Did you know that the Phoenix metro region is home to the largest collection of urban protected areas anywhere in the nation? By connecting leaders across areas of expertise and jurisdictions, we are able to address complex challenges to ensure the ecological and recreational sustainability of these vital open spaces.


Encompassing over 200,000 acres, the preserves of the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Maricopa County represent the largest network of protected space in any U.S. metropolitan region. View all park preserves.

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Sustaining the legacy of desert mountain park preserves in the Phoenix region depends on all of us! Join us as we identify ways to care for and conserve the mountain park preserves, attend our events and much more!