Scottsdale Parks and Gardens

(Scottsdale, Arizona - AZ, USA)

Scottsdale is dotted with public parks for those wanting to take some time out, while larger parks nearby Scottsdale offer a range of outdoor recreational activities such as hiking and mountain biking.

Due to the drier, desert climate in Arizona, there aren't many lush botanical gardens in Scottsdale, although the city does boast some impressive man-made green areas.

La Mirada Desert Park

Address: 8950 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, Arizona AZ, 85255, USA
Tel: +1 480 312 7275
A small but popular park, La Mirada Desert Park is home to a desert botanical nature trail, picnic areas, playgrounds and a basketball court. It's a popular place for teenage kids to 'hang out'.
Open hours: daily - sunrise to 22:30
Admission: free

Chaparral Park

Address: 5401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona AZ, 85250, USA
Tel: +1 480 312 2353
Located at the Indian Bend Wash and boasting scenic surrounds, a large lake that is suitable for fishing as well as a swimming pool, playground and numerous sporting fields and facilities, Chaparral Park is popular among Scottsdale residents.
Open hours: daily - sunrise to 22:30
Admission: free

Pinnacle Peak Park

Address: 26802 North 102nd Way, Scottsdale, Arizona AZ, 85262, USA
Tel: +1 480 312 0990
Home to numerous species of native plants and wildlife, this park offers several well-defined hiking trails as well as horseback riding and rock-climbing. Excellent views of the valley can be enjoyed from the summit.
Open hours: dawn to dusk
Admission: free

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Address: 7301 East Indian Road, South Scottsdale, Arizona AZ, USA
Tel: +1 480 312 2312
Popular among children, this park is a tribute to railways and their role in opening up the West. There are several locomotives on display in the grounds and some interesting permanent displays.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 21:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: free

Vista del Camino Park

Address: 7700 East Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale, Arizona AZ, 85257, USA
Tel: +1 480 312 2330
This park boasts over 70 acres / 28 hectares of picturesque scenery, two lakes, playgrounds, a softball field, basketball and volleyball courts, and a Frisbee-golf area.
Open hours: daily - sunrise to 22:30
Admission: free