2641 W. Union Hills Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: (602) 978-2222
Fax: (602) 588-9972
First of its kind in the United States, this no-fee park opened in 1988 without barriers for people with handicaps. Privately funded, this facility was built at a cost of $2.5 million. Highlights of this park include a heated therapeutic pool, playground equipment that is wheelchair accessible and two baseball fields. Other amenities include volleyball, tennis and basketball courts. Bring your lunch and use the picnic facilities, which include covered ramadas and grills. Call for further information about special events for the physically challenged.
A community park located in the north of the city, the Deer Valley Park is a favorite recreational spot among locals. Among the facilities available at this park are lighted tennis courts, a playground, walking trails, softball fields, and picnic tables. The park also plays host to several community events, like After Dark in the Park, which is an event sponsored by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. Call for more information on the park.
With bumper cars, a merry-go-round and even a mini roller coaster, your little ones will be dancing with joy. There is a good-sized area filled with things to climb up, on or over, and a ball pit for leaping into. Video games present tickets, which can be exchanged for prizes. Pizza Hut supplies the snacks and drinks. Holiday and party packages are available for the kids. Note that socks are required for soft-play.
Nestled in the Adobe Dam Regional Park, Wet 'n' Wild is an excellent respite from the heat that dominates the Arizonian capital often referred to as the Valley of the Sun. This theme park is the largest of its kind in the state and is replete with fun and exhilarating activities as well as dining options that promise a memorable experience. With over 30 groundbreaking rides and slides to its credit, this park offers visitors the ultimate splashdown. Take on the twists and turns of the mighty Constrictor and get an adrenaline rush while rafting the Mammoth Falls. For the less adventurous, unwind on the Cactus Cooler and Monsoon Bay, or spin down the curvatures of the Serpentine.
This park houses a museum about the railroad history of the United States, thanks in part to the Arizona Model Railroading Society. Here, you will see train layouts of all scales in a trail around a whimsical little city full of details. It is a great location for birthdays parties and picnics - they have two party areas. Admission is free but they accept donations to help pay for operational costs. The Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park offers free rides in a miniature train through a trail around the desert outside the small museum. It is a great place for family fun.
The ASU West is a branch of Arizona State University, and this campus is complete educational hub. Loaded with world-class facilities, the west campus aims at the all-round development of the students including having a well-stocked library, bookstore, and computer center. ASU West hosts different activities like Fine Arts and Cultural Programs.
This fun center ranks high with the tiny tots. Let your kids display their putting skills on the miniature golf courses or try their hand at arcade games. Roller coasters offer thrills and other attractions include bumper boats, Naskarts, a carousel and a splash-down log ride. The center is located near Metrocenter Mall on the outer loop and make sure to check the website for timings.
Phoenix First Assembly is a large megachurch which can hold seat almost 4,000 people for its Sunday services. This impressive church has a large sanctuary that's similar to a stadium, including two balconies. However, the church does has smaller groups to allow its congregation to still have an intimate religious experience.
This campus has focused on ministry, both in academia and extra-curricular activities. It offers both Associate and Bachelor degrees in different fields of study for students who prefer to be taught from a Christian perspective. Bachelors in the arts and sciences degrees are offered in business, counseling, education, biblical studies, Christian ministries and more. Two-year Associate degrees in the arts and sciences are offered as well as a one-year "Certificate in Bible" program for those who wish to be educated in theology without earning a degree.
This college has been addressing educational needs in the community since 1965. Presently, this facility is the second largest in the Maricopa district, with more than 19,000 students utilizing its services each semester. Educational offerings include associate degree programs, occupational certificates and transferable credits. The goal of this educational system is to be innovative in providing life-long learning to all community members.
This church, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950, is an impressive building that was primarily constructed from stone. Built during 1971-1977, after Wright's death, this structure is a remarkable example of texture and materials — a trademark of Mr. Wright. The church has a double triangle shape and the 77 foot (23.5 meters) tall spire looks like a triangle from any angle. Step inside the lobby you'll find the cornerstone with Wright's signature to prove this building was a Frank Lloyd Wright design.
Located in the historic district of Glendale, First United Methodist Church was first established in 1894. The congregation was moved to a new church in the 1920 and is was built in a grand Gothic style with a red brick wall facade and was called one of the most beautiful buildings in Glendale. The church's interiors are beautifully decorated with stained glass paintings and windows. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this church is definitely a must see.