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Marley Park Clubs & Activities

Get Involved!

Marley Park’s clubs and groups make it easy for residents to connect, come together, and give back. From recreational, cultural and service groups to activities and events, Marley Park’s clubs help create a vibrant, thriving community.

Have an interest you want to share or pursue? The Marley Park Community Association always invites new clubs to continue making life in Marley Park dynamic, enjoyable, and rewarding. Check out some of the clubs already formed by Marley Park residents:

The Marley Park Aces Up Poker Club: Card sharks and new players alike enjoy bluffing, betting, and catching up with neighbors and friends over a card table. The club game is Texas Hold’em, but they’ve been known to change it up to keep things interesting.

Marley Park Garden Club: Gardeners are wonderful at sharing – from a start of their favorite plant, to growing tips. Get dirty with members who maintaining their own individual gardens, or help tend the beautiful community garden at the west end of Arbor Park.

Adventures Kids Club: Geared toward 7-12 year olds who are ready for more independent decision-making, kids love creating the direction of their own club…adventure, and maybe secret handshakes, await!

Volunteer
Volunteering is a vital part of Marley Park’s community. Volunteers contribute their time, effort, and talent giving back to Marley Park and the community of Surprise, enriching the neighborhood and investing in the lives of others. Leading clubs, hosting community events, or contributing to our printed Neighborhood News and online community, volunteers are the foundation of our community.

Outside Marley Park, our volunteers spend time at soup kitchens and food banks, host charitable clothing drives, volunteer at Marley Park Elementary School, and organize fundraisers for various Northwest Valley charities.

Fostering Community
The Marley Park Community Association (MPCA), an Arizona nonprofit organization, helps Marley Park develop and sustain a special sense of community. The MPCA Team works in partnership with residents to promote and fulfill common goals of community, lifelong learning, and health and wellness. The Association routinely:

  • Invites residents to share their time, talents, and ideas in creating an active and caring community.
  • Establishes community traditions, activities, and programs that create lasting memories and community pride.
  • Supports communication for residents to share information and stay connected, including our community web portal MarleyPark.net.
  • Ensures compliance with its community standards through education, respectful communication, and grassroots support.

West Valley Arts Council
The West Valley Arts Council (WVAC) is expanding its reach and presence in the Northwest Valley through a partnership with the Marley Park community. The partnership allows the Council to provide a variety of arts programming, including exhibits, performances, arts education, and public art programs throughout the Southwest and Northwest Valley.

Through the WVAC, Marley Park residents enjoy Arts Camp, Concerts on the Lawn, the Taste of the Arts event, and various art exhibits. Events are held throughout the community and are open to Marley Park residents and members of the larger community.

 


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Sun City Festival in Buckeye, Arizona

Sun City Festival

The new and exciting over 55 community of Sun City Festival is located in north Buckeye and a few minutes outside Surprise, Arizona. Being located in the west valley and a few miles out of town, if has the peace & quiet you want long with cooler temps and fresher air.

With a short 10 minute ride you have all the shopping, dining, healthcare you need. This newer active adult (over 55) community offers an award winning recreation center and all the activities you could want.

Want more information about this great community? Let us know!

 


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Verrado Mountain & Trails

Expand your horizons.

Paths and Trails

Verrado was designed to take advantage of the beautiful desert vistas and mountains that surround our community. At last count, there are more than 21 miles of paths and trails where residents and visitors in the Phoenix and Buckeye region can get away from it all. Miles of pathways span the community, connecting neighborhoods to one another for easy walking, running, or biking. Additional trails venture out from our community into the White Tank Mountains, letting you explore the landscape and beautiful flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert.

Whether you are a casual hiker or a serious mountain biker, download Verrado Temporary Paths and Trails Map before you set out to enjoy the scenic beauty of our community. Lace up your hiking boots and start exploring.

White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Verrado is nestled into the foothills of Maricopa County’s largest park, the spectacular and rugged White Tank Mountain Regional Park. The White Tanks encompass a massive 30,000 acres of Phoenix and Buckeye, with more than 20 miles of shared-use trails for hiking, mountain biking, running, and equestrian.

Residents and visitors also enjoy the Nature Center and Library in White Tank Mountain Regional Park, filled with resources and programs that help parents and kids alike experience and interact with the environment. Through engaging special events like snake feedings and animal spotlighting adventures, the park and its programs make it easy for residents to get in touch with nature, and the wildlife that surrounds them.

 


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Rancho Cabrillo Community Information

Welcome to Rancho Cabrillo, a premier Lennar community located in Peoria, and offers beautiful desert vistas, conveniences of the big city, as well as close proximity to Lake Pleasant and all the outdoor activities and adventures you can dream of!

Rancho Cabrillo is situated less than 3 miles from the Loop 303 freeway, and provides for easy travel up north to Sedona and Flagstaff. While locally, Surprise and Peoria feature everything from grocery and conveniences, to premier shopping, dining and entertainment for the entire family.

Within the community of Rancho Cabrillo, amenities include a park and tot lot with picnic tables, as well as walking paths and trails for biking and hiking! Rancho Cabrillo is part of the Peoria Unified School District. The elementary school, middle school and high schools are all located within a short drive of this community and also offer school bus transportation.

Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, offers one and two story homes at Rancho Cabrillo, including three designs of the Next Gen®, The Home Within A Home®. A revolutionary new concept perfect for the family you’re raising and the family that raised you.

Pricing from $249,990s – $297,990s
Square footage from 2,025 to 2,903
Bedrooms from 3 to 5
Bathrooms from 2.5 to 3.5

Feel free to use the contact us form to the left for more information!

 


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Verrado Clubs & Activites

Join.

Chances are, there are neighbors in Verrado who are into the same things you are. Maybe that’s mountain biking. Maybe you’re a foodie. Maybe you’re a cat person or a dog person. Maybe you really enjoy helping others. Heck, you could easily be “all of the above.”

The point is, the range of interests you’ll find among our residents is far and wide. And with more than 50 interesting clubs—from cycling to knitting and everything in between—you’re sure to find exactly the right group for your particular interests.

Play.

In Verrado, we believe that life is better when neighbors play together. That’s why health and fitness and also recreational programs are an important patr of our community.

Volunteer.

A special philanthropic program, The Giving Tree is a program that celebrates Verrado’s extraordinary commitment to volunteerism and charitable endeavors. The Giving Tree supports organizations and causes near and dear to the hearts of the Verrado community, including monthly service trips to the Phoenix Rescue Mission, the annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack, and the Joy of Giving holiday gift drive.

Lead.

Created through the Verrado Assembly, Verrado Leadership™ works to enhance the quality of life for Verrado residents by cultivating a community of leadership and by creating a legacy that touches the hearts and lives of residents today and for years to come. Each neighborhood (identified by our unique neighborhood parks) is represented by one or more neighborhood leader committed to facilitating neighbor-to-neighbor connections by providing warm welcomes, organizing neighborhood events and serving as an ambassador for the community and the Verrado Assembly.

 


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Sun City Festival Stay & Buy Program

Builder Stay & Buy Program

Sun City Festival offers a 3-4 night stay in a villa so you can experience the joys of living in their community and learn more about what they local residents think of their community first hand.

If you’d like to set up a stay, click the link and complete the short form to the left for us to start the process.


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Marley Park Celebrations

Annual Celebrations

To help Marley Park residents get to know their neighbors and create cherished memories, the Marley Park Community Association plans annual celebrations for the community.

Home for the Holidays gingerbread+

Marley Park residents look forward to opportunities to get together to connect with their neighbors, enjoy Marley Park’s exclusive amenities, and make memories that last a lifetime. Highlights of the events and community gatherings throughout the year include:

Volunteer Appreciation:
Each spring the community honors four of its outstanding volunteer leaders for their service within Marley Park and our greater community.

Star-Spangled Celebration:
Marley Park’s annual Fourth of July celebration begins with a patriotic parade and concludes with a pool party like no other, including family friendly games, competitions, music, and of course delicious BBQ food.

Homestead Harvest Festival:
Our charming October tradition includes our Pawstume Parade where furry friends dress up to strut their stuff. Residents also enjoy pumpkin carving and the annual Boo Bash carnival with costume and chili cook-off contests.

Home for the Holidays:
December brings cool weather and festive spirits to Marley Park. With carolers, photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, and “snow,” there’s no better way to celebrate the spirit of the season.

 


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Rancho Cabrillo Amenities

Residents of Rancho Cabrillo notice that they live in one of the most desirable areas in the valley. Situated just west of the Loop 303 this community combines peaceful small town feel with a multitude of outdoor, shopping and entertainment opportunities.

Rancho Cabrillo is a family-friendly community that integrates the home plans and features your family wants, with the lifestyle activities your family enjoys.

Park: Located inside the community

Picnic Area: Adjacent to the park

Playground: With multiple slides and swings this area is a favorite

Tot Lot: Childrens playground

Want more information? Just ask us!


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Verrado Parks

When it comes to fun, we don’t mess around. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to have more parks than you can shake a hiking stick at.

In fact, there are 72 parks in Verrado, which is about ten times more than the average community. So of course, that means ten times the fun. It also means you’ll never again hear “I’m bored”. View the Verrado Parks video.

At your doorstep.

From sunrise to sunset Verrado neighborhood parks invite you to get outdoors to restore your spirit and get inspired. They also set the stage for endless recreational activities that encourage neighbors to get together, and your kids to explore and play right outside their front door.

With 72 uniquely designed neighborhood parks throughout Verrado, you could visit a different park each weekend and still not see them all in a year. Each neighborhood park has its own individual character. Big parks. Small parks. Dog parks. Play parks. Here you’ll find parks of every size, shape and use.

Walk-able and inviting, our parks are thoughtfully arranged so that each Verrado home is less than two blocks from its nearest neighborhood park. Parks are such a big deal around here that residents often identify their home’s location with their own neighborhood park.

For those that want to bring Fido along, visit the Verrado Dog Park (right next to Verrado Coffee Company & Info Center) featuring two enclosed areas for large and small dogs, complete with grass, benches and fresh water.

 


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Vistancia Quick Move-In Home Tour Event

Vistancia Summer Quick Move-In Home Tour Event

Visit Vistancia during the month of June for the Summer Quick Move-In Home Tour Event. Enjoy touring a selection of 17 Quick Move-In Homes available from Vistancia’s award-winning builders while you tour the community. Start by contacting your Desert Home Premier agent so we can do a community overview and enter to win prizes such as:

•Blackstone Country Club Hat and Tumbler
•$50 V’s Tap Room Gift Card
•$50 Haymaker Gift Card
•$50 Visa ® Gift Card

A winner will be selected every Monday in June!  Contact us for more information