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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