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Chino Valley Town Parks

Chino Valley Town Parks

Parks and Recreation Department
1615 North Road 1 East

Explore Chino Valley!

Chino Valley is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 10,503.[

Chino Valley History

Chino Valley is the site of the first Territorial Capital of Arizona. The capital moved to Prescott, 15 miles away, in 1864. U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel W. Whipple, while traveling through the area in 1854, gave the community its name. "Chino" is the Mexican name for the abundant curly grama grass growing in the area.

In 1895, a narrow gauge branch of the United Verde and Pacific Railroad to Jerome, joining the Prescott and Arizona Central, was completed, and Jerome Junction was established. Between 1900 and 1925, the activities of Jerome Junction were absorbed by Chino Valley.

The town of Chino Valley was incorporated in 1970.

The town is in north central Arizona, on state Highway 89, 15 miles north of Prescott and 35 miles south of Ash Fork, which is on Interstate 40. It is at an elevation of 4,750 feet.


Memory Park is Chino Valley's most intimate green space. There are a variety of trees shading 2.4 acres of grass with a ramada and restrooms, playground, bbq's, horseshoe pits, bocce, basketball courts and Veteran's Memorial. Whether it is a Town-wide gathering or quaint family activity, Memory Park is a great setting for social outings. They even encourage residents to bring their 4-legged friends to the Park from exercise! (Mutt-Mitts available) Location: W. Palomino Road and Road 1 West
Drinking Fountains: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Recreational Amenities:

Basketball Goal - 1
Teatherball - 1
Horseshoe Pits - 4
Bocce Courts - 2
Ramada (36' x 22')
Gazebo (20' x 20')
BBQ's - 5

Heading north on Highway 89: Left on Palomino Road � miles
Heading south on Highway 89: Right on Palomino Road � miles


Presently undergoing an immense, ongoing rehab, the Community Center Park is the community's signature venue for active and passive recreational activities. There exists immaculate, lit fields for leagues and tournaments, a skate park for extremers, and an Aquatic Center offering water-based programming. Available for rent is a ramada neighboring a large playground.

Location: 1 block east of Highway 89 on corner of Perkinsville Road and Road 1 East
Parking Area: 150
Drinking Fountains: No
Restrooms: Yes (Aquatic Center and Announcing Facility)
Recreational Amenities:
Aquatic Center (and ramada 16' x 16')
Little League field - 1
Skate Park
Ramada (45'x20')
3 regulation-size softball fields
1 regulation-size baseball field
3 regulation-size junior soccer fields
1 regulation-size adult multi-use field
(soccer, football, etc.)
Future Recreational Amenities:
2 sand volleyball courts
1 Outdoor amphitheatre
Territorial-themed gazebos within intricate trail system & workout stations
1 acre urban lake feature
Aquatic Center

The Town of Chino Valley purchased the park from the City of Prescott in 1997, and began renovation by reseeding fields and building new softball dugouts.

The Town once again initiated another rehab in 2004, one much grandeur in scope. With support from the community the Town constructed a $2.6 million Aquatic Center which opened in late summer. In Summer 2006, the multi-use sports fields and announcing facility was complete, and will play host to several community activities including youth and adult recreational endeavors, parades, concerts, plays and various signature Town events.

The next phase of improvements will be on the northern end of the park, and includes gazebos and ramadas connected by walking trails meandering around an urban lake and outdoor amphitheater. A dog park wil also be included.

Future renovations will be the construction anew skate park, basketball courts, and parks maintenance facility.

Want to get involved in this exciting Community Center Park Project? Contribute to the Capital Campaign by making a financial donation, or contact the Parks & Recreation Director to discuss additional opportunities.

Heading north on HWY 89: Right on Road 1 North, Left on Road 1 East.
Heading south on HWY 89: Left on Perkinsville Road, Right on Road 1 East


Old Home Manor, or OHM, is the future of Chino Valley. Consisting of 880 acres of mostly undeveloped land, this plot-east of Chino Valley proper-is likely to serve as the commercial, municipal and community hubs.
At present, the Parks & Recreation Department maintains a 3.75 acre, regulation-size baseball field which doubles as a special events location. Also located within the sea of open space is the eerie Quonset Hut, an old metal building that houses the Town's Haunted House. There also exists the Susan A. Williams Equestrian Center, home to the Territorial Days sanctioned rodeo during Labor Day weekend.

Location: East Chino Valley, 2100 Old Home Manor Drive off Perkinsville Road
Parking Area: unlimited
Drinking Fountains: No
Restrooms: Yes, temporary
Present Recreational Amenities:
Quonset Hut
Susan A. Williams Equestrian Center
1 regulation-size Baseball Field
Future Recreational Amenities:
1 regulation-size Baseball Field
1 regulation-size Softball Field
Municipal, recreational and commercial centers

(Master Plan coming soon!)

West of the Mingus Mountain Range, the area known as OHM has worn many hats. First established as a private ranch, then turned farm and back to a ranch again, the Town purchased 880 acres in 1978 in hopes of providing water to its residents. In 1985, 160 acres were rezoned for agricultural use, and leased to Olsen's Grain. This proposal soon evolved into a grazing lease with Bill Dillar followed by Semkin's Longhorns.

The Town constructed a baseball field in 2000, while Yavapai College Agribusiness Center began operations in 2003. The following year Fann Environmental opened the Town's waste-water treatment plant in 2004. In 2006, Arizona State University gave verbal interest in developing a campus to serve northern Arizona.

North on HWY 89: Right on Perkinsville Road 1.25 miles
South on HWY 89: Left on Perkinsville Road 1.25 miles


Quail Ridge Park is a Yavapai County-owned complex maintained by the Town of Chino Valley since early 2005. Presently there exists 2.4 acres of softball fields, a playground, restrooms, and rentable ramada with bbq's.

Location: Quail Ridge Development, 2725 West Gambels Ridge Drive
Parking: 40 cars
Drinking Fountain: No
Restrooms: Yes
Present Recreational Amenities:
Ramada (30' x 30')
Softball Fields - 2

The Town of Chino Valley began maintaining a 3 acre parcel located on the corner of Center Street and Road 1 West in spring of 2005. Staff will begin designing the park, which may include a playground, walking trails and covered picnic tables.

Location: Corner Road 1 West and Center Street
Drinking Fountains: No
Restrooms: No
Recreational Amenities:
Under Construction

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