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Parks and nature in Phoenix

Top parks

Botanical Garden
“For a peaceful walk with beautiful scenery I’ve been here several times. And during part of the warmer times of the year there are so many butterflies to be seen nearby. Around the Christmas holidays they normally have live music Christmas lights and my favorite was the hot apple cider drinks.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful area of ponds, pinic areas, bike trails and hike trails. Their are a few parks with ponds to check out some Arizona wildlife. The Hole-in-the-Rock is the reddish mountain formation. The hike trail there is easy and short, but again, a popular spot for sunset views of Tempe.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Park
“The largest municipal park in the United States, and one of the largest urban parks in the world! Great hiking and biking - you can even drive to the summit of South Mountain (beautiful at sunset). ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Park
“-Great place to take a walk along the lake! -Boat rentals available. -Concerts and events!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Playground
“PV Mall is anchored by Costco - it is surrounded by hundreds of other stores within PV Village,”
  • 29 locals recommend
Garden
“The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix is a traditional strolling garden as you would find in Japan. Come by to experience a calm feeling of serenity as you walk along the path. You may purchase food to feed hundreds of beautiful and colorful koi fish in the pond.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Mountain
“The gentle walk up the back of the hill takes you into the middle of the hole . You can see all over Phoenix and it’s beautiful for pictures ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Trail
“One of the most famous hikes in AZ. Seep side of Camelback Mountain. categorized as Hard. Stunning Views”
  • 36 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“-Great place to take a walk along the lake! -Boat rentals available. -Concerts and events!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Playground
“PV Mall is anchored by Costco - it is surrounded by hundreds of other stores within PV Village,”
  • 29 locals recommend
Playground
“Huge indoor shopping mall. Sears, Macy’s and Costco is around the area. Located 6 miles away from home.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“A great park for a nice walk, or check out their events calendar - many weekends there is a festival or celebration there.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Playground
“Beautiful park with pond. Right next to the canal where you can walk, run, or ride a bike along the canal looking at the mountains and beautiful sights. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Prettiest park in Phoenix. Basketball, volleyball, plenty of fountains and a great view of the valley mountains.”
  • 4 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“This indoor play place is wonderful for kids that are ready to explore a large center on their own. Perfect for hot summer days.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend

Beaches

Beach
“Come here to rent a paddle board, kayak, hydro-bike, pedal boat, 18' electric surrey, or pontoon boat! They have a variety of options and rates to your choice. Rental process is easy. All you need is a credit card and a driver's license. I suggest you go an hour before the sunset to watch while on the river. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Trails

Mountain
“Absolute best spot on a mountain to view the Phoenix Valley. Be aware, although it is a short hike, the trek can be rather steep in some areas. Moderate-high difficulty level. Very popular hike in the city so hike out early if you'd prefer to avoid crowds.”
  • 461 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful area of ponds, pinic areas, bike trails and hike trails. Their are a few parks with ponds to check out some Arizona wildlife. The Hole-in-the-Rock is the reddish mountain formation. The hike trail there is easy and short, but again, a popular spot for sunset views of Tempe.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Trail
“Great hiking and running trails with beautiful landscape and city views. Bring plenty of water and make it out early for best parking options.”
  • 135 locals recommend
Trail
“One of the most famous hikes in AZ. Seep side of Camelback Mountain. categorized as Hard. Stunning Views”
  • 36 locals recommend
Trail
“This trail is an intense and difficultanaerobic hike to the 1.23 miles to the summit. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Trail
“Awesome hike, moderate difficulty, amazing views at the top of Paradise Valley!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Trail
“Expansive hiking & picnicking area that includes the Phoenix Zoo & famed Hole-in-the-Rock formation. 625 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008”
  • 11 locals recommend
Trail
“Rugged, uphill hiking spot with desert scenery & picturesque views of the city.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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