Payson, Arizona Parks

Outdoor recreation and leisure are staples within the Payson community.  Besides being surrounded by the world’s largest Ponderosa Pine forest and Tonto National Forest, Payson offers four public parks: Green Valley Park, Rumsey Park, Deming Park, and Mustang Park.  These parks serve as hosting sites for many special events throughout the year, sport tournaments and leagues, as well as open recreation and leisure opportunities.

Green Valley Park

Green Valley Park is a 43-acre park, coined as the “Jewel of Payson”.  Located at the end of Historic Main Street, this parks consists of 3 lakes, a playground, picnic ramadas, amphitheater, vast open space, and serves as the location of the Rim Country Historical Museum and Zane Grey Cabin. Green Valley Park offers many recreational pursuits, including: fishing, walks, beautiful sunsets, kayaking, concerts in the park.

Green Valley Park Lakes participate in the Arizona’s Urban Fishing Program, which is an initiative to provide fishing opportunities and education  for communities.

For more information on the Community Fishing Program, click here

Park hours: 6:00am-10:30pm

Lakes are not for swimming or wading, or any piece of equipment that allows for bodily contact.

No alcohol. No amplified equipment.

Boating permitted if propelled by oars, paddles, wind sail.  Engines powered by gasoline or any volatile liquids is not permitted.

For directions, click here

Fishing License information or to purchase a fishing license, click here

Rumsey Park

Rumsey Park is an 82-acre municipal park, 5 baseball/softball fields, 2 multi-purpose fields, 6 pickleball courts, 3 tennis fields, 2 sand volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts, bocce ball court, 2 playgrounds, dog park, skate park, horse shoe pits, a self-serve disc golf course, and 6 ramadas. The Payson Public Library is also located within Rumsey Park.

Payson Public Library

All facilities are open to the public, first-come-first serve, or available for reservation during park hours.

Park Hours: 6:00am-10:30pm

To reserve a facility at Rumsey Park, contact the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Office

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm/1:00pm-5:00pm
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 928-472-5110

Deming Pioneer Park

You can find Deming Park on Historic Main Street, at the intersection of McLane Road and West Main Street. This one-quarter parcel park provides displays containing the history of Payson under a covered walkway, with a small amphitheater area.

For the history of Deming Park and the Boardman’s Store, click here

Park Hours: 6:00am-10:30pm

Mustang Neighborhood Park

Our Newly Reopened Mustang Park is a neighborhood pocket park located on the northwest corner of Roundup Road and Mustang Circle in the Payson Ranchos subdivision.  This pocket parks is a quarter-acre that offers a playground, swing set, small picnic shelter, and a half-court basketball court. Mustang Park is a family centered area, open to the public during operating park hours.

Park Hours: 6:00am – 10:30pm

Our Parks and Facilities are proudly maintained on by our Payson Parks and Recreation Department. For questions and to follow our updates, please follow our social media accounts or reach out to our office.

928-472-5110  |  [email protected]  | 1000 W. Country Club Dr. Payson, AZ


Phone | (928) 472-5110
1000 W. Country Club Dr.
Payson, AZ 85541

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