Signal Butte and Elliot Development CP0121
Design of this project will begin in June 2014.
Construction is anticipated to begin in October 2015 and will
take approximately one year.
The City of Mesa owns the 109-acre parcel on the northeast
corner of Signal Butte and Elliot for the 24-acre Water
Treatment Plant. Approximately 45 acres surrounding the Signal
Butte Water Treatment Plant and west of the power lines is the
Riverview Park exchange property. The entire 109 acres has been
master planned with expansion of the Water Treatment Plant, a
fire station, power and water utility improvements, and
phased park development with passive and active components. The
area surrounding the property is predominantly residential
neighborhoods. Eventual expansion of the Water Treatment Plant
offers an opportunity to enhance the visible public side of the
plant, including the implementation of paths along the Elliot
and Signal Butte Road that revolve around the them "how water shapes
Passive recreational opportunities begin with the phase one
development of the park's path system. A series of nodes along
Elliot will culminate at a more prominent node near the
intersection of Elliot and Signal Butte Roads where the story of
water treatment can be displayed. The path system proposed in
this phase is intended to continue into the balance of site
along the Water Treatment Plant northern and eastern boundaries.
A series of measureable loops engage the Siphon Draw Wash, with
opportunities to span across in key locations that minimize
impact to the flood zone where the wash narrows. In addition to
the paths, discovery nodes, future development phases include public gathering spaces and picnic areas. At the
southeastern corner of the site, an area of almost two acres is
proposed as a future dog park.
Active recreational uses, primarily as soccer fields, are
planned for future phases. Six regulation-sized soccer fields
are indicated in two areas that are divided by the Siphon Draw
Wash. An area within the transmission line easement is large
enough for junior size soccer fields. The regulation-size fields
are intended to be lit for nighttime play. In addition to
soccer, an area called the "Desert Trails" is included in future
park development to offer a unique experience related to more
active hiking and biking.
This project is funded through the voter-approved 2012 Parks
Parks and Recreation 2012 Bond Program
2013 Public Safety and
Signal Butte and Elliot Master Plan
and Elliot Soccer Fields
Butte and Elliot Interpretive Nodes
The Mesa Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities
Department is committed to providing sustainable facilities
and opportunities to enhance the quality of life and well
being of our community.