Nathan Benderson Park
Nathan Benderson Park is a unique 600-acre park providing the public access to a 400-acre lake. The county purchased the site in the early 1990s. Prior to that, the property had been an active shell excavation pit for road construction fill. Cooper Creek enters the east side of the large lake and exits at the northwest corner.
The loop around Nathan Benderson Park is measured at roughly 3.5 miles and is often used for 5k races. Nathan Benderson Park is open to the public and offers year-round recreational opportunities for all ages. Challenge your stamina with a walk, jog, or ride on our neatly manicured trails. Take to the water with a canoe, rowboat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy an afternoon picnic with a picturesque backdrop of pristine natural beauty. Or become a spectator to a thrilling international championship event.
- Boat ramp for small, non-motor watercraft, rowboats and kayaks
- Running/biking trail encircling the picturesque 400-acre lake
- A full calendar of championship events, community causes and more
- Ample parking
- Picnic areas
- World class facilities
- Pet friendly