Learn about proposed Peralta park at open house June 23 in Apache Junction

Members of the Superstition Area Land Trust Board of Directors admired the generous stands of saguaro cactuses during a tour of the proposed site for the Peralta Regional Park led by Anne Coe, center. Ms. Coe is the conservation committee chairperson and co-founder of SALT, an Apache Junction-based nonprofit educational corporation. (Courtesy of Cyndi Ruehl)

Members of the Superstition Area Land Trust Board of Directors admired the generous stands of saguaro cactuses during a tour of the proposed site for the Peralta Regional Park led by Anne Coe, center. Ms. Coe is the conservation committee chairperson and co-founder of SALT, an Apache Junction-based nonprofit educational corporation. (Courtesy of Cyndi Ruehl)

 

Pinal County is rolling out a planning process for the proposed Peralta Regional Park near Apache Junction — the first of seven proposed regional parks in the county’s Open Space and Trails Master Plan.

(Read related feature story here.)

County officials are seeking input from the public about which amenities citizens would like to have at the proposed park. Staff of the Pinal County Open Space and Trails Department will hold a public open house Tuesday, June 23, to present information, concepts and maps for the proposed park and gather public input on proposed master plan elements.

Information stations will be set up 6-8 p.m. at the Superstition Mountain campus of Central Arizona College, 805 N. Idaho Road, room 126,  in Apache Junction. Residents of Pinal County are encouraged to attend, learn more about the project and provide input that will be useful to shaping this plan.

Depending on public input, the proposed park could offer open space and outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking, equestrian riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, dark sky watching, picnicking and camping.

For more information about the proposed park, including photos and maps, visit the Pinal County website.

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