Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
202 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 528-9100
Fax: (602) 258-7259
Visiting this library is certainly an experience. Will Bruder's open and spacious building affords a calming effect through the main floor's reflecting pool. Glass-walled elevator swiftly services five floors here. The children's area offers soft, comforting places to read while discovering special friends within bound covers. Other rooms of interest include the Arizona Room for historical information as well as the Rare Book Room. Looking for a perfect place out-of-doors to sit down with your newfound escape? Simply walk a short distance north to the Margaret T. Hance Park.
Also known as the Ro Ho En, the Japanese Friendship Garden is a peaceful retreat in Phoenix. A stroll garden, it boasts of over 50 plant varieties surrounded by streams and Koi ponds. The spectacular garden often hosts local events and festivals. The garden also welcomes volunteers looking to contribute towards the welfare of the environment and learn more about gardening.
The Encanto Course at Encanto Golf Course is an 18-hole regulation facility designed by William Bell and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The course was completed in 1935 with the distinction of being the third oldest golf course in Arizona. The Encanto 18 Course is ideally suited for the average golfer with its wide, level fairways and limited number of hazards. It promotes a relaxed atmosphere enhanced by the course's abundance of mature palm and salt cedar trees. Call for timings.
Phoenix's third oldest, this distinctive public course designed by William P. Bell is adjacent to Encanto Park. Best suited to the average golfer, it offers a limited number of hazards and level fairways. Training facilities include a driving range, chipping area and putting green. The snack bar serves food and beer to take care of that appetite you work up on the greens. Fees are subject to change, so call ahead for further information.
Tie one on with these fishy characters down in Central Phoenix. These pros will help you reel in a winner with classes and free seminars. Classes on fly-fishing as well as fly-tying are offered on an ongoing basis. Seminars are available periodically for kids, women and men. Call for upcoming event dates and times. This shop carries a full selection of premier fishing gear. Top-line products are offered from manufacturers such as Winston, Cortland and Sage. Other selected items from Spirit River, Simms, Orvis and Scientific Anglers are also available.
At Westworld Xtreme Pursuit Paintball, more than 30,000 square feet are available for playing shoot-em-up in air-conditioned comfort. Professional referees, field props and specialized lighting systems are featured. Both beginners and professional players are both welcome to pursue opponents. Player orientation is provided.
White Tanks Regional Park has over 30,000 acres of unbridled recreation space and untouched nature. One of those most fascinating aspects of this great outdoor park are the petroglyphs from past inhabitants. A variety of recreational activities can be done here from hiking, trail riding on horseback, to mountain biking. The picnic areas are perfect for an afternoon barbecue.
Exhibited at Pueblo Grande Museum & Archeological Park are the ruins of a prehistoric settlement of people who lived, farmed and prospered for centuries in this region. Known as the Hohokam, they built their first irrigation system more than 1000 years ago. Traverse the actual ruins to discover their methods of adobe construction. Phoenix's lone National Historic Landmark, sections include an authentic ball court, irrigation canals and a football field-sized platform mound. A gift shop is located within the museum for those looking for souvenirs.
Maryvale Park is a great place to hang out and if you're a sports buff then its even better! Baseball, basketball and soccer are all played here. The park also provides a slew of fun activities like shuffleboard, an exercise course and a swimming pool. For those looking for something less frenetic, there is always the recreational building that provides art and sculpture activities.
Centrally located, Piestewa Peak is a part of the Phoenix Mountains. There are over a dozen trails which one can hike and enjoy a panoramic view of the Sonora Desert. For those who wish to simply observe nature, the park affords that opportunity as well. Covered areas in a well-maintained picnic area allow visitors to observe the local wildlife and plants. Remember your sunscreen, hat, and plenty of water when visiting the park.
Papago Golf Course is an 18-hole course that was built in 1963 by architect William F. Bell. It has long been considered one of the finest municipal golf courses in the US with national ranking. Papago was the site of the 1971 USGA Amateur Public Links Championship and was won by an Oregonian, Fred Haney.
Enjoy a jeep tour or a fun-filled guided tour on horseback through the desert scenery. Courteous guides are knowledgeable in history and folklore to entertain and educate as you explore Arizona's vistas. Tours available are jeep, horseback, ecological tours or a western cookout. For larger groups an exciting map-driven search for a gold mine is offered. Rates subject to change. Contact the office for complete tour list and further details.