Dust Devil Park has been named a “Frontline Park” by the national urban park advocacy organization City Parks Alliance.
Each month, City Parks Alliance recognizes a “Frontline Park” to promote and highlight inspiring examples of urban park excellence, innovation, and stewardship across the country. The program also seeks to highlight examples of the challenges facing our cities’ parks as a result of shrinking municipal budgets, land use pressures, and urban neighborhood decay.
While the city manages nearly 5,000 acres of developed land in more than 190 parks, the relative lack of density creates a high demand for more walkable neighborhood parks. On the city’s westernmost edge, the neighborhood that is now home to Dust Devil Park had no playground or park within a five mile radius. To address this glaring need in the community, a partnership between the Pendergast School District, Phoenix Parks and Recreation, and other groups and agencies came together to develop a park that would become a destination for local families and provide a place for a new community center.
David Urbinato 602-262-4994