In between the hustle-and-bustle of city life downtown, it can be difficult to make time to spend our much-needed time outdoors. After a long work week, sometimes taking some time to unwind and soak up the Phoenix sunshine is the perfect way to relax.
When living at Moontower, you’re just steps away from Roosevelt Row and many unique parks. Whether you’re looking for a spot to get some work done, walk your pup, or go on an evening run, downtown Phoenix has many spots to choose from.
For this reason, we’ve compiled this list of what we consider to be the five best parks in downtown Phoenix.
Top 4 Parks in Downtown Phoenix
1. Peace Park
Distance from Moontower: 9 minute walk
Address: FW2J+9C7, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Peace Park is a calm and quiet spot, offering the perfect place for your Sunday relaxation. There are benches around the park so you can rest and take in the gorgeous views of the Phoenix buildings. Or, if you’re looking for a place for a morning stroll, the walking paths are shaded with trees to keep you cool.
2. Civic Space Park
Distance from Moontower: 10 minute walk
Address: 424 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Civic Space Park is a free and dog-friendly park in downtown Phoenix, known for its picnic tables, shaded areas, sandbox for kids, and art installations. Designed with sustainable elements, the park offers an open, grassy space and features a large contemporary structure. Please be aware that there is no parking available on-site or nearby without charge.
3. Margaret T. Hance Park
Distance from Moontower: 14 minute walk
Hours: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Home of the Japanese Friendship Garden and the Irish Cultural Center, Hance Park has a lot to offer its visitors. This park includes a shaded sand area, playground, picnic area, plenty of green space, benches, and water fountains. The various animal structures serve as a creative spot for kids to climb, explore, and play. The park itself is named after Phoenix’s first female mayor, and has plenty to offer families, dog-owners, and downtown citizens.
4. Verde Park
Distance from Moontower: 15 minute walk
Hours: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Verde Park is a well-maintained and family-friendly park in downtown Phoenix, offering amenities including a playground, picnic tables, full-size basketball and sand volleyball courts, BBQ pits, and a recreation center. It’s free to enter and dog-friendly, making it a great place for outdoor fun and relaxation, while also providing convenient facilities such as public restrooms on-site.
We hope that this guide helps you get started exploring some of the best parks around downtown Phoenix. If you have any other questions about the downtown Phoenix lifestyle, contact the Moontower team, who is always happy to help!