Located at the top of Main Street, Brooks Nature Park with its serene Cox Pond is a neighborhood park whose architecture and focal point are provided by nature. This historic location was the original water source for the settlers of the valley and offers natural wonders found nowhere else in Utah. Botanists have discovered plants that grow only in this unique microclimate protected by canyon walls from harsh winds and insulated by lush plant life. Water percolating from the surrounding red cliffs creates emergent natural springs which fill the pond and supply the water for the historic Waterwalk down Main Street. The park is easily enjoyed by walking the gravel path under the shade of a variety of trees. At the top of the park the trail reaches a small amphitheater and more adventurous hikers can continue up the canyon into the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve trail system. Relax and have a picnic at the trellis covered pavilion.