The Park Grades Blog

Terrific Review from Tucson!

Until now, if you hadn't personally visited a particular park, and didn't know someone who had, you'd have no way of knowing what the park would be like. But with great reviews like the one below, lets you know what to expect before you visit a park, so you can spend more time enjoying life -- and less time navigating dodgy shopping carts!

From Gorlitsa in Tucson comes this exemplary review of De Anza Park:

We Have a Winner!

And the first winner in's brief existence is...

Joe Taube of Pearland, Texas, our first non-beta tester to sign up!

We've sent Joe a $100 Amazon gift card as a "thank you" -- stay tuned as we announce new contests and giveaways over the coming weeks.

Holiday Light Displays in the Phoenix Area

Christmas in Phoenix may conjure images of sand traps and palm trees instead of Santa and snowmen, but for children (of all ages), bright lights and a festive atmosphere can provide holiday memories.

To find the best Christmas lights in Phoenix, consider:

In Scottsdale, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's famous train winds through lighted holiday decorations of all kinds. One visitor to the display hailed it as both "beautiful" and "exciting"!

New Playground Sighted Near Area 51!

Ok, so this news comes from the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada -- but it's still a lot closer to Area 51 than, say, Bismarck, North Dakota!

According to the Las Vegas Sun, what looks to be a really cool new playground has been added to Sunridge Park in Henderson. It's good to see communities making investments like this despite the tough economic times.  Great work, Henderson!

The Case of the Scandalous Dog Park Fees

How much would you pay for a place where your dog can run free?