Where Did the Name Big Park Come From?
In the late 1800’s, Big Park was the name that the early settlers called the large, open, unsettled area that the Village of Oak Creek and surrounding communities now occupy.
Is the Big Park Council the Same as The Village of Oakcreek Association (VOCA)?
No – VOCA (Village of Oakcreek Association) is the largest Home Owners Association (HOA) within the historic Big Park Region. As additional communities were developed beyond the VOCA boundaries, the Big Park Council was created to represent the whole unincorporated community known as Big Park. Confusion arises because ADOT signage along SR179 introduces the Big Park Region as the “Village of Oak Creek.”
Is the Village of Oak Creek/Big Park Part of the City of Sedona?
No, Sedona is an incorporated city that is in both Yavapai and Coconino counties. The Village of Oak Creek/Big Park are unincorporated areas within Yavapai county.
Confusion sometimes arises because the section of Big Park we call the Village, is called “Sedona” by the USPS and has the designated zip code 86351.
Does the Village of Oak Creek/Big Park Have a Local Government or Local Elected Officials?
No. Since the area is unincorporated, the county of Yavapai has governmental authority over it. Area residents elect a Supervisor who serves on the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.
Are the Members of the Big Park Council Elected?
No. The Big Park Council is compromised of Member Organizations. Any residential, business or educational organization within the Village of Oak Creek and the Big Park area can apply to be a member of the Council.
Does the Big Park Council Have Any Legal Authority?
No. The Big Park Council is a non-profit corporation that was established in 1997 at the request of Yavapai County. The Council is an advisory body to the county, State and Federal bodies and agencies and to any persons, firms or organizations affecting the community.