Phoenix Parks Foundation
Taking Phoenix parks from great to first rate!
Phoenix is one of the best places to live in the country, full of opportunity, growth and excitement. More than our signature buildings or displays of dynamic architecture, what best defines the high quailty of life in Phoenixis our open spaces and desert environment. Being outdoors is part of what makes Phoenixthe place it is.
The Phoenix Parks Foundation was established in 1979 to assist the City ofPhoenix by enhancing and maintaining an inviting, well-equipped, safe park and preserve system for all to enjoy. Our vision is to inspire community pride and excellence by building public-private partnerships that enhance Phoenix parks and preserves.
In 2010, a survey conducted by the Trust for Public Land identified the Phoenix parks system as the 3rd largest in the country, with operational spending at 37th per resident and 35th in employees per capita. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining over 43,800 acres of city parks and mountain preserves, which serves more than 7 million visitors per year.
The Phoenix Parks Foundation believes it has a critical role in supporting the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department so the parks system can continue to provide Fun Places and Great Spaces for all to enjoy