Peoria honored for preservation efforts

Photo courtesy city of Peoria
Pictured at the award ceremony: Arizona State Historic Preservation Officer Kathryn Leonard; Peoria Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities Director John Sefton; Hunter Contracting Vice President Bob Carlson; Natural Resource Policy Adviser to Gov. Doug Ducey Hunter Moore; and Arizona Museum of Natural History curator Dr. Thomas Wilson.

The Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission recognized the city of Peoria recently for its historic preservation efforts on the Palo Verde Park Project.
The Palo Verde Ruin, 26200 N. 73rd Ave., is a significant cultural resource in the city of Peoria. A portion of the 80-acre ruin is owned and managed by the city as the Palo Verde Park.
The city originally planned to build a 20-acre recreational park on the site until the discovery of the archaeological significance.
After further study, the city scaled back its planned park to 2.5 acres and set aside 15 acres to preserve the archaeological resources. The city added signs explaining the history of archaeological research in the park and the chronology of the prehistoric occupation of the Palo Verde Ruin, as well as the physical and cultural setting within the larger context of Central Arizona prehistory. In addition, the park includes an interpretive trail that links with other current and planned trail systems within the region.
“The Palo Verde Park is an exceptional educational and recreational asset that honors how the earliest settlers of the Hohokam tribe used these lands, and the remarkable ruins that remain today,” Mayor Cathy Carlat said. “We’ve been honored to shine an exciting spotlight on an area that connects us to those that have lived here before us and we’re proud to be recognized by the Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission.”

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