Our Mission

Black Canyon Heritage Park (BCHP) and its partners provide visitors, students, and residents of all ages and physical abilities a variety of experiences that instill respect, responsibility, and stewardship for the surrounding area's outstanding cultural, historical, recreation, and environmental offerings.

Black Canyon Heritage Park is the Gateway to many fun, educational recreations and historic areas of the region. The thirty acre Park is located in the heart of Black Canyon City, AZ and is designed for recreation, conservation and restoration. Experience nature and culture in a friendly, nurturing environment.

The Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument bring a presence to 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. The park is also home to Black Canyon City's own Historical Society, that will be 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 the riparian ecosystem, conservation or just taking a break from the road, Heritage Park guide's you to your next destination.