Glendalians lead very active lifestyles and realize the importance of taking time to enjoy the outdoors. In Arizona, both visitors and residents take advantage year-round of the excellent outdoor recreation available in Glendale.
For picturesque picnics and dramatic spring blooms, venture to Thunderbird Park, a huge regional desert mountain park, and one of the 54 parks in Glendale's superb 1,800-acre park system. Spend time with family and friends swimming in a city pool or touring the grounds of Historic Sahuaro Ranch, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Neighborhoods are being linked by the channelization of Skunk Creek. The 3-1/2 mile linear park will link neighborhood and regional parks in Glendale and connect trails into Phoenix and Peoria.
Soothe your soul with warm breezes by hiking the mountain trails, playing the lush golf courses, boating on the waterways or wandering through serene park gardens. Dance with nature while jogging or rollerblading along city foot paths, riding horses along Glendale's equestrian trails or cycling on the miles of bike paths. An active outdoor lifestyle can easily be found right here in Glendale!
And for the even more adventurous, try rock climbing, rappelling, backpacking, camping, bird watching, mountain biking, canyoneering, downhill or cross country skiing, hunting, water or jet skiing and whitewater rafting - all within a two-hour drive from Glendale. Where else can you find all these adventures in one state? Sounds like Glendale, Arizona is the perfect place to call home.
Glendale's close proximity to Phoenix means you are only a short drive away from a host of professional and major college sports teams and events that call Arizona home:
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