Rock-painting party hosted by Apache Junction Parks and Recreation

A rock paint party is to be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Apache Junction Parks and Recreation, 1035 N. Idaho Road. “We will have an open-house-style paint party. We will supply two rocks per person (up to 100 people), paint, some old brushes and all the other supplies you will need,” according to […]

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Commission meets May 1

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Commission on May 1 will be updated on city policies including the recently added code of conduct. City Attorney Joel Stern is slated to also discuss the conflict of interest law, open meeting law, parliamentary procedure and the public record law at the meeting that begins at 6 p.m. […]

The saga of Prospector Park’s Otter, a lost dog

Determined Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department staffers needed a month to rescue an injured puppy near Prospector Park last summer. Otter now has a happy life with her forever family. It took awhile. She even has a new four-legged friend, but the journey getting there was a bit treacherous, even with a little help […]

Summer youth basketball offered in Apache Junction

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering recreational basketball camps, youth leagues and parent/tot basketball this summer. Basketball leagues, ages 6-11 There will be two leagues for boys and girls ages 6-11. Ages 6-8 will play on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Ages […]

Apache Junction makes camping easy, affordable

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department will have the 2019 Superstition Sleepover Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3, at Prospector Park. Set-up starts at noon and activities begin at 3 p.m. The Superstition Sleepover is an event for family and friends with a limited budget looking to do something different, according to a city release. For $10 […]

Spring, summer season provides pool fun, job skills for young people

Fun at the pool also could mean employment for young people in Apache Junction. The Junior Lifeguard program is designed for ages 11-14 who work as volunteers and gain knowledge about what it takes to be a lifeguard or water safety instructor. “They will learn important skills that can transition them into a paying job […]

Apache Junction offers 2 self-defense classes for women

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department will offer two self-defense classes for women February-April. Participants may choose from a one-night stand-alone class, or a six-week training session. No experience is necessary for either class. Classes will take place at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center and require registration. Practical Self-Defense for Women will be offered 6-8 […]

BLM evaluating Gold Canyon public land lease to Pinal County for proposed regional park

The Bureau of Land Management, Lower Sonoran Field Office, is processing a request from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to lease approximately 498 acres of public lands for a regional park in Gold Canyon. The proposed Peralta Regional Park is southeast of East Ojo Road and East Peralta Road, according to a map from […]

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 […]

Running program teaches boys more than physical skills

Let Me Run is a program designed to inspire boys through the power of running, and it begins next week in Apache Junction. The goal is to teach them “to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships and to live an active lifestyle,” according to a release from the city. With a […]