McKellips & Ellsworth Park
Public Meeting -
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Construction is anticipated to begin Summer 2014.
At the corner of McKellips and Ellsworth Roads, is a beautiful
58-acre parcel of native desert uplands owned by the City of
Mesa. Zaharis Elementary School is in the northwest corner of
the property. The proposed design takes full advantage of the
site’s landscape with a passive park focusing on experiencing
the native desert. An existing desert arroyo will be enhanced to
develop an interpretive educational experience. There will be a
looped trail system and an outdoor desert classroom for
environmental education. Additional improvements include site
access, trails and interpretative signage, shaded picnic ramadas
and gathering spaces and parking. The southeast corner of the
property is planned for a future Maricopa County Flood Control
storm water retention area as outlined in the Spook Hill Area
Drainage Master Plan.
Funding for this project is coming from the Park Bonds 2012.