Riverview Park in Mesa

Riverview Park in Mesa has undergone a major renovation to be a premier destination in Mesa. With the recent addition of Sloan Park, this park bring the Cubs to Mesa for spring training! This park has shown up on our own Top 10 parks in Phoenix as well as several others for good reason.

Splash Pad

Called a “spray ground”, this splash pad has fountains and spray structures for cooling off all year long. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm there is a gate around it that latches, but can be opened by kids.


First off, I will say that this playground is amazing. However it is spread out and has many blind spots. We were there on a weekday afternoon and it was still pretty busy. The big kids were pushy and not watching out for littles, which is normal, but hard to keep an eye on in the playground area. The round shape also makes it hard to get around the outside to quickly reach little kids. So may be best for bigger kids.

The bug themed playground has slides, monkey bars, climbing wall and bridge.

The playground features also include a 50 foot tall Genesis climbing tower, 60 foot long caterpillar mesh rope climbing structure, zip line, concrete slide, spider web balance area, climbing balls,

This giant unique swing was strongly disliked by my daughter who usually will stay on the swings as long as possible.


There are shaded ramadas and picnic tables throughout the entire park. Check here for information on reserving ramadas.


Riverview Park in Mesa includes Sloan Park, a community fishing lake, spray ground, playground, reservable ramada, shaded play structures, display fountain, lots of open play, and restrooms. Mesa has recently opened the Rio Salado parkway that connects Riverview Park, Sloan Park and the Mesa Riverview Shopping center to Tempe Town Lake. It’s a fun path or hike for the family! Learn more here.

Getting There

Parking is near the playgrounds off Cubs Way, however it can fill up quickly. During Spring Training check here for parking information.

Riverview Park
2100 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Mesa, AZ, 85201


Looking for more family friendly activities in Mesa? Check out our list of indoor and outdoor ideas!

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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