The Top 8 Parks Along I-10 (Phoenix to El Paso)

Phoenix to Tucson to Las Cruces Road Trip Guide

Get out and stretch! Let the kids run around! Have a picnic! 

From west to east, here's our list of the Top 8 Parks Along I-10 (Phoenix to El Paso)

  1. South of Phoenix just off I-10 and the 202 Freeway, Pecos Park is a "Beautiful, clean park great for the entire family..." with picnic tables, sports fields, skate park, dog park, and a jogging trail around the top of the park.
  2. Picacho Peak State Park is a unique, dramatic spire that towers over the surrounding terrain. The park offers scenic views and hiking for all ages.
  3. Christopher Columbus Park in Tucson has a lake, dog park, model airplane landing strip, playground, and more. Just west of I-10 off the Ruthrauff/Camino del Cerro exit.
  4. A former Tucson police officer calls Quincy Douglas Park, north of the freeway off the Kino Parkway exit,  a "very nice park during the daytime." The park features trails, a playground, and baseball diamonds.
  5. The Amerind Museum, off the Dragoon Road exit, is a special museum focused on Native American culture. The museum is closed Mondays.
  6. Deming's Spruce Street Park has picnic tables, a large playground, and a large grass field. 
  7. Mesilla Park in Las Cruces features mature trees, play area, swings, and a basketball court.
  8. White Spur Park in El Paso offers "huge umbrellas that shade the playground" that "have misters on one side" if it's hot outside.
Looking for something different? For more of the best parks, trails, playgrounds, fishing spots and more, check out Power Parks Search, or our Quick Guides to Parks in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Cruces and El Paso!  
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