Little Canyon Park Public Input Process




General Information and Schedule of Community Meetings

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to attend upcoming community meetings to discuss a proposal by Grand Canyon University (GCU) involving Little Canyon Park and Little Canyon Trail.

GCU contacted city of Phoenix to propose constructing a new neighborhood park at 29th Avenue and Missouri Avenue, and a new trail adjacent to Missouri Avenue. Under GCU's proposal, in exchange for it constructing the new park and trail, the city and university would engage in a land exchange in which GCU would convey the new park and trail to the city. GCU would then receive the land where Little Canyon Park is currently located and a portion of Little Canyon Trail owned by the city (and the release of the trail easements), effectively relocating and improving the park and trail.

The purpose of these community meetings is to gather feedback on GCU's proposal and, if the community is supportive, discuss amenities for the new park. Residents can attend one or more of the meetings of their choice. The details of the community meetings are as follows. 

Meeting 1 - Monday, August 21, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Helen Drake Senior Center
7600 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Meeting 2 - Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Helen Drake Senior Center
7600 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Meeting 3 - Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Helen Drake Senior Center
7600 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85051

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department understands that neighborhood parks are important to the community and public input is a critical part of this process. These meetings are only one step in a public process that will include multiple opportunities for community input and feedback, including meetings of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board and the Phoenix City Council, before any change would be made.