Sedona AZ (December 15, 2015) – The city of Sedona is hosting an open house to review the proposal for a new city park on Friday, Dec. 18 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the old Sedona Ranger Station located at 250 Brewer Road. The city acquired the 3.5 acre property in 2014 and is now developing a master plan of proposed improvements.
The open house will provide an opportunity for the community to review and comment on the proposal for the new park, such as proposed improvements and use of the buildings. This is also an opportunity to tour the two Historic Landmark buildings. Stop by anytime between 3 and 5 p.m. to see the proposal and enjoy a hot drink (dress warm).
The draft proposal for the new park is based on goals such as honoring the history, building a sense of community, and creating community interactions, which are a reflection of the public input and the Sedona Community Plan. The two historic buildings are proposed to be used as multiple purpose community rental space with an open plaza between the two buildings. Also proposed are a large open lawn, a walking path, picnic tables, artwork, pickleball court, and play features including swings for both kids and adults.
The old Ranger Station property is behind Los Abrigados and Tlaquepaque, and is the former site of the Coconino National Forest-Red Rock Ranger District offices. Two of the buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places and are city Historic Landmarks. The original Ranger Station residence was built in 1917 and is the oldest known building in the city. The barn was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The two buildings will be preserved as the centerpiece of the park and the future use of the buildings will be addressed during this planning process.
If you cannot make the open house, you may review the proposal and submit your comments online at www.SedonaAZ.gov/rangerstation or contact Senior Planner Cynthia Lovely at 203-5035 or email clovely@SedonaAZ.gov.