Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Arizona Falls

When you drive east on Indian School Road between 48th Street and 64th Street you will be driving next to the Arizona Canal on the north side of the street. At about 56th Street, there is a natural 20 foot drop along the canal which formed a sort of waterfall. In 2003, the city along with the Commission on the Arts, and Salt River Project (a local water provider) formed a partnership to restore an old hydroelectric plant and open the area to the public as place to gather for both learning and reflection.

Today’s photo is of the entrance to the walkway leading to the hydroelectric plant and the falls.

Tomorrow I’ll show you the plant and the water falling out of it.

9 comments:

cieldequimper said...

That's a very nice entrance, they did well.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Arizona Falls is a nice spot, of which I was unaware for the first 26 years of living in the Phoenix area. I drove past it on Indian School Road on a daily basis without even realizing that it was there. It will be good for you to show photos of it.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I like Arizona Falls. They used to hold dances on the Falls many, many years ago.

Jarart said...

I've been by it but never stopped. Always in a hurry to go somewhere. Looks like an interesting park.

Hilda said...

A very appropriate entrance to an old hydroelectric plant. I like it.

marcinko said...

You left out the part about how it's really a Stargate.

glenda said...

I recently visited Arizona Falls. Could't believe I did not know about it before. Very interesting,beautiful, and a cool spray on a hot Ariz. day.

Pat said...

marcinko, that's funny. I've run past the falls a few times, but have never seen the entrance. Great pic.

Susie of Arabia said...

It's such a cute entrance! Love it.