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 […]

Volunteers needed for Apache Junction Water Festival

Fourth grade students and their teachers will again explore and celebrate water at the annual Apache Junction Water Festival Thursday, April 25 at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road, and volunteers are needed. Volunteers from the water industry, local governments and the community make the Water Festival possible. Volunteers can help make the event fun […]

Easter egg hunt April 20 at Prospector Park in Apache Junction

The City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 20 at Prospector Park, with more than 9,000 prize-filled eggs. The egg hunt is open to all kids up to age 17 and is free to the public.  The hunt is divided into separate age groups: 2 […]

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 […]

Dog park for Apache Junction to be discussed Feb. 6

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Commission, which is tasked with making a recommendation to the city council on where an off-leash dog park could be located, is meeting Feb. 6 to discuss the matter. The commission meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. There is to be a […]

City selects 2 locations for holiday tree recycling program

Apache Junction will have two locations where holiday trees can be recycled beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26. The sites available to accept trees for recycling will be open 24 hours a day for free drop-off. The recycling effort will continue until Feb. 3 at Paws & Claws Care Center, 725 E. Baseline Ave., and Prospector Park, […]