Opened in 2009, the 10,000-seat Goodyear Ballpark plays host to the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. It’s one of the more family-friendly parks in the Cactus League, featuring inflatable attractions and a kid-sized wiffle ball field on the first base concourse.
Address: 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear. See it on a map.
Parking: Parking costs $5 ($10 for RVs) and is plentiful.
Tickets: $8-$31, available at Reds.com.
Best place to sit: A right-field pavilion ticket includes food and nonalcoholic beverages, and some seats are shaded. If you sit in the outfield grass ($8), aim for left field to avoid the sun and have a view of the center field scoreboard.
Concessions: There are four signature fixed concessions stands throughout the ballpark as well as 24 portable sales units with a variety of food and beverage offerings. Portable stands include items such as nachos, shaved ice, margaritas, specialty sandwiches, ice cream, cotton candy and kettle corn.
Best Pre-Game/Post-Game Spots
A fireworks night has been added to the Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds game at 6:05 p.m. Friday, March 10. The festivities also feature happy hour (gates open two hours early) and a Raisel Iglesias bobblehead giveaway.
Venture into the wild
Interact with hundreds of animals—including giraffes and alligators—at Wildlife World Zoo.
Address: 16501 N. Northern Avenue, Litchfield Park
Journey to Italy
Get a taste of family-style Italian at Bella Luna, a longtime West Valley staple.
Address: 14175 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear
Hit the links
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park is a par-71 championship parkland style course designed by renowned course architect Red Lawrence. Note: When doing anything outdoors in Arizona always bring plenty of water.
Hit the trails
Estrella Mountain Regional Park offers nearly 20,000 acres of natural land crisscrossed by multi-use trails. Note: When doing anything outdoors in Arizona always bring plenty of water.
Address: 14805 W. Vineyard Avenue, Goodyear
Get along, little doggy
Explore Maricopa County’s largest regional park on horseback at White Tank Stables. Note: When doing anything outdoors in Arizona always bring plenty of water.
Address: 20300 W. Olive Avenue, Waddell
Hit the ice
Next door to Peoria Sports Complex, AZ Ice Peoria features a full-size indoor ice rink with regular open skate and hockey sessions.
Address: 15829 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria