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Garth Nature Area


A 52 acre nature area that includes a dog park and trail head for Bear Creek Trail.


Park Facilities

52 acres
1.6 miles – wetland trails (not including Bear Creek Trail)

Dog park, fenced, approximately 3 acres with pond
Trailhead for Bear Creek Trail
Water fountain with pet bowl (not available during winter months)
Port-a-pot
Parking lot: 40 spaces (38 reg, 2 handicap)

A gravel trail loops from Bear Creek Trail to the north encircling a wetland area. An abundance of birds and other wetlands wildlife make this an interesting walk. The north wetlands loop trail is .5 miles in length. The distance between points where the wetlands loop leaves and re-connects to the main trail is an additional .17 mile making the total loop .67 miles in length. From the parking lot around the north wetland trail and back is 1.1 miles. Winding gravel trails around the south wetlands provide an enjoyable experience for trail users and their dogs.

The 3-acre dog park at Garth Nature Area is fenced all around and has a pond and picnic tables. Parking is available and a port-a-pot is on site. A permanent restroom facility is on the list of projects to be funded by the 2010 Park Sales Tax Ballot and is tentatively scheduled for Fiscal Year 2014, pending the public hearing process and City Council approval. Dog owners may also enjoy taking their dogs on leash for a walk on the 1.6 miles of wetland trails nearby or getting on the 4.8-mile Bear Creek Trail.