About Us

Mission Statement:

Coconino County Parks and Recreation engages the public in delivering quality parks, equitable community partnerships, diverse recreational opportunities, and distinctive natural areas and open spaces.

Vision Statement:

Coconino County Parks and Recreation enriches lives through exceptional parks and programs.

Workplace Values:



: We engage positively and enthusiastically in our jobs to accomplish our mission.


: We take responsibility for our actions.


: We encourage innovative, creative thought, and adaptability.


: We recognize, respect, and learn from peoples' diverse experiences.


: We work together through communication, collaboration, and cooperation to achieve a common goal.

Our Commitment

We accomplish our mission by:
  • Managing 3,588 acres in

    six county parks and two natural areas

  • Maintaining

    41 miles of trails

    on Coconino County property and easements,
  • Hosting the

    annual Coconino County Fair

    , and
  • Implementing the 2002 voter-approved capital improvements sales tax initiative, the

    Coconino Parks and Open Space Program (CPOS)

We provide

recreation programming

with a primary focus on outdoor and environmental education. We work with private and non-profit partners to provide high quality, unique parks and recreation services throughout Coconino County.

We strive to connect with the community by engaging the public and delivering exceptional customer service to all who visit the Coconino County Parks System.

Coconino Parks and Open Spaces (CPOS)

Approved by Coconino voters in November 2002, Coconino Parks and Open Space Program (CPOS) sales tax initiative funds specific projects related park development and enhancement, acquisition of natural areas and open space, and trail development.

Parks and Recreation Commission

A Board of Supervisors-appointed citizen advisory group, the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Commission submits recommendations regarding the development and operation of a well-balanced system of parks, programs, trails, and events.

Friends of Coconino County Parks

A 501c3 nonprofit organization in Arizona, the mission of the Friends of Coconino County Parks Inc. is to financially support Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department's efforts in the areas of land conservation, park development, volunteerism and recreational activities.

2019 Master Plan

Approved by the Board of Supervisors in March 2020, the 2019 Master Plan for Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department builds upon the successes of the department's past, while accounting for future needs and demographics of Coconino County. The Master Plan is intended to serve as an operational blueprint for the Department for the next ten years. 

Organizational Documents

  • Strategic Plan: Aligned with the Organizational Master Plan and anchored on County Strategic Priorities both approved by the Board of Supervisors, the Strategic Plan determines department goals, objectives and strategies for fiscal years 2012-2015.
  • Annual Report Fiscal Years 2014 & 2015 (PDF or digital magazine)
  • Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013 (PDF or digital magazine)
  • Annual Report Fiscal Year 2012 (PDF or digital magazine)