Phoenix has a lot of designated points and points of pride. One of these points of pride is Papago Park, the park is one of the best parks to visit in the city of Phoenix. The Papago Park spans over 1,500 acres of picnic areas, lagoons, trails, and pure fun. The park is also home to the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Zoo, and the AZ Heritage Center.
In the year 1879, the Park was designated as a reservation for the local Maricopa and Pina
Tribes of Aboriginal Americans. In the year 1932, a bass fish hatchery was established by
governor hunt during the “Great Depression”. The state-owned park on the 25 th February 1959 sold the park to the city of Phoenix, the park has since then been in possession and
management of the city of Phoenix.
About the Papago Park
Papago Park is a municipal park in the city of Phoenix, and it is located at 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona. The Papago Park is home to little bits and pieces of the history of Phoenix as a city. The park at a point in time in history served as; reserve for indigenous tribes, a fish hatchery during the great depression and a POW camp during World War II, and also as a VA hospital. Today the situation is different at the park, the park is now home to golf courses, museums, baseball fields, lakes, and the Sonoran Desert plants and animals.
The park is also known for its trails. The trails at the Papago Park include; Hole in the rock
trails, the East trails, and the West trails. These trails provide hiking and other recreational activities for visitors of the park. The trails are smooth and provide easy access for walking, hiking, or even trail running.
The park is also home to Governor Hunt’s Tomb. The tomb which is a pyramid in nature
stands tall on a hill and visible from any part of the park. The park was built by George
- P Hunt, the first governor of Arizona, the tomb was initially made for his wife who was
buried there in 1931, and Governor Hunt who later deceased in 1934 was also buried
There. The park also has a pond called the Papago pond, the pond has different species of fishes which include Largemouth Bass, Sunfish Catfish, Tilapia, Carp, and Rainbow Trout.