PEORIA boasts 300 days of sunshine, ample parks, trails, entertainment and amenities, it's easy to see why Peoria has long been one of the most desirable locations in the Grand Canyon State. Located in the Peoria 83 (P83) Entertainment District, Arizona Broadway Theatre is a professional fine dining theater performing highly acclaimed Broadway shows. The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is located in the city’s Old Town area and is the stage home of Theater Works, a nationally recognized community theater.
Peoria is conveniently located for the sport and recreation enthusiast. Each spring, the Peoria Sports Complex becomes the Spring Training home to Major League Baseball Teams. There are four spring training sites within 10-miles of Peoria, so catching a Cactus League Spring Training game is easy. If you are a fan of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, NASCAR or major college sports, Peoria puts you minutes away from seeing your favorite team.
If you like playing in a park, then Peoria is the place for you! Peoria offers regionally recognized community parks and 33 neighborhood parks. Rio Vista Recreation Center and Park is a 52-acre park in the heart of Peoria that boasts an urban fishing lake, top notch skate park, volleyball and softball fields, batting cages, ramadas, and a state of the art recreation facility. In the southern part of the city is Pioneer Community Park, an 84-acre facility with athletic fields, 5-acre fishing lake, and a dog park.
Paloma Community Park, located in North Peoria, boasts athletic fields, open turf fields, children’s playgrounds, dog park, a fishing lake, and much more!
PEORIA has over 25 miles of trails to enjoy. Hike, bike or jog along the New River Trail, or go explore the surrounding desert and see incredible vistas and areas where ancient civilizations once lived. Peoria offers a unique desert and water experience. Lake Pleasant and Lake Pleasant Regional Park is located in north Peoria. With more than 10,000 acres of water and 13,600 acres of land, this popular attraction is the perfect place for water sports, desert camping, hiking and wildlife watching.
It doesn’t matter if you are a resident or a tourist, Peoria offers fun things to do for every age group and budget. Peoria has everything from weekend adventures to free attractions and more! Get started planning your next adventure in beautiful Peoria, AZ!
THINGS TO DO IN PEORIA, AZ
LAKE PLEASANT ACTIVITIES & AMENITIES
THE CITY OF PEORIA is home to a scenic desert oasis - Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Surrounded by the Sonoran desert, it is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination for action and adventure. With more than 23,000 acres of water and beautiful, unblemished desert landscape, Lake Pleasant Regional Park is one of the most scenic recreation areas in the Valley. There are a number of adventures to embark upon including boating, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, swimming, flyboarding, fishing, scuba diving, camping, hiking, dinner cruises, stargazing, and even scorpion hunting! Rent a boat, kayak, go paddle, and more! Plenty of RV & camping sites available along with a club house, Dillon’s Bayou Bar & Restaurant and a convenience store!
At the Lake Pleasant Nature Center, guests can learn about the history of the area and desert wildlife. Step out onto the balcony surrounding the Nature Center to get a beautiful view of Lake Pleasant and a close up look at Waddell Dam. The breathtaking views offer visitors a great place to relax, whether it is from a boat or shoreline picnic site.
PLEASANT HARBOR MARINA & SCORPION BAY MARINA
All campground reservations are made through Maricopa County Parks, which operates Lake Pleasant Regional Park. For information on camping fees, click on the following link to be redirected to the "Fees" page: Make campsite reservations at Maricopa County Parks website
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