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Fire restrictions have warranted that all barbecue activities conducted in any public park in Payson be limited to propane or gas grills.

Home Run Derby

The Third Annual Home Run Derby will be held on Friday, July 21. This event is sponsored by Mazatzal Casino and Payson Parks and Recreation. The event will be held at Rumsey 2 starting at 6 p.m. This competition features a 21 and over and 20 and younger men's and women's divisions. The registration fee is $45 per three-person team and is due by Wednesday, July 19.

ASA coed softball tournament

Rumsey Park will be this year's site for the state championship tournament scheduled for July 29 and 30. Entry fee is $300 per team.

Equestrian

Barrel Racing and Pole Bending equestrian competition is offered each Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 9 p.m. during July. Entry fees are $5 per run.

General information

Please do not feed the ducks and geese.

Did you know that feeding waterfowl unnatural foods like bread and popcorn is dangerous to them? It may seem like a harmless thing to do, but artificial feeding can cause poor nutrition, spread of disease, wing deformities, water pollution, delayed migration, unnatural behavior, costly management efforts, increased hybridization and death. Believe it or not, they have all the food and nutrition they need in the park with worms and insects that live in grass. Please help us maintain healthy waterfowl and cleaner park facilities. Instead of feeding them, opt for using a camera or binoculars to get up close to the waterfowl.

Cultural

Concert Under the Stars

Bring your lawn chair and picnic baskets and enjoy live entertainment for free. A variety of musical entertainment will interest people of all ages. Concerts will be played at the Green Valley Park Amphitheater each Saturday night from 7 to 9 p.m.

Schedule is as follows:

July 15 -- Loose Cannons (Chicago Style Blues)

July 22 -- Top Cats (Swing/Jump Blues)

July 29 -- Ellington Effect (Alternative Rock)

Payson Parks and Recreation

1000 W. Country Club Dr.

(928) 474-5242 ext. 7

www.paysonparks.com

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