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Paloma Community Park

This is an award-winning 85-acre park located in a flood basin and serves as Peoria's third community park. As the prime design-builder, Hunter Contracting Co. (Hunter) undertook design and preconstruction services and the project's construction with a management agreement with Valley Rain Construction. One of the project's most notable features is compliance with the 404 Clean Water Act and 408 permits, which required tremendous coordination with the Army Corp of Engineers and Flood Control District of Maricopa County. In addition, most of the park's site rests on shallow rock and caliche in a sensitive desert environment. The project began in November 2018 and commenced in April 2019 after completing extensive 408 permit tasks. The project team mobilized in April 2019, and the park was completed in October 2020.

City of Peoria
October 2020
Delivery Method:
Design Engineer:
  • 186,000+ CY of dirt moved
  • 3-cell dog park
  • 3.5-acre lake (irrigation and Arizona Game & Fish)
  • Biking and walking connectivity
  • Hiking and jogging trails
  • Landscape and irrigation
  • Large scale event parking
  • Musco Lighting (LED field and court lighting)
  • Multi-use fields
  • Picnic ramadas
  • Plaza area with LED lighting
  • Restroom, maintenance, office, and concession buildings
  • Sand baseball fields
  • Shaded playground
  • Shaded splash pad
  • Sports courts
  • Turf (sod and stolons)
  • Utilities (water, sewer, and future reclaimed water infrastructure)


ENR Southwest

Landscape/Urban Development, Award of Merit