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Parks and Recreational Areas

Get outdoors and visit one of our many local parks and recreational areas. Hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, horseback riding and just plain old fresh air await you and your family.

Veterans Oasis Park
Learn about Veterans Oasis Park and the Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, Arizona.

Dog Parks and Bark Parks
There are many places in the valley that you can take your pooch for a good romp with some four-legged friends.

Piestewa Peak Recreation Area
Located in Central Phoenix, this is a very popular hiking area for both locals and visitors. Used to be called the Squaw Peak Recreational Area.

South Mountain Park and Preserve
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Find out about South Mountain Park, and see South Mountain Park pictures.

Skateparks
Whether you have inline skates, roller skates or a skateboard, it is likely that there will be a place near you where you can skate.

Arizona State Parks
See an interactive map showing the locations of all the Arizona State Parks, and highlighting the ones nearest to the Phoenix area. In addition the map, you'll see ten things to know about visiting Arizona State Parks.

Avondale Parks
Sports fields, playgrounds and gardens in Avondale.

Dreamy Draw/Piestewa Peak Recreation Area
Biking, equestrian trails, picnic area. Part of the the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

Cave Creek Recreation Area
Camping, biking, hiking and horseback riding are featured in this regional park.

Chandler Parks Guide
Includes park listings, recreational centers, amenities and park rules.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Located in Goodyear. Hiking, biking, riding and camping.

Fountain Hills Parks
"Fountain Park remains the most visible and most visited park in Fountain Hills. From miles around people are drawn to this 30-acre gem in the desert by its trademark, the Fountain."

Glendale Parks
Use this zoomable, clickable map to find parks in Glendale, AZ. You can also locate parks by specifying park amenities, get park directions, and additional information.

Gilbert Parks and Recreation
Parks, trails and activity centers for the Gilbert community.

Hassayampa River Preserve
Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg offers regularly guided one-hour nature walks at this Arizona Nature Conservancy location.

Kiwanis Recreation Center
Part of the Tempe park system, you'll find swimming, tennis, volleyball, and more in a great park.

Map of Arizona State Parks
Here's a map of state parks provided by the State of Arizona. There are also details of all the parks here.

Map of Phoenix Parks
A clickable map to help find a park's location.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park
located in Arizona 15 miles northeast of the city of Scottsdale, it is one of Maricopa County’s largest parks. Hiking, biking and horse trails.

Mesa Parks
Recreations centers, sports complexes, pools, golf curse and city parks.

North Mountain / Shaw Butte Park
Hiking, picnicking, playground. Part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

Papago Park
Covers 1,200 acres and has numerous picnic sites with ramadas, tables, grills, water and electricity. The park also contains fishing lagoons and bike paths as well as a zoo, a botanical garden, fire museum and a golf course.

Peoria Parks
Northwest of Phoenix, Peoria has more than 30 parks and recreation centers.

Phoenix City Parks
There are more than 200 parks throughout the city that are open to the public from early morning to midnight daily.

Scottsdale Parks
Many of Scottsdale's parks are located in the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt. Seven and a half miles of lush parkland provide lakes, golf courses, swimming pools, many recreational facilities, and an extensive multi-use path system for skating, biking, walking and jogging.

Tempe Parks Map
Kiwanis Park, Clark Park, Hollis Park, Daley Park, Papago Park and more.

Tempe Town Lake
Tempe Town Lake on the Rio Salado is part of an engineered flood-control project that is being enhanced to meet recreational, environmental and economic needs of the community. One of the only places in town where you can go boating!

White Tank Mountain Regional Park
At over 29,000 acres, it is the largest of the Maricopa County regional parks. Hiking, biking, camping and horseback riding are available.

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