Rundle Park is the ideal place for recreational activities throughout the year. Situated in the northeast part of Edmonton’s scenic... more » river valley, the park is filled with beautiful rolling hills, lush natural forests, man-made lakes,multi-use trails and footbridges across the river.
Originally a coal mine and gravel extraction area, it provided jobs to the community of Beverly for many years. Jacob Prins bought the lands in 1927 and used them for farming and strip mining until 1966 when it became the Beverly dump.
The Town of Beverly was annexed in 1961 by the City of Edmonton and landfill operations ceased in 1972. The land was contoured and the Rundle Park Golf Course was created in 1972 and the remainder of the park became part of the Capital City Recreation Park and opened in 1978. It is now a gem of a park which successfully balances dozens of activites within a park setting.
This walk takes you past most of the recreational facilities in the park before looping back along the paved path by the river and some of the picnic areas. From the parking lot, you will pass the baseball, football and soccer fields. Further along, you will come to the first of many children's play areas and the main Rundle Park Activity Centre. As you move along, the man made lakes and the Family Centre come into view. This is a busy area with kids and geese sometimes occupying the same areas. Paddle boat rentals are available here as well. Every Tuesday night, the Ceyana Canoe Club offers lessons to people and families on the man-made lake.
Kayak polo and the disc golf course are the next activities you will pass as you round back onto the trail. This side of the park is noticeably quieter and is a popular running route for joggers. You will pass some of the nicer picnic areas tucked away in the trees before coming to the trail junction which leads to the tennis courts and restrooms. An enjoyable walk through a very busy park. less «