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Sereno Park in Scottsdale

Chris and Jana Tingom

Sereno Park is located at 56th Street and Thunderbird Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ. It’s technically in that magic zip code so the park is managed by the City of Phoenix. I live nearby, and I’m still figuring out why I have City of Phoenix services such as sewer, water, and trash pickup, but I have a Scottsdale address.


Perhaps it is because this park is so very close to our home that we visit nearly all the time. We’ve walked there, rode our bikes, and driven dozens of times this year alone.


Perhaps what makes this park so enjoyable for us is the playground for the kids. There are swings for younger and older kids, as well as two separate play equipment setups. There is one for younger children that includes two slide, accessible by stairs and a ladder. There is a very large structure for older children that includes four slides, climbing areas, as well as several raised pathways. My “almost three year old” likes to play on both of them at this point, but tends to recently play in the sand.


During summertime, these play areas are uncovered, so this park is one we rarely visit in the summertime, except after dark. You should also be aware that the bathrooms, while generally clean, do not have stall doors. So it’s pretty basic.


I love this park! It’s close to our home, has lots of open grass areas, baseball and soccer fields, as well as a huge public parking lot. There are no shortage of picnic tables, or good trees for shade. Walking paths wind their way throughout the park, so if you’re going for a walk, there’s plenty of places to go.

Here’s a full list of some of the features:

  • Lighted baseball
  • Lighted horse arena
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Lighted softball
  • Soccer field

Before the weather turned hot, we went for a picnic at Sereno Park and had a really excellent time. We just picked up some random food from the grocery store, such as brie cheese, french bread, and thick cut turkey. Adding on grapes, and it was a meal to remember!


Getting there

Open from 5:30 am – 11 pm

Sereno Park
5702 E Sweetwater Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254


  • Chris and Jana Tingom

    We live in Scottsdale, AZ and have three children, ages 10, 7 and 3. They are full of energy, and so we're always looking for new things to do. Come join our family adventures!

4 Responses

  1. This is our neighborhood park- we live in the horse acre lots right near here. I have never been to this park yet though!! Looks great! Oh and I could never figure out what city I’m in either- I just say Scottsdale because that’s what it says on google maps.

  2. It’s a really great park! The playground equipment gets hot in the summertime though, so for that reason we haven’t been in a couple of months. But, in the winter time we go over here every few days.

  3. You may have a Scottsdale zip code, but you actually live in the City of Phoenix. Hence, the reason why you have Phoenix municipal services. It’s a lot easier just to tell people that you live in Phoenix. I grew up behind Phoenix Fire Station 31 at Thunderbird and 57th Way. I never understood why people aren’t proud to say they live in Phoenix. The name alone is one of the coolest things about Phoenix.

  4. Hello, I am looking to reach someone that handles park and rec for Serano Park additional amenity for the park. My name is Jonathan Herring 37, CEO of Flickensnap a Disc Golf non profit organization. I would deeply appreciate any additional information needed to reach this goal.

    Thank you
    Jonathan Herring

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