Litchfield Park, AZ home search page provides searches specific to Litchfield Park. Litchfield Park is 16 miles west of downtown Phoenix and located in Maricopa County, is a planned residential community boasting a small town atmosphere and casual lifestyle. It started in 1916 when Goodyear Tire and Rubber bought farm land to grow Egyptian long staple cotton used in tire cords. This project was developed by Paul Litchfield, a junior executive with Goodyear, for whom the company town was named in 1926. From 1931 to 1944, it was also the test site for Goodyear tires. In the 1960s, Litchfield Park designed a master plan for development, including several self-sufficient villages, of which positive aspects are still evident.