Sedona AZ (May 8, 2012) – Back by popular demand, Sedona Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer to our community and visitors the opportunity to camp at beautiful Sunset Park. This summer’s event will be held on June 1 and 2 beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday and ending at 10 a.m. on Saturday. For only $15 per tent, participants can join others for a night of camping under the stars, telescope star viewing, and a group children’s yoga class in the morning. This event is great for first time campers as well as seasoned campers that want to enjoy camping close to home. Sunset Park is located at 655 Sunset Drive in Sedona.
So much is included in the small $15 registration fee. Set up your tent at 5 p.m. and get ready to roast hot dogs at 6 p.m. Children will enjoy running around the park and adults will enjoy sitting outside in the fresh air. Frisbees, balls and games will be provided for participants to use. When the stars come out, JD Maddy, President of Astronomers of the Verde Valley, will be on site with telescopes for you to use. Join other campers around the bonfire and enjoy roasting s’mores provided by Parks and Recreation.
Wake early for a continental breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by a guided hike for adults and children over eight or a group youth yoga class for children of all ages at 8 a.m. Those interested in taking the 1¼ mile guided hike on Bandit Trail must carry water and have proper hiking shoes to join in. The Park Rangers will point out the natural, geologic and cultural features along the trail and provide plenty of rest stops and opportunities to ask questions. Children will enjoy a short, guided hike on Lollipop Trail in the morning following their yoga class.
This might be your only chance to camp in a City park, so don’t miss out. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 282-7098 or at Sedona City Hall, 102 Roadrunner Drive, to register for this event.