Last year, 4,254 people donated more than 200,000 hours of volunteer work at 16 national parks in Arizona, orienting visitors, maintaining historical collections, monitoring wildlife and more.
Accessible trail will open at Skyline Regional Park
Skyline Regional Park is adding to its trail system with the grand opening of an accessible trail on Jan. 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. The new 0.6 mile trail will complement the park’s 16 miles of other available trails.
During the event, visitors can take a guided hike along the new trail and also be part of the festivities as the official name of the trail is revealed.
The new trail consists of four looped segments and is made from compressed rocks that creates a firm and stable surface with low slopes to meet accessibility guidelines and standards. The trail can be used by anyone, including wheelchairs and strollers, but bicyclists and horses will not be permitted on the new trail.
By mid-2018, this trail will also have interpretive panels installed to educate visitors about the native plants and animals that make Skyline their home. Cultural and historic information will also be highlighted on the panels.
Construction of the trail was funded through a recreation trails grant from Arizona State Parks and Trails.
With over 200,000 visitors enjoying Skyline Regional Park in 2017, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular west valley destinations for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Skyline Regional Park is located at 2600 N. Watson Road, approximately 2 miles north of I-10.
To learn more about Skyline, please visit skylineregionalpark.com/