Acker Park - Prescott AZ
421 S. Virginia St.
Explore Acker Park
Acker Park consists of approximately 80 acres
of natural parkland near downtown Prescott with access from 421 S.
Virginia St., Penn St./Eastwood, Autumn Breeze (in the Foothills
subdivision) and S. Washington. The latter has limited parking and
is best suited for walk-ins.
The main 1-mile loop trail includes
interpretive plant signs with nature quotes and children's art
rotated in through out the year. There are 10 backless benches and 2
park benches that can be found along this trail to rest along the
way or take in the scenic vista view that the trail offers. The
trail is excellent for hiking or running. The north end hill top has
rustic signage calling out distant mountain ranges and their
There is one main picnic area with 5 tables
accessed from the Virginia St. entrance and one picnic table tucked
into shade trees about halfway along the main trail. The park also
includes a restroom and a small play area with a springing and
climbing structure located off the dirt further south of the main
In addition to the Mountain Oak Charter School
art project, you'll find adjacent to the restroom a nice 6-panel,
mosaic art wall made by nearby Skyview School students.
There is an amphitheater/stage with bench
seating for 50 people and up to 100 if chairs are brought in. This
is available free of charge to the public. Use is based on a first
come first serve system. No registration/permit is required for the
In 1996, Friends of J.S. Acker Park adopted
Acker Park and have been instrumental in partnering with The City of
Prescott to provide funds, do improvements and maintenance.
This park was made possible by a
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