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Sedona AZ (August 9, 2011)–Warm weather invites everyone to head outdoors so the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department has planned great events for all ages to enjoy this fall.

The fourth and final offering of the popular Sedona Kid’s Photo Hunt and Hike, is a free event for children with parents/guardians to enjoy an educational hike together on August 13, 2011. Guided by the City of Sedona Volunteer Park Rangers, participants will walk through Jordan Historical Park  to learn about plants, animals, the environment and Sedona history. Children will be encouraged to take photographs of that which intrigues them, and then print pictures at home to create photo journals. The Sedona Parks and Recreation Department will provide the journals and children will use their own cameras. The morning of the event, families should arrive and be ready to hike at 8:30 a.m. at the Jordan Park lower parking lot in uptown Sedona

As the evenings cool, a great place to be is outdoors under the stars. Let the Parks and Recreation department help you do that. Due to popular demand, the Community Campout (usually offered only in the spring) is having a trial run this autumn. Join with others on September 23-24, 2011 for the campout at Sunset Park, Sunset Drive in Sedona. A registration fee of $15 per tent allows; set up on the grass field at Sunset Park at 5:00 p.m.; a hot dog roast at 6:00 p.m.;  children’s crafts at 6:30 p.m.;  s’mores roasting in the evening and stargazing with telescopes provided by the Astronomers of the Verde Valley. Camp sites are close to the children’s playground allowing adults to relax by the campfire. The following morning, Parks and Recreation will offer a continental breakfast, hot coffee and group yoga classes followed by an escorted children’s walk on the Lollipop trail. Contact the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation early. Space is limited for this event.   

October will be fun with the return of a classic Sedona event and the launch of a brand new event. Check out the SedonaEye.com web site’s Calendar of Events daily as the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation events are listed with details. Don’t miss October’s Pumpkin Splash or Red Mud Run

Photo galleries of the City of Sedona’s 2010 events can be viewed at www.SedonaAZ.gov/Parks. Surround yourself with the beauty of Sedona and make your own City of Sedona 2011 outdoor memories. Contact the Sedona Parks and Recreation department with any questions at (928) 282-7098.

In the meantime, be sure to watch the ABC television show, Good Morning America, Wednesday morning August 10, 2011. Sedona is in the running to win one of America’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities. You can help Sedona win! Encourage everyone you know to vote at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/best_places_USA/.
“What’s the most beautiful place in America?” will be answered on the GMA show each day during the week of August 8, 2011 by viewers who voted online from the list of beautiful places nominated. Robert Fruggiero of Schertz, Texas nominated Sedona stating, “The Red Rock Country in and around Sedona, Arizona is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have ever visited in the United States.”
Other cities that made the Good Morning America nomination list are Asheville, NC; Aspen, CO; Cape Cod, MA; Destin, FL; Grand Teton, WY; Lanikai Beach, HI; Newport, RI; Point Reyes, CA; and Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI.
This article was written by Sedona Parks and Recreation staff member Rachel Murdoch with additional reporting and editing by Anders Stuckerman.

Mark your calendars to vote in the City of Sedona Special election November 8, 2011


  1. Tony and Carlys, Sedona AZ says:

    we voted !! thanks for the info

  2. Kip, Austin TX says:

    vote hawaii, been there & sedona ok, hands down hawaii best

  3. Jim Reich, Sedona says:

    @SDARedRockGuide is now following you (@sedonatimes) on Twitter. We are Sedona’s premier tour company offering personalized and private tours throughout northern Arizona. Sedona, AZ

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