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This July, celebrate 'Where You Belong' in Queen Creek

Highlighting the impacts of parks and recreation in the Town of Queen Creek during Park and Recreation Month with three big events coming up next week.

In honor of Park and Recreation Month, the National Recreation and Park Association is highlighting all of the ways communities are stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of parks and recreation.

This year's theme — “Where You Belong” — celebrates the many ways parks and recreation foster a sense of belonging in the community by providing welcoming and inclusive programs, services for all ages and abilities, and safe, accessible spaces to build meaningful connections.

The Town of Queen Creek offers award-winning parks, an extensive trail system with the Queen Creek and Sonoqui washes and the Trails at Horseshoe Park, along with a variety of family friendly recreation classes and opportunities.

To celebrate Park and Recreation Month, the Town of Queen Creek Recreation Division is hosting a variety of activities throughout the month:

  • "Root Beer Floats with Recreation" on Tuesday, July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Library Recreation Annex. The community is invited to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month with free root beer floats while learning more about programming and project updates. Learn more here.
  • Ribbon cutting for Phase II of Mansel Carter Oasis Park on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 a.m., at 19535 E. Appleby Road. A short ceremony will be held followed by a free tennis clinic from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Learn more here.
  • QC Splash Pad Party on Friday, July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mansel Carter Oasis Park. The community is invited to join the Queen Creek Parks and Recreation team at the Splash Pad for a night of splashing, music and fun. Refreshments will be available for purchase through on-site food trucks. Learn more here.

The town's Parks and Recreation team is actively planning an exciting lineup of fall events, including Founders’ Day and the Queen Creek Hometown Christmas. Businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to participate Learn more here.

Get involved in the fun by joining the Live, Play, Learn team. The town is hiring for part-time recreation aides. Learn more and apply at

More parks and recreational opportunities are underway in Queen Creek: Frontier Family Park, a new 85-acre park on Signal Butte Road, north of Queen Creek Road, recently opened. The town’s Recreation and Aquatic Center is slated to open in 2025. More information here

For more information about the town’s parks, trails and recreation programs, visit