New State Park For Tri-City Area


A new state park is coming to the area around Prescott and Chino Valley.

The town of Chino Valley has joined Arizona State Parks and Trails and Yavapai County in the purchase of 734 for a new state park. Mayor Jack Miller stated, “Having a state park in our backyard is a great thing for our residents, not only for the recreational opportunities it will provide but also for the positive economic impact it will most certainly have.”

The new park will help with the protection of Sullivan Lake at the start of the Verde River. It will also enable the extension of the Peavine Trail.

Town Manager Cindy Blackmore said, “Aside from the enormous benefits this park will bring to our residents and the region, this announcement represents an amazing collaboration between several public bodies and private organizations. It reminds us of what can be accomplished when we all work together for a common goal. I am proud of our role in this historic achievement.”