Best places for picnic in Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale

Spring is an ideal season for picnic in parks. Today we’re bringing you the best places for picnic in Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale.

Encanto Park

One of America’s Best City Parks according to Forbes is perfect place to have a lovely family picnic. Here you can rent a paddle boat, run around the giant play structure or head to Enchanted Island Amusement Park.

 

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Try pizzas, artisan sandwiches, wraps and salads like a Voodoo Chicken salad at nearby Hob-Nobs.

Carver sandwich from Hob Nobs

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Steele Indian School Park

Located in the heart of Central Phoenix, in this park you’ll find acres of green grass and a giant bird-shaped lake. If you are up for some local history you can walk around the Circle of Life cistern in the middle of the park for a glimpse of three historic buildings and interpretive columns on the history of the Phoenix Indian School.

Steele Indian School Park

Visit Zookz at the north of the park and try their warm toasted sealed pockets. If you have sweet tooth, you must try pockets with sweet fillings including peanut butter and nutella.

Our #22 … 2 perfectly poached eggs, bacon, ham, black beans, avocado, cheddar and Zookz chipotle sauce w/ a side of fresh squeezed OJ! 😋

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Freestone Park

Two lakes, a skate park, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, softball fields, a few playgrounds and plenty of space for kids to run around – all this you can find at Freestone Park in Gilbert.

Freestone Park playground

Don’t forget to try a Gilbert classic, Joe’s Real BBQ located just two miles from Freestone. Choose between pulled pork, ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese and many other amazing dishes.

 

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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Here you’ll find everything for kids and adults who still feel like kids – from antique carousel, museum, playgrounds and a lot of green grass. You can ride the train and see the McCormick Historical Railroad Exhibit.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Try DeFalco’s classic Italian subs.

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Desert Horizon Park

Whether you want to have a nice picnic, play in the playground, work out at an outdoor fitness center or jog through the one-mile jogging course, this parks offers it all.

 

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Check out the local Grotto Café for soups, sandwiches and salads. They have vegetarian and kid-friendly options.

 

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Sahauro Ranch Park

Here you’ll find softball fields, soccer fields and volleyball courts found throughout the 80-acre park. Bring your kids to this historic park (it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places) to one of the many playgrounds and EVOS park which is a unique suspended playground for kids ages 5 and older. Let your dog play and run in dog recreation park.

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Rocker Burger is just 10 minutes away. Try their burgers, subs, hot dogs and bottled sodas.

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