Recreation Roundup


Youth Sports

T-ball League

Registration: through May 20

Dates: June 6 through June 30, Monday through Thursdays only

Place: Rumsey Park North Multipurpose Field

Fee: $25

Ages: 4 to 7, must have turned 4 by May 1.

Volunteer coaches are needed.

Outdoor Recreation

17th Annual Payson Wildlife Fair

Date: May 7

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: Green Valley Park

Fee: Free

Information: Enjoy this 17th annual cooperative event, presented by the Arizona Game & Fish Department, Mogollon Sporting Association, and the U.S. Forest Service. Play games, fish, kayak, canoe and get a close-up look at wildlife.

Prior to the fair, the lake will be stocked with an abundance of trout. All participants can fish for free without a fishing license.


Boulders Loop Trail

Date: May 21

Time: 8 a.m.

Place: Meet at the Monument Peak Trailhead

Fee: Free

Information: Moderate level, 3-mile hike. Participants will walk down Granite Dells Road to get to the trailhead at Boulders Loop. 

Fly-fishing 101 and 102 class

Date: May 21

Time: 9 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Green Valley Park

Fee: $10 per person for both classes

Information: Hands-on fly-fishing class. Participants will learn proper technique, how to set-up equipment and cast a rod. Both beginners and experienced fisherman can take advantage of this informative and practical course.

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

Date: May 28

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: Rumsey Park, Ramada 4

Fee: $45 per person

Information: Award-winning Dutch oven cooks will teach how to prepare delicious dishes for family and friends while you are camping.

Summer Recreation Program

Dates: Monday through Thursday for two, three-week sessions

Session 1: June 6 through June 23

Session 2: July 5 through July 21 (except first week of July, when program will be Tuesday through Friday)

Time: 8 a.m. to noon

Ages: Children entering first through sixth grades

Cost: $75 per session, per child, snacks included

Location: Julia Randall Elementary School gymnasium and Rumsey Park

Information: Last week of the program, July 18 through 21, will be held at Rumsey Park, Ramada 5. Register now. Space is limited.

Special Events

Mountain High Games

Date: June 3 through June 5

Place: Payson Event Center

Includes: ATV rides, ATV rodeo, mountain bike race, trail run, Dutch oven competition, horseshoe competition, archery tournament and much more. Check the (town) Web site for details,

Payson Event Center

7D Barrel and Pole Series

Wednesday nights, started April 20

Parks, Recreation and Tourism will be sponsoring this equestrian event.

Books open at 4:30 p.m. Time-only run 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $3 per run 

Competition starts at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $8 per event. Side Jackpot is $5 with 50 percent payout. Jackpot fee must be paid in cash.


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