The previous open house on the possible Palo Verde Regional Park drew an was at Copper Sky in April. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Staff of the Pinal County Open Space and Trails Department will hold the third public open house for the planning of Palo Verde Regional Park, a proposed regional park in western Pinal County.

The open house will take place on June 7, 4:30-7 p.m. at the Central Arizona College Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive, Building A-Room 101.

Residents of Pinal County, especially residents of the City of Maricopa, are encouraged to attend, learn more about the project and provide input.  The meeting will be an open house format with opportunity for residents to review and offer comments on four alternative master plan concepts, including a no-build option.

The proposed Palo Verde Regional Park comprises more than 20,000 acres of mostly Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land approximately 5 miles west of Maricopa, in the northwest area of Pinal County, stretching from Interstate 8 to the south and Highway 238 to the north.

“Our basic objective is to create a Master Plan for this future regional park,” stated District 4 Supervisor Anthony Smith  “The feedback I’ve received to date convinces me that security, low-cost access and a slow, thoughtful approach must be a constant theme and given priority within the plan. All opinions are welcomed and appreciated.”

You can find related planning information for this project including a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the County website at:

This public open house is one of several public outreach events the County has had and will use to gather information about what services residents want for this regional park.  For more information contact Kent Taylor at