Our daughter loves finding new parks. While we have our go-to favorites, there’s something about a different playground, new scenery, and seeing what else Phoenix has to offer.
We came across Scottsdale Ranch Park before running errands one day. It’s about a 5 min drive east from Shea and 101. The complex is huge, boasting over half a dozen tennis courts, volleyball sand pits, and more! We stuck to the kids area, which was fabulous itself, and spent a couple hours on the playground and swings, and walking the paths.
The playground is all connected, with various levels. Plenty to climb on, slide down and hang off of! There is a cute kids height picnic table for eating, and a huge sand area (with a water spigot). The restrooms and drinking fountains are also nearby, with more picnic tables.
The swings are down the hill a bit, which will give moms their exercise if they have kids (like ours) who swing for 5 minutes and then want to climb again. The baby swings were mostly shaded in the morning, the others were not.
Be sure to explore the walking paths, which have various stopping points with equipment for chin ups, etc. Also, if you walk past the tennis courts and continue just beyond the retirement home, there is a gorgeous desert garden! There are rock paved paths and dirt paths, all stroller accessible. We saw a few cactus in bloom! Our kids also liked looking for rabbits.
Scottsdale Ranch Park & Tennis Center
10400 E Vía Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 312-7774