Park Operation


Navajo Parks & Recreation Department works with the Navajo Veteran’s Office and together they co-manage the park. This park is significant because it was designed and built by the Navajo, it is their “living” Veteran’s Memorial. The idea for the Memorial evolved from within a group of Native Vietnam Veterans, Navajo Code Talker’s, and culturally important, Navajo medicine men.

After much deliberation the preliminary sketches and designs for the Memorial were drawn out. The park is in the shape of a medicine wheel. Which to many Native Americans including the Navajo is a primary representation of the four cardinal directions, the four sacred colors, the circle of life, and at the center – the eternal fire.

Design Consultants and Vietnam Veteran Virgil Gatewood worked closely with theNavajo Nation’s Design and Engineering Services in Window Rock, Arizona. The collaboration and coordination was vital in order to get every symbolic aspect of its architecture correct and true to its ultimate meaning and purpose. A major step in the developmental phase was to establish a specific location for the Memorial.

Navajo Parks & Recreation has recently erected five ramadas for family picnics and one large ramada for group functions and parties. Please call 928-871-6647, to reserve the large group ramada. Print reservation form for large group ramada.

Window Rock Navajo Veteran’s Office
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
928-871-6413 / 7286

Ft. Defiance Veteran’s Office
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park Office
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

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Unlawful carrying of deadly weapon T.17 – Section 320

A. Offense. A person commits unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon if he or she carries a loaded firearm or any other type of deadly weapon.
B. Exceptions. Subsection (A) of this section shall not apply to any of the following:
1. To peace officers in the lawful discharge of their duties;
2. To persons in private motor vehicle or other means of conveyance, for lawful protection of the person’s or another’s person or property, while traveling and such weapon is located in a closed trunk, luggage, or glove compartment of a motor vehicle;
3. To a person in his or her residence, or on real property belonging to such person as owner, lessee, tenant, or licensee;
4. To a person or persons carrying or discharging a firearm as an integral part of any traditional Navajo religious practice, ceremony, or service;
5. To persons engaged in the hunting of game or predatory animals;
6. The Chief Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation or employee of the Office of the Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation authorized by the Chief Prosecutor to acquire personnel protection device.
C. Sentence. Any person found guilty of unlawfully carrying a deadly weapon shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 180 days, or be ordered to pay a fine not to exceed $500, or both.

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