Apache Park in Scottsdale

Apache Park in Scottsdale, AZ is tucked back in a south Scottsdale neighborhood and is quiet, spacious, and lots of fun. We particularly enjoyed that there was lots of shade.


This sand playground is covered by a big shade, which is great in the heat of Arizona days. There is a play structure that has slides, stairs for climbing, a bridge, animal tic-tac-toe, and most important to my son, a curly q slide! There are two toddler swings and two big kid swings, as well as lots of sand. This would be a great area for building sandcastles or sand toys on a cool day in the sun.







Two drop-in ramadas are available for reservations. There is one next to the playground and one that is closer to the fields. There are also a couple of picnic benches that are shaded by trees. We took a blanket and had a picnic in the grass by a shaded tree.




Apache Park in Scottsdale is a 9-acre park featuring a playground, reservable soccer field, lighted basketball court, two drop-in ramadas, picnic tables, and lots of grass. The park’s amenities are first come first serve. If you are planning on having a catered event, inflatables or any specialty item they ask that you call the facility in advance to verify the company’s insurance information.

Getting There

There is a large parking lot located in the park with plenty of parking.

Apache Park
1201 N. 85th Pl.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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Kim is a chef, dishwasher, dry cleaner, housekeeper, landscaper, snack fetcher, photographer and personal assistant to toddler twins. Curently homeschooling her three year olds and loving teaching preschool. She loves exploring everything with her kids and photographing every minute of it. Follow her on Instagram @phoenixwithtwins.

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