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Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Park Projects

White Tank Mountain Regional Park Construction Update (10/05/2022):

On October 10th, the temporary entry station will be moved west on the park road, approximately 100 yards from its current location. The station will now reside near the Black Canyon turnoff to accommodate continuing road construction and preparations for installation of the permanent entry station.

Road construction is expected to run through the end of the year. Facility construction will be completed in 2023. Updates will be provided as they are received.

Please be aware of workers in the area and keep speeds down. The Nature Center hours and services will not be impacted.


Effective September 19, 2022, the Black Canyon Roadway (east end) will be closed for construction staging and repairs. The closure will last through December. Park visitors may still access the Goat Camp and South Trails via the west entry of Black Canyon Roadway.

Area #4 remains closed for park improvements. During this time, park visitors are asked to park in the Black Rock Loop parking lot to access trailheads in the area. Port-a-Johns and a handwashing station are available in the area for your convenience.

Future park improvements include the park entry station relocation. While construction is underway, a temporary park entry station has been set up further north of the original entry station.  

We appreciate your patience while crews work to make improvements, and we look forward to sharing the changes we’re making!

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WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PARK - BLACK ROCK PARKING LOT ADDITION

 

Purpose: To alleviate the shortage of parking spaces in Area 4 and to define a separate parking area for Black Rock Trailhead and its users.

Need: Demand for Area 4 often exceeds its parking capacity. Multiple types of visitors use this area and there are conflicts between ramada use, playground use, and Black Rock Trail use.   In addition, Area 4 is commonly used for large park interpretive events, which maximize the Area 4 parking lot.

Description: A 48-parking stall lot will be developed on the west side of White Tank Mountain Road, northwest of the current Area 4 parking lot. A new trail connector to Black Rock Loop Trail will link this parking area to the existing trail. A separate ingress and egress from the parking lot will allow emergency vehicles to move through the lot and back to the main road efficiently. Room for the construction of a small bathroom at this trailhead will be planned for future installation.

Please provide your input on this project by taking our short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTBlackRockParkingLotAddition. The survey closes on May 26, 2020, at 6 pm.

 

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