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Mariposa Park opens in southeast Mesa

Post Date:03/21/2015 9:00 AM

Mesa opened its newest park today in southeast Mesa. Mariposa Park located at 2351 S. Hawes Road, is a nine acre park with play pockets, fitness stations, a main playground area, a ramada and drinking fountain.

“This piece of land use to be vacant lot for many, many years,” Mesa Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities Director, Marc Heirshberg said. “We identified that this area was in need of green space and through our 2012 Parks and Recreation Bonds Program we were able to provide a new park to the residents in this area.”

Mariposa Park has three natured themed play pockets that children can climb, jump and explore in. There are eight fitness stations that run along the perimeter of the park with two of the stations meeting ADA requirements. The main playground has two play features for two to five year olds and five to 12 year olds. All the play equipment promotes children and teens to become physically active through discovery and play.

“We are very excited to open Mariposa Park in southeast Mesa,” District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson said. “We took a vacant lot with little chance of development and turned it into a park that the residents and neighbors can appreciate and be proud of for generations to come.”

Funding for Mariposa Park was provided by voters of the 2012 Parks and Recreation Bond Program. Mesa Parks and Recreation also received at $50,000 grant from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for purchase of the play pockets and outdoor fitness stations.

Mariposa Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

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Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities
Contact: Lily King-Cisneros
Tel. 480-644-4119

Lily.King-Cisneros@mesaaz.gov  

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