The Town of Payson’s Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to the quality of life for its residents both young and old.  It takes great pride in providing a variety of recreational programs ranging from youth and adult sports programs, outdoor recreation programs, races, aquatics and large sports tournaments.  For more information on each of these programs click the links below.

Gila County is a great place to live, work, and play! One of the many benefits is your award-winning parks and leisure activities offering a never-ending source of fun activities any time of year. From a stroll on a trail, to playing a sport, to a mud run, there is something for everyone at Payson Parks and Recreation!

Many parks feature lovely views of woodlands, lakes, mountains and more. The parks include several historic sites and museums to help you explore the past and enjoy Payson’s rich history. 

Payson boasts year-round recreation classes, special events, camps, leisure activities, swimming pool, tennis courts, pickleball, disc golf courses, sports fields and much more! We strive to meet the recreational needs of every resident in Payson and its visitors. So come enjoy your parks and experience the best Payson has to offer! 

Youth & Adult Sports

For more information about all of our youth sports programs click here.

Sport Tournaments

For more information about your Sport Tournaments programs click here.

Area Parks

For more information about our our Area Parks click here.

Payson Event Center

For more information about Event Center Special Events and  Programs click here.


For more information about our Aquatic programs click here.


Ready to conquer the Monster Mudda, Boulder 10K Trail run or maybe do some Huffin for the Stuffin?    Click below for more info

Summer Recreation Camps

Summer Recreation Camps - A Way to Play & A Way to Grow!

Payson Area Trails System

For more information about the Payson Area Trails System click here.

Outdoor Recreation

Ready to enjoy some fun in the sun!? Click below and register TODAY!

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© 2020 - Town of Payson 
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department
1000 W. Country Club Dr.

Payson, AZ 85541  |  928-472-5110

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