7. Looking down the bridge

Nice wide path on the bridge deck. You can easily squeeze walkers and bikers on the same path.

8. River valley viewpoint

A boater taking advantage of the beautiful morning

9. Looking downriver

Looking downriver with the university area on the right bank.

10. The connecting trails on the other side of the bridge

The trail below connects Emily Murphy Park to Victoria Park to the west or Government House park to the east.

11. Kids play area

A small playground for the kids to enjoy

12. A picnic under the trees

There are plenty of great areas to enjoy a pinic

13. Bathroom break!

Public restrooms which are maintained in good order by the city

14. Picnic tables everywhere

There are more picnic areas on the east side of the park

15. Large firepit

Picnic and a large fire pit area

16. Trailhead along the riverside

The gates leading to the riverside trails on the east side of the park. In high water or dangerous conditions, these gates will be closed by the city.

17. A rest area and lookout

A nice relaxing spot to rest and take in the views of the river flowing past

18. Baby owl

There is always wildlife to see in the river valley so long as you are watching for it.