White Tank Mountain Regional Park is part of Maricopa County Parks system, the largest of its kind in the country, consisting of twelve regional parks covering approximately 120,000 acres. Ten of the parks, including White Tank Mountain Regional Park, are now connected by the Maricopa Trail, a 315-mile trail that encircles the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The park was established in the 1960s and has gradually been expanded over the years to 30,000 acres with 40 miles of trails, including a mountain bike competition track.
The White Tank Mountains Conservancy was formed to bring together conservationists, developers, and cities to balance environmental concerns with impending development. Established with the help of a diverse coalition of key stakeholders and partners, and supported by a team of volunteers, the White Tank Mountains Conservancy strives to protect the mutually beneficial co-existence of humans and a robust wildlife population which thrives in the open spaces and corridors of the vibrant White Tank Mountains.