A.L. asks from Mesa, AZ on March 01, 2007
Looking for a Park
Im looking for a park around mesa/gilbert area that would have a duck or little paddle boats to take my children for a family outing. Im not from here so I dont know where any thing is here. also if you know of any other places I could take them Im open to suggestions.
T.N. answers from Phoenix on March 01, 2007
Freestone park in Gilbert (East side of Lindsay Rd, between Guadalupe and Elliot) is large and has ducks, but no paddleboats. It has a fun children's area where you can purchase tickets to ride the train through the park, go on a carousel, and a few other rides. They also have a playground, picnic benches and BBQs, rolling grassy hills, sand volleyball, batting cages, a lake with ducks, waterfalls and a bridge so you can walk over the lake. I've rollerbladed there with friends, gone on bike rides, had bday parties there, played soccer in the soccerfields, and numerous other activities like iceblocking down the hills (they also have a skate park there). I grew up here in Chandler and Mesa and have gone to the park many times ever since I was little, so it has things for all ages.
A.W. answers from Phoenix on March 01, 2007
The only place that I know that they have paddle boats is at the Phoenix zoo. Take the 202 West get off at Priest turn right onto priest follow the zoo entrance will be on your right. www.phoenixzoo.org
M.G. answers from Phoenix on March 02, 2007
I would strongly suggest Freestone Park in Gilbert but Kiwanis Park in Tempe off Mill between Baseline and Guadalupe has paddle boats and it is a nice big park too.
K.D. answers from Phoenix on March 02, 2007
There is a nice park with a lake and a train ride, play ground, and some other rides. its on Lindsay after Guadalupe
L.M. answers from Phoenix on March 08, 2007
Freestone Park off Lindsay between Guadalupe and Elliot has the ducks w/pond and Kiwanis Park has the paddle boats. I guess you should check both places out to see which you prefer but they are both great family places. Kiwanis also has a small indoor water park which is a fun place to have a family outing.
L., mother of 4