Center Valley Park

Tips for Birding

This park is a series of neighborhood trails with no public parking area or specific entry point.

About this Location

Center Valley Park features a trail that connects residential neighborhoods with city amenities (swimming pool, schools, library).

A paved, mixed-use trail runs just over one mile from Glenwood Avenue to Dodge Intermediate School and is perfect for bikes and blades. Placed along the path are two playgrounds (one close to the Idlewood lot, the other at Idlewood and Glenwood Drives), lots of benches, and seven nature trails that loop off the paved path.

Nature lovers spot kingfishers and herons, turtles, snakes, and a variety of frogs and toads on the paved path and nature trails.

Restrooms at nearby gas stations and businesses.


  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Restrooms on site

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Susan Carpenter