Parks and Recreation
The wide range of green space and parks in Lethbridge make it a very desirable place to call home. With four distinct seasons, these spaces can be enjoyed year-round. Lethbridge is also close to the Canadian Rockies as well as a wide selection of lakes and other recreational hotspots.
Indian Battle Park
Indian Battle Park is a 5 km park located in the Oldman River valley. The park is home to a wide range of trails, several picnic areas as well as the Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre. The Interpretive Centre includes a replica fort and offers seasonal activities for all ages. The park is also home to key historical attractions such as the Medicine Stone.
Pavan Park is a 125 hectare park that offers 10 km of paved and shale trails that are perfect for running, horseback riding or just getting out and taking a stroll through this diverse river ecosystem.
The John Martin Picnic site offers covered eating areas, public washrooms and large outdoor cooking grills. While enjoying your picnic you will be able to enjoy a playground, volleyball nets and horseshoe pits.
The Jeanne Sauve picnic area is also located in Pavan Park and offers an open picnic area with tables, a washroom and a playground.
Pavan Park is home to the Southern Alberta Equestrian Council, which houses a riding arena and other related amenities. Pavan Park is the only park in Lethbridge that allows horseback riding.
Popson Park is located on the west side of Lethbridge and is a combination of flat land along the Oldman River and coulees. The river provides fishing and boating opportunities and there is a picnic shelter located in the park. Popson Park is also the only off-leash dog park on the west side of Lethbridge.
Henderson Lake Park
Henderson Lake Park is one of Lethbridge’s premier parks and features a 24-hectare man-made lake which is perfect for kayaking, canoeing and sport fishing. Henderson Lake is also home to some of the city’s annual community celebrations including Lethbridge’s Canada Day Festivities and the Rotary Dragon Boat Festival.
If you are a nature enthusiast Henderson Lake offers a 2.5 km trail around the lake and a longer 4.3 km loop around the perimeter of the park with various stops to view the local wildlife and many historical markers.
Henderson Lake is a great place for families and children, as the park contains three distinct playgrounds and many great locations to enjoy a leisurely picnic. There are numerous open spaces in and around the lake that make it a perfect place to lay down a blanket or enjoy a game of Frisbee.
Henderson Lake is surrounded by a multitude of facilities. These include the SLP Skate Park, Henderson Lake Horseshoe Pits, Henderson Park Ice Centre, the Henderson Outdoor Pool, and the Henderson Lake Golf Course.
Henderson Lake Golf Course
The Henderson Lake Golf Course just celebrated its 100-year anniversary and has been serving Lethbridge since 1917. The Henderson Lake Golf Course is only 5 minutes away from the city and is my preferred course. Henderson Lake is an affordable course for all golfing levels, which offers 9, 12, and 18 holes.
In addition to a challenging 18-hole course complete with tree-lined fairways and small greens, the Henderson Lake Golf Course is a wonderful place to enjoy a brunch, lunch or dinner while enjoying a stunning view of Henderson Lake. Drop by today and see why the Henderson Lake Golf Course is not only my favourite local course, but a fixture in the Lethbridge community.
Nicholas Sheran Park
Nicholas Sheran Park is the most popular park in West Lethbridge. It features a man-made lake, a network of trails around the lake, wide open green spaces and a sheltered picnic area. The lake is stocked for sport fishing and is home to a wide variety of waterfowl and other wildlife.
The 7 kilometres of paved trails are heavily used by a wide range people, including families, joggers and cyclists. Nicholas Sheeran Park is also home to the only disc golf course in Lethbridge. It is a full 18-hole course built on over 100 acres, and is a great way to spend a day.
Coal Banks Trail
The Coal Banks Trail network is a 2.4-metre-wide regional pathway that links many of the parks and green spaces in Lethbridge. The trail network provides over 30 km of uninterrupted trails that run from the west side of the city through the river valley and Henderson Lake and ending in Pavan Park. The Coal Banks Trail network is a multi-use trail and can be used by:
- Walkers and runners.
- In-line skaters.
- Wheelchair friendly and accessible.
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These are just some of the many parks that can be found within Lethbridge. The city is home to over 70 different parks and offers residents 140 km of trails. The abundant parks add to the overall ambiance of Lethbridge and make it a great place to settle down.
If you would like to see some of the affordable real estate options available in West Lethbridge, please contact me today. I have called the city home for over 45 years and would love to show you all that Lethbridge has to offer. I look forward to working with you soon. Call my Direct Line or text me at 403-308-6613. I’m Clark Paul.