Friends of White Tank Park


White Tank Regional Park Web site

White Tank Regional Park Web site

Park Address:
20304 W White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85355
Phone: (623) 935.2505

At White Tank Mountain Parkhalloween
October 31, 2014
7 to 9:30 PM
Bring the kids out for a spook-tacular evening! Trick-or-Treat along a luminary-lit desert trail (1/2 mile barrier-free), play themed games, have a hot dog (vendor provided), enjoy cocoa and apple cider, learn about “creepy, crawly desert creatures”, and more.  This fun, safe family event will be held at Area 4. This event is supported by the Friends of White Tank Park.
Park entrance fee: $6/vehicle
meetingGuyOur next Member Meeting will be Sunday, November 2 in the Nature Center at the Park.  This meeting will be our Annual Meeting.  Time is 2:00 p.m.  Meetings generally last from one hour to one and a half hours. All members and visitors are welcome. Please join us!

Friends of White Tank Amended and Restated Bylaws
The By-Laws committee has worked hard in rewording some sections of our current By Laws.  All members are allowed a 30 day review process and will vote to accept this edited version at our Annual Meeting, November 2, 2014.

WTM ConservancyThe White Tank Mountains Conservancy held its kick off luncheon at Verrado Golf Club on Thursday, October 23.

The organization intends to enhance the economy in the West Valley while ensuring the sustainability of the natural and cultural resources of the White Tank Mountains. The Conservancy will focus on five specific areas of impact: Regional Planning and Partnerships; Stewardship and Volunteerism; Advocacy and Public Policy; Research, Education and Training; and Tourism and Public Attraction.

Committees supporting the impact areas were formed and will begin work on the mission, vision, governance documents, and goals for the committees and the organization over the next few weeks.

Todd Hornback, DMB Associates, and Jackie Meck, Mayor of the City of Buckeye, co-chair the White Tank Mountain Advisory Board which oversees the Conservancy effort.

Those attending from Friends of White Tank Park were President Jane Fricke, Michelle Justice, Bob Hopper, and Alice Neal.

To learn more about the Conservancy; click on this WTMConservancy.pdf link.

Petroglyphs of the White Tank Mountain Regional Park

petroglyphsShelley Rasmussen recently published an article in the August 2014 of the Old Pueblo Archaeology Bulletin about the history of White Tank Mountains and information about the Petroglyphs found in the park. The article includes several photos of the Petroglyphs by Allen Dart.  Click this link to read the entire article.

Old Pueblo Archaeology is the quarterly bulletin of Old Pueblo Archaeology Center in Tucson.

5th Annual Outdoor Arts and Crafts Fair

White Tank Mountain Park

Saturday, February 28, 2015 and Sunday March 1, 2015

Annual Art FairWe are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair, sponsored by Friends of White Tank Park. will be held again at the beautiful White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Come by and meet the local independent artisans that will be displaying their fine art and crafts. White Tank Mountain Regional Park is a perfect setting for this wonderful fair.

Visitors to the Arts and Crafts Fair will also be able to experience the exhibits on display in the White Tank Park Nature Center.  Proceeds from the Arts and Crafts Fair will be used to support park projects, educational programs and facilities at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park.

For additional information about the Arts and Crafts Fair.

Artists wishing to participate please complete the Friends of White Tank Art Fair Application Form .    (Form is a PDF)

FoWTP Contribute to the Nature Center

A preserved Great Horned Owl guards his prey and a nearby pair of quail appear ready to take flight to safety.  The birds were found dead of natural causes in the park, mounted by a taxidermist, and presented to the nature center as a gift from Friends of White Tank Park.


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