Arizona State Parks and Trails will be closing all historic parks and gift shops in response to updated guidelines from the Arizona Department of Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Never been to a comic con? Well, this is your chance! The Apache Junction Public Library has an exciting day of free events for the whole family! Meet your favorites, such as Star Wars, superheroes, Ghostbusters and princesses. Experience the United Zombies of America’s Zombie Attack Game, i…
Join us for a new event, Fit Family Dino Days at Flatiron Community Park (100 N. Apache Trail) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th, followed by a showing of the movie “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
Though the temperatures have been cooler these past few weeks, we all know that the heat is right around the corner. If you have a pre-teen or teenager, junior lifeguard why not have them work at the pool this summer? The pool is a fun environment to work in, and we have opportunities for th…
Parents! Spring break is going to be here before you know it, and it is time to start planning activities for your children. Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is once again offering its Spring Break Open Gym program.
In a joint effort with the Maricopa County Department of Transportation, work began today to install cattle guards at eight Tonto recreation sites along Bush Highway.
Cool winter weather means great hiking opportunities in your Arizona state parks. Here are the top four trails to visit before temperatures start to rise.
Parks and Recreation offers a variety of group fitness classes at the Multi-Generational Center (MGC). Classes are included in a membership or with daily drop-in fee. Each month, we’d like to introduce you to a couple of our instructors. This month, meet Mimi Judah and Gloria Brancaccio.
The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Monday, Feb. 17 in recognition of Presidents Day. Emergency services through the Police Department will not be impacted by the holiday.
Grand Canyon, AZ- The National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2021. A total of 462 perm…
The Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department will be hosting their monthly FREE Movie in the Park event on Saturday, February 8th! Bring a blanket and your friends & family for an enjoyable evening outside watching a great family movie. This free event will be held at Flatiron C…
Parks and Recreation offers a variety of group fitness classes at the Multi-Generational Center (MGC). Classes are included in a membership or with daily drop-in fee. Each month, we’d like to introduce you to a couple of our instructors. This month, meet Deb McClarnon and Erin Harral.
This spring, Arizona State Parks and Trails is helping more families experience the outdoors with its Family Campout Program. This fun learning experience teaches people of all ages about a variety of camping activities.
PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
Join AJ Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction High School Athletics for a fun, running/walking series in our community. Each event will give walkers and runners a chance to run a 5k in our parks and trails in the downtown area. All events benefit a local AJHS Athletic sports team and the …
This month marks 14 years since the grand opening of the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center (MGC). The MGC was designed to be a versatile, family friendly facility. Its numerous amenities and programs are intended to engage residents and promote healthy lifestyles. It certainly is a b…
PHOENIX — Up for a challenge?
PHOENIX — Out-of-state residents wishing to legally ride their off-highway vehicle and support OHV trail maintenance, education and law enforcement efforts in Arizona can purchase a nonresident OHV decal beginning Sunday, Sept. 1.
VERMILION CLIFFS, Ariz. – This year has proven exciting for California Condors in Arizona and Utah with the milestone hatching of the 1,000th condor at Zion National Park, but the excitement is far from over as the 23rd annual public condor release is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28.
The city of Apache Junction’s Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center was named one of the 10 “Must-See” swimming pools in the United States by nationally known pool supply company, Leslie’s Poolmart.
The Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center staff, along with the Apache Junction Youth Advisory Council, will be hosting an exclusive night just for teens.
The Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center staff along with the Apache Junction Youth Advisory Council will be hosting an exclusive night just for teens. Friday, July 12th from 7-9pm at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, teens 13-17 are invited to join us for swimming and fun activities l…
Splish Splash in the pool with just your little ones! Come join Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and the Water Safety Instructors for this unique children’s event at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center! The WSI’s will lead games and activities for the children. They will even bring o…
Valencia Wears Many Hats While Making His Presence Felt in a Positive Way at AJHS
AIA Names Prospectors’ Sample to 4A All-State Second Team as Position Player
Goal is to Upgrade 1/2-mile Stretch of Forest Service 128-A
The Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department will be hosting their monthly FREE Movie in the Park: Presented by SRP on Saturday, June 8th. Bring a blanket and your friends & family for an enjoyable evening outside watching a great family movie. This free event will be held at Fl…
Pinal County and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lower Sonoran Field Office invites public input on a proposed Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act lease of a 498-acre parcel of public land for recreation development by Pinal County.
Scottsdale Native, Former Pro, Takes Over Rebuilding Process for Panthers
The Apache Junction Public Library is set to kick off its 2019 all-ages Summer Reading Program – “A Universe of Stories.”
The Cactus Canyon girls soccer team emerged victorious in the DSMAL championship on May 8. The Cougars finished their season with a 7-3 overall record.
Prospectors Fans Enjoyed 7-on-7 Passing Scrimmage, Plus Linemen Skills Contests
Parks and Recreation is hosting “Cowboys and Cuties,” a father daughter dance to celebrate Father’s Day. This event will be held on Saturday June 8th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., pre-registration is required. To make this event happen, a minimum of 30 participants is required to be registere…
Apache Junction’s Austin Sample was selected as the 4A Black Canyon Region baseball player of the year in a recent vote of the region coaches.
The Lost Dutchman Marathon Committee held their 2019 Awards Banquet with check presentations on April 25 at The Paseo in Apache Junction. $70,000 was awarded to more than 20 various local individuals and community youth groups.
The Superstition Fire & Medical District warns that wildfires are more likely to occur this summer because of the large amount of rainfall that has occurred over the past two years.
MESA – Sometimes, athletes can have either bad luck, or no luck at all. Ask the javelin-throwing contingent of Apache Junction.
SCOTTSDALE – Throwing back-to-back games is tough for any softball pitcher, as Imagine Prep-Superstition’s Jorian Foley learned in the CAA Division 2 State Tournament.
What better way to spend Mother’s Day than going on an excursion with the family to the Superstition Mountain Museum, particularly when the cost is so reasonable?
Simply A Cappella is an award winning female a cappella chorus (no instruments) under the direction of Topher Keene.
Apache Junction Police Department offers helpful advice to travelers
Deadline to Respond for 2019 Permits is May 14
Spring football has started for Apache Junction, as the Prospectors prepare for their annual spring game, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at Davis Field.
Law enforcement raises money for AZ Special Olympics Athletes
Put on your dance shoes and head to Mesa Market Place Swap Meet on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm! And bring the whole family to this free Latin Dance Music Celebration. We’ve planned a fun day for everyone!
The deadline for golfers has passed, but sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 7th annual Imagine Prep Superstition golf tournament fundraiser, scheduled for May 11 at Las Colinas Golf Club, 21515 N. Village Loop Rd., Queen Creek.
Apache Junction Backup First Baseman-Catcher Passionate About Her Favorite Sport
Local resident John Schempf brings strong leadership skills
Mesa facility anticipates receiving a share of the funds
By Colltey Sheldon
May 2 at Performing Arts Center