Picnic in the Park

View of the covered picnic area with the ramps to the ancient ballcourt overlook in the background.
One of three covered picnic shelters at the park, this one is near the ancient ballcourt overlook.


Bring a meal and enjoy the park grounds while you eat. The park picnic area is open the same hours as the park visitor center, 9 am to 4 pm (we are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Independence Day). The covered picnic shelters are generally not reserved and it is hoped that visitors will share the resource if necessary.

Public restrooms are located at the front of the visitor center. Trash cans and recyclable plastic and can collection stations are located at both shelter areas.

Pets need to be on a leash or under strict physical control at all times. You are required to clean up pet waste and prevent pet damage to the park.

Do not feed park wildlife. It is harmful to the animals to eat people food and to become dependent on people for their meals.

outdoor kitchen in use showing pots on stove and people in background
Outdoor kitchen in use


One of the covered picnic shelters has an outdoor kitchen. There is a fee to use this kitchen and reservations are required. You can read the details for reserving this area in the permits section of this website.

Last updated: June 12, 2022

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Mailing Address:

1100 W. Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128


520 723-3172
General park contact number includes a phone tree for finding the employee you wish to contact. Callers may dial zero for the phone attendant. Voicemail is available for many of the extensions.

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