City Parks Police Point Park Named because it once was the loca- tion of a Northwest Mounted Police outpost, the park is now the place to view nature in Medicine Hat. There aremany kilometres of walking and cycling trails that wind through cot- tonwood forests and sagebrush. The cottonwood “giants” are thought to be between 200 to 300 years old. The Nature Centre in Police Point Park is open year round, Tuesday through Sunday. Knowledgeable and professional interpret- ers offer fun and informative scheduled tours of the park and elsewhere in South Eastern Alberta. Learnmore about the grassland flora and fauna at the park and ask about renting a GPS unit and go on a hunt for geocaches. Bird watching is very popular, withmany reported sightings of rare and unusual birds every year. Winter visitors might see porcupine, deer and fox taking cover in the park. Tracking is an engaging winter pastime.
Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park
Some of the trails are reserved for walking but cross-country ski trail are developed every winter. Skis, boots, poles and snowshoes can be rented at reasonable rates at the Nature Centre.
Located across fromCity Hall and near Finlay Bridge, this park is used for offi- cial functions as well as a festival space. The band shelter contains a brick mural created by JimMarshall. This mural, one of many created by Jim, is a detailed portrayal of Medicine Hat’s history. The park has a Cenotaph, two CPR locomo- tives and aWorldWar II Sherman tank. Corner of 1 St SE and 6 Ave SE, Downtown Strathcona Island Park Highlighting the park is the playground and waterpark along withmany kilometers of paved walking and biking trails along the river and in among the trees. Picnic areas, barbecue pits, boat launch, and breathtaking view points. Seek out the Trans Canada Trail Marker where the Seven Persons Creek, Ross Creek and South Saskatchewan converge when you visit. 210 5 St SE
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Kin Coulee has over 100 acres of open space for any number of countless activ- ities and is Medicine Hat’s most popular picnic area. You’ll find an impressive skate- board park, playgrounds, fire pits, beach volleyball area, paved trails, ball diamonds, and band shelter. In the winter the tobog- gan hill is very popular and the large firepit provides cheery warmth from the cold. Entrances to the park are found at the bottomof College Drive and Kipling Street. 104 South Kin Coule Rd SE