Parks

 

Founders’ Park

Founders’ Park is an 11-acre park located across the street from Town Hall in the heart of Queen Creek. This neighborhood park is a community gathering place and host to many special events including Founders’ Day and more! Founders’ Park features our Splash Pad at Founders’ Park, and is located across from the Pocket Park for Pups Dog Park.

Founders’ Park Contact Information

Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Skate Park Hours: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Splash Pad: Mar-Apr 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
May-Aug 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sep- Oct 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Nov- Feb CLOSED

22407 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Parks

Founders’ Park

Founders’ Park is an 11-acre park located across the street from Town Hall in the heart of Queen Creek. This neighborhood park is a community gathering place and host to many special events including Founders’ Day and more! Founders’ Park features our Splash Pad at Founders’ Park, and is located across from the Pocket Park for Pups Dog Park.

Founders’ Park Contact Information

Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Skate Park Hours: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Splash Pad: Mar-Apr 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
May-Aug 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sep- Oct 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Nov- Feb CLOSED

22407 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Desert Mountain Park Contact Information

22201 S. Hawes Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Desert Mountain Park

This award-winning park features two playgrounds (one designed for 2–5-year-olds and 5-12-year-olds), multi-purpose and Little League fields, volleyball and basketball courts, eight picnic ramadas and plenty of open space to enjoy year-round! This park offers easy access to the Queen Creek Wash Trail with ample parking surrounding the area. Enjoy a scenic walk, bike, run or horseback ride, as this park boasts an equestrian staging area to get you and your horse on the trail with ease!

Desert Mountain Park

This award-winning park features two playgrounds (one designed for 2–5-year-olds and 5-12-year-olds), multi-purpose and Little League fields, volleyball and basketball courts, eight picnic ramadas and plenty of open space to enjoy year-round! This park offers easy access to the Queen Creek Wash Trail with ample parking surrounding the area. Enjoy a scenic walk, bike, run or horseback ride, as this park boasts an equestrian staging area to get you and your horse on the trail with ease!

Desert Mountain Park Contact Information

22201 S. Hawes Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Desert Mountain Park

Mansel Carter Oasis Park

Queen Creek’s newest park offers 48-acres of fun, creating an experience that encourages play for all ages and abilities. Beyond sports courts and ball fields, the park offers a shipwrecked-themed splash pad, an elevated playground with a climbing rock wall, marked loop around the ballfields, fitness pods for cardio and bodyweight exercises, connectivity to the Town’s trail system along the Queen Creek Wash, a 5-acre fishing lake and a wheel-friendly area that accommodates skateboards, scooters, bikes, rollerblades and skates.

Mansel Carter Oasis Park Contact Information

Mansel Park Hours:
7 a.m. – 10 p.m

Lake at Mansel Park Hours:
7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Splash Pad at Mansel Park Hours:
7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Wheel Friendly Plaza Hours:
7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

19535 E. Appleby Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Mansel Park is an IBCCES Autism Certified Center. Please click here for more information on certification or to review the facility observations and sensory guides.

Mansel Carter Oasis Park

Queen Creek’s newest park offers 48-acres of fun, creating an experience that encourages play for all ages and abilities. Beyond sports courts and ball fields, the park offers a shipwrecked-themed splash pad, an elevated playground with a climbing rock wall, marked loop around the ballfields, fitness pods for cardio and bodyweight exercises, connectivity to the Town’s trail system along the Queen Creek Wash, a 5-acre fishing lake and a wheel-friendly area that accommodates skateboards, scooters, bikes, rollerblades and skates.

Mansel Carter Oasis Park Contact Information

Mansel Park Hours:
7 a.m. – 10 p.m

Lake at Mansel Park Hours:
7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Splash Pad at Mansel Park Hours:
7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Wheel Friendly Plaza Hours:
7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

19535 E. Appleby Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Mansel Park is an IBCCES Autism Certified Center. Please click here for more information on certification or to review the facility observations and sensory guides.

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre Contact Information

480-358-3710

hpec@queencreekaz.gov

20464 E. Riggs Road
Queen Creek, Arizona 85142

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre

This majestic, 38-acre facility provides ample opportunity for events of both the English and Western equestrian persuasion, as well as vendor fairs, concerts, and RV and car shows. The park is home to a number of prestigious organizations and events including the Arizona Cutting Horse Association, Arizona Quarter Horse Association, Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Art of the Cowgirl, Champagne Dressage Show, Cisco Productions, Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, Roots N Boots Queen Creek, Shelley Productions Priefert World Series of Team Roping, Southern Arizona Quarter Horse Association and Vintage and Vino.

