SILLY MOUNTAIN PARK


Silly Mountain is located on US 60 -the Superstition Freeway-
and Mountain View Road

A few years ago the City of Apache Junction acquired 200 acres in Silly Mountain from the Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.).  One of the requirements from B.L.M. was that the City had to develop a Master Plan and the land had to be for public use.  In 2007 the Master plan was designed with input from residents of the City, and from residents of surrounding communities and organizations.  Some of these groups are the Superstition Area Land Trust (S.A.L.T.); the Superstition Horseman's Association; the MOM’s Club of Gold Canyon, and Gold Canyon D.O.G.-Dog Owners Group.  The Master Plan was designed by J2 Design Engineering and Environmental (J2 was responsible for the design of Cosmo Dog Park in the Town of Gilbert, voted the “Best Dog Park in the Nation”).  The Master Plan, already approved by the City of Apache Junction will include Multi-use Trails: Hiking, Equestrian, Bicycling – NO motorized vehicles-; a Desert Botanical Demonstration Garden; Children’s Play Area; an Environmental Education Interpretative Center; Picnic Area and of course: a 4.5 acre off-leash dog park.  Arizona dark-skies law will apply to this project.
Note: The Superstition Area Land Trust (S.A.L.T.) is currently working along with the City of Apache Junction on the construction of an interpretative trail at Silly Mountain Park that will be handicapped accessible.  The funds are being provided by S.A.L.T. through a grant from the Nina Mason Pullium Charitable Trust.
For more information on S.A.L.T. please visit their website http://www.azsalt.org/

SILLY MOUNTAIN MASTER PLAN

The beginning of the Silly Mountain Park is unknown at the present time.

February 2014

 

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