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