Pavan Park is a 125 hectare park with 10 km of paved and shale trails for running, hiking, or horseback riding. Pavan Park is a natural area where visitors can observe a river valley floor ecosystem. There are diverse plants and animals in this area with plenty of opportunity for leisurely strolls, photography, and simply getting out of the city without travelling very far.
The John Martin Picnic site, a fenced enclosure with covered eating area, kitchen, washrooms, fireplace, and large outdoor cooking grills, is located just off the parking lot at the end of the road. The John Martin Picnic area must be pre-booked through Recreation and Culture. While enjoying your picnic, you will be able to play volleyball, horseshoes or have fun on a playground featuring slides, climbing apparatus, and swings.
As you make your way further into the park you will come to the Jeanne Sauve open picnic area with tables, public washrooms, and a playground. The playground features slide, swings and climbing apparatus. This area is also a major pullout point for those water enthusiasts boating or floating down the Oldman River.
Last, but not least, Pavan Park is home to the Southern Alberta Equestrian Council with a riding arena and related amenities, and is the only park in Lethbridge that allows horseback riding.
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80 - 62nd Avenue North
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