Salt River Tubing open for summer in Mesa

Salt River Tubing is open 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. seven days a week this summer, weather and water flow conditions permitting. The cost is $17 plus tax and fees per person or tube, which includes tube rental, shuttle bus ride and free customer parking at Salt River Tubing in Tonto National Forest, seven minutes from Loop […]

#CACRocks 5K Fun Run/Walk Oct. 19 in Coolidge

The inaugural #CACRocks 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Central Arizona College Signal Peak Campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road in Coolidge. Proceeds will benefit the CAC Foundation and Promise for the Future programs for students. Check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the run at 7:30 a.m., according to […]

2 weeks left for summer open gym in Apache Junction

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is again holding its summer open gym program. Children can participate in arts and crafts, sports, board-game tournaments, fitness games and more. The Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, and Cactus Canyon Junior High School, 801 W. Southern Ave., sites offer a wide variety of structured activities and […]

Pinal County, BLM seek public input on Peralta Regional Park in Gold Canyon

Pinal County and the Bureau of Land Management’s Lower Sonoran Field Office invites public input on a proposed Recreation and Public Purposes Act lease of a 498-acre parcel of public land in Gold Canyon for recreation development by Pinal County. An open house-style meeting will be held 6-8 p.m. June 4 at the Superstition Mountain […]

Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo pays out more than $19,000

Winners of the Feb. 22-24 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo in Apache Junction shared a combined payout of more than $19,000, according to official results from the Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association. The following winners are listed by event, place, name, time/score and prize amount. Each payoff was based on the payoff schedule per event; if […]

Paris Carlyon selected 2019 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen

Paris Carlyon, 17, of Gilbert was selected as the 2019 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen Jan. 5 during a day-long pageant competition that included horsemanship events at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd. Contestants for queen, senior teen queen and junior teen queen also were judged on public speaking and interviews […]

Jan. 12 downtown running/walking event supports Apache Junction High School baseball

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department and Apache Junction High School Athletics are hosting a fun running/walking series in the community, with participants receiving a medal at the finish line. The Jan. 12 event benefits the AJHS baseball team. Each event gives walkers and runners a choice of distances from approximately 2 miles to […]

Lost Dutchman Marathon Feb. 17, two-day expo planned

Lost Dutchman Marathon, Arizona’s longest running destination marathon, is Feb. 17 in and around Gold Canyon and Apache Junction. “Not only do people travel from all over the U.S. to run in this race, but from all over the world,” Melissa Hopkins, of the Lost Dutchman Marathon, said in a release. “If you have not […]

Free spring 2019 Apache Junction parks and recreation guide available online

Looking for a class or new activity? The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation catalog for the spring 2019 season is available with the December 2018 issue at and also at The Citizen lists the parks and recreation class offerings along with library programs and upcoming special events. The publication also includes […]

Apache Junction to host flag football tournament

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an adult flag football four-on-four tournament. The tournament is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. Check-in opens at 12:30 p.m. Teams need to register by Wednesday, Dec. 12 for a fee of $100 per team, according to a […]

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