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre

This majestic, 38-acre facility provides ample opportunity for events of both the English and Western equestrian persuasion, as well as vendor fairs, concerts, and RV and car shows. The park is home to a number of prestigious organizations and events including the Arizona Cutting Horse Association, Arizona Quarter Horse Association, Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Art of the Cowgirl, Champagne Dressage Show, Cisco Productions, Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, Roots N Boots Queen Creek, Shelley Productions Priefert World Series of Team Roping, Southern Arizona Quarter Horse Association and Vintage and Vino.

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre Contact Information

20464 E. Riggs Road
Queen Creek, Arizona 85142

hpec@queencreekaz.gov

480-358-3710

Pocket Park for Pups

Come spend some time with your furry friends at the Town’s one-acre, lighted dog park! The park is located south of Town Hall on Ellsworth Road. The off-leash park consists of two separate grass-play areas, with interim amenities, enclosed fencing, and a drinking fountain.

Pocket Park for Pups Contact Information

Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. all days except Tuesdays; Noon - 10 p.m. on Tuesdays

22526 S Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Pocket Park for Pups

Come spend some time with your furry friends at the Town’s one-acre, lighted dog park! The park is located south of Town Hall on Ellsworth Road. The off-leash park consists of two separate grass-play areas, with interim amenities, enclosed fencing, and a drinking fountain.

Pocket Park for Pups Contact Information

Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. all days except Tuesdays; Noon - 10 p.m. on Tuesdays

22526 S Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Trails

Queen Creek Wash Trail

Queen Creek Wash Trail

The Queen Creek Wash Trail is currently 4.7 miles. Public parking is available at Desert Mountain Park along with restrooms, playgrounds, ramadas, athletic fields and more! The Queen Creek Wash Trail weaves throughout Town following the banks of the Queen Creek Wash. The trail passes open space, farmland, and a variety of residential communities. At the trail’s southeastern end, Desert Mountain Park features several athletic fields, playgrounds and picnic shelters.

Sonoqui Wash Trail

Sonoqui Wash Trail

The Sonoqui Wash Trail is currently 3.8 miles and weaves in and out of the rural desert landscape. Public parking is available at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre. The Sonoqui Wash Trail connects from Gilbert and is part of the Maricopa Trail, developed by Maricopa County. This regional trail system is being developed in three phases. When completed, the entire trail system will cover an estimated 750 miles.

Trails by Horseshoe Equestrian Park Closures

The trails at Horseshoe Park will be closed Monday through Thursday until 2 p.m. through August. The closure will allow Maricopa County to conduct maintenance work in the area that requires heavy equipment that could conflict with trail users.

The trails will be open from 2 p.m. to dusk during weekdays and dawn to dusk Friday through Sunday.

Splash Pads

Splash Pad at Founders’ Park

Over 4,000 square feet, the splash pad is located at Founders Park, across the street from Town Hall featuring various above ground water features.

22407 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Hours: March-April: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
May-August: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
September-October: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
November - February: CLOSED

Splash Pad at Mansel Carter Oasis Park

Featuring a shipwrecked-themed splash pad with various above ground water features.

19535 E. Appleby Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Hours: March 1 - October 31: 7 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

San Tan Mountain Regional Park Contact Information

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; 365 days a year!

480-655-5554

santanpark@mail.maricopa.gov

6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

Neighboring Queen Creek to the South, San Tan Mountain Regional Park is 10,000+ acres of Sonoran Desert beauty ranging in elevation from about 1,400 feet to over 2,500 feet. Goldmine Mountain rises in the northern portion of the park. Along the trails, vegetation will change from creosote flats to dense saguaro forest. Various types of wildlife may be seen, including reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Stop by the Nature Center to pick up educational tidbits, purchase souvenir items, visit with park staff and rangers, view the wildlife exhibits and tortoise habitat.

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

Neighboring Queen Creek to the South, San Tan Mountain Regional Park is 10,000+ acres of Sonoran Desert beauty ranging in elevation from about 1,400 feet to over 2,500 feet. Goldmine Mountain rises in the northern portion of the park. Along the trails, vegetation will change from creosote flats to dense saguaro forest. Various types of wildlife may be seen, including reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Stop by the Nature Center to pick up educational tidbits, purchase souvenir items, visit with park staff and rangers, view the wildlife exhibits and tortoise habitat.

San Tan Mountain Regional Park Contact Information

santanpark@mail.maricopa.gov

480-655-5554

6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; 365 days a year!

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