Facilities, Parks, and Trails
The City of Casa Grande is home to 19 parks, 17 miles of trails, and many sports fields and open spaces. These vital amenities provide the community with access to a number of year round outdoor recreational opportunities. For more information regarding the City’s facilities, parks, and trails, please click on the appropriate tab.
The City of Casa Grande operates and maintains several facilities for residents of all ages. Click the arrow for more information on each of the facilities below.
Dorothy Powell Senior Center
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Dorothy Powell Senior Center provides residents the opportunity to experience recreational, cultural and educational programming in a friendly atmosphere. The Dorothy Powell Senior Center is open to individuals 50 years of age or older. Tours and an explanation of programs are available during normal operating hours. Click here to see what the Dorothy Powell Senior Center is currently offering.
Grande Sports World
Grande Sports World is the site of eight professional grade soccer/football fields, a 59,000 square foot training center, and home to the Grande Sports Soccer Academy. The training facility includes a weight-training exercise area, therapy centers, classrooms, locker rooms, meeting rooms, and laundry facilities that can accommodate up to four full-sized professional teams.
Len Colla Recreation Center
Monday-Fri day 2:50 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Early Release Days 12:50 pm – 5:00 pm
No School Days 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Len Colla Recreation Center is a multi-purpose recreation center that features a full size gymnasium, multi-purpose/game room, computer lab/meeting room and an arts and crafts room. The Center is also the site of the City’s After School Kids Club which is a supervised program for school age youth 5-17. Daily activities include a homework help & reward program, arts and crafts, video games, sports, computer lab, educational programs, a rec room and various special events.
Palm Island Family Aquatic Park
Hours of Operation:
May 29- August 6
Tuesday – Sunday
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
August 12 – September 4
Open Weekends Only
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Palm Island Family Aquatic Park is open to the public during the summer swim season, which lasts from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. The facility offers a wide variety of amenities for all ages, including 150 foot water slide, Aqua Climb wall, adjustable water cannons, water basketball, multiple stationary spray features, and pool depths ranging from zero entry beaches to a 12 foot dive tank.
Paul Mason Sports Complex
The Paul Mason Sports Complex is home to four adult sized lighted softball diamonds and scoreboards, a concession stand, and restrooms. This facility is available for rental, and has fencing available so that fields can be transformed to accommodate regulations for Little League, Pony League, Babe Ruth, and girls fast pitch softball.
The Parks Division oversees 19 parks and numerous outdoor spaces, including neighborhood, community, and regional parks. Click the arrow for more information on each of the parks below.
“A Leash on Life” Dog Park
Hours of Operation:
7:30 am – 9:00 pm
This off-leash dog park is located at the Paul Mason Sport Complex and includes two fenced areas as well as a dog drinking fountain, grassy play area, granite walking path, and covered seating. In order to come to the park, dogs must be at least four months old and be licensed and vaccinated, as well as spayed or neutered.
Albert Cruz Park
The Albert Cruz Park is home to children’s playground equipment, a lighted basketball court, barbecue grills, a ramada, picnic tables, and a drinking fountain.
The Burruss Park is home to children’s playground equipment, two lighted tennis courts, one sand volleyball court with a net, a ramada, picnic tables, and a barbecue grill.
Carr McNatt Park
In addition to housing the Palm Island Family Aquatic Park and Velocity Skate Park, Carr McNatt Park features restrooms, four ramadas, two children’s playgrounds, a basketball court, walking track, volleyball court, a lighted baseball field, and a lighted multipurpose field.
Dave White Regional Park
The Dave White Regional Park is home to a multitude of amenities including the Dave White Municipal Golf Course, fitness court, fishing lake, lighted pickleball and tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball courts, horseshoe pits, lighted multipurpose fields, four ramadas, restrooms, and two children’s playgrounds.
Ed Hooper Rodeo Park
The Ed Hooper Rodeo Park houses the Paul Mason Sports Complex, children’s playground equipment, picnic tables, BBQ grills, restrooms, two ramadas, rodeo facilities, outdoor amphitheater, archery range, and the “Leash on Life” Dog Park.
