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Parks is a small mountain city serving as a gateway for the Grand Canyon National Park, the predominant industry is tourism, supported by motel and restaurant strips. Downtown is clean with a strong Western feel. Most families (70.7%) in Parks are classified as small, meaning they have two or three members. There's a higher percentage of small families than there are in Coconino County.
-Low heat and humidity
-Rising living costs
-Growth and sprawl
-Some winter cold
First established as Rhodes, Arizona, in 1898, it was really nothing more than a railroad depot with a post office to support the growing lumber industry.
By 1906 a sawmill was in production and its first real business, the Pines General Store opened. When the General Store was built, the post office was moved from a boxcar into the store. Soon after the store’s doors opened, the community was renamed Parks in honor of the store owner.
As automobile transportation grew in popularity, so did Parks which eventually had the general store, a gas station, restaurant, school, and campgrounds with beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks. Today the General Store is the only business still open.
For Route 66 enthusiast who likes to explore the old alignments, Parks has remnants remaining from the 1921 and 1931 Route 66 alignments. Just east of Parks is a walking trail that was once the 1931 alignment. Along this trail can be seen an old springhouse that provided water to a tourist camp located here several decades ago.
North-central Arizona, 50 miles south of Grand Canyon National Park. The elevation is 6993. Just off I-40’s exit 178 is the small, quiet community of Parks.
Check out Park In the Pine General Store historic spot off of old Route 66, great place to run get sandwiches and pizzas. There are also other great places but some are outside Parks.
Maine Consolidated School is a public school located in Parks, AZ.
Kelly was absolutely fantastic! She was always available and answered any and all questions we had. She went above and beyond in helping us find our dream home. We could not have asked for a better realtor. - Kyle Kennedy, Buyer
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