Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Steele Indian School Park

This park located in the heart of Phoenix covers 160 acres that was once the home of the Phoenix Indian School, an institution that closed in 1990. At it’s peak in 1935, over 900 students attended the Federally sponsored school and many of them made up the extremely popular marching band. The City of Phoenix obtained the land in 1996 and along with a large donation from the Steele Foundation, developed the property into a beautiful park.


This park features a dog park that is popular with local residents, an amphitheater that features “movies in the park”, 30 acres of rolling grass terrain, Bird Lake, three historic buildings that have been lovingly preserved, and beautiful gardens and fountains.

7 comments:

JM said...

It must be a great green space. The house on the small pic looks very nice indeed.
Love the outside view of the arch on the previous post as well.

Migs CFL fan said...

Wow those are some fantastic pics. Looks like a great park. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Pat said...

It's a beautiful park. I haven't been there in years.

Dusty Lens said...

A great idea to create this new park for all to enjoy.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

These pictures depict a wonderful campus which is very serene, complete with well manicured lawns!

Very well taken!

Cheers

Rakesh
http://almostsunday.blogspot.com

alice said...

Before knowing your blog, I didn't think Phoenix was so green! This place is beautiful. By "rolling grass", do you mean a place where everybody is allowed to walk and plat on the lawn?
I do like the sculpture you showed yesterday too!

Sharon said...

Alice, yes, you can walk or play on the grass if you want. I really meant that they have it landscaped into small hills so that it isn't just one big flat area.