Regional Park Info

 

Graham County Regional Park has activities for all!

 

Parks PondThe Graham County Regional Park Complex is one of the major attractions in Graham County throughout the year.

Want to find a park with fields for soccer, softball, baseball or flag football? A park where there is horse racing and picnic facilities both covered and open air? A park with fishing for the kids? A park with a walking/jogging path? A park with all kinds of facilities for a fair, concerts, equestrian events or indoor weddings and other large family events? Then the Graham County facility, located just three miles south of Safford on Highway 191 at 527 East Armory Road, is the place to go.

The park is best known for the annual Graham County Fair in October; however, there are many other large activities including the annual horse races, a pro rodeo, Old Time Fiddlers Contest, motor home club caravans, annual 4th of July patriotic show and fireworks, craft shows, concerts and consumer expos. The basketball courts and the shuffleboard courts are open-air and available for use. Ongoing repairs will certainly add to the enjoyment of these areas in the future.

In one way or another, the annual Graham County Fair affects virtually every household in 2007Fair3 024Webthe county. For this reason, the fair is planned to include activities, competitions and entertainment for all age groups. For fair books and information on how to enter, call the parks office.

The annual Graham County Horse Race Meet is another county-sponsored event.

Preparation for the races starts around November 1st when the racetrack opens for trainers to begin conditioning their horses for racing.

StandsWebThe arena is open year round for public use. Horses can be boarded in an open pen or a barn stall on a seasonal basis only (call for availability). When available, the arena and racetrack are for use at your own risk. During the hot months, the arena lights may be rented for evening use for ten dollars per hour.

The park is much more than just the fairgrounds; it includes a multi-purpose ball field complex which is divided into four Little League ball fields in the summer and football/soccer fields in the fall. Basketball courts, a small games area, jogging track, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard courts, volleyball standards and several play areas are also available at the complex. Organized youth leagues are coordinated by the Mt. Graham Little League, Gila Valley AYSO (soccer) and Graham County ASA Girls’ Fast pitch. Adult softball leagues are coordinated through the Parks Office with mens slow pitch and coed slow pitch leagues sign-up beginning in April. Leagues run from June through September for both.  Visit the Adult Softball League page for more information.RIMG0219-2

There are also two large grassy open-space activity areas designed for family/group activities and have adjoining handicapped accessible covered picnic ramadas and restroom facilities. General park open hours are daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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