10919 South Central Ave, Phoenix Arizona 85040
Serving as the "exclamation point" of pride, South Mountain is the largest municipal park in the world. The 16,500-acre park is home to more than 300 species of plant life and a variety of fauna, including rabbits, foxes, coyotes, snakes, lizards and birds. The park features picnic areas and ramadas, hiking trails and spectacular lookouts.
In 1924, President Coolidge made available 13,000 acres of South Mountain to the city of Phoenix for $17,000. Over the years, the park has increased by 3,500 acres saving the scenic and natural features for the benefit of the entire community, protecting wildlife and natural ecological communities, preserving historic and archaeological sites and providing outdoor recreation opportunities. South Mountain Park Central Ave. gate is closed at 8:00 p.m. until mid-August for road repairs.
The park is also located near the Mystery Castle.
Other Sports and Sporting Events nearby:
(Phoenix) America West Arena
(Tempe) Arizona Cardinals NFL Football
(Scottsdale) Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours
(Phoenix) Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
(Phoenix) Arizona Flycasters Club
(Phoenix) Arizona Foothills Volleyball Club
12/18 Coming to The Phoenix area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.