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Parks and Preserves

Phoenix is home to more than 40,000 of acres of desert and mountain parks and preserves – all just minutes from downtown Phoenix. It’s no surprise Phoenix is one of National Geographic’s best hiking cities.

For more information on national parks and monuments located in Arizona such as the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Petrified Forest, and Saguaro National Park, visit the National Park Service web site at: www.nps.gov.

METROPOLITAN PHOENIX

Dreamy Draw Recreation Area
602.262.7901
421 East Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020

South Mountain Park & Preserve
602.495.0222
10919 South Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85042

Encompassing over 16,000 acres of plant and wild life, this is America’s largest municipal park.

Phoenix Zoo
602.273.1341
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Named “One of the top five best zoos for families and kids,”.

Papago Park
602.256.3220
Van Buren and Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Geological rock towers are located above 1,200 acres of hills, mountains, hiking, museums and golf

Echo Canyon Recreation Area
602.256.3220
McDonald Drive and Tatum
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Camelback Mountain and miles of hiking trails are located here.

Arizona Desert Botanical Gardens
480.941.8143
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Adjacent to the zoo, “The Garden” features one of the largest desert plant collections in the world.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park
623.932.3811
14805 West Vineyard Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85338

NORTHEAST VALLEY

Cave Creek Recreational Area
623.465.0431
7019 Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

McDowell Mountain Park
480.471.0173
15612 East Palisades Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Usery Mountain Regional Park
480.084.0032
3939 North Usery Pass Road
Mesa, AZ 85207

EAST VALLEY

Mesa Community College Rose Garden
480.461.7000
1833 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85202

Noted the best Rose Garden in the State.

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