Silent Sunday in 2008

Mark your calendars, the monthly car-free day at South Mountain Park, Silent Sunday, will continue through 2008. As you can see from the email below, public support for Silent Sunday has been outstanding. Please take a moment to tell the City of Phoenix “Thanks!” for continuing this program.

Silent Sunday continues throughout 2008!

We’ll provide the open road; you create your own adventure.

The Natural Resources Division Silent Sunday events have continued to be successful at South Mountain Park/Preserve. The outpouring of positive community feedback has been terrific! Bicyclists, skaters, walkers, strollers, horseback riders, etc, have participated in these environmentally responsible events. During Silent Sunday we invite the public to enjoy a free day of non-motorized recreation at South Mountain Park/Preserve.

The goals of Silent Sunday are to promote awareness of alternative modes of recreation and transportation, and to give the Preserve a day of rest from motor vehicle traffic. All park roads past the main gatehouse at the Central Avenue entrance are closed to motor vehicles during the event. Free public parking is available near the parks’ main entrance at 10919 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix 85042. The roads are reserved for the entire day for all non-motorized recreational activities.

Visitors can also tour the South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC), open from 9am – 2pm thru April, and 8am – 1pm May thru September. SMEEC will have free drop-in interpretive programs for the public during Silent Sunday; please call ahead for program times.

2008 Dates: January 13, February 24, March 30, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 23, and December 28.

See you at the Preserve!

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