This natural preserve is home to kilometres of walking and cycling trails winding through cottonwood forests and sagebrush. Some of the older cottonwood trees, affectionately referred to as “giants” are thought to be between 200 to 300 years old.
The Nature Centre may be closed to the public, but it is still staffed during the week and on weekends. People can call the park at 403-529-6225 to touch base with staff. Knowledgeable interpreters offer fun and informative scheduled tours of the park and elsewhere in South Eastern Alberta. Learn more about the grassland flora and fauna at the park and ask about renting a GPS unit and go on a hunt for geocaches. Bird watching is very popular, with many reported sightings of rare birds every year.
Winter visitors might see porcupine, deer and fox taking cover in the park. Tracking is an engaging winter pastime. Every winter cross-country ski trails are developed in addition to the many trails reserved for walking. Skis, boots, poles and snowshoes are available to rent at reasonable rates from the Nature Centre.