Best Parks in Phoenix/West Valley Area

I love bringing my kids to parks all over Phoenix, the West Valley in particular. Here is my list of the best.

Hassayampa River Preserve.

Hassayampa River Preserve | Wickenburg

“This is a great hidden oasis, and only a 25 minute drive from the 303 & US60 junction! I visited in late January to get great weather and hopefully catch water in the river and I was not disappointed. There are several loop trails to hike, which are all fairly easy, so novice hikers and kids are welcome. The trail up to the lookout point is a fairly steep trek on a narrow path though, so be prepared. The foliage and tree cover is a nice reprieve from the sun and even though the preserve is close to the highway there is no noise pollution.”

Asante Park and Library | Surprise

“Great little community park, not too far from Wittmann area and right before the 303 fwy which is a plus during traffic rush! Has two good sized play areas for 2-5 years old and 6-12 years old. Basketball court (which I like to roller skate on), baseball/softball field, great dog walk areas and very clean, fully stocked bathrooms. Also a cute library perfect for lil ones to checkout books, reading corner, fun, free arts and crafts activities and self service kiosks!”

Goodyear Recreational Playground.

Goodyear Recreational Playground

“Nice and clean park. It tends to be pretty busy at times with people hosting parties here but overall, it is well maintained and very spacious. Park has tennis, basketball, volleyball, baseball and soccer courts as well as a waterpark. Plenty of parking on all sides. There are also plans to expand and add a new pond as well as a skate park.”

Paloma Park.

Paloma Park | North Peoria, Arizona

“I’ve been to Paloma Park many times over the last few years and it’s still as beautiful as it was the first time. Hands down the best park in Peoria in my opinion. Today I came strictly to walk the trail nearby. Weather was amazing this morning and so worth it. If you walk the entire loop it’s about a mile. Definitely not anything intricate, but gets the job done with a great few of the man made lake with people fishing. Today I even got to see some cute little ducks. The park was quite busy with mom groups, kids playing sports and of course the busy little playground. The bathrooms are clean and well kept as well. Plenty of parking and great views all around.”

Apache Park, Peoria.

Apache Park | Peoria, Arizona

“AMAZING PLAYGROUND!!!!! There’s like 7 or 8 slides. We love to bring our 3 year old here to play. There’s usually a large amount of friendly kids playing to keep the kiddo entertained. They have shaded seating, tennis court, basketball court, convenient bathroom and fields. Right next to a school. AWESOME!”

Liberty Park, Peoria.

Liberty Park | North Peoria, Arizona

“Beautiful park. Lots of amenities for children and adults. The park does get very busy in the middle of the day. If you want a tennis court to yourself or no wait for the swings come early or stay late. Just remember there are private homes that encircle the park and the City of Peoria strictly enforces noise violations as well as park hours of operation.”

Pioneer Park, Peoria.

Pioneer Park and Splash Pad | Peoria, Arizona

“This is an amazing park, you can fish, run, BBQ, picnic, play at the water park and playground for both big and small kids, nothing is ever broken and it’s kept clean there’s also bathrooms which aren’t that clean but everything this park has makes up for it. ITS ALSO FREE! Water park is running from 10am-8pm which is perfect.”

Enchanted Island Amusement Park.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park for Kids in Phoenix, Arizona | Encanto Park

“In the middle of Encanto Park is an island with a small amusement park with 11 different rides for kids. Each ride requires a $5.50 ticket or you can get a day pass for just over $26. We opted for the unlimited since we knew our six-year-old daughter would want to go on all the rides. Challenged by a staff member to go on all 11 rides, she did. Her favorites were the rock climbing wall and the roller coaster. The amusement park has plenty to staff, food stands, and clean restrooms.”

Rio Vista Park.

Rio Vista Park and Splash Pad | Peoria, Arizona

“This park is so cool. They have so many activities available to use. There’s a volleyball court, many baseball fields, basketball courts, a whole recreation center with a gym inside, people fish here, huge playground for the little ones, a huge eating area, and tons of parking even when it’s packed. There’s also a trail alongside the park making running and walking here much better. I highly recommend this park. It’s beautiful. Restrooms: Available by the playground. Dog-friendliness: No designated dog park, but I take my dog on a leash often. Picnic area: There’s sinks and grills available.”

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