Papago Park

Papago Park

An Urban Desert Preserve

Papago Park is one of the most scenic and easily accessible desert areas in the Phoenix metro area. Explore its 1,500 acres filled with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and lagoons. Papago Park is also home to attractions including the “Hole in the Rock” hike, Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo and AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park.

Papago Park

Lace up your hiking boots as you explore Papago Park and other hiking trails in the Tempe area.

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Things To Do Around Papago

Arizona Heritage Center

Discover Arizona’s history and visit the Arizona Heritage Center! Experience exhibits, go retro with Phoenix icons like Bob’s Big Boy and Wallace and Ladmo, hang out at an old-time general store, and take look at a WWII training aircraft.

1300 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 929-0292

Desert Botanical Garden

At the Garden, you’ll explore vibrant desert trails with thousands of  beautiful plants that thrive in some of the hottest and driest parts of the world. You’ll also experience world-class art exhibitions, festive events, fascinating classes and so much more.

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(480) 941-1225

Papago Golf Course

Papago Golf Course is a championship 18 hole golf course, set in the heart of Phoenix’s Papago Park. Papago has earned Top 100 Public Course honors for decades and was originally designed by William Francis “Billy” Bell.

5595 E. Moreland St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 275-8428

Rolling Hills Golf Course

Rolling Hills Golf Course, the Valley’s finest 18-hole executive golf course, is nestled in picturesque Papago Park, providing a unique golfing experience for players of all ages. Guests enjoy family tees, full-service pro-shop and Caddy Shack Sports Grill.  

1415 N. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 350-5275

Refuel at a Tempe Resaurant

Grab breakfast before that hike, eat some lunch after the Zoo or have dinner before watching the sunset

Food & Drink

Oct 4 – Nov 22

Music in the Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

October 4, 2019 – November 22, 2019

Oct 12 – May 10

“Wild Rising” by Cracking Art

Desert Botanical Garden

October 12, 2019 – May 10, 2020

Jan 4

6 Hours in the Papago

January 4, 2020

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