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Sunset Park 2014 Community Campout

Firepit camping smoresSedona AZ (September 1, 2014) It is time again for the popular Community Campout at beautiful Sunset Park in Sedona! Residents and visitors have an opportunity to camp with food provided, activities planned and restrooms nearby, all while surrounded by beautiful Sedona scenery.

The camp out, courtesy of the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation department, is scheduled for September 19 and 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening until 10:00 a.m. the next morning. For only $15 per tent (provide your own) or $35 per tent (if the city provides), participants can join others for a night of camping under the stars, telescope star viewing, and a group hike in the morning.

This event is great for first time campers, as well as seasoned campers, wanting to enjoy camping close to home. Sunset Park is located at 655 Sunset Drive, west Sedona.

So much is included in the small registration fee. Set up your tent at 5:00 in the evening and take time to enjoy the new city splash park. At 5:30 p.m., join the Arizona Natural History Association and the Red Rock Ranger District for Leave No Trace Behind and Day Hike Preparedness activities. Next, get ready to roast hot dogs as children run around the park and adults enjoy the fresh air.

Frisbees, balls and games will be provided for participants use. When the stars come out, Astronomers of the Verde Valley will be on site with loaner telescopes while campers enjoy a bonfire and roasting s’mores. In addition, a local musician with guitars and other instruments will entertain everyone with great campfire songs.

Wake early Saturday morning for a continental breakfast sponsored by the Sedona Elks Lodge. At 7:30 a.m., adults and children over eight may enjoy a guided 1¼ mile hike on Bandit Trail as Park Rangers point out the natural, geological, and cultural features with ample rest stops and opportunities to ask questions.

Hikers must carry water and have proper hiking shoes. No dogs are allowed on the hike or during the camping portion of the event.

This may be your only chance to camp in a City park, so don’t miss out. The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 282-7098 or visit 525 Posse Ground Road in Sedona to register for this event.

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