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Ironwood Park in Scottsdale

Ironwood Park in Scottsdale is a nice little shaded park to stop and burn some energy. And it has a small nature trail to explore!

Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

Ironwood Park in Scottsdale is a nice little shaded park to stop and burn some energy. And it has a small nature trail to explore!


This sand playground has a toddler play structure and big kid play structure next to each other, making it easy to keep and eye on kids of all ages. There were two toddler and two big kid swings, as well as a ride on horse. I liked the little details like the “monster” with eye balls and a tongue that is a tunnel to crawl through. Another plus is that the play structures are fully shaded, and the surrounding wall makes it easy for parents to sit and watch kids play.






There is one shaded ramada located directly next to the playground. Perfect for getting some work done while kids play, or stopping for snacks. There is also a picnic area by the basketball courts with some trees to provide shade. Also, the short wall surrounding the playground could easily turn into a quick spot for kids to stop and get a snack and hydrate.


This 4 acre park in Scottsdale features a playground, lighted tennis court, lighted basketball court, one shaded ramamda, picnic table, short hiking trail, some grass and restrooms. The day we visited, there was also a dog takeover, and all the mess that comes with the dogs. 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.





This little trail was a fun surprise. It would be perfect for kids just learning to walk on uneven ground, looking for animals, exploring nature yet you could still push a stroller or wagon if needed. It’s only a 5 minute loop, but it’s a nice bonus. We used it to get the kids off the playground, looking for animals and then ending by the parking lot to go home.

Getting there

Ironwood Park in Scottsdale is on Union Hills and 94th Street, in the DC Ranch area, it’s on 94th, just north of Union Hills with plenty of parking on site.

Ironwood Park

18650 N. 94th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Looking for other great parks in Scottsdale? Check out these blog posts!


  • Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

    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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One Response

  1. Thank you Kim for your nice review of one of our city parks!
    I work in the Facilities department as an electrician and we try to make sure all of the parks are well taken care of. It’s a challenge sometimes as there are many. Sometimes it seems like all we get to hear is complaints if things are not fixed immediately but hearing your appreciation reminds me of one of the reasons I try to do a good job taking care of our facilities. Thank you again!

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