Mesa unveils new park with unique playground, 1-mile walking trail

Jan 21, 2020, 3:30 PM | Updated: 9:40 pm

(City of Mesa Photo)...

(City of Mesa Photo)

(City of Mesa Photo)

PHOENIX – There’s a unique new place to play in Mesa.

Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday for the first phase of Signal Butte Park.

The 30-acre recreation space at Signal Butte and Elliot roads in east Mesa is anchored by a custom-built, geometric play structure with slides and a variety of climbing features.

“We talk a lot about how important it is that Mesa has to remain a great place to be a kid,” Mayor John Giles said during the ceremony.

“That’s been one of our really core values as a community for decades, and I’m very proud that we are aware of that and that we’re cultivating that and that we’re working hard to maintain that great reputation.”

The park also has swings, four ramadas and a 1-mile walking trail that circles the Signal Butte Water Treatment Plant.

The Siphon Draw Wash runs through the park and is usually flowing with water, creating a riparian nature habitat.

A second phase to the north, which is scheduled for completion in 2023, will have a bridge over the wash, a BMX bicycle track, a multi-use trail and more.

In November, Mesa completed work on the third phase of Eastmark Great Park at Ray Road and Eastmark Parkway. The first phase of Eastmark opened in 2013.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A two-year-old girl nearly drowned on Saturday in Chandler. (Pexels photo)...

2-year-old ‘breathing and alert’ after nearly drowning in Chandler

Fire personnel were called to a near-drowning incident in Chandler involving a two-year-old girl on Saturday.

7 hours ago

Exzavion Williams is in jail more than 15 months after a deadly shooting in Phoenix. (MCSO mugshot)...

Arrest made from February 2023 shooting that killed Phoenix teen

Detectives arrested a man for murder and armed robbery in a homicide case from last year, authorities said Saturday.

7 hours ago

dual-branded hotel groundbreaking...

Damon Allred

Dual-branded hotel coming to Phoenix in 2025 breaks ground

Mayor Kate Gallego was among those present for the groundbreaking on Tuesday of a new dual-branded hotel coming soon to Phoenix.

8 hours ago

Two brothers were arrested weeks after a dead body was removed from a car that was on fire in a can...

Pair of brothers arrested weeks after a dead body was found in Phoenix canal

Detectives arrested a pair of brothers after a dead body was found in a car on fire last month in west Phoenix.

9 hours ago

A bear was killed by Arizona game officials after it injured a teenager in northern Arizona. (AZ Ga...

Associated Press

Bear shot dead by Arizona game officers after swipe attack on teen in mountain cabin

A black bear was shot and killed by Arizona fish and game officers after it entered a home through an open door and injured a teenager.

10 hours ago

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria will open a new location in Surprise this fall. (Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria)...

Chicago pizza chain Lou Malnati’s announces new Surprise location

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria will open its ninth Valley location this fall. The popular chain plans to open a new location in Surprise.

12 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s how to be worry-free when your A/C goes out in the middle of summer

PHOENIX -- As Arizona approaches another hot summer, Phoenix residents are likely to spend more time indoors.


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.


Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

Mesa unveils new park with unique playground, 1-mile walking trail