Parks & Gardens

Arizona has a reputation for being all desert, sand and cactus, but with its canyons, craters, ancient ruins and enduring legends, the Grand Canyon state is actually home to some of North America’s most astonishing landscapes.

  • 1201 N. Galvin Parkway
  • (480) 941-1225

Discover the tranquil vibrancy of desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes. Visitors can stroll through five thematic trails to explore the fascinating beauty of the Sonoran Desert, from towering cacti and alluring succulents to brilliant wildflowers and lush…

  • 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
  • (602) 506-2930

One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun,” this northwest Valley park is a recreationist’s dream. Lake Pleasant is a power boater’s dream. As the largest lake in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, load-up all your water recreation toys. You’re in for…

  • 9744 W. Northern Ave.
  • 623-877-9771

Park West is the West Valley’s premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. This popular lifestyle center is home to a 14-screen Harkin’s theater, a unique mix of sit-down restaurants + quick bites and a wide variety of national and local retailers. Park West is…

  • 5959 W Brown St
  • (623) 930-3596

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is one of the best outdoor demonstration gardens in Glendale and has been displaying a unique variety of plants since 1990. The Xeriscape Garden surrounds the Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.). The award-winning garden is a living example of…