Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Park Projects

Since the transition of the Hassayampa River Preserve from The Nature Conservancy in April 2017, our team has been busy making updates to the property. Here are a couple of things you may notice on your next visit:

  • hired a full-time interpretive ranger to offer a wide variety of programs;
  • made cosmetic repairs such as fresh paint and new flooring;
  • structural repairs such as building patchwork, electrical system upgrades, improvements to the roofing, and a new air-conditioning unit which may be less noticeable but are very important in maintaining a quality visitor experience;
  • parking area upgrades;
  • fuels reduction around the perimeter of the buildings to reduce the threat of wildfire;
  • new office furniture, computers, and a point of sale system for fee collection were installed;
  • reconstruction of the Visitor Center’s back porch;
  • installation of new trail signs and trail reroutes;
  • improvements to the picnic area, including construction of a bench wall to increase the functionality of the space by making it a two-tiered area for presentations and school group usage;
  • addition of a new front desk in the Visitor Center, and display shelving in the retail center; and
  • we're in the process of installing a new ADA-accessible restroom building adjacent to the visitor parking lot.
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