Sawmill Multicultural Art & Nature County Park was built on a "brownfield" where one of Flagstaff's first sawmills operated from 1908 to 1993. The logging and lumber industry shaped the structure of Flagstaff by attracting Mexican, African American, Swedish, Polish, and Italian families to work at the mills.
The park offers recreational and educational opportunities. Meander around the backyard wildlife habitat gardens and see how a contaminated industrial site can be transformed into an environmental and aesthetic amenity. Its public art celebrates the diversity of the surrounding community.
The Winter 2014 issue of Arizona Wildlife Views features a story about Sawmill County Park and Willow Bend Environmental Education Center. Check out the feature, "Getting Kids Outdoors at Willow Bend."
Experience Watchable Wildlife Opportunities
Sawmill Multicultural Art and Nature County Park is one of 30 wildlife viewing sites within 30 miles of Flagstaff.
Visit Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience to plan your visit and to find other watchable wildlife sites in northern Arizona.
Backyard habitat demonstration gardens
Art wall for community painting
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center green building
Restrooms and drinking fountain
Adjacent to FUTS trails system
For more information on making reservations for the Ponderosa Ramada or if you have questions, please email our Special Events Coordinator, at parksrec(at)coconino.az.gov
Reservations are limited to Saturday and Sunday only in May, September, and October.