Gold Bar Park was created in September 24, 1973, and its main industrial tenant is the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant handles the wastewater requirements for over 820,000 people in the greater Edmonton area. It is a world class facility yet it manages to co-exsist well with the Park surrounding its boundaries.
To the north of Gold Bar park, is Gold Stick Park which contains a number of sports fields that are used extensively by the surrounding communities. There is a small trail that connects the two parks just north of the Ainsworth Dyer Pedestrian Bridge.
Entering the park from the Ainsworth Dyer Pedestrian Bridge, you immediately enter a much quieter, calmer green space. Gold Bar Park has a nice paved trail system which loops around a few man made lakes. There are over 30 picnic areas scattered throughout the park and plenty of open areas for kids to play in. There is also a pavilion with washrooms, a fountain and a phone.
There are a large number of birds, geese and ducks that make this park home and provide plenty of viewing pleasure from the lookouts on the mini-lakes.
This walk is all paved with gentle elevation changes. A good walk for everyone.
-There is parking available if you enter from the City side, by the wastewater plant on 50th Street.
-There is an emergency phone located by the main picnic area by the public building.
- Easy, gentle walk for all people
-Bring a lunch!