Monday, April 17, 2017

Martial Cottle Park

The planners of this beautiful park made sure that it was accessible for everyone.  It has picnic areas (some require reservations), a playground, a large grassy area, and a paved trail that loops around the park.  The paved trail is multi-use – hikers, bicycles, runners, strollers, wheelchairs, and dog friendly (doggy bags are provided). The visitor center showcases the history of Marital Cottle Family Ranch.  One of the interesting things to see is the farm land that the trail encompasses. Organic farmers grow produce which will be for sale to the public.

There isn’t much shade on the trail, so during hot days it’s best to come in the morning or late afternoon.  With two accessible parking areas, both with accessible restrooms, you can relax and enjoy a meal at wheelchair friendly picnic tables.  Being a wheelchair user, I found the park to be very accessible. 

Trail rating – Easy
Trail Surface – Two lane, paved
Trail length - 2.4 miles (Loop around the park, starting from parking lot)
Trail type – Loop
Trail uses – Hiking, jogging, strollers, bicycles, dogs, and wheelchairs
Cumulative elevation change – Less than 5%
Cellular Service Signal Strength – Strong
Water available on the trail - Yes

To see more of Martial Cottle Park please watch my video: