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Lake Havasu State Park With Kids

Lake Havasu State Park with kids is a must see Arizona State Park. It offers desert and shoreline all in the same location. The shoreline

The Cabins at Lake Havasu State Park

Put this on your bucket list: take the family to Lake Havasu State Park! With comfortable cabins, beach play, and more, it’s a beautiful spot to enjoy nature and make memories.

Fools Hollow State Park in Show Low

Fools Hollow State Park in Show Low is a beautiful and peaceful family-friendly getaway in Arizona! Fools Hollow offers a peaceful and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Red Rock State Park in Sedona

For a family-friendly adventure, Look no further than Red Rock State Park in Sedona! Nestled in the heart of Sedona’s famous red rock formations, Red Rock State Park is a must-visit destination for any nature-loving family. With over 286 acres of stunning red rock vistas, lush greenery, and winding trails, Red Rock State Park offers options for every age.

Wildflowers and More at Picacho Peak State Park

Wildflowers and More at Picacho Peak State Park. Have you ever seen a super bloom? According to the National Park Service (NPS), it can be decades between each super bloom. It takes just the right conditions for the rain to reach a layer of dormant seeds, resulting in epic displays of blooms! We recently traveled to see the 2023 super bloom at Picacho Peak State Park, located about 40 minutes north of Tucson (about an hour south of Phoenix).

Catalina State Park With Kids

Catalina State Park is a beautiful place to explore with the family! Arizona State Parks does an excellent job offering kid friendly trails, a small discovery center, and family oriented nature programs to showcase the gorgeous Catalina Mountains.

The Cabins at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction

Our family has been eyeing the new cabins at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction for a few months now. While we enjoy camping, it’s just a lot of work to set up a tent, not to mention packing it back up and then dealing with the temperature swings of night time. Enter the five cabin additions to this near Phoenix state park! With air conditioning and heating options, plus electricity and sleeping room for 6, the cabins offer families an easy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors!

Family Weekend Near Tucson: Picacho Peak State Park and the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

For families that like to camp but still appreciate the small luxuries in life, Picacho Peak State Park campgrounds near Tucson are a fantastic option. The plots are snug and tidy, and equipped with an electrical outlet, picnic tables with benches, and fire pit with a small grill on top. And there’s lots of nearby activities, including a children’s cave on the hiking trail, and an ostrich farm!

Hiking at Lost Dutchman State Park

We recently went hiking at Lost Dutchman State Park over at the Superstition Mountains. They are beautiful, majestic, and just jump out of the desert floor. They are unbelievably overwhelming in contrast to the flatness of the desert.

Tempe Parks

Our complete guide to Tempe Parks with a complete list of our favourite parks. Filter the map by park amenities to find a park the whole family will love. You will find that each park listing includes additional amenities that are specific to each park. Share it with your friends and be sure to Follow Us on Instagram or Facebook for even more fun ideas.

Phoenix Parks

Our complete guide to Phoenix Parks with a complete list of our favourite parks. Filter the map by park amenities to find a park the whole family will love. You will find that each park listing includes additional amenities that are specific to each park. Share it with your friends and be sure to Follow Us on Instagram or Facebook for even more fun ideas.

Apache Junction Parks

Our complete guide to Apache Junction Parks with a complete list of our favourite parks. Filter the map by park amenities to find a park the whole family will love. You will find that each park listing includes additional amenities that are specific to each park. Share it with your friends and be sure to Follow Us on Instagram or Facebook for even more fun ideas.

Anthem Parks

Our complete guide to Anthem Parks with a complete list of our favourite parks. Filter the map by park amenities to find a park the whole family will love. You will find that each park listing includes additional amenities that are specific to each park. Share it with your friends and be sure to Follow Us on Instagram or Facebook for even more fun ideas.

Castles N’ Coasters Family Fun Park in Phoenix

We had the opportunity to spend a day at the Castles N’ Coasters Family Fun Park in Phoenix with our four kids over winter break. I have many of my own fun memories of this park from when I was a kid.

Scottsdale Civic Center Park

The new Scottsdale Civic Center park is perfect for local event, casual strolls, cooling off in the splash pad, or playing on the playground. Relax

Visiting the Arizona State Fair With Kids

Visiting the Arizona State Fair With Kids. The 2022 Arizona State Fair is in full swing at the fair grounds on McDowell and 19th Ave in Phoenix, and continues until October 30th. Visiting a fair is such a classic way to have fun with your family, I definitely recommend going, especially if your family is as obsessed with fried Oreos as mine.

Flatiron Community Park in Apache Junction

Flatiron Community Park in Apache Junction: exploring on the far east of town and need to cool off? Apache Junction now has a splash pad! This small splash pad has a neighborhood feel. Small and quaint.

Saguaro National Park With Kids

Visiting Saguaro National Park with kids is a unique field trip that will give everyone an up close experience of hundreds of saguaros. Did you know that the saguaro cactus is native to Arizona? It can only be found in the Sonoran Desert, which reaches from about an hour north of Phoenix, down through Tucson, and continues in to Mexico.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

We had the opportunity to take our kids on a mini trip over their fall break this month! My youngest has been asking to see a real life giraffe for months now since she saw a special on tv about them. However, the summer has been very long, and way too hot, so we thought we may escape some of the heat by heading an hour north to Camp Verde to visit Out of Africa, a wildlife park and zoo. Out of Africa was opened in 2005 and has an impressive assortment of animals. They offer safari tours where you get to drive through and see a variety of wildlife uncaged and roaming free. This is definitely a highlight of this zoo. The animals are very interactive and will come right up to you as you sit in the safety of the bus.

Friendship Park in Avondale

Friendship Park in Avondale is right off the I10 interstate in West Phoenix, just past the 101 loop, with fabulous outdoor options of fun for the family! There are three playgrounds, a splashpad, a lake, and lots of open space to run and soak up sunshine.

Selleh Park in Tempe

Selleh Park in Tempe is a small neighborhood park with a few amenities. To those who grew up in Tempe, the name Selleh may remind you of Selleh Sporting Goods, the place you would shop for PE clothes, sporting goods and other sports equipment. Joe Selleh, the owner was big on helping youth improve their quality of life.
Tempe dediated the park to him in his honor in 1972. The playground features a swing for two, teeter-tooter, swing, slides, playground structure and large climbing rope structure.

10 More Best Parks in Phoenix

Our popular blog post, 10 Best Parks in Phoenix, has expanded! We’re excited to have more favorites to recommend to our readers. Phoenix has an ever developing list of parks. From major renovations and upgrades, like Friendship Park in Avondale, to completely new locations, like Gilbert Regional Park, you truly don’t have to look far for a slide or a swing.

Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe

Last summer we opted to try a season pass to Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe. Our kids were almost 7 and 3 at the time, with our oldest able to swim and interested in trying water slides. Big Surf was affordable and gave our family some fun memories that summer!

Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest National Park is located in Northeastern Arizona in the Four Corners region, and is a high altitude desert landscape containing thousands of tree stumps and logs that have been petrified (trees turned to stone).

Apple Picking in Sedona

Apple Picking in Sedona

Apple picking in Sedona! This is an amazing day trip idea that kids and adults alike will love! They have many apple varieties to pick at Slide Rock State Park!

Best Arizona Lakes For Swimming

Best Arizona lakes for Swimming. There are some great swimming lakes in Arizona, and a nice handful are near Phoenix! Take the family out to explore this summer, and make some memories. And always research before you go, as closures, prices increases, or other changes can happen.

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