April 2, 2019
The Parks & Gardens of Sedona
Posted by: Lori Reinhold
When people think of Sedona, they conjure magnificent desert landscapes and iconic red rock formations. But Sedona is also home to many peaceful parks and green spaces where locals come to relax and spend time with their friends and family. Consider adding a few of these lovely parks and gardens to your Sedona itinerary.
Jordan Historical Park
Jordan Historical Park is located on 8 beautiful acres at the current site of the Sedona Heritage Museum. After learning about the region’s fascinating history at the museum, take a stroll through this pleasant park, which features interpretive nature trails, picnic tables, and a large fruit orchard. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk, with no admission fee.
Posse Grounds Park
Located just two miles from downtown Sedona, Posse Grounds Park is a large and welcoming space featuring short trails for walking, running, and biking. This is a great way to get exercise and soak in some marvelous red rock views without traveling too far. Posse Grounds is also home to softball fields, sports courts, a dog park, skate park, and pavilion for live performances.
Sedona Botanical Garden
The Sedona Botanical Garden may be small, but it is brimming with wonderful plant and animal life. Come to this quarter-acre garden to view a variety of native plants, trees, and shrubs, especially cacti and agave. It also features life-sized sculptures of a javelina, coyote, rabbit, and birds, all created by Sedona artists. After exploring the garden, be sure to hit up the adorable gift shop.
Pocket parks are tiny, micro-sized green spaces located throughout cities to give people a pleasant place to sit and relax. Sedona is home to two pocket parks: Jack Jamesen Memorial Park and Greyback Park. Keep an eye out for them during your various adventures throughout town.
Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park
Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is the perfect place for meditation and spiritual renewal. Located on 14 lush acres at the base of Thunder Mountain, come here to reconnect with yourself and the beautiful world around you. A stupa is a hemispherical sacred structure used for prayer and meditation. This park is home two fully empowered and consecrated stupas: the Amitabha Stupa and Tara Stupa. The 36-foot tall Amitabha Stupa is named after the Buddha of Limitless Light. It is filled with hundreds of prayers for peace, sacred relics, and ritual offerings. The smaller, six-foot tall White Tara is meant to bring compassion and long life to whoever visits it. This beautiful park embodies all the best parts of Sedona: spiritual enrichment, beautiful views, and a commitment to peace and love.
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