The Gilbert Park is home to children’s playground equipment, two lighted sand volleyball courts with nets, picnic tables, a barbecue grill, a ramada, and a water fountain.
The Mosley Park is home to children’s playground equipment, a basketball court, a volleyball area, a horseshoe pit, barbecue grills, ramada, drinking fountain, and picnic tables.
North Mountain Park
The North Mountain Park is home to 3 reservable ramadas, 16 first come/first serve ramadas, 5 restrooms, 1 barbecue pit, fire pits, natural surface trails and one-night camping is available with a reservation and key deposit.
The O’Neil Park is home to one ramada, 1 restroom, 3 play areas, and 2 lighted softball fields with grass and volleyball poles.
Rancho Grande Park
The Rancho Grande Park is home to children’s playground equipment, one lighted basketball 1/2 court, barbecue grill, ramada, picnic tables, drinking fountain, lighted sand volleyball court, and a horseshoe pit.
The City of Casa Grande has several hiking and biking trails .
Directions to Peart Rd Trail head:
- I-10 East to Exit 198 , Jimmie Kerr Blvd,
- Turn Right (West) on Jimmie Kerr Blvd, continue West to Peart Road
- Turn Left (South) on Peart Road
- Continue South on Peart Road, under I-8 overpass, road curves East than South to base of Mtn
- Turn Left (East) on unpaved road to trailhead
Directions to Arica Rd Trail head:
- I-10 East to Exit 200, Sunland Gin Road,
- Turn Right (South) on Sunland Gin Road, continue South, just past Love’s Truck Stop
- Turn Right (West) on Arica Road
- Continue West on Arica, past Lamb Road stop sign, West until pavement ends
- Continue West on unpaved Arica Road until the base of Casa Grande Mountain
- Ramadas are reserved as is. Most ramadas are equipped with electricity, picnic tables, grills, play equipment or other amenities.
- The Parks and Recreation Divisions do not guarantee the availability of power due to overloading, malfunctions, or vandalism.
- Picnic tables in the park are available on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee the placement of tables due to the mobility of this equipment.
- Barbecue grills are provided throughout the parks for your enjoyment. Open-pit fires are prohibited.
Park restrooms are open from approximately 7 am to dusk. Keys are available with a park reservation with a $60 key deposit (cash or check). Keys can be picked up the business day before the event, deposit returned upon keys being returned.
- Personally owned inflatables are not permitted in City parks.
- Park users must use a vendor that meets City requirements (City business license and certificate of liability insurance). Park users must notify the Parks and Recreation Office at least a week prior to reservation date.
- No water. Inflatables that require water such as slip & slides, dunk tanks, water tag, water balloons, etc. are not permitted.
- Autos, trucks, vans or other motorized vehicles may not be driven in/on or parked upon any off-the-road area (City Ordinance #12.04.160).
- There shall be no sale of any kind of goods in the park without prior approval from the Community Services Director and business authorization obtained from the City. In addition, the Community Services Director may require additional information such as Certificate of Liability Insurance, additional deposits, etc. (City Ordinance #12.04.020).
- The areas reserved shall be left in an orderly condition and all papers, rubbish and other debris shall be deposited in the proper receptacles. (City Ordinance #12.04.040, #12.04.100).
- No glass allowed in any park. (City Ordinance #12.04.110).
- There shall be no cutting of any vegetation or mutilation of trees or shrubs.
- No fires shall be made in the park except in designated fireplaces or fire rings as approved by the Community Services Director.
- Damage and/or litter to facilities may result in charges and may jeopardize your privilege to make future reservations. If you see vandalism in a park area or facility, please call 911, Park Rangers at 520-421-8700, or the Parks and Recreation Office at 520-421-8677.
