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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Urban exercise hike


It was one of those Saturdays.  You know, those sacrificial weekend days given to yard work. While out  rushing around to the various plant nurseries in the area, I came across Cesar Chavez Park.  Even though I've known about it for years, I never really considered it a hiking destination.  However, when curiosity got the better of me, I made a quick detour between chores and discovered a very pleasant walking path and an unexpected, welcome leg stretch. The park is packed with ammenities like swing sets for the kids and is also part of the Arizona Game & Fish Urban Fishing Program.  The easy, paved walking path circles the 25-acre lake and has nice views of South Mountain, the Estrella Mountains and  plenty of water fowl.

LENGTH: 1.1 mile loop
RATING: easy, paved, barrier-free
HOURS: 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
FACILITIES: picnic tables, shade ramadas, boat ramp, fishing, playground, restrooms.

From central Phoenix, go south to Baseline Road, go west to 35th Ave  turn south and follow the signs to Cesar Chavez Park at 7858 S. 35th Ave.
City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, 602-262-6111

Arizona Game & Fish Urban Fishing Program

1 comment:

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