Cottonwood Park


Cottonwood Park is a City Preservation Area named for its extensive and beautiful cottonwood forest. The park includes over 2 km of granular trails for hiking and exploring the grasslands, coulees, and forests. It is also a natural habitat for many prairie wildlife species including mountain bluebirds, mule deer and even the protected Prairie Rattlesnake. Park users are asked to keep a watchful eye out for these park residents, especially in the summer and spring months when they are most active.

There are a few rules associated with visiting a Lethbridge nature reserve:

  • Bikes or dogs are not allowed

  • Picking or removing vegetation is not allowed

  • Fires and camping are not permitted

  • Come prepared to pack out your own garbage as there are no garbage containers past the entrance of the park