BEST PARK FOR A WEEKEND BARBECUE Phoenix 2006 - Kiwanis Park
The fine art of hanging out at the park seems lost on a lot of Valley residents, and we guess we understand why ? it's hot (duh), and many parks in these parts are just small patches of dying grass with some busted old swings and a concrete table thrown in for good measure. Luckily, we've got Kiwanis Park, 125 acres of green grass, hills, shade ? there's even a lake with paddle boats if you're feeling masochistic (admit it, those things are never fun). But amenities aside, the place is always packed on the weekend with pickup games of soccer that go late into the evening. Even with the large crowds Kiwanis draws, it never gets too loud or rowdy and is the perfect place to barbecue with young kids or a big family. Or come alone ? you might just make some friends.