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824 E Gurley St
Prescott, AZ, 86301
Phone 928-777-1121

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Acker Grant Application

The grant process for the City of Prescott Acker Trust is now closed. The grant process will reopen in November 2015 for eligible non-profit organizations seeking funds for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017). In accordance with the will of J.S. Acker, non-profit organizations that promote "... music and parks, especially for the children of Prescott ..." are encouraged to apply.

Call Michelle Stacy-Schroeder at (928) 777-1552 for more information

Willow Lake - Prescott's Undiscovered Jewel

Parks and Rec Board Members

The City of Prescott provides numerous recreational opportunities at Willow Lake, one of two lakes in north Prescott acquired in 1998. These opportunities include the Willow Dells Trails, Willow Lake Trail, a large archaeological site with educational exhibits, picnicking, non-motorized boating, fishing, observing the abundant bird life, large pavilions for reservations, unlimited opportunities for exploration, and a nearby zoo.

Mission StatementParks and Rec Board Members

  • To preserve, protect and enhance the parklands, public open spaces, trails and lakes of the City of Prescott for the benefit of its citizens and the ecological health of the region.
  • To maintain leisure services system that is responsive to and directed by the diverse and changing needs of the community we serve.
  • To plan for the future growth and expansion of park facilities, lake properties, open spaces, trails, recreation programs and library services.
  • To construct, operate and maintain parks, recreation facilities, trails and library services in a safe, aesthetically pleasing and efficient manner.

Parking Passes

Parking passes are available for sale for vehicle entry into Watson Lake, Goldwater Lake, Willow Lake and the Sundog Ranch Road- Peavine Trailhead. The cost for an annual parking pass is $20 for 20 visits, $40 for 60 visits or unlimited entry for a year (from the date of purchase) for $80. . Daily entrance at these locations is $2 per vehicle (effective 8/1/10 at Sundog Peavine Trailhead). Passes are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Grace Sparkes Memorial Activity Center (credit/ debit/ cash/ check)
    824 E. Gurley St
    Prescott, AZ 86301

or you can mail the Parking Pass application below with your check to the following address:

City of Prescott
Parks, Recreation and Library Dept.
824 E Gurley St
Prescott, AZ 86301
  • Parking Pass Application (pdf, 24.7 kb)
    Use this form to purchase an annual parking pass, allowing the bearer unlimited entry to Sundog Peavine Trailhead, Willow Lake, Watson Lake and Goldwater Lake Park.

Fishing Information

Contact Us

  • Grace M. Sparkes Memorial Activity Center (Old Armory Building)
    824 E Gurley Street, Prescott AZ 86301
  • Adult Center of Prescott
    Rowle P. Simmons Community Center
    1280 E Rosser Street, Prescott 86301
  • Prescott Meals On Wheels
    Rowle P. Simmons Community Center
    1280 E Rosser Street, Prescott 86301
Department Phone Number
Recreation Services 777-1122
Adult Sports 777-1557
Special Needs 777-1554
Special Events 777-1552
Golf Course 776-PUTT (7888)