Community Members Shape a Vision for Papago Park

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Community Members Shape a Vision for Papago Park

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback for the future of Papago Park at the second of three public workshops on Monday, June 15, to be hosted by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the cities of Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale.

At the first public workshop, park users provided valuable suggestions that will help develop a vision for Papago Park. At the upcoming workshop, the project team will present that feedback, including a preliminary park vision statement crafted from public input. Initial park concepts will be presented and reviewed with workshop participants.

“Archery, hiking, climbing and golfing are only a few of the activities offered at the park,” said Shawn Wagner, city of Tempe project manager. “We are looking to the community to help guide the future of Papago Park as a premier regional park.”

The community is encouraged to participate in one of two sessions to be held on Monday, June 15, 2009:

10 a.m. to noon
Desert Botanical Garden, Dorrance Hall
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Ariz.


6 to 8 p.m.
North Tempe Multi-Generational Center, Gymnasium
1555 N. Bridalwreath St.
Tempe, Ariz.

The Regional Master Plan will enhance:

  • Natural, cultural, historic and archaeological resources
  • Transportation, trail connections and wayfinding including ADA accessibility
  • Environment and native habitats
  • Structures and facilities for renovation and/or restoration
  • Park activities and education
  • Sustainability for the park

The third workshop will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. The locations will be announced soon.

Public participation is encouraged throughout the planning process. If you are unable to attend the workshops, you may participate online at, request information by e-mail at, or call the project team to have the survey mailed to you.

If there are any questions regarding the Papago Park Regional Master Plan or the public workshops, residents and stakeholders are encouraged to contact the project hotline at 480-391-6800.


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