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The Ultimate Phoenix Family Guide ™

Phoenix Parks, Spray Pads and Splash Pads

Adobe Mountain Railroad Museum and Desert Railroad Park

23280 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale (623) 386-5737

Free (donations accepted) train rides along its six miles of track.

Chaparral Park

5401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale (480) 312-2353

A dog park, sports courts and fishing/duck-feeding lake.

Desert Breeze Railroad Park

660 Desert Breeze Blvd., Gilbert (480) 940-1685

Wet and Dry playgrounds, amusement rides and trains.

The Farm at South Mountain

6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix (602) 276-6360

On-site restaurant, shaded pecan grove.

Freestone Park

1021 E. Juniper Rd., Gilbert (480) 632-2702

Wet and Dry playgrounds, trains and kiddie rides.

Gilbert Riparian Preserve

2757 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert (480) 503-6744

Fishing and hiking, foliage and animal life.

Margaret Hance Deck Park

67 W. Culver St., Phoenix (602) 534-2406

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale (480) 312-2312

Carousel, rides, picnic areas, playgrounds and a museum.

Red Mountain Park

7745 E. Brown Rd., Mesa (480) 644-2351

Two playgrounds, a pond and walking paths.

Saguaro Ranch Park

9802 N. 59th Ave., Glendale (623) 930-2820

Peacocks, fruit orchards, a playground, picnic tables and trails.

Phoenix Parks With Spray Pads:

48th Street and Pecos Road in the Ahwatukee Foothills

Altadena Park Spray Pad

3711 E. Altadena Ave.

Arcadia Park Spray Pad

3402 N. 56th St.

Edison Park Spray Pad

901 N. 19th St.

Francisco Highland Park

2702 E. South Mountain Ave..

Harmon Park Spray Pad

1239 S. 5th Ave.

Mountain Vista Park Spray Pad

13647 S. 50th Street in Ahwatukee Foothills.

Barrios Unidos Park Spray Pad

1501 E. Mohave in downtown Phoenix.

Nuestro Park Spray Pad

Ninth St. and Pima, south of downtown Phoenix.

Chandler Spray Pads:

Chuparosa Park Spray Pad

2400 S. Dobson Rd.,Chandler (480) 782-2750

One ground spray, four spray rings, and one candy cane shaped shower

Desert Breeze Park Spray Animals

660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd., Chandler (480) 782-2750

3 Dolphins, 1 elephant, and 3 ground sprays

The Espee Park Spray Pad

450 E. Knox, Chandler (480) 782-2750


Tempe Splash Pads:

Tempe Splash Playground

South bank of Tempe Town Lake at Tempe Beach Park

Sandy beach, waterfalls, light mist, toy whales. (480) 350-8625

Jaycee Park Splash Pad

817 W 5th St., Tempe (480) 350-8625.

Glendale Splash Pad:

Aquatic Playground Splash Pad

83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Rd., Glendale (623) 930-2820

An 8,500-square-foot aquatic playground that features nearly 30 different nozzles and buckets, from cattails to ground geysers.

Peoria Splash Pad:

Rio Vista Splash Park

8866 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria

Scottsdale Parks and Splash Pads:

Vista del Camino Park

7700 E. Roosevelt., Scottsdale (480) 312-7275

Paiute Park

3210 N. 66th St., Scottsdale (480) 312-7275

Agua Linda Park

8732 E. McDonald, Scottsdale (480) 312-7275

La Mirada Park

8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale (480) 312-7275

The Chesnutt Park

4565 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale (480) 312-7275

Pima Park

8600 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale (480) 312-7275

Surprise Parks and Spray Pads

Hollyhock Community Pool

15808 N. Hollyhock St., Surprise

There is a fee and the park requires proof of Surprise residency. Non-residents pay more for entrance into the spray pad.

Goodyear Parks and Splash Pads

Goodyear Community Park

3151 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear