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Parks & Recreation
5970 W. Brown St.
Glendale AZ  85302
623-930-2820

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The ARC
The Archery Range Complex at Glendale Heroes Park is now open!

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Archery Range Complex at Glendale Heroes Park rules for archery range

83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road
Glendale, Arizona 85303
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See all Heroes Regional Park

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Important Information:

  • Archers must provide their own equipment.
  • Range has 16 lanes, six of which have targets and target stands.
  • Heavy rains may cause the closure of the range.
  • Range may be closed temporarily for routine maintenance.
  • Range may be closed on Wednesday for major maintenance items.

Download the ARC Fact Sheet

Project History:

The City of Glendale has constructed a 16-lane practice and competition archery range for both novice and professional archers at Heroes Regional Park. Located near the existing Ramada Complex parking lot, the project opened in the fall of 2016. The facility features include a 47,000-square-foot area with gated perimeter fencing, 16 archery lanes, an earthen target backstop, shaded spectator areas and landscaping.

Conceptual Layout | Project Updates

Heroes Regional Park Archery Range is being constructed exclusively through grants and generous donations of material and labor.

Special Thanks to All Our Funding Partners!

  • Arizona Game and Fish Department
  • Arizona Rock Products Association
  • Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority
  • Blackmore Concrete, Inc.
  • CEMEX
  • DBA Construction, Inc.
  • GCON, Inc.
  • Hansen Aggregates of Arizona
  • Heritage Trucking, Inc.
  • Madison Granite Supplies, Inc.
  • Salt River Materials Group
  • Shade ‘n Net

Vision to Reality

In March 2014 the City Council reviewed and discussed a Council Item of Interest regarding the possible construction of an archery range at the partially developed 87-acre Heroes Regional Park at 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road and provided direction to staff to pursue the potential park improvement project under the following conditions:

  • There must be community interest to support the construction of an archery range

  • The project must be implemented at no cost to the City (via financial and material/labor donations and grants)

  • The overall management of the facility would be operated by an outside, qualified, professional archery organization

  • Substantial progress or accomplishment of the first two items must be made by July 1, 2015

Since that time, two public meetings have been conducted, over 4,000 e-mails have been sent out, area residents have been notified, the issue has been publicly discussed by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission and Council authorized the submittal of grant funding requests to cover project costs.

Staff has briefed the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission and the City Council with its final recommendation and is currently moving forward with project development and implementation.

Project Updates

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ARC opening ceremony ribbon cuttingOctober 15, 2016: GRAND OPENING
! The ceremony included comments from Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Yucca District Councilmember Sammy Chavira, as well as representatives from the funding partners for the project, the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGF). It concluded with a ribbon cutting, in which the Mayor invited elected officials, AZSTA, AGF, as well as various partners to help cut the ceremonial ribbon. The arrows will start shooting once the ribbon is cut! Local archery clubs will conduct demonstrations and local 2016 US Archer Paralympian Eric Bennett as well as 2016 US Archery Team Coach Mel Nichols will make an appearance and help christen the new complex.

August 23, 2016: The finishing touches are being done at the Archery Range as we get closer to project completion. Click here for most recent and older project photos.

Volunteers planting
Volunteers Planting on Saturday, July 9, 2016
 

July 9, 2016: ARC construction is nearly a wrap! Work on the new Heroes Regional Park Archery Range, The ARC, continues with about three dozen enthusiastic volunteers from Leadership West & GCON volunteering to help spread nearly 1300 tons of landscape rock on a hot July Saturday!

June 2016: As of June 1, construction crews are hard at work pouring concrete ribbon curbing and performing grading and earthwork activities.

 

Archery Range gravel delivery
Material Donations “Piling Up” for Planned Archery Range
 

March 2016: Several community members have pledged donations of materials. Mayor Jerry Weiers was on hand Thursday, March 10, 2016 to welcome nearly 400 tons of gravel needed for the new archery range, generously donated by Arizona Rock Products Association member Salt River Materials Group. Heritage Trucking also pitched in and donated the use of their trucks and drivers for the transport and delivery to the Heroes Regional Park site. Construction is slated to start early summer. Thank you to SRMG and Heritage Trucking!

July 2015: The City was notified in July 2015 that it would receive a $7,000 grant from the State of Arizona Game and Fish Department annual “Shooting Range Development Grant Program” and in December 2015, the City was advised that it was awarded an additional $49,000 in grant funding from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority through its Youth and Amateur Sports Grants Program for the development of the range. The City is still awaiting the outcome of one final grant request to the Easton Sports Development Foundation. It is also anticipated that an outside, professional archery operating contractor will be selected to assume operation of the new facility.

Need more info?
If you are interested in donating or would like more information about bringing archery to Glendale, please contact Mike Gregory, Parks & Recreation Administrator, at 623-930-2652. Mike can also be reached at MGregory@Glendaleaz.com.

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