The City of Bullhead City Parks & Recreation and Public Works Department have embarked on an exciting new plan to give a facelift to one Section 12, along the Colorado River. The previously unfinished area of land is adjacent to the south end of Bullhead City Community Park and was officially adopted into the park as a whole last year. Since that time, city work crews have worked hard to create some of the best beaches in town. However, beaches are just the beginning.
Adjacent to Highway 95 is a new 800 car parking area. Access to this lot has recently become easier thanks to the completion of Laughlin Ranch Blvd. The new road connects the parkway to Highway 95 with brief route that is nevertheless, one of the most scenic in Arizona. The western terminus of the street is the new parking lot in the Community Park. Essentially, it’s a drive to the beach.
Other improvements for the Community Park have been laid out in the development that was submitted to the Bureau of Land Management, from whom Section 12 is leased. Included in that plan are such amenities as pickleball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, more beach area, baseball fields, softball fields, basketball courts, public bike and running trails, and a riverwalk. The plan was the result of extensive public input from the community and will be a work in progress for the next several years.
The park improvements have already proven to be a big hit. Summer of 2018 was a record season for visitor attendance at the Community Park, with many weekends seeing more than 3000 people enjoying the Colorado River from their day camp areas on the new beaches. The City is preparing for even more in 2019 by increasing staffing levels for trash and restroom cleanup every weekend, and opening a new snack shack where beachgoers can purchase food, drinks, water toys, lifejackets, and more to help them maximize their fun in the sun.
Visit www.bullheadcity.com for more information about the future park development, or call 928-715-4979.