Top 10 FREE Ways to beat the heat in and around Phoenix, AZ

Pioneer Community Park Peoria

Pioneer Community Park

1.    Splash parks: There are numerous parks in and around the Phoenix metropolitan area that are totally free and often times at a park where you can also fish for free. Here is a list of some parks that have splash parks. Remember to take a towel.

Altadena Park     3711 E Altadena Ave   Phoenix
Mariposa Park    3150 W Morten Ave   Phx
Splash Pad   6770 N Sunrise Blvd   Phx
City Scape 1 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Edison Park  901 N 19th Street
Mountain Vista Park  13647 S 50th Street   Phx
Nuestro Park  1433 S Ninth Street   Phx
Outlets at Anthem  I-17 & Anthem Way    Phx
Pecos Park  17010 S 48th Street   Phx
Gateway Park 10100 N El Mirage Road   El Mirage
Fountain Park at Westgate  Loop 101 & Glendale Ave    Glendale
Glendale Heros Regional Park  8100 W Bethany Home Road    Glendale
Goodyear Community Park  3151 N Litchfield Road   Goodyear
Pioneer Park 8755 N 83rd Ave    Peoria
Rio Vista Community Park  8866-A  West Thunderbird Road    Peoria
Desert Ridge Marketplace  Loop 101 & N Tatum    Phx
Kierland Commons at Fountain in Center Plaza  Greenway Pkwy & Scottsdale Rd   Phx
Scottsdale Quarter   Scottsdale Road and Greenway-Hayden Loop    Scottsdale
Rotary Park in Fountain Park  12925 N Saguaro Blvd    Fountain Hills
Aqua Linda Park 8732 E. McDonald Drive,   Scottsdale
Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park 8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road,   Scottsdale
Paiute Park 3210 N. 66th St.,    Scottsdale
Pima Park  8600 E. Thomas Road,    Scottsdale
Vista del Camino Park  7700 E. Roosevelt St.,    Scottsdale

For even more parks and detailed information about them check out this link:

2.    Go walk around at one of the indoor malls around town such as:

Arrowhead Towne Center  Loop 101 & West Bell Road   Peoria
Superstition Springs 6555 E. Southern Ave. Mesa, Arizona 85206
Chandler Fashion Center 3111 W. Chandler Blvd  Chandler, Arizona 85226
Arizona Mills   Interstate 10 & US 60    Tempe, AZ
Paradise Valley Mall   Cactus Road between 44th Street & Tatum
Fiesta Mall  US 60 & Alma School Road    Mesa
Scottsdale Fashion Square    West of Scottsdale Road at Camelback Rd   Scottsdale

3.    Plan a get together at a friend’s house where there is a swimming pool.

4.    Go see a movie.   Movie theaters can be found at all of the malls listed above & many more locations throughout the valley.

5.    Go to one of our local lakes.  Okay this is not exactly free anymore but it is less than $10
Please, be responsible and pick up after yourself. Always leave the lake cleaner than you found it.

6.    Kick back at home and watch television.

7.    Catch up on your sleep. When it is over 110 degrees staying indoors is always a good option why not catch some z’s.

8.    Stay in and play board games or card games. Spend some quality time with family & friends.

9.    Do some indoor crafts. Get a head start on making gifts for the holiday season.

10.    Put a sprinkler on the hose, Turn the hose on, Let it sit for at least 2 minutes, then Check the temperature of the water and if cooled down enough grab a lawn chair and a cold drink & enjoy.

What ever you do DO NOT touch the water that comes out of any spigot until you have carefully checked the temperature. The water that comes out of a garden hose that is sitting in the sun is hot enough to cause very serious burns. Also, be careful when letting the kids play on the grass because we have some mighty mean ants out here. The ants have actually taken lives of babies as well as adults.