Queen Creek was just a farming community when Arizona became a state in 1912. Indians had used the fertile land below the San Tan Mountains and the land along Queen Creek for farming. Pioneer settlers did the same, growing citrus trees, cotton, pecans and vegetables. The residents prided themselves on their independence but also on their sense of community and willingness to help one another?virtues that are still alive and well in Queen Creek today. Churches and the post office still act as gathering places and town dances and picnics are as popular today as they were when the town was a fledgling village. The annual 4th of July celebration is a Queen Creek tradition. The quiet rural atmospheres of Queen Creek, combined with strong community bonds and a carefree attitude, make these towns a great place to call home.
After-school programs and classes for Queen Creek's youth are offered at the Queen Creek Community Center. Exciting and educational classes such as the Youth Commission Town Hall Forum, Skate Club, and basketball leagues keep kids and teens preoccupied while in a safe and friendly community environment. Homework assistance is available, as are computers equipped with Internet access, arts and crafts, pool tables, air hockey, ping-pong, Nintendo, Playstation, music and opportunities for socializing. The five-acre site encompasses a branch of the Maricopa County Library, a kitchen, a new playground, two lighted basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, a skate park, a lighted softball field and three picnic areas with barbecue grills.
The Will Rogers Equestrian Ranch, a "Shared Equestrian Subdivision," is ideally located in Queen Creek and is home to a large group of horses. The ranch is situated next to Queen Creek Wash. The wash floor affords miles of easy, sandy trails for riders of all skill levels. Cottonwood and tamarisk trees provide shade and places for birds to nest. There are no cacti in the wash making the area safe for both the horses and their riders.
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