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Dawson Park

Come have lunch by the riverside

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.429 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  Dawson Park is situated between Kinnaird Ravine and the community of Riverdale. Like its neighbours, it shares a long history of... more »

Tips:  -Bring your lunch and enjoy the riverside from the Pavilion
-Take your camera up to the bridgedeck for some river valley shots

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Points of Interest

1. Parking area at Dawson Park

There is good parking at Dawson Park, just a little tricky to navigate to off of 90th Street. Keep a sharp eye out and you will find it.

2. Picnic areas

There are plenty of picnic spots in Dawson Park right on the riverside

3. Great views of downtown

Down in the river valley, you get to see the downtown building from a different vantage point.

4. The North Saskatchewan River Valley

Beautiful views

5. Braile trail signs

Dawson and Kinnaird share a unique feature with braille signage for the visually impaired.

6. Sewer construction

Here is the construction location. This is a major project but it should be done by the end of the year. You can still get up to Jasper Ave before this.

7. The riverside at Dawson Park

Dawson Park has a very peaceful feeling to it just minutes from downtown

8. Dawson Park Pavilion

The Pavilion can be rented and is a great spot for a family or company gathering. There are restrooms inside.

9. The Edmonton Dragon Boat Clubhouse

The Edmonton Dragon Boat races are a popular event held every August in Edmonton

10. Dragon Boat docks

These are private docks, but this is where the Dragon Boat Club trains from.

11. A view of the Dawson Bridge

The Dawson Bridge was built in 1911 and just underwent an extensive retrofit.

12. Stairs up to the Dawson Bridge

A quick trip up the stairs brings you to the bridge deck and fantastic views of the river. It is also a connectivity point to reach the Riverside Trails or Forest Heights Park on the other side.

13. Historic Dawson Bridge

The Dawson Bridge was built in 1911 and bound the local business's and communities very tightly.

14. A Dragon Boater heading out

Heading out for a paddle on the North Saskatchewan