10 Best Playgrounds in Arizona

If there’s one thing little kids have, it’s tons of energy. When the sun is shining in Arizona, opt to bring them to a local playground to help burn off some of that energy. From swinging on the swing set to enjoying the slides, these Arizona playgrounds will keep your little one entertained.    

1. Riverview Park, Mesa, AZ

Like most parks, Riverview Park has a playground where kids can swing and slide to their heart's content. What else can they do? Why, they can climb the 50-foot Genesis tower, play on the splash pad, hang out by the lake, and more. The only question now is, when are you going to take them?

2. Freestone Park, Gilbert, AZ

If your kids skateboard, they'll love the Freestone Park—because it even has its own skate park! How's that for an awesome community park? There's also a playground, lake areas, and The Freestone Railroad. Intrigued? The railroad boasts a "miniature train, antique carousel, and a mini Ferris wheel," according to Gilbert's website.

3. West Wetlands Park, Yuma, AZ

Yuma locals adore the West Wetlands park. Why, you ask? For starters, there's the Creative Playground which looks like a castle. There's also an equestrian trail, an owl habitat, and a butterfly and hummingbird garden—among even more great amenities. Can you see why it's a local favorite?

4. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Scottsdale, AZ

Whether your kids are 2-5 or 5-12, there's something for them at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. There are two differently themed playgrounds, a misting water feature, and—last but not least—trains.

5. Playtopia at Tumbleweed Park, Chandler, AZ

Tumbleweed Park features Playtopia, which is a free playground situated on 2.5 acres of land. There are three different themed areas for kiddies to play at: Farm Land, City Land, and Critter Land. They can play in the barn space, bike on City Land streets, or put their excavation skills to work and dig for dinosaur bones in Critter Land.

6. Anthem Community Park, Anthem, AZ

At Anthem's Community Park, there's a wide range of amenities—in addition to two different playgrounds—the Adventure playground and the Discovery playground. Kids can entertain themselves at either playground, or they can skate at the skate park, play on the splash pad, or play a sport.

7. Kiwanis Park, Tempe, AZ

At the Kiwanis Park, there's a playground—and a whole lot more. Kids can use the batting range, play baseball, soccer, go for a swim, or fish. And that's just the half of it! No matter how old they are, they'll love the Kiwanis Park.

8. Paseo Vista Recreation Area, Chandler, AZ

Are you looking for a park with more than just your average playground? If yes, the Paseo Vista Recreation Area is for you. There's an archery range, disc golf course, dog park, and, of course, a playground.

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9. Kennedy Memorial Park, Yuma, AZ

When the kids work up a sweat after playing on the playground at Kennedy Memorial Park, they can cool off there, too! The lighted and heated pool is great any time of year, and there's a wading pool for the little ones. Parents can play a round or two of horseshoes—and once they've worked up a sweat, they can jump in the pool, too!

10. Playgrounds Fun Zone & Café, Glendale, AZ

When the weather's not permitting playing outside, you can always take the kids to Playgrounds Fun Zone & Café! Here, they can play on slides, tube tunnels, an obstacle course—and more. And while they play, parents can grab a beverage or snack from the café and relax. It's a win-win!

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