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5/6/2009 9:29:00 AM
Enjoy a day in the park

Jon Hutchinson
Staff Reporter

Camp Verde Town Parks

Arturo Park is a small park with picnic tables and a playground in a small neighborhood on Arturo Circle Cul-de-sac.

Butler Park is a 7-acre park is adjacent to Camp Verde Middle School, and consists of soccer, football and baseball fields, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. It also contains playground equipment, a Ramada, a picnic area, restrooms and a concession stand. The Town Swimming Pool is also near the complex.

The Heritage Skate Park is open to all skaters and is located on Apache Trail - next to the swimming pool.

Community Center Park is located behind the Camp Verde Town Complex on the corner of Main and Hollamon Streets, this park consists of a soccer field, picnic and playground area.

Rezzonico Family Park is a one-acre park located on Pecan Lane at the Black Bridge. Currently this park has picnic seating, restrooms, & river access.

Sunnyside Park is behind Chester-Newton Montessori School across SR 260 from Salt Mine Road. The Park has two softball fields and two soccer/football fields. There is also river access along the east end.

Last year, Camp Verde acquired the 118-acre U.S. Forest service Administrative Site on SR 260 and near McCracken lane for use as a signature community park.

Cottonwood Park facilities

The Cottonwood Parks And Recreation Department oversees city facilities and park open space areas in conjunction with providing opportunities for recreational service. Park facilities include a municipal pool and tennis courts as part of the Garrison Park facilities, located near the Cottonwood Public Library.

Riverfront Park is the largest Cottonwood park space that includes adult and Little League quad ball fields, soccer field a skate park and BMX area. There area also picnic ramadas and a horseshoe pit. Volunteer efforts have established a community garden and dog park as well.

The park offers a wealth of green space and shares the river with Dead Horse State Park.

The Cottonwood Recreational Center in Old Town offers a weight room and gym. A new state of the art recreation center is under construction near the Cottonwood Library that will be finished in 2010.

Lions Park is a small picnic area near a dry wash in Old Town Cottonwood.

Garrison Park is located on Paula Lane adjacent among the County Administrative Center, the Public library and the future Cottonwood Recreation center.

The Cottonwood City council built a shade ramada at the site of the new Elm and Viejo Park in Verde Village #8.

The Parks And Recreation Department also oversees the operation of the Cottonwood Equestrian and Animal Events Center at the Verde Valley fairgrounds.

Clarkdale town parks

Clarkdale has parks in each one of its diverse communities.

Clarkdale Park on Main Street is in the heart of the original Clarkdale town site. This large park is filled with grass and trees and hosts a playground, picnic tables and a historic band stand gazebo and public bathrooms. The park is available for rent for weddings and other special events. The band stand is also home to the annual Community Concert Series during the summer and fall.

The Clarkdale Pool is located at 19 N. Ninth Street behind the Clark Memorial Clubhouse and is open late May through mid August and offering lap swim and open swim sessions. The recession forced its closure for the 2009 season. For more information on the pool or programs offered please call 639-2492.

Selna Ball Field hosts Little League games with lights available for night games. The ball field is located at the corner of Main Street and Broadway at 701 Second North Street.

Mongini Park at 700 Main St is adjacent to Selna Ball Field includes a ½ basketball court, ramadas and playground equipment.

Caballero Park is Located in the Patio Park Subdivision on Fiesta Street. This park has a children's playground, picnic area and a half court basketball court.

Centerville Park is in the Centerville Subdivision at the end of Avenida Centerville. This park has restrooms, a full basketball court, ramadas, swings, play field and play structure.

Sedona City parks

Posse Ground Park is located at the top of Posse Ground Road just south of West Sedona School, is a major recreational facility. Originally, a staging ground for the Sheriff's posse and rodeos, today the park offers many amenities. There are ten covered and landscaped ramadas for picnics and groups. Adjacent, is a large playground for kids. The park offers two large softball fields, a soccer field, and two tennis courts. A newly-remodeled building next to the soccer field, the Posse Grounds Recreation Room, may be reserved for meetings and used as a classroom.

Sedona Teen Center has a variety of supervised activities. Ages 13-19 years old are welcome. Open Mon. -Thurs., 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Fri. through Sat., 3:00p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Jack Malmgren Skate Park is connected to the Teen Center. The skate park has areas for beginners and advanced skaters and bleachers for spectators. There is no charge and it is open from 9 a.m. until dusk.

Nearby, is the site of the future Barbara Antenson Memorial Park. Friends of Barbara's Park have been fund-raising to build a small amphitheater there.

Just up the street is the Sedona Community Swimming Pool at the north side of the West Sedona School.

Sunset Park is located off of Sunset Drive in West Sedona and features several play areas including one for small children. A small quarter-mile "Lollipop Trail" will appeal to the nature lover. The park also has two tennis courts and a full-sized basketball court. The large grassy field is just right for playing Frisbee or just soaking up the Arizona sun. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash, and extra care must be taken to clean up after your pet.

Sedona has community and pocket parks for the visitors and residents. Jamesen Park was one of the first to be created on the southwest corner of SR 89A and Northview Drive next to Bank of America. A brick pathway meanders through raised planting beds and mature trees and seating to enjoy the beauty.

Greyback Park, a quarter of a mile north of the intersection of Highway 89A and Dry Creek Road. Greyback Park was created from the roadbed left behind after the road was re-aligned. This park has benches for sitting and watching birds and butterflies offers views of Chimney Rock and Lizard Head Rock.

Sedona's Botanical Garden is another one of Sedona's pocket parks and a quiet and beautiful garden spot just off the busy highway. This jewel is tucked into the southwest corner of SR 89A and Arroyo Pinon Dr. and features native plants and arboriculture found only in Arizona. Citizens and organizations donated plants for this garden. Several sculptures, created by local artists depict javelina, coyotes, rabbits and birds. Sit in the hidden arbor and look upon the tile mosaic constructed to look like a small pool. This is.

Jordan Historical Park is in Uptown Sedona at 735 Jordan Rd. It is a 4.75-acre public park, which provides a habitat for native flora and fauna. Trails lead you from the parking lot to the Sedona Heritage Museum, the former home of Walter and Ruth Jordan. The focus of the museum is on the Pioneers of the Sedona area, from the earliest settlers in the 1870s through the heyday of western film making in the 1950s. The park features interpretive nature trails, picnic tables, and a large fruit orchard.

Yavapai County Parks

Yavapai County has established two parks in the Verde Valley with a lot of local volunteer help.

Cornville's Windmill Park at 9950 E. Cornville Rd is adjacent to the Oak Creek and uses irrigation for a pond and green grassy areas. The park has picnic armadas, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, a multi purpose field, exercise trail playground equipment and restrooms.,

At 4170 East Beaver Vista Road in Lake Montezuma 
is Sycamore Park, the park is shaded by sycamore trees and has picnic facilities, a trail, playground equipment

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