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Parks in Scottsdale, AZ

Does social distancing have you craving a bit of outdoor time? If you need a break from staying inside, but still want to maintain distance from others, why not go to a nearby park for a walk? If you have a dog, he or she probably needs to get outside and move around even more than you. Read on to learn about some parks in the local Scottsdale area you may not have tried yet. 

Northsight Park

8400 E. Thunderbird Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

This park has plenty of trees and grass, plus the following features:

  • 19 Acres of Space
  • Lighted Basketball Court
  • Two Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Restrooms
  • Playground
  • Two Lighted Sand Volleyball Courts

 

Thunderbird Park

9170 E Thunderbird Rd,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Thunderbird Park is a little smaller than Northsight park but still manages to have many of the same amenities.

  • 10 Acres of Space
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Two Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Three Reservable Soccer Fields
  • A Lighted Full-Size Basketball Court

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

18333 N Thompson Peak Pkwy,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States. It permanently preserves over 30,000 acres of sustainable desert habitat. Come here for a scenic walk through nature. More adventurous visitors can come to run, hike, and explore the expansive preserve. There is plenty of room to spread out and avoid contact with others during social distancing.

Horizon Dog Park

15444 N 100th St,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

With plenty of favorable reviews on Google, the Horizon Dog Park, part of the larger Horizon Park property is a great place to bring your four-legged friend(s) for some fresh air and space to run around. Usually a social place, the park should work well for occasional visits during social distancing provided visitors can stay out of contact with each other and surfaces that would frequently be touched.