Arizona Falls – Close to Home

Author: Christina Heinle


Arizona Falls  is one of those quirky places you’re not sure what to think but it’s a great place to photograph, is almost always open and its free.  The historic importance of this now modern structure is hidden by the everyday observer.  According to the Salt River Project (SRP) website, in the late 1800’s people came to Arizona Falls to picnic, party and dance.  In 1902 the first Phoenix hydroelectric plant opened and ran until 1950 when it was shut down. In 2003 it reopened and now generates 750 kilowatts that can power up to 750 homes.

Arizona Falls is located at G.R. Herberger Park at 56th Street and Indian School in Phoenix, Arizona.


Christina Heinle is a trip leader for Arizona Highways Photo Workshops.

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