Gold Bar Park was created in September 24, 1973, and its main industrial tenant is the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Gold... more » 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. less «