Anthem Community Park
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
Anthem, AZ 85086
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Anthem’s 63-acre park includes a four-acre catch-and-release fishing lake, softball, baseball and soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, in-line hockey rink, half-pipe skateboard park, Adventure Playground with 3-level castle, half-mile kid-sized railroad, outdoor amphitheater for concerts and events, picnic ramadas with BBQ’s and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails linking the centralized amenities with the various neighborhoods.
Catch-and-Release Fishing Lake
Anthem’s four-acre catch-and-release fishing lake is stocked with Red Ear Sunfish, Black Crappies, Blue Gills, Channel Catfish, and Large Mouth Bass. Residents may fish in the lake with barbless hooks only.
Daisy Mountain Railroad
The Daisy Mountain Railroad is a 24-inch gauge railroad located in the Anthem Community Park at Anthem. Featured during the ride is a trestle across a small lake, a tunnel through a faux rock outcropping, lush green landscaping, several sparkling water falls and an eye-catching playground for young children.
The motive power on the line is provided by a steam-outline engine built by Jerry Shipman of J&E Enterprises in Chandler, Arizona. The engineer sits in the locomotive cab as the motor, which is actually in the tender, pushes the locomotive along the track. Three comfortable and well-built coaches and a caboose fill out the rolling stock roster.
The leisurely ride lasts about 10 minutes. For days and hours of operation for Daisy Mountain Railroad, check out the Resource Guide in Anthem’s Community Magazine, Freedom Way.
Cost: $3 (Anthem residents with ID); $3.50 (Non-residents); $28.00 (Book of 14 Tickets - only $2 per ride!). For more information, please contact the depot at 623-551-5880 or visit their website at www.daisymountainrailroad.com/?page_id=9.
Birthdays and Special Events Pricing: One Ride Tickets: $2.00 per person. Unlimited Ride Bands: $3.50 per person. (Must make reservation in advance to guarantee special pricing & minimum of 20 people. Please call 602.254.1200 ext. 221)
Anthem Skate Park
The Anthem Skate Park offers 14,000 square feet of concrete skating area with a 1,500-square-foot bowl that's six feet deep. It has several grinding rails, jumps and a couple of high banks. The skate park is open from 7:00am to 9:30pm in the summer and 8:00am to 9:30pm in the winter. Pads and helmets aren't required, but they are strongly recommended.
For a map of the Anthem Community Park, and for a list of park rules, please click on the links below. For any questions regarding the Anthem Community Park, please contact Parks and Facilities at 623-879-3028.
Anthem Community Park Map
Anthem Community Park Rules
Liberty Bell Park and Splash Pad
The Anthem Community Council (ACC) Liberty Bell Park and Splash Pad is one of Anthem’s many pocket parks located within the Anthem community. Operated by the ACC, the park features a children’s playground, sitting and picnic areas, and a very popular splash pad that helps to cool off our young residents on very hot days.
The park, located at 40106 N. Liberty Bell Way, is open from sunrise to sunset; while the splash pad is open daily to the public from 10am- 6:30pm, operating seasonally, and closing for the fall and winter months.
The Liberty Bell Splash Pad will close this season on Sunday, October 14, 2012 and will reopen in May 2013.