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Welcome to the Friends of Payson Parks and Recreation website.  Payson is one of Arizona's jewels and is surrounded by the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world!  This year round playground provides residents and visitors access to the beauty of dramatic mountain vistas, wide open spaces, and a rich western rodeo heritage.

Payson hosts a variety of events, activities  and programs that include the “August Doins” (World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo), the Beeline Cruise-In Car Show, Aero Fair, the Payson AZ Mountain High Games and the Old Time Fiddlers Contest as well as the patriotic 4th of July, several large soccer and softball tournaments and much more. 

We as the Friends of Payson Parks and Recreation support not only all of these events and activities through financial contributions but we also volunteer in helping these events and activities happen.  We strive to make sure that no child who wants to participate in a program is left behind through our scholarship program.  Lastly we provide financial assistant to the Town of Payson, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department to help with the upkeep of our beautiful parks and wherever else we are needed. 

If you would like to join us and help ensure that our quality of life in Payson continues to grow check out the rest of this site.  We believe you will want to join us when you see what we do!