Based on its environmental significance to the city's river valley system, Bowmont Park is classified as a "Major Natural Area," the same designation given to Edworthy, Beaverdam Flats, Carburn, and Nose Hill parks. Comprised of riverine forest, aspen woods, native grasslands, shrub communities, and stream bank habitats, this natural environment park represents the third largest potential for habitat diversity for wildlife in the river valleys in Calgary.
The Bowmont Natural Environment Park Management Plan outlines management and preservation strategies to ensure the park continues to fulfill its ecological functions, while providing for human enjoyment.
The main parking facilities for Bowmont are located at 85 St. and Bearspaw Dam Rd. N.W. and 40 Ave. and 53 St. N.W.