Parks, Arizona is a cool secret, nestled in the pines at over 7000 ft. between Williams and Flagstaff, on I-40. This rural community is surrounded by Nation Forest. In fact, it sits in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the world. You get the feeling of being way out in the woods, but Arizona's third largest city, Flagstaff, is only 20 minutes away.
The white capped mountains of the San Francisco Peaks loom in the horizon providing a vista unmatched anywhere in the United States. This small community offers a country lifestyle with a focus on quality living. Summer Cabins, Luxury Homes, Ranches and all with easy access to I-40.
Parks is an Equestrian community. The area is full of serious horse lovers! The best riding in the State of Arizona can be found right out most backyards in Parks. The scenery is beautiful and there are endless Forest Service Roads that make great trail rides. Lucille Ball had a ranch here in the 1950's.
Parks is a historic community comprised of several small subdivisions spread over approximately 50 square miles.The air is clean, the scenery beautiful and a genuine small town atmosphere prevails, get ready to wave back to each passing car.
This area is a nature lovers paradise. Elk, deer, antelope, coyote, fox, wild turnkey, raccoon and the indigenous Kaibab Squirrel abound and many residents name their favorite backyard visitors. Bird watchers can view the American Bald Eagle, Stellars Jay, Pygmy Nut hatches along with our summer visitors from Mexico: the colorful Hummingbirds, just to name a few.
If you enjoy an active pursuit of the outdoors, no other area provides the diversity of trails, Forest Service roads, open forest and ranges, not to mention world class cross-country ski trails that are wonderful to explore on summer afternoons.