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Cottonwood Park


Cottonwood Park is a City Preservation Area and is named for its extensive cottonwood forest. The park includes grasslands, coulees, and forests It also provides a natural habitat for many prairie species including the Prairie Rattlesnake.

The park is open from 7 am - 8:30 pm year round and there is a small parking lot on the upper bench with a shale trail that leads down to the lower river valley. The trail heading down to the river bottom is fairly steep so be prepared for a hike.

There are a few rules associated with a designated 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

Click here for a printable version of the Cottonwood Park features.

Click here for a detailed park map.



2020 - 60th Avenue West


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