​Papago Park​

 

 

Parks and Recreation Services Update41Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClassAAF05150334C447D8616046CD40FBFA4"><p>A ​mask or face covering and physical distancing protocols are no longer required in a city facility for those who are fully vaccinated.​​​<br></p><p>City outdoor and indoor recreation facilities are open​​. That includes all community and recreation centers, parks, trails, sports complexes and golf courses. <a href="/pgm">Pueblo Grande Museum</a> reopened July 20. <span style="color:#efefef;">#allpks ​​​</span><br></p><p><a href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Registration for in-person summer youth camps and programs at community and recreation centers is open</a>. Camps for youth ages 6 to 12 run thru July 30. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#Com<span style="color:#efefef;">munity​Cen</span>ters</span>​<br></p><p>Registration for <a href="/parks/pac">Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)​</a> for the 2021-22 school year is open. <br></p><p><a href="/parks/pools">Select city pools and all splash pads are open.</a><br></p><p><a href="/parks/pools/programs">Registration for summer swim lessons is open</a>. Four sessions of FREE lessons are available for youth ages 3 to 12 throughout the summer.<span style="color:#f2f2f2;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p>Community members also are encouraged to stay active by participating in the FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs">PHXPlays at Home</a> and <a href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX​</a> virtual recreation programs. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">#Homepage</span><span style="color:#f2f2f2;">​<span style="font-stretch:normal;line-height:1.6;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#444444;">​​​​</span></span>​</p><p>City-operated youth and adult sports leagues are paused until further notice.​</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a><br></p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM12/1/2021 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><span style="font-size:19px;font-weight:700;box-sizing:border-box;color:#ff0000;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Effective July 16 to September 30, 2021:</span> Use of trails on Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak will be restricted when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Watch. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1987">(Learn more about this pilot program.)</a>​​</span><span style="font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:19px;font-weight:700;background-color:#ffffff;color:#ff0000;"> </span><br></p><p>City of Phoenix Park Rangers educate trail users to 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.​ Regardless of the weather or time of year, always hydrate before, during and after a hike.​ </p><p>During Arizona's warm weather months, Phoenix Park Rangers and the Phoenix Fire Department recommend hiking during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade.<br></p><p>Trail users are encouraged to take advantage of extended summer hours at <a href="/parks/trails/locations/north-mountain">North Mountain Park</a> and <a href="/parks/trails/locations/piestewa-peak">Piestewa Peak Trailhead</a> in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and <a href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Pima Canyon Trailhead​</a> in South Mountain Park/Preserve. Parking lot entrances are open until 9 p.m. at those locations from June 1 to September 30, 2021.</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1929">Read more about extended summer hours at city trailheads​</a>.​<br></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 all 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/1858" target="_blank">annual ban of open fires in Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves​</a> went into effect May 1, 2021.​</p></div>4/18/2020 7:00:00 AM1/1/2022 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Just minutes from downtown, Papago Park offers exceptional hiking and a wide array of recreational facilities.  Comprised primarily of sandstone, the range is known for its massive buttes that rise and fall throughout the park.  The trails that interlace the area are generally easy treks. The smooth footing and low elevation gain make it a popular place for running and mountain biking. Papago Park is home two of the regions most visited attractions, the world-class Phoenix Zoo and the stunning Desert Botanical Garden.  Additionally, the park boasts an archery range, orienteering course, Papago Ponds fishing lagoon, the Hall of Flame Museum, Papago Sports Complex, and the Papago Golf Course, home of the Arizona State Sun Devils' golf team.

Papago Sports Complex Multiuse Trail Project
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Trail Map & Descriptions
 

Trailheads:

Papago Park
625 N. Galvin Pkwy.

Papago West Park
626 N. Galvin Pkwy.

 

Parking/Entrance Hours:

East of Galvin Pkwy.
5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

West of Galvin Pkwy.
Sunrise to Sunset

 

Trail Hours:

5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 
Register for Hikes and Outdoor Nature Programs Papago Park Master Plan
 

Contact Information:

Ranger Office:
602-495-5458

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 Papago Park:

​The ramadas at Papago Park 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 Papago Park.  Ramada reservations must be made in person at one of our local Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department facilities.

Papago Park Ramada MapMountain Preserve Ramada Guidelines