Green Valley Park is a beautiful 45-acre recreation area that is used year-round for all kinds of activities and events, including walking, fishing, boating, picnicking, skating, and general recreation and relaxation. The park has a large grassy area & an amphitheater that is utilized for events such as summer concerts and holiday events. It also has picnic ramadas, outdoor cooking facilities, and a playground. The park features a memorial to Arizona Veterans, and has twice hosted the Vietnam Wall Traveling Memorial. Green Valley Park also contains Historic Buildings and Museums, including a replica of Zane Grey's cabin.
Green Valley Lakes
The three Green Valley lakes are a part of a water reclamation project between the Town of Payson and the Gila County Sanitary District. The lakes are intensively stocked and managed for fishing recreation by Arizona Fish & Game as a part of the Arizona Urban Fishing Program providing excellent year-round fishing in the heart of Payson. The lakes have boat docks and are available non-gas-powered boats are permitted from sunrise to sunset. The paved path around the largest of the lakes provides a wonderful scenic walk for watching local water birds and is part of the Payson Area Trails System.
Zane Grey Cabin
The Northern Gila County Historical Society operates the Rim Country Museum and the Zane Grey Cabin located in Green Valley Park. The Rim Country Museum and replica of the Zane Grey Cabin are quaintly nestled within the green rolling hills and three lakes of the award winning Green Valley Park, which was built around these historic structures.
The replica of the Zane Grey Cabin is a faithful copy of the original made from local Ponderosa pine trees. The replica was dedicated in 2005. Visitors are able to tour the cabin which has been restored to look like Zane Grey's original cabin built in 1921. The cabin also contains many historical belongings of Zane Grey's.
The Rim Country Museum
Memorial to Arizona Veterans
Green Valley Ampitheater