Parks and Recreation Services Update41Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClassAAF05150334C447D8616046CD40FBFA4"><p>​The city's <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039" target="_blank">indoor recreational facilities are temporarily closed</a>.​​ </p><p>Outdoor recreational facilities are open normal hours of operation. That includes all park amenities, sports complexes, trails and golf courses​. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui", "segoe", tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">​</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"></span><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"></span><span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">#allpks <span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui", "segoe", tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">​​​​​​</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"></span><span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">#Homepage</span></span><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"></span></span>​</p><p><a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Registration​</a> for in-person classes, programs and activities is paused until further notice. </p><p>Community members are encouraged to stay active by participating in the FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">PHXPlays at Home</a> and <a href="/parks/fitphx" target="_blank">FitPHX</a> virtual recreation programs. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">#Community​Centers</span>​</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a></p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM1/1/2021 7:00:00 AM

 

 

"Take a Hike. Do it Right." Hiking Safety Message3"Take a Hike. Do it Right." Hiking Safety Message<div class="ExternalClass0B12337F359B4FDC8525C8706510E9B5"><p>City of Phoenix Park Rangers advise hiking during the early morning or evening hours this time of year when it is cooler and there is more shade. Regardless of the weather or time of year, always hydrate before, during and after a hike. Follow important <a href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_NRD/Take%20a%20Hike%20-%20Do%20it%20Right.pdf" target="_blank">"Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> safety guidelines.</p><p>Monitor the <a href="https://weather.com/weather/today/l/USAZ0166:1:US" target="_blank">local forecast</a> and understand that all<a href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_NRD/Trail%20Rating%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank"> trail difficulty ratings</a> are raised one level when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#hikeright​</span></p><p>Dogs are prohibited on City of Phoenix hiking trails when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. </p><p><a href="https://www.azhumane.org/events/dont-leave-pets-kids-hot-cars/" target="_blank">Learn how to keep pets safe during warm weather months</a>.</p><p>​The <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1171" target="_blank">annual ban of open fires in Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves​</a> went into effect May 1, 2020.​</p></div>4/18/2020 7:00:00 AM11/1/2020 7:00:00 AM

 

 

North Mountain & Shaw Butte​

At 2,104 feet, North Mountain, and 2,149 feet, Shaw Butte, are easily recognizable landmarks in the north valley skyline.  The mountains offer a wide array of trail options for hikers of all abilities and bolsters two of the best summit climbs in Phoenix.  The North Mountain Visitor Center provides hikers and nature lovers with detailed information on the trail system, Sonoran wildlife, and regional history.  One of the many volunteers who run the visitor center will share stories of how at the turn of the century the area served as a campground for Phoenix Indian School’s pupils and their families.  You may also hear stories of numerous, and potentially undiscovered, mining shafts and pits that harken back to the long history of copper mining in our state. 


 

Trail Map & Descriptions

 

Trailheads:

Maricopa Trailhead
10600 N. 7th St.

Mountain View II Park
9901 N. 7th Ave.

North Mountain Park*
10608 N. 7th St.

North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.

Shaw Butte Trailhead
12898 N. Central Ave.


 

Parking/Entrance Hours
5 a.m. to 7 p.m.*

* - Extended summer hours are in effect annually from June 1 through September 30 at North Mountain Park. The trailhead parking lot entrance is open until 9 p.m.

For Shaw Butte Trailhead only: May 1 through September 30, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.; October 1 through April 30, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.


 

Trail Hours:
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 
Register for Hikes and Outdoor Nature Programs
 

​Contact Information:

Ranger Office:
602-262-7901

Natural Resources Office
(Business Hours Only):
602-495-5458

Contact Natural Resource staff regarding resource management at desert preserves
or call 602-261-8318


Take a hike, do it right logo 

Review "Take a Hike. Do it Right." guidelines before visiting the trail.  The symbol to the right of each trail name represents the difficulty rating.

Trail rating guide 

*Add an additional level of difficulty when the temperature is in the triple digits. 

 


Ramada Usage at North Mountain Park:

*** Due to COVID-19, ramadas are temporarily CLOSED. *** 
The ramadas at North Mountain are available for public use, however unlike most City of Phoenix ramadas, they do require a reservation.  Please see the helpful links below to learn more about reserving a ramada at North Mountain.  Ramada reservations must be made in person at one of our local Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department facilities.

North Mountain Ramada MapMountain Preserve Ramada Guidelines