Enjoy Mesa, Arizona Like a Local: Cactus League Spring Training Stadium Guide

Catching some Spring Training action at Mesa's Hohokam Ballpark, Cactus League home of the Chicago Cubs?

Make the most of the warm spring weather with some of the best nearby places Mesa has to offer:
Hiking Trail: Usery Mountain Regional Park, in northeast Mesa on Usery Pass Road, offers scenic views and "easy hiking and biking."
City Park: Park of the Canals, two miles northeast of the stadium on North Horne Road, boasts a "fun playground for the kids," picnic areas, a walking path past ancient canals built by the Hohokam people, and a "botanical garden (that) is a great way to see the name of some desert plants."
Dog Park: Papago Park (Tempe), north of the 202 off Scottsdale Road, has two fenced areas for dogs to run free, featuring drinking fountains, and benches.
Disc Golf Course: Emerald Park, south of the stadium on Harris Drive (just north of the 60 Freeway), has a disc golf course, a lake, basketball court, and a playground.
Skate Park: Reed Park, in Mesa on Broadway Road at Williams.
Place to learn about Native American culture: The Heard Museum in central Phoenix is a must-see for anyone who's interested in the art, history, or culture of the Native American peoples. 
Mexican Food: Old El Paso Tamales, on Brown Road east of Horne, is a low-frills place for tasty tamales - morning, lunch, and early dinner.
                                        Botanical Garden path, Park of the Canals, Mesa, Arizona
Find more of the best trails, parks, playgrounds, and museums with our Phoenix Quick Guides!