A Love Your Parks Tour Story by Lisa D. Smith & Nancy J. Reid

On our road trip from Yuma, Arizona to Gallup, New Mexico, we just had to make a stop at the iconic Standin’ on the Corner Park. Priscilla (our pink sock monkey travel mascot) wanted her selfie taken with her favorite party gear – PortoVino (don’t worry, there’s only water in that PortoVino silicone glass), and the board game Spontuneous.

Winslow was once one of the largest towns in Northern Arizona. That was until Interstate 40 came along and disrupted the tourism scene along iconic Route 66. In the early summer of 1997, the Standin’ on the Corner Foundation came together to create a downtown park that would commemorate the Eagles’ first single “Take it Easy” which features the lyrics, “Standin’ on the corner in Winslow, Arizona.” The goal was to bring visitors off the interstate and to once again drive the Mother Road and visit downtown Winslow.

In just two years, the Standin’ on the Corner Park was established, and today thrives as a public art destination and selfie location that features a Trompe-l’œil mural by John Pugh, a life-sized bronze statue of a musician by Ron Adamson named “Easy,” and a life-size bronze statue of Glenn Frey. More at


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