Our Mission

Black Canyon Heritage Park (BCHP) provides visitors with a variety of experiences to arouse curiosit and to instill a sense of discovery and stewardship for the area's outstanding cultural, historical, recreational, and environmental riches.

Enjoy activities and displays on the area’s outstanding cultural, historical, recreational, and environmental offerings.  The combination of food, crafts, informational booths, and activities will appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.  This year’s inaugural WinterFest celebrates the installation of interpretative displays on the visitor center walls.  This event will be held Saturday, January 28, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Black Canyon Heritage Park (33955 S. Old Black Canyon Highway, Box 33, Black Canyon City, AZ).

Help welcome the arrival of the Black Canyon City Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument at our shared visitor center. Exhibitors include Bureau of Land Management, Tonto National Forest, Black Canyon Historical Society, Sierra Club - Grand Canyon Chapter, Black Canyon Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, and more.  See updates on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/blackcanyonheritagepark/.

Contacts for exhibitors, sponsors or more information: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call  Ann Hutchinson (623) 293-8628, or Bob Cothern (623) 694-1338

Who We Are

IMG 1380 tom Kenson 2016 3 15Black Canyon Heritage Park provides visitors with a chance to experience nature and culture in a friendly, nurturing environment.  The thirty acre Park is located in the heart of Black Canyon City, AZ.  It is designed for conservation and restoration.  With the Chamber of Commerce located in the Welcome Center, it is also the Gateway to many fun, educational, recreational and historical areas of the region.

The Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument have an office and role at the Park to introduce you to the Monument and all of its discoveries. These discoveries include a rich biological, cultural, and history of the early Arizonans and Native Americans to the area.

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The park is also home to Black Canyon City's own Historical Society housed in the Historic 1926 Schoolhouse and Museum.

Efforts at the Park involve removing invasive species from the Agua Fria River Corridor and restoring riparian habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Whether it's going back into history, biking, hiking, vacationing, learning about areas riparian ecosystem, or just taking a break from the road, Heritage Park can help you learn more about our area and guide you to your next destination.