Dec. 28, 2010
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department recently closed the sale of 270 acres of private property for the Sonoran Preserve in the northern part of the city.
This latest parcel provides a crucial connection between two much larger areas of the Sonoran Preserve and brings the new preserves total size to just less than 7,000 acres. The new parcel is located just south of Dynamite Road and just east of Seventh Street and connects the Cave Buttes Recreation Area to and adjacent large Sonoran Preserve parcel to the west.
"This is another small but significant step in building our next great desert preserve and a part of Phoenix's commitment to sustainability and preserving open space," Councilwoman Peggy Neely said.
The land cost $16,000 an acre, for a total purchase price of $4.3 million, funded totally with proceeds from the Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative.
Comprehensive information on Phoenix parks, preserves and recreation facilities is available online at phoenix.gov/parks or by phone at 602-262-6862.