Goldwater Lake
2900 S Goldwater Lake Rd, Prescott AZ
After the recent renovations, Goldwater Lake has become a favorite among Prescott residents. There are 2
playgrounds to choose from; The red playground is best for children ages 1-10 years old, while kids ages
4-12 will enjoy the large green playground.
15-acre lake with fishing docks, Boat launch ramp~no gasoline motors~electric only, Outstanding for
canoeing/kayaking, Restrooms, Ramada, Picnic tables, Dock, Sand volleyball court, Hiking trails,
Horseshoe pits, Handicapped access picnic sites, No Swimming, Fishing, Canoe and Kayak rentals are
available May-September. Go south on Mount Vernon Street, which becomes Senator Highway, about
four miles to the entrance of the lake. Turn right and park in the designated parking spots only. There is a
small parking fee of $2 per car and an annual pass is available.
421 S. Virginia St. Prescott, AZ
Acker Park consists of
approximately 80 acres of
natural parkland near downtown
Prescott. Location has an easy
1-mile loop trail, picnic areas,
restroom, a wall mural depicting
the history of the land, Mr.
Acker and the nature to be
found there. Additional mosaic
walls and an amphitheater can
also be found there.
Granite Creek Park
554 N 6th Street, Prescott, AZ
within walking distance from
downtown Prescott and
Courthouse Square. The park
has 21 acres of grass, large
ramadas for rent, restrooms,
BBQ grills, sand volleyball
court, horseshoe pits,
playground, picnic areas and a
1/2 mile trail system.
Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve
1981 Williamson Valley Road Prescott, AZ
The Community Nature Center is open every day, 7AM to sunset, and is located at
1980 Williamson Valley Road in Prescott. The Center has 1.5 miles of trails for hiking,
birding and nature study. There is a Habitat Garden with over 25 named species of
native plants chosen for their drought resistance and appeal to pollinators. History
buffs will appreciate the Hardyville Road exhibit and log cabin. Our small pond is a
magnet for birds and other animals as well as water-loving plants. Forty-one plants
are identified along the trails and their natural history is described in an on-line guide.
Signs of the Month guides have been written for most of the months of the year and
are available at the nature center kiosk each month or on-line. Groups numbering
ten or more must make reservations with the Recreation Services Department by
calling (928) 777-1121.
Greenways Trail
This ten-acre area in downtown
Prescott along Miller and
Granite Creek is the foundation
of what will become a
three-mile trail system linking
schools, colleges, parks,
businesses, rodeo grounds,
Veterans Administration
Hospital, and other destinations.

Flinn Park
280 Josephine Street
Prescott, AZ
This location has a ramada,
restrooms, turf area,
playground and basketball
Heritage Park
1497 Heritage Park Road Prescott, AZ
Near Heritage Park Zoological
Sanctuary in Prescott you will find
Heritage Park. This is a multi-use facility
with baseball fields, soccer fields, access
to Willow Lake, restrooms, and a
playground. Field reservations are
needed from the City of Prescott to use
the baseball and soccer fields.
1403 Heritage Park Road Prescott, Arizona
Situated on ten acres north of Prescott and
overlooking Willow Lake, the sanctuary has
many opportunities for visitors including a
covered picnic pavilion, a children’s playground,
and large, naturally landscaped enclosures for
the animals with paths that allow visitors the
opportunity to get an up-close and personal
view of them. One of the most interesting
exhibits, and one which is unique to the
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, is the
Tarantula Grotto. There are also two interactive
enclosures: Wallaby Walk-About and Kiwanis
Korner Animal Encounter.
Peppertree Mini-Park
220 W. Delano Avenue
Prescott, AZ (at the
corner of Tamarack
Small Playground,
Picnic Site with BBQ
Grill, Small Turf Area
3101 Watson Lake Rd Prescott, AZ
Four miles north of downtown at 3101 Watson Lake
Rd, this beautiful park allows access to Watson Lake
and the boulders of the Granite Dells. The large grass
field is a popular place to fly kites during warm
Two boat launches, Courtesy dock, Fish cleaning
stations, Picnic ramadas, Restrooms, Horseshoe pits,
Picnic tables, Barbecue grills, Playground equipment,
Large Grass Area, Hiking trails, Overnight camping
(summer months only), Showers for campers, No
Swimming, Fishing. $2 parking fee
Community Skate Park
The Mike Fann Community Skate Park is located
at the corner of E Willis Street and S Arizona
Avenue inside Ken Lindley Park. You can test
your abilities with your bikes and skateboards.
The skate park provides recreation for all skill
levels. This facility was made possible through a
major fundraising project.
Pioneer Park
1200 Commerce
Drive Prescott, AZ
A series of
color-coded trails
ranging in length
form 1.68 miles to
6.08 miles. Located
across Commerce
Drive from the
Pioneer Park ball field
Vista Park
1684 Sarafina Drive Prescott, AZ
Playground, Large Ramada, Restrooms,
Artificial Turf Areas, Access to the Panorama
Trail. Vista Park is one of Prescott's newest
playgrounds. It has a very futuristic feel and a
large grass area for running around and picnics.
There is no shade at this park, so it is best for
those cooler Arizona days.
Willow Lake Park
3181 Willow Creek Road, Prescott AZ
Willow Lake Park is located alongside Willow Lake in Prescott.
Includes the following amenities: Boat launch (no gasoline
motors), courtesy dock, picnic ramadas, restrooms, multi-use
trail around the lake, "important birding area" designated by the
Audubon Society, Willow Lake Archaeological Site (A.D.
900-1100), fishing. There is no swimming allowed in any Prescott
area lakes.
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