Expanded Snowplay Options Considered at Fort Tuthill

Expanded Snowplay Options Considered at Fort Tuthill

More space to play in the snow is on the agenda for Coconino County officials.

If approved, a staff proposal would expand snowplay options at Fort Tuthill County Park, a popular place for families to spend time outside in the winter months. Situated north of north of the Flagstaff Extreme adventure course and east of the county bike park, this is a busy spot that sees plenty of visitors. This is a convenient spot for families, as food and other shopping needs are nearby.

The snowplay plan aims to address a growing need for recreation areas within the county. Seasonal snowfall often causes traffic congestion along the Highway 180 and Milton Road corridors. With the new proposal, presented by the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department, a new snowplay area would be created west of the campsites at the county park.

Plans for the proposed site include rolling hills and a slope for sledding and tubing, as well as the possibility of concessions and sled rentals/sales. A fire pit and benches would be welcome additions, as well as a warming hut, ice skating rink, lighting and on-site snowmaking. Some other suggestions included establishing designated hours of operations and developing a revenue-sharing model with a concessionaire.

Coconino County has already constructed several small snowplay slopes at Fort Tuthill.
For more information, please visit the official website for Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department.

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