Parks and Recreation Services Update36Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClass3A02F640594B462A825B0E331261CE79"><p>The city's <a href="/parks/pools" target="_blank">public pools and splashpads​</a> are closed for summer 2020​​​​​. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227" target="_blank">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>. ​</p><p>The city's <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039" target="_blank">indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>.​​ </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;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;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">The city's outdoor recreation facilities are open normal hours of operation. That includes parks, trails and golf courses​. Some <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">park amenities are temporarily closed</a>. Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes are temporarily closed. Sports fields are closed for organized activities. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">#allpks</span>​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;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;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">All large gatherings and events on city park property have been canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes groups and organizations that have a sports field reservation or special activity request. <font color="#f2f2f2">#Homepage <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#phxaquatics</span></font>​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;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;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">​<a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Registration​</a> for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. Learn about the FREE <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1383" target="_blank">PHXPlays at Home</a> and <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1395" target="_blank">FitPHX Virtual</a> recreation programs being offered this summer. <font color="#f2f2f2">#CommunityCenters </font></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;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;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;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;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank">Review physical distancing guidelines for public parks and trails</a> ​​</p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM9/1/2020 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><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1331" target="_blank">Extended summer hours are in effect from June through September </a>at North Mountain Park, Piestewa Peak Trailhead and Pima Canyon Trailhead. Parking lots are open until 9 p.m. and trails until 11 p.m. at those locations.</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 AM10/1/2020 7:00:00 AM

 

 

 Follow national guidelines for safe social distancing in parks and on trails

Social Distancing on Public Trails 


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:

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