Project: Non-permanent Entry Building/Station
Purpose: To provide a non-permanent and safe facility where park staff and volunteers can greet visitors, collects fees, sell souvenir merchandise and distribute informational materials to educate park visitors about the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.
Location: Main entry point of Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area via Spur Cross Road. (Click on map to enlarge)
History: In October 2013, due to increased visitation, park staff decided it was necessary to have a park representative at the entry gate to the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. Volunteers were at the gate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They set-up a table, and sometimes a pop-up tent, to greet visitors, collect entry fees and provide customer service. Positive feedback was received from the visitors and residents of the Town of Cave Creek. The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department has decided to continue staffing the area with volunteers during the peak season, October – April.
During the 2014 season, volunteers started selling Cave Creek Regional Park's merchandise from the back of a County truck, to see if visitors were interested in this service as well. The Department received positive feedback on the limited amount of items available, and requests to expand the inventory to include Spur Cross items. In 2015, the request to sell Spur Cross merchandise was fulfilled.
During the 2016 -2017 season, visitation once again increased, and the area was staffed five (5) days a week (8 -10 hours a day by volunteers). The volunteers continue to enjoy providing customer service to our visitors and residents of the surrounding areas, but would like a small, non–permanent shelter at the main entry. This structure would be used to provide them shelter from the elements, when needed, and the ability to display merchandise.
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department's planning team has looked at various non–permanent designs of structures that would be conducive to the conservation area, and have chosen the following design.
Public Input: If you are interested in providing feedback on this project, please complete the quick survey. The Department will be collecting feedback on the project through Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Phone: (928) 501-9207