Comfort Inn West
1344 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Phone: (602) 415-1623
Fax: (602) 415-1838
At Westworld Xtreme Pursuit Paintball, more than 30,000 square feet are available for playing shoot-em-up in air-conditioned comfort. Professional referees, field props and specialized lighting systems are featured. Both beginners and professional players are both welcome to pursue opponents. Player orientation is provided.
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza pays tribute to the lost veterans of several wars including both World Wars, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and the more recent Desert Storm. Encompassing two square blocks, adjacent to the State Capitol Museum, this park features a number of memorial monuments including the anchor of the USS Arizona that sunk at Pearl Harbor. Frequently hosting local festivals such as the Fabulous Phoenix 4th, this entry-free park is also a hot-spot for political gatherings.
Named for the Spanish word for "enchanted," this mid-city emerald oasis lives up to its name. 200 acres of no-fee picnic areas and nature trails afford family entertainment. Minutes away from the business district, it is a great place to bring your lunch. For the kids, there is an amusement park called the Enchanted Island, a playground and a swimming pool. Older kids and adults enjoy lighted basketball courts, handball and racquetball courts, softball field, urban fishing, and paddleboats or canoes. Find golf nearby at the Encanto municipal golf course, or the Executive Length course.
Located at Encanto Park, this oasis is designed for family and kids. Look out for oohs and aahs from the little ones as you stroll round the island featuring ducks and swans. Enjoy happy rides on the train or carousel guaranteeing a fun-filled adventure. Prices are reasonable and all-day passes are available, depending on height.
The roots of this academic facility are based in the history of the Phoenix Union High School District, which established it in 1920. It has been in its present location since 1939. Now serving about 12,000 students a semester under the umbrella of the Maricopa County Community College District, it has come a long way since the first enrollment day, when the student body consisted of 18 scholars. The campus itself consists of 25 buildings on 52 acres in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. Proud of the cultural diversity and heritage of its student body, this facility has always established strategies to meet the needs of its students. The school offers AA, AGS and AAS certificates and degrees in a wide range of academic areas. It has received national recognition for many of its programs, which include dental hygiene, mathematics and administration of justice.
Also known as the Ro Ho En, the Japanese Friendship Garden is a peaceful retreat in Phoenix. A stroll garden, it boasts of over 50 plant varieties surrounded by streams and Koi ponds. The spectacular garden often hosts local events and festivals. The garden also welcomes volunteers looking to contribute towards the welfare of the environment and learn more about gardening.
Located in the heart of Phoenix, Playhouse on the Park is housed on the ground floor of the famous Viad Tower, itself a Phoenix landmark. The statuettes and fountains dotting the the landscaped Playhouse on the Park are a perfect backdrop to the variety of performances that are held in the park. With its convenient location and excellent facilities it has always been a favorite with event organizers.
This no-fee inner-city park offers a grassy area for picnics, a playground area, restrooms, sand volleyball pits and a full lighting system. This facility is frequently used for a variety of activities and events such as the annual Arizona Book Festival and the Light the Night walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Plenty of free parking is available and while you're here, why not check out the Burton Barr Library? It's just north of the park and offers quiet spots for reading.
Visiting this library is certainly an experience. Will Bruder's open and spacious building affords a calming effect through the main floor's reflecting pool. Glass-walled elevator swiftly services five floors here. The children's area offers soft, comforting places to read while discovering special friends within bound covers. Other rooms of interest include the Arizona Room for historical information as well as the Rare Book Room. Looking for a perfect place out-of-doors to sit down with your newfound escape? Simply walk a short distance north to the Margaret T. Hance Park.
The César Chávez Plaza was named to honor the man who is responsible to further the cause of migrant workers in the state and the country. Located in downtown Phoenix, this plaza plays host to several community events, including Phoenix Earth Day and Cinco de Mayo. Do pay a visit to this plaza to experience a part of the vibrant culture of this city.
The Heard Building or the Greater Arizona Savings Building is a beautiful historic structure that was once a thriving commercial building. This tall landmark was also included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Arizona Buddhist Temple carries the distinction of being the oldest Buddhist temple in the state. Built in the 1930s, it was closed for a time during World War II, then ravaged by fire and rebuilt in 1961. Affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America and Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan, the temple is open to all people to hear the Dharma together as one family. This is in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha and Shinran Shonin. Educational programs include teachings of Buddhism for Pre-K through high school, as well as adults. Credit cards are not accepted.