Brooks Nature Park

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Brooks Nature Park
452 North Main Street

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, they damage the turf and are NOT ALLOWED.

Yes, there are outlets in the pavilion.  The outlets are good for warming food and the use of a stereo. The outlets cannot accommodate the use of a bounce house.  A bounce house must have its own generator. There are drinking fountains, but the use of hoses and water from a spigot are not available for the public to use.

You can make reservations online! Here's how:

1. Click here or visit .

2. Select the park you want from the map, scroll down on the park information window and click "Reserve an Amenity".

3. Sign in or create an account with the City of St. George.

4. Once you have logged into your account, select the amenity and the date and time you would like to reserve it. 


Please call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m if you are having issues making reservations online.

You will be given a Facility Reservation Permit to keep with you during your activity.  The Reservation Card is to be put up at least one hour before your reservation to let people know that the area is reserved.

7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.;  12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.;  and 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Parks are open sunrise to 10:00 p.m., except in those areas posted with alternative hours or if extended hours were approved for a city approved event.

A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservation AND a Special Event Permit are required to hold this type of event in a park or on a trail. To have a special event you must first make the park or trail reservation and then contact Emilie Pinkelman at (435) 627-4712 to obtain the Special Event Permit.

Available Amenities

Covered Pavillion
Picnic Tables
Walking Path