Recreation

The Graham County Arizona Community Profile has a fantastic listing of tours, attractions, and recreation.  Click on the image in the sidebar to open the publication.

From left to right in the front row: Mayor Chris Gibbs, Mayor Bob Rivera, Maryl Bryce, Macie Larson, Brindy Bryce, Lanie Larson, Supervisor Danny Smith, Supervisor Jim Palmer, Supervisor Drew John. Back Row: Councilman Ken Larson, Halle Bryce.

From left to right in the front row: Mayor Chris Gibbs, Mayor Bob Rivera, Maryl Bryce, Macie Larson, Brindy Bryce, Lanie Larson, Supervisor Danny Smith, Supervisor Jim Palmer, Supervisor Drew John. Back Row: Councilman Ken Larson, Halle Bryce.

The Board of Supervisors was excited to dedicate our newly completed walking path along Golf Course Road on Tuesday July 26th at 10:00 am. This path completes the link with Thatcher and Safford, which opens up a continuous loop of path and sidewalks totaling almost 25 miles. This creates a tremendous opportunity for our citizens to walk, jog, and bicycle in a safe environment away from busy streets. This has been the culmination of many years of working together between the County and the Cities to complete this network.

WalkingPathMapTo commemorate this occasion and because this newest path links the cities of Thatcher and Safford, we staged a recreation of the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory Point, Utah, which linked our continent when the railroads were linked completing the trans-continental railroad. Mayor Bob Rivera of Thatcher, Mayor Chris Gibbs of Safford and Supervisors Drew John, Jim Palmer, Danny Smith and Councilman Ken Larson gathered with several kids and their bicycles to drive a ceremonial golden spike and open the path to the public. We hope all our citizens will enjoy this path and the beauty of being outdoors getting some physical activity.