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.
In 1956, residents of Phoenix filled the grandstand shoulder to shoulder to welcome the first sports franchise in the Valley. Every year since, locals and visitors herald the thoroughbred racing at the Turf Paradise Race Course. Apart from the course, there is a Clubhouse which provides great food as well as views. Located 14 miles north of Sky Harbor Airport, the course is in the extreme North Valley.
Cave Creek is Phoenix's most popular municipal golf course, with about 100,000 rounds played annually. Started in 1983 as a landfill reclamation project, Cave Creek Golf Course is a pioneer of sorts in environmental golf course design. Success stories like Cave Creek prove that these sites can be put to worthwhile and environmentally friendly uses—good news for all concerned. Cave Creek Golf Course is open from dawn to dusk daily, year round.
This is a great value for those wishing to take in a fast round of golf. Total yardage of this par 59, 18-hole course is 3,800, with thirteen par 3s and five par 4s. Enjoy pristine fairways and greens of Bellair Golf Club at great prices. Enjoy lunch and drinks at the clubhouse before or after your game, then play off those extra lunch calories! Please call for further information.
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.
Established 1994, the sprawling Victory Lane sports park features a host of facilities from ball fields and batting cages to volleyball facilities and children's playgrounds to entice the sporting spirit in each one of us. Owing to the excellent and well-maintained sports facilities, the Victory Lane is frequently witness to a number of prestigious tournaments from softball and volleyball leagues to baseball tournaments. The sports bar on site caters to the ever-growing hungry crowds that frequent the place. An excellent facility to catch your favorite sporting action. Check website for schedules and more information.
Spend a fun day playing thrilling paintball at the massive Fort Adobe Paintball Complex. Find your way through towers and trenches and steer around sand bags while trying to defeat the opposite team. It is an enjoyable way to spend time with friends or to celebrate special occasions. The complex does not offer food and drinks.
For more than twenty years, Arizona Desert Tours has been guiding visitors through Arizona's back country. Trained guides will teach you survival techniques while relating the lore of the area. Enjoy the enchanting desert colors and scenery while touring. Services offered are 4x4 tours, cowboy cookouts, horse trail rides, gold panning, rafting, eco tours and corporate team building. Call for reservations or visit website for more information.
Located in the heart of the city, Moon Valley Country Club is a place with loads of sporting activities. The club has a big name in golfing tradition with a championship golf course. The tennis center offers eight hard courts with proper lighting to play at night. For those who need to work out to burn those extra calories or to maintain the perfect body tone, there is a fully-equipped fitness center. It has a fitness studio, spinning room, game room, steam room, Jacuzzi, massage room and a swimming pool. The Aquatic sports lovers can find a large number of aquatic programs. The swimming club gives out swimming lessons and also teaches water aerobics.
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.
As one of the best golf venues in the Valley, 500 Club Golf Course should be high on your list to check out. Located just three miles west of Interstate-17 on Pinnacle Peak Road, this desert course in North Phoenix features views of the Thunderbird mountains, and desert terrain for play. Built in 1990, and designed by Brian Whitcomb, this par 72, 6,543-yard facility offers a driving range, putting green and a chipping area. The greens are Bermuda grass, and the course offers some water play. Food services are available in the restaurant, or by cart; however, no alcohol is served in the bar. There is a dress code in place at this course, so please dress appropriately and call for additional information.