Willow Dells

Heritage Park, Prescott, AZ

3.0-Hour Score-O

Sunday, April 16, 2023

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(Pre-registration deadline: Thu, Apr 13, 11:59 PM)
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Summary: Sunday, April 16, 2023: Willow Dells (Heritage Park, Prescott)
Time Event Location
Sunday, 7:00 AM Check-in/Registration Opens Heritage Park
Sunday, 7:30 AM First Time to Start Score-O
Saturday, 10:00 AM Last Time to Start a Course
Saturday, 1:00 PM Course Closes



We hope you'll consider joining us for another day of navigation fun in Prescott. On Sunday, April 16, the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club is hosting a 3-Hour Score-O at one of the most unique landscapes in Arizona - the Granite Dells. The area is rich with rugged granite outcroppings that offer numerous orienteering challenges. The contour lines are derived from LIDAR sensor data, so the terrain mapping is highly detailed. We also have access to private land owned by Prescott College. This gives us more of the Dells area to explore.

Please note that the Granite Dells include rugged terrain with many steep cliffs. Boulder hopping is required in many places. We recommend that beginners or people who are not proficient at interpreting contour lines do not attempt to travel to any controls beyond the immediate start area.

Note: Heritage Park Day-Use Parking Pass: $3.00.
There is a fee of $3.00 per vehicle to park in Heritage Park. You pay the fee at kiosks inside the park. You can also purchase a year parking pass here.

Pre-Registration and Fees

The Willow Dells event is part of the larger Central Arizona Weekend in Cottonwood and Prescott, AZ. Pre-regisration for the two events is handled through this pre-registration link.
(Pre-registration deadline: Thu, Apr 13, 11:59 PM)

Note 1: Pre-registration/Pre-pay is not required for the Central Arizona events, but onsite registration is more expensive. To save on registration fees, please consider pre-registering and pre-paying for the event.

Note 2: Orienteering Club Member price: $5/event/person. Non-Member Price: $10/event/person. Onsite: $20/event/person for both members and non-members.

Parental Consent:

Parental Consent Now Required (Click here for more information)

All participants under age 18 are now required to have a signed parental consent form on file with the club. You can complete the form before the event and either scan it and send it to us by e-mail or bring it with you to the event.

What to Bring:

Whistle Mandatory for all.
Compass Please bring your own compass. We may have some extras laying around, but our extras may have annoying bubbles in the compass fluid.
Water bottles. We will not provide water on the course. We strongly encourage you to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.
Sunscreen There is little to no shade on the course.
Sturdy hiking shoes and long pants Recommended. You may encounter cactus, cat claw, and loose terrain.