With more than 300 days of sunshine, Mesa residents and visitors have plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors and make the most of the beautiful weather. Luckily, Mesa is truly a family friendly place that boasts more than 50 public parks that truly are “your place to play”.
Links to these parks can be found on the City of Mesa website along with location maps and descriptions of the parks. As they are too many to discuss them all, your local East Mesa Coldwell Banker realtor Ron Brown has composed a short list of Mesa’s top five parks.
Riverview Park which is located at 2100 W Rio Salado Parkway has been extensively renovated and is now proudly the home of the Cubs Spring Training Facility called Sloan Park . The rest of Riverview Park is a top recreational area offering a supreme variety of activities. Aside from the Spring Training Facility, residents can enjoy the Urban Fishing Lake, while the smallest Mesa residents may cool down during hot summer days at the fun splash pad. Additionally, it is home to the over 50 ft tall Genesis climbing tower and a 60 ft long caterpillar climbing structure which is made of mesh. As most other parks, vast open play spaces, walkways and shaded Ramadas invite residents and visitors alike to spend a day at Riverview Park.
Sports enthusiasts can enjoy Red Mountain Parks many different sport courts. Located at 7745 E Brown Rd, Red Mountain sports basketball courts, a volleyball court, soccer fields, baseball and softball fields which are all lighted. Visitors can also engage in disc golf, explore the park on the miles of walkways and relax by the lake. The Urban Fishing lake is restocked several times a year. Ramadas on the 1146 acre big park are available for reservations for family gatherings or birthday parties and a popular option among East Mesa residents.
At 2359 Dobson Rd you can find Dobson Ranch Park. Like its two predecessors it features a lake, but also four half basketball courts. Little visitors can release some energy on the many playgrounds, while their parents may relax and have a get together at the picnic facilities. Dobson Ranch Park’s ramadas are not available for reservations, but are first come first serves. What makes this park special is that it is also home of the Dobson Ranch Golf Course. On 6712 yards, the course features a challenging layout, has a lighted driving range and offers free junior clinics. Dobson Ranch Park is fun for the entire family.
Another fun Mesa park is Countryside Park at 3130 E Southern. Walking trails, picnic tables and barbecues encourage get togethers, while lighted basketball, baseball and beach volley ball courts allow visitors to show their sporty sides. Countryside Park is also a park for dog lovers since it features an off-leash dog area. The dog park is fun for your four legged friend to blow off steam and meet fellow canines. However, the dog park area is closed for maintenance, every Tuesday.
Our last park in today’s line-up is the less well known Park of the Canals which can be visited at 1710 N Horne and is located on 31 acres. While most of is ramadas are not available for reservation, one ramada is and even allows for wine and beer consumption. While it does not have any of the sports facilities of the other parks, it sets itself apart with its Botanical Garden.
There are so many more great parks in the Mesa area, and it certainly would be fun to visit and enjoy all of them. Ron Brown and his team of real estate specialists, are experts of the Mesa and East Mesa area. Aside from pointing you towards the most unique Mesa parks, they are also able to find you the home of your dreams. If you are interested in moving to Mesa and surrounding areas and enjoy our beautiful public parks, you can contact Coldwell Banker to learn about Mesa homes available for sale.