in Glendale, AZ
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.
Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
59th Ave and Bethany Horne Rd
Glendale, AZ 85301 Directions
When the kids start to get restless, get them all together and head out for some much-needed outdoor activity at Bonsall Park. If you have little ones, don't worry, as the park features a separate play space, known as the “tot lot,” for kids from 2 to 5 years old. The older kids will jump at the chance to experience the Rock Blocks, the Triple Racer Slide, the Duo Seesaw the Flip Flop, the Monorail, the Drums Panel, and the Babble On, which will all prove to become fast favorites with your kids, no matter what their ages might be. There are plenty of shady areas as well as benches and picnic tables to gather and rest up between all that play activity.
Northern Horizon Park
63rd and Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302 Directions
Sometimes, you feel like you need to get out and commune with nature for awhile. You may not realize it, but your dog may actually feel the same way, too. Glendale's Northern Horizon Park offers the chance for the two of you get enjoy some healthy exercise and outdoor relaxation. This impressively expansive area is the city's premier dog park and offers many fenced-in areas and activities designed to assure that your four-legged friend gets some great exercise while staying safe. There is a separate area for larger dogs, too.
Sahuaro Ranch Park
9802 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302 Directions
Glendale's Sahuaro Ranch Park has many stories to tell. Discover them as they come to life during your visit to this historic area that features thirteen original buildings and house museums that offer a multidimensional snapshot of what life was like here decades ago. There is also a beautiful rose garden, an interesting barnyard and and a vintage orchard stand that are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Thunderbird Conservation Park
22800 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85310 Directions
A memorably picturesque natural view is priceless. There are several of them to feast your eyes on when you visit Glendale's Thunderbird Conservation Park. Enjoy some truly excellent outdoor moments as the park offers you a chance to experience a relaxing picnic, a brisk hike or horseback ride, a challenging mountain bike adventure, or even some bird watching. There are 20 miles of multi-use trails that run through the park, so you have plenty of room to enjoy your choice of a walk, jog or ride amid the attraction of nature.
Westgate City Center
6751 N Sunset Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85305 Directions
Enjoy the spectacle and beauty of the WaterDance Fountains at Glendale's Westgate City Center. These are beautiful $6 million fountains that feature over 200 lights, 168 jets, 26 water pumps, and 60,000 gallons of fresh water all masterfully orchestrated to create something truly captivating. These fountains were designed by the same team who constructed the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas. Spectators can enjoy the visually stunning show that features streams of water being shot up to 40 feet in the air while it is all synchronized to accompanying lights and music. This is one of Glendale's favorite places to catch an unforgettable display of nature and technology, and the best part of all is that it's absolutely free.
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