Desert Awareness Park in Cave Creek is a hidden park with a playground and nature area!
This sand playground does provide shade. While it’s not the newest equipment, it has all the basics to keep young kids happy. The ride ons were fun and the kids enjoyed digging with the excavator. There are a couple of big kid swings. Bringing sand toys for the sandbox would be a good idea in the cooler months.
Not a lot of options for sitting down to eat, but there is a slightly shaded concrete table.
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