ACC/DFLT trail stewardship day scheduled for Dec. 6

Picture of Trail Stewardship Day

The ACC Board of Directors endorsed Desert Foothills Land Trust (DLFT) trail monitoring and maintenance activities on the Anthem portion of the Maricopa Trail, also referred to as the Equestrian Trail, at their August meeting. Additionally, the Board endorsed a joint partnership with the DFLT to host a Trail Cleanup Day on Dec. 6, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on part of the Anthem Equestrian Trail.

This is an opportunity for local preservation groups such as DFLT and the Save Daisy Mountain committee to educate and introduce area residents to the local trail system, ecosystem and trail etiquette. It also empowers residents to “give back” and improve the condition of the trail.

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Deer Valley Rock Art Center



Just down the road from Anthem (about 12 miles south on I-17) is a hidden treasure called the Deer Valley Rock Art Center.  It is home to over 1,500 ancient petroglyphs (rock carvings), one of the largest collections in the United States.  These petroglyphs were hand carved by Native Americans over thousands of years and are preserved here for our viewing.  The Rock Art Center has lots of fun activities for kids and is enjoyable for adults too.  The petroglyphs are all located outside, so if you’re going to see them during the summer best to go in the morning.

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Rd. (just take the Deer Valley Rd. exit off I-17 and follow west about as far as you can go, approx. 3 miles).  Call 623-582-8007 for more information.  Or visit:

14th Annual Anthem Days…..

Picture of Carnival

14th Annual Anthem Days

March 9 & 10, 2013

10AM – 4PM

Anthem Community Park

Business Expo, Easter Egg Hunt, Live music, Kid’s Zone, Beer Court, and much, much more.

Come enjoy the fun.

Pictures of Anthem – The Community Park Train Station

Overlooking one of the Community Park ponds toward the train station

One of the many features of the Community Park is our very own train that traverses the park.  Children and adults alike enjoy riding the train year ’round.

For more information about Anthem please call Jerry Murphy at 602-334-3757.


Pictures of Anthem – Kid’s Playground at the Community Park

I may have mentioned once or twice how Anthem is a fantastic place for kids.  What kid wouldn’t enjoy this playground? Located in Anthem’s Community Park.

For more information about Anthem, please call Jerry Murphy at 602-334-3757.

Pictures of Anthem…

Yes, we have a train in Anthem.  The kiddie train winds through the Community Park and through the playground. During Christmas they decorate the tunnel with Christmas decorations, and at Halloween they turn it into a haunted tunnel.  The kids love it.  And the adults do too.

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Another Daisy Mountain Post

I wasn’t able to run Daisy Mountain as early as I would have liked this morning, I had some work that needed to be done, but I eventually made time for it, and I’m glad things worked out the way they did time-wise.  When I got to the top, I decided to take a few minutes to catch my breath when, all of a sudden, a vintage–that’s the word I use when I don’t know what I’m talking about–aircraft buzzed me.  I was able to snap a couple of photos, but wished I had gotten a little video.  As luck would have it, he decided to come back, and it’s not great footage, and certainly doesn’t capture the drama of the moment, but it was pretty awesome.  Check it out:


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