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Desert Arroyo Park


Desert Arroyo Park sits on 58 acres with five educational nodes each with ramadas and picnic areas. Discovery guides are available on the City’s Desert Arroyo Park webpage. Park patrons can also bring pencil and paper to do the rubbings from the educational signs. Each node consists of a specific play and educational feature: • Arroyo Node with a playground and desert wash water feature • Arthropodal Node with analemmatic sundial and outdoor classroom • Mammalian Node with crawling tubes and animal footprints • Avian Node with a telescope & chimes • Reptilian Node with a repitle digging sand pit The park also offers walking paths and trails for hikers and non-motorized bikers: • ¼ mile Botanical Walk with plant interpretative signs • ½ mile paved Discovery Loop connecting the educational nodes • ¾ mile Explorers Path – multiuse for hikers & non-motorized bikers This is Mesa’s first park to offer the public free WiFi along with nature walking paths that teach children about Arizona desert.