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Papago Park

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix and 3 other guides
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Address: 625 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
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+1 602-495-5458
06:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 19:00

This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.

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Great playground

Wife took the kids to the Papago Park Playground and said it was awesome! Even had sandbox diggers and other neat things to do.

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Wife took the kids to the Papago Park Playground and said it was awesome! Even had sandbox diggers and other neat things to do.

Thank JKing2010
Phoenix, United States
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Papago is a fun place to take the family and walk around. Not too hard and close enough to the city it is easy to get to.

Thank 150alisone
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice gem of a find. The hike wasn't bad and the views were amazing. The restrooms were clean.

Thank Ann A
Lisle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely park and you can either go for a hike or just sit by the pond. The hike to the top of the hill isn't overly strenuous but one up there you need to be sure footed. There are nice grounds all around for the less adventurous. We brought our 5 year old to the top without... More 

1 Thank Friday13th_9
Moorestown, New Jersey
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is close to the zoo and botanical garden. It's small in size and has several short trails. The most familiar is the hole in the rock trail that takes you to the "eye" in the most visible landmark in the park. The park is spotted with ramadas which I found out to be covered rest or picnic areas.... More 

1 Thank Rob W
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views and easily accessible trail. Get here early for parking. Very close to Phoenix Zoo, a nice gentle hike prior to a day at the zoo would be perfect. Brought my dog who is well-behaved and easy to control on leash. There are bathrooms nearby and a nice walking trail along a canal.

Thank chubblestein
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Conveniently located right in the city, a great little place to let the kids burn off some energy. They enjoy the ducks and the fish pond and the trails.

Thank cbier
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Really cute place to go! Doesn't take up the whole day, a nice little walk around. The rock with the hole in it is cool but it can get crowded up there.

Thank Alexandra J L
Moosinning, Germany
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good place to relax after a zoo visit. The palm trees give spectacular views and offer shadow. Entrance is free.

Thank mueller66
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Before we went hiking in Papago park, we decided to walk around the ponds. There ducks and birds all around. We had some crackers and fed the ducks, which our 5 year old son loved doing. He loved it so much, in fact, that we came back 4 more times to feed the ducks. There are pavilions for picnics and... More 

1 Thank Andrew S

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