By Brenda Mitchell:
Rotary Community Park, centrally located off of South Smoketree Avenue, is both well-known and well visited by locals and visitors alike. Accentuated by plush green grass and tree-shaded walkways, Rotary Park offers a buoyed-in swim beach encircled by 40 acres of surrounding space.
Six volleyball courts, as well as two bocce ball courts, are available to the public on a first come, first served basis, with a two-mile walking/jogging path looping the entire park.
Outdoor exercise equipment, including chin-up bars as well as a leg press, are available on a first come, first served basis. The park features three full playgrounds for different age levels 4 and up, with one playground entirely dedicated for children with special needs.
Rotary Park is also available for special events, awareness walks, and sporting events. The Fall Fun Fair is held every October for families of all ages and Teen Break takes place at Rotary Park every Spring Break for junior high through high school students.
Havasu’s Tinnell Memorial Sport’s park hosts biking and skateboarding ramps which are among the park’s often enjoyed amenities by all ages year round.
Handicap parking and restroom facilities are among the amenities available to the public. Group picnic areas are available for reservation through the submission of the request by form to the Parks & Recreation Department, with prices ranging from $20-$30, depending on the size of the picnic area being reserved.
16 separate picnic areas, each equipped with a shade canopy, picnic table, and barbeque, are also available throughout Rotary Park. The park is accessible by either car or boat and is in walking distance from the Aquatic Center.