Granding Opening for Skyline Regional Park Set for Saturday, Jan 9th

Granding Opening for Skyline Regional Park Set for Saturday, Jan 9th

Buckeye, Ariz. (Nov.25, 2015) – The grand opening of the City of Buckeye’s new Skyline Regional Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the park’s trailhead about two miles north of the Interstate 10/Watson Road interchange located at 2600 N. Watson Rd.

Robert Wisener, the city’s conservation and project manager, said a myriad of activities are planned for the grand opening, which marks a culmination of an idea that began nearly 15 years ago to open access into the southern White Tank Mountains.

Wisener said the activities planned for the grand opening will highlight the varied resources in the park with wildlife exhibits, viewing the sun through special telescopes and of course getting out on the new trails that offer amazing views of the surrounding valley.

Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged and all activities will be available throughout the 4-hour celebration, he added.

“We want everyone to come out and see this amazing park,” Wisener said.  “And the timing is perfect.  In January, people are focused on getting healthy after the holiday glut and the weather is prime for outdoor exercise.  What better way to do so then hitting the trails with friends and family. .”

The construction that began earlier this year included extension of the access road to the park entrance, interior park roads, a gatehouse entry station, parking, a programming area, a restroom facility, picnic ramadas and camping sites, as well as a 133-foot bridge that crosses a wash to connect the improvements to trails.

The park will offer West valley residents opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and other passive recreation activities such as wildlife viewing and camping.

For more information about Skyline Regional Park’s grand opening event, contact Wisener at rwisener@buckeyeaz.gov or 623-349-6621.

About the City of Buckeye:

Founded in 1888, Buckeye was first settled as an agricultural town. Today, Buckeye is the country’s 15th fastest growing city (U.S. Census Bureau 2015).  The reasons to live, do business and visit Buckeye extend well beyond its 360° horizons. Buckeye is pro-business, with easy access to major highways, a thoughtful plan for growth and miles of available land. Spanning 600 square miles, Buckeye’s vision for the future is as vast as its city limits. It’s truly one of the few remaining Arizona cities where opportunity can be seen in every direction and from virtually every vantage point. Buckeye . . . be a part of something big.

Contact:
Jennifer Rogers
623-349-6974 (w)
480-599-0104 (c)

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