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Papago Park

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Excellent view at sunset

We got there right as the sun was setting and there was already a ton of people there. No problem... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tampa, Florida
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Felt like in a proper desert with oasis

We had a nice walk in Papago Park there is a small fishing lake with lots of palm trees in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“phoenix zoo”(82 reviews)
“easy hike”(34 reviews)
This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.
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625 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Camelback East
+1 602-495-5458
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got there right as the sun was setting and there was already a ton of people there. No problem though, because there is enough room for everyone. You can hike it in flip flops. If you are close to here it is a must...More

Thank BuckMachete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice walk in Papago Park there is a small fishing lake with lots of palm trees in the middle of the park. We did a little climb on the hills nice landscape. Be preapared with water it was extremly hot!

Thank JankaM74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful ponds, walking trails and very close to Old Town in Scottsdale. The botanical garden is there too and a great place to go.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Papago park offers a couple of hiking trails near the “ hole in a rock mountain “ you get some nice views when you climb towards the hole. Also the small pond mext to the Phoenix zoo is a nice place to rest.

Thank Costiaan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely beautiful park in the heart of Phoenix, real close to the airport. Park has hiking and biking trails, along with picnic areas and the touristy "hole in the rock" that you must climb to. It's an easy climb and the views...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In summer this may not be the place to go but in cooler times it is beautiful. Ducks in the pond beautiful tropical plantings and places for lunch, Call ahead to groups (pick nicks) Right by the zoo.

Thank MickeyAZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were checking out ASU we were looking for a place to go hiking in the desert. This park came up on Google Maps and decided to go there. We didn't last long as it was almost 110 degrees but there were trails to...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Went mid-day, animals were all in their hiding areas. It’s only open till 2 and they rush you out around 1. Expensive two hours. A lot like any zoo. Meh.

Thank Kari S
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Amazing opportunity for outdoors hike right in the middle of the city, you feel quite secluded. There is a fairly simple connection from the rail to bus (Galvin Pkwy @ Van Buren St). There are nice trails leading into the park, but once you get...More

Thank dmurray713
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Sulch a beautiful park! There is a short, easy trail you can take to Hole in the Rock. The views are beautiful! We went when it was a little to hot to go to a park but we wanted to see it before we went...More

Thank nevadavic
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Kate W
29 July 2018|
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Response from f037 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is more of a duck pond
Kate W
29 July 2018|
Response from Lisa V | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don’t know if you can swim. I didn’t and I didn’t see anyone swimming - so I learn toward no, but don’t really know the rules
Kaiden P
23 June 2018|
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Response from ND_TravelerNd | Reviewed this property |
I saw people fishing but no idea what was being fished for.