Black Canyon Heritage Park provides riparian, birding, butterfly and other environmental experiences in a family friendly, nurturing setting.
Come visit our park; it is a great Preserve in Black Canyon City (Arizona). Come take a short a peaceful accessible nature trail or just sit to view the park's significant natural resources, birds, butterflies and interpretative displays. We are protecting and preserving a significant natural riparian resource and environmental education experiences. We are also a major birding and butterfly destination.
Our Visitor Center is an official Arizona Tourism Office managed by the Black Canyon City Chamber of Commerce. At our Visitor Center, you'll discover engaging interpretive displays, a curated selection of items for purchase, and complimentary literature highlighting captivating local and state tourist destinations.
Visitor Center & Park Open Daily
- 9 AM to 1 PM daily
- Exceptions : January 1, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Friday after Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25
- September 2023 youtube video by Lens - AZ. Great drone footage of the park and area around the park.
- Video Ad by Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce
- Updates: https://www.facebook.com/pg/blackcanyonheritagepark.
- Agua Fria Watershed: http://aguafriawatershed.org
- Old Cañon School Museum: Open Friday - Monday, 9 AM to 1 PM. See facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/312765300414888. Museum is owned and operated by the Black Canyon Historical Society. It is located in the Park. Call (623) 374-0332 for more information.
Thanks for Helping these Scouts!
Great News thanks to Chris, Ian, John, Justin, Roy, Patty, Peter, and 5 anonymous donors (1 was match donation) they now have d $690.78 net after fees. Rupert will be refurbishing and painting our wood benches and picnic tables. Leo is building and installing several different types of bird houses. The boys will now be able to complete their projects at the park. Fantastic! We'll keep you informed on their progress!
Sam & Sara mural on south outside wall of Visitor Center: We have one of the murals that will become illustrations for a children's book in different locations throughout our great state. CLICK HERE to see the video of it's creation More information at SamAndSara.org. We'll have the book at the Visitor in August 2023 - check back for updates.
Please donate to enable us to continue enhancing the riparian habitat and support educational programs. Specifically, you can donate at: http://bit.ly/BCHP-Donate or mail your check to BCHP, PO Box 33, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324. Thank you.
Items for purchase Include the following. CLICK HERE for more items and information.
Butterflies of Central and Northern Arizona Guide - $8.95
SAM & SARA - story with pictures of murals painted across Arizona including the south outside wall of our visitor center - $30
BCHP ClueKeeper Scavenger Hunt - a one time play game download at the park - $10
BLACK CANYON UNDERGROUND by Marcy J. Miller - $20
BLACK CANYON WATERS - by Marcy Miller - $10
NATURE GUIDE folding brochure - $7.95.
AGENT H2O by Rita Goldner - $17.95.
QUINCY THE QUAIL BOOKS by Barbara Renner - $11.00.
NATURE PHOTOS BY PAUL SANTORI - Pricing Varies; see inventory at Visitor Center
Contact us at [email protected] or 623.293.8629 if you would like to purchase any of the above.
Our volunteers did amazing work at our last work day on September 23, 2023. See more at HERE. Our next work day will be next spring - mostly like in April. We'll post updates here, on our calendar, and in our e-newsletter.
Come enjoy a day outside with friends. Help maintain and improve our park for your community and our visitors.
Click CLICK HERE for more from past Work Days at the Park.
Black Canyon Heritage Park may be rented for your next family picnic or to larger corporate or social events. We recommend that visitors follow the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
If you are considering a specific event at the park, email [email protected] for more information.