Events open to the public or private events utilizing vendor services and specialty items, such as catering, event organizers, rock walls, game booths, canopies/tents 10′ x 10′ or larger, dog shows, or anything City staff determines as having risk potential will be assessed utilizing the special event process. Please contact the office for an application.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages within Peart, O’Neil, Nutt and Elliott Park require a permit. Permits are free and issued to the responsible party for the event. Permits must be obtained in person at the Parks & Recreation Office.
There shall be no amplified music without prior approval from the Community Services Director (City Ordinance 12.04.040)
- There are three parks (Dave White, Peart, and Villago) in which amplified music is currently allowed with certain restrictions. In all cases, noise levels within all parks must remain at an acceptable level.
- All amplified music must cease by 8:00 pm at Dave White Park and Villago Community Park, and by 10:30 at Peart Park.
- Music must be kept at a reasonable level to avoid disturbance to other park users and nearby residents.
- Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in loss of amplified music privileges.
- Albert Cruz Park
- Burruss Park
- Gilbert Park
- Mosley Park
- North Mountain Park
- Rancho Grande Park
- Rotary Park
- West Park
- Carr McNatt Park
- Ed Hooper Rodeo Park
- Elzy Pearson Shooting Range
- Dave White Regional Park
- North Mountain Park
- O’Neil Park
- Peart Park
- Villago Community Park
No refunds are issued. If your event is rained out, please contact our office within three working days to receive credit and reschedule your event.
Credits can be applied to other reservation fees and/or other recreation program fees.
No, the trail system on Casa Grande Mountain is only for use by hiking, biking, and equestrian means. The use of motorized vehicles is forbidden and posted on-site.
A number of City facilities are available to be rented for private uses. For a complete listing of the facilities, dates of availability, and prices, please contact the Recreation Office at (520) 421-8677.
Local groups may reserve a city park by notifying the Parks & Recreation Office no less than seven days prior to the date of use, although the more notice we can be given, the better your chances are of securing a park.
We strive to make our programs, parks, activities, and facilities accessible to all. Please let us know what accommodations you require to make your participation more enjoyable.
Park areas may be closed for service or maintenance. Please contact the Parks & Recreation Office if you have any questions.
Casa Grande Mountain has two trailheads that hikers may use to access the trail system. The northern Peart Road Trailhead can be found at 1086 S. Peart Rd. The second trailhead, known as the Arica Road Trailhead, is located on the eastern portion of the mountain and can be accessed at 2090 E. Arica Rd. Click here to view the Casa Grande Mountain Trail Map.
Dogs are allowed in all City parks as long as they are on leash and properly supervised. Pet owners are responsible for cleanup of their animals.
To host a special event in a public place or park in the City of Casa Grande, please contact our Recreation Office to obtain a Special Event Permit Application. Once this application is submitted, a meeting will be scheduled with the applicant and members of major City Departments to discuss the event and any request that may be made for City support. Meetings are scheduled on the first and third Thursdays of each month and applicants are required to attend. For more information, contact our Recreation Office at (520) 421-8677.
To reserve a sports field or open space, please visit the Recreation Office and obtain a Field Request form. This form lists all fees and requirements for use of City fields. Fees vary based on desired use and field preparation request. Lights are included in the hourly fee for field use and will be scheduled with a 15 minute grace period following the end of the rental. The Field Request form must be completed in full with payment at the time of reservation. To check availability of fields, please contact the Recreation Office at (520) 421-8677.
The City allows ramadas to be reserved in any City park that also has a restroom amenity. Reservations can be made over the phone or in-person. There is a fee of $6.25 per hour to reserve a ramada and a minimum of a four hour reservation is required. Payment is due at the time of reservation and a notice of seven business days is required for all reservations. To check availability or to reserve a ramada, please contact the Recreation Office at (520) 421-8677.
Facilities, Parks & Trails News and Updates
To find contact info for the City’s facilities, parks, and trails, visit the Directory Page.
Most City Parks close at 11:00 pm (City Ordinance 12.04.020)
Mountain Parks have dawn to dusk hours.
Contact the office for hours of specific locations.