“This piece of property used to be an empty lot for many, many years,” Mesa Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities Director Marc Heirshberg explained. They saw the need for green space in this neighborhood and were able to present a new park to the people through their 2012 Parks and Recreation Bonds Program.
They transformed an empty area with little likelihood of development into a park that homeowners and neighbors can enjoy and be proud of for years.
Mariposa Park was funded through the 2012 Parks and Recreation Bond Program, which was approved by voters. The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority also provided a $50,000 grant to Mesa Parks and Recreation for the procurement of the play pockets and outdoor exercise stations.
Children may climb, jump, and explore three nature-themed play areas at Mariposa Park. Eight workout stations are located throughout the park’s perimeter, with two of them matching ADA regulations.
The main playground contains two separate play areas for children aged two to five and those aged five to twelve. Through discovery and play, all of the play equipment encourages children and teenagers to become physically active.
From sunrise to dusk, Mariposa Park is accessible.
Park Rules in Mariposa Park:
- Bring some meat to cook on the grills in the picnic area.
- All animals must be restrained, and all waste must be removed.
- Golfing, archery, solicitation, watercraft, windcraft, using non-charcoal materials in picnic grills, defacing public land, injuring wild animals, glass items, trash, and smoking in picnic grounds are all forbidden.
- All motor vehicles must park in approved places and follow all traffic regulations in the state of Arizona.
- Special clearance is required for all remote control automobiles and boats.
Amenities of Mariposa Park:
- Play pockets and playground
- Playground equipment that are shaded
- The first come, first served policy applies for ramada for shaded picnics (non-reservable)
- Fitness equipment for use outside
- Grill for barbeques
By Azwatchdog – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5816262
Mesa, Arizona is blessed to be home to many amazing parks. Here’s a short list of our favorites:
- Pioneer Park
- Riverview Park
- Dobson Ranch Park
- Greenfield Park
- Falcon Field Park
- Desert Arroyo Park
- Countryside Park
- Signal Butte Park
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location at 1630 South Stapley Drive, Suite 212 in Mesa, Arizona! Stop by for a visit anytime!