Restricted Access with the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area

With the ongoing construction along Central Ave through the South Phoenix community for the South Central Exentsion/Downtown Hub, trail access in areas of the park are limited. You are unable to pass underneath Central Ave bridge or 7th St bridge due to the construction. If you park at the Rio Salado Audubon Center on the Southeast corner of Central Ave or at the parking lot of the Friendship Garden on the Northeast corner of Central Ave, you can only explore the areas between Central Ave and 7th St bridge. 

Please visit Valley Metro for the latest updates and news related to construction.

The Rio Salado Audubon Center will remain open during construction unless otherwise noted. 

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