Maricopa County Parks and Recreation


Buckeye Hills Regional Park is located 5 five miles southwest of the Town of Buckeye, on State Route 85. The Park consists of 4,474 acres of rolling bench above the south bank of the Gila River. Many years ago the Gila River formed the southern boundary of the United States. In 1853 the Gadsden Purchase obtained the southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico. The total area acquired was 45,535 square miles and was purchased at a cost of $10 million. The area was considered a suitable route for a railroad across the Southwest.

Facilities at the regional park include 50 picnic tables, cooking grills, two large ramadas and a small shooting range at the southern end of the area. There is no water available in the recreation area.

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