16741 N. Greasewood Street, Surprise, AZ, US, 85374
- Phone: (623) 583-3500
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Famed for the coolest jerseys in the National Hockey League with its stylized skating canine, the Coyotes arrived in Phoenix in 1996. Once known as the Winnipeg Jets, the franchise was welcomed with open arms in Phoenix as they played their first home game to a sold out crowd at US Airways Center. As if to prove themselves worthy of such support, the Coyotes went to the playoffs their first year here. With players like Mike Gartner, one of only five NHL players to score 700 career goals, and Keith Tkachuk, the NHL's top scorer for the 96-97 season, the team brought "whiteouts" to the desert, as fans showed up for home games dressed all in white. The tradition continues, and Phoenix fans are still hot for their cool sport. Plans are in the works for a new stadium and training facility in south Scottsdale at the Los Arcos Mall, but wherever they play, rest assured it will be packed with loyal white-wearing fans. Team colors: white, