Friends of Cave Creek Canyon and National Public Lands Day

The Friends of Cave Creek Canyon celebrated National Public Lands Day by completing the next phase of the public gardens at the Cave Creek Canyon visitors center.  Eighteen friends showed up for a morning of moving rock and material to create walking paths and planting areas next to the visitors center.  The work went rapidly and within several hours the job was done.  The new garden area has a swale allowing water flow across the garden, several benches, and a picnic table for visitors.  Native plants and vegetation will surround the area and the Cottonwood trees provide shade.  Of course it was impossible to move all the rock without building a couple of balancing stone sculptures.

New garden area next to the Cave Creek Canyon visitors center.


Balancing Stones


  1. looks like our driveway with the "stone people" ! good job and thanks to all the participants!

  2. It was a great work day with so many helpers and then a person brought refreshments for all to enjoy. The planting of plants should be in a few weeks, what a great day!