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The ultimate guide to Phoenix’s Papago Park

Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona

Living in Phoenix, Arizona means that the majestic beauty of the desert is just a short drive away. One of the most popular outdoor attractions here is the sprawling, 1,500-acre Papago Park.

The first thing you’ll notice at Papago Park is its signature red sandstone, formed at least six million years ago. But it’s far from the only reason to go here—the park offers a little something for everyone.

For the outdoorsman

Explore the grandeur of nature on foot at any of the park’s several trails. Make sure to include the “Hole in the Rock” in your itinerary, where you can get a breathtaking view of the sunrise or sunset.

For the avid golfer

A golf course in the middle of the desert? Papago Park has two! The first is the Papago Golf Course, known for its dramatic landscape and challenging layout. The second is Rolling Hills Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 62 championship course.

For the animal lover

A must-see attraction is the Phoenix Zoo which houses 1,400 animals, including 30 endangered or threatened species. The zoo also offers a variety of educational camps and seminars for kids, teens, and adults alike.

For the green thumb

The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140-acre attraction that features around 21,000 different plants, including a vast collection of agave and cacti. The garden also serves as a venue for cultural events, such as concerts, dinner functions, and cocktails.

For the sports fanatic

The Sun Devils Stadium is home to the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Hotshots. Order some hotdogs and sodas and enjoy an afternoon of action-packed collegiate sports with your family here.

The best part about Papago Park is that it’s just a short drive from Phoenix! If you’d like to learn more about surrounding attractions and real estate in the area, contact Scott Semer at 480.353.0299 or via scott(at)scottsemerrealestate(dotted)com.