Henderson Lake Park
Henderson Lake Park is beautifully set in mature umbella-like elms and boasts a forest of mature and colourful trees and shrubbery. The City of Lethbridge began the development of the park and surrounding recreational features in 1912 and has created a rare opportunity to enjoy wide open spaces in an urban setting.
Henderson Lake, a small 24 ha (60 acre) reservoir formerly part of the St. Mary River Irrigation District, provides the water focal point for the park. Paved pathways circle the lake and meander through the greenery and over bridges. People of all ages enjoy the walking, rollerblading and casual bike riding offered by the trails. Several picnic shelters offering a gathering place amongst the greenery. The new playground is near the dock and provides the challenge that many children enjoy. No motorized boats are allowed on the lake, but along with seasonal use of canoes and paddle boats, dragon boat races bring mayhem to the shores and water periodically.
Many other venues surround the Park; the regionally famous Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Henderson Lake Golf Course, a 10-pitch Horse Shoe park and picnic area, tennis courts, Henderson Ball Park, Henderson Swimming Pool, Henderson Ice Arena, and Henderson Campground.