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Quick Guide to Phoenix Parks

New to Chandler and looking for a splash pad? Vacationing in Scottsdale and wondering where to find a hiking trail? In Glendale for Spring Training and have a notion to go fishing? With our Quick Guide to Phoenix Parks, it's easier than ever to find the perfect park for you. Just click a link below to find a...

Two Cents with Joy Cherrick of Scottsdale Moms Blog

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Family-Friendly Easter Weekend Fun in Phoenix!

For the latest happenings in Phoenix, visit our curated events page!

Wow, Easter Weekend is Hopping in Phoenix!

The fun kicks off  on Friday at 7:30PM, with Stargazing for Everyone at Cave Creek Regional Park

Even better, there's more stargazing at Lake Pleasant on Saturday at 7:00PM!

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The Top Ten City Parks Along Interstate 17

Road Trip Guide to I-17 Parks

Interstate 17, the road from Flagstaff to Phoenix, is surely one of the most scenic freeways in the United States. From the pine forests surrounding Flagstaff to the cactus forests near Black Canyon City, from the city lights of Phoenix to the dramatic escarpments of the Mogollon Rim, I-17 winds through several distinct climate zones, all within the state of Arizona.

Six Tire Swings in Greater Phoenix Playgrounds

One of our goals at ParkGrades.com is to be a place where you can find exactly what you're looking for in a park near you. Whether it's a skate park or a dog park, or even a planetarium, ParkGrades.com makes it easier than ever before to find the perfect park for you.

Eight Fun Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend in Phoenix

For the latest happenings in Phoenix, visit our curated events page!

With temperatures soaring to the upper 90s and beyond, this weekend in Phoenix will be a great one to bring the kids to a splash pad, go for an early hike, or head north!

The Best Splash Pads in Phoenix

We all know the valley of the sun gets hot. Extremely hot. "How can anything survive this" hot. But even during the dog days and the big heat, splash pads offer a wonderful, safe way for the kids to cool off and have fun.

6 Fun Things to Do in the Phoenix Metro Area This Weekend

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9 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Phoenix

Friday, October 14

Top 10 Parks Along I-10 (Los Angeles to Phoenix)

Find a great park along I-10!

If you're traveling with a family along Interstate 10, you may find yourself wanting (or needing!) to stop for a picnic, take a short break from driving, or just to let the kids run around. To help, we've identified ten of the best parks along Interstate 10 between the Pacific Ocean and Phoenix, Arizona. Your road trips will never be the same!

The Top 8 Parks Along I-10 (Phoenix to El Paso)

Phoenix to Tucson to Las Cruces Road Trip Guide

Get out and stretch! Let the kids run around! Have a picnic! 

From west to east, here's our list of the Top 8 Parks Along I-10 (Phoenix to El Paso)

8 Disc Golf Courses in Phoenix

Get outside and enjoy a round of frisbee golf at these 8 Disc Golf Courses in Phoenix:

8 Skate Parks in the Phoenix Metro Area (West Valley Edition)

Catch some air at one of these 8 Skate Parks in the West Valley of the Phoenix Metro Area:

Museums and Parks in Phoenix where you can appreciate Native American Culture

The Phoenix area is overflowing with reminders of the Native American peoples who lived here before Europeans arrived. Whether it's petroglyphs, ruins, pottery, kachina dolls, the Valley of the Sun is one of the best places in the United States to learn about and appreciate Native American culture.

Enjoy Peoria, Arizona Like a Local: Cactus League Spring Training Stadium Guide

Headed to Peoria Stadium, spring training home to the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres?

Enjoy Tempe, Arizona Like a Local: Cactus League Spring Training Stadium Guide

Headed to Tempe Diablo Park, spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim?

Enjoy Phoenix, Arizona Like a Local: Cactus League Spring Training Stadium Guide

Catching some Spring Training action at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Cactus League home of the Oakland Athletics?

Enjoy Goodyear, Arizona Like a Local: Cactus League Spring Training Stadium Guide

Catching some Spring Training action at Goodyear Ballpark, Cactus League home of the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds?

Enjoy Mesa, Arizona Like a Local: Cactus League Spring Training Stadium Guide

Catching some Spring Training action at Mesa's Hohokam Ballpark, Cactus League home of the Chicago Cubs?

Enjoy Scottsdale, Arizona Like a Local: Cactus League Spring Training Stadium Guide

Catching some Spring Training action at Scottsdale Stadium, Cactus League home of the San Francisco Giants?

Enjoy North Scottsdale, Arizona Like a Local: Cactus League Spring Training Stadium Guide

Catching some Spring Training action at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Cactus League home of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks?

7 Easter Egg Hunts This Weekend in Phoenix

Saturday, April 7

Six Independence Day Celebrations in Phoenix (2012 Edition)

Celebrate Independence Day at one of these 6 Fourth of July Events in the Phoenix Metro Area:

Halloween Events in the Phoenix Metro Area (2012 Edition)

Thursday, October 25

Phoenix Playgrounds Guide: Tire Swings, Spraygrounds, Indoor Play Areas, Baby Swings, and more

Childhood's too short for mediocre playgrounds! Bring the kids to the perfect playground in with our Phoenix Playgrounds Guide. Just click below to find parks and playgrounds that have the exact feature you're looking for:

Phoenix Team Sports Parks: Racquetball, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and more!

With our Phoenix Team Sports Guide, finding the right park for the game has never been easier! Just click below to find a:

Phoenix Extreme Sports Parks: BMX Bike Courses, Skateboarding, Cardboard Sledding Hills, and more

With our Phoenix Extreme Sports Parks Guide, finding a place to get your adrenaline flowing has never been easier - from Scottsdale to Chandler, and Gilbert to Peoria! Just click below to find a:

Enjoy West Phoenix, Arizona (Maryvale) Like a Local: Cactus League Spring Training Stadium Guide

Taking in some Spring Training action at Maryvale Stadium, Cactus League home of the Milwaukee Brewers?

Which Stadium's the Best for Catching a Foul Ball? Craig Calcaterra Talks the Cactus League

We asked NBC Sports HardballTalk writer Craig Calcaterra, who's been in Arizona covering Spring Training, if he would share some of his thoughts and experiences as a baseball fan who just happens to also be a member of the press. We tried to asked him one question for every Cactus League ballpark. We hope you enjoy the exchange:

Phoenix Low-Intensity Sports Guide: Disc Golf, Horseshoes, Fishing, Shuffleboard, and more!

Looking for a place to play disc golf in the West Valley? Wondering where to play shuffleboard in North Phoenix? Searching for a place to go fishing?

Phoenix Splashpads: Opening Dates

So you want to take the kids to a splashpad. But how can you tell if they're up and running for the season? With our handy chart, you'll find the opening (and closing) dates for spraygrounds all across the Valley of the Sun. Enjoy!

Summer Fun in Phoenix: Splash Pads, Swimming Pools, Shaded Playgrounds, Museums, and more!

Make the most of the warm weather days with our Quick Guide to Summer Fun in the Valley of the Sun! 
 
We've rounded up 35 Spraygrounds in the Phoenix Metro Area, plus other fun places to visit while the weather's hot: