Henderson Lake Park is one of Lethbridge’s premier parks featuring a 24 hectare man made lake, mature trees and groves, gardens, picnic shelters, playgrounds and over 7 km of pathways. Whether you’re a family with small children, an exercise or sports enthusiast, a non-motorized boater, a fisher, horticulturist, or someone simply looking to get out for a walk this park is definitely for you.
The Park is home to numerous annual community celebrations including Canada Day Festivities, the Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival and many community runs and walks.
Things To Do
For the nature, exercise, and history enthusiasts there is a 2.5 km trail around the lake and another 4.3 km trail around the perimeter of the park providing ample opportunity for one to stretch their legs, check out local wildlife, or view the commemorative and historical markers and displays located throughout the park. There is also plenty of open space in the park which is often used for ultimate frisbee and picnics.
For families with children, Henderson Lake Park has three playgrounds: one located on the north side of the park just off Parkside Drive, one at the east end of the park, and the third located behind the Henderson Lake Pool. The playground on the north side of the park near the dock is completely accessible. Families can enjoy a picnic at one of the many picnic tables located throughout the park, or for something more formal one can book a covered picnic shelter.
The lake is perfect for kayaks, canoes and paddle boats and provides easy access to the water via the boat launch and docks. The docks are often used by fishermen looking to catch Pike, Walleye, Perch or Whitefish (provincial fishing regulations apply).
Henderson Park is also home to the Demonstration and Rose Gardens, as well as Canada 150 Maple Grove. The Rose Garden is located in the northwest corner of the park and commemorates 9/11. The Demonstration Gardens are located east of the Tennis Courts and celebrates the contributions of Communities in Bloom to the Community. The 50 maple trees were planted on the west side of the park in 2017 in commemoration of Canada's 150th birthday.
Henderson Park is surrounded by a multitude of facilities like the SLP Skate Park, Henderson Horseshoe Pits, the Henderson Lake Golf Course, the Henderson Outdoor Pool, Spitz Stadium, Henderson Park Ice Centre, Lethbridge Tennis Club and Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden.
- Paved trail
- Open space
- Boating (non-motorized only)
- Sledding (Hill located near the Rose Gardens)
- SLP Skate Park
- Outdoor skating
- Outdoor pool
- Picnic shelters
- Public washrooms
- Tennis: Please note that the tennis courts next to Demonstration Gardens are leased to the Lethbridge Tennis Club and require booking. Please contact the Lethbridge Tennis Club at (403) 327-4673 for more information.
2710 Parkside Drive South
Other Nearby Parks
- 11th Avenue South & 29th Street South Park
- Catholic Central Park
- Cedar Park
- Ecole La Verendrye Park
- General Stewart School Park
- Gilbert Patterson School Park
- Gyro Park
- Lakeview Green Strip North
- Lakeview Green Strip South
- Lakeview Park
- Lakeview School Park
- LCI (Lethbridge Collegiate Institute) Park
- McKillop Park
- Our Lady of Assumption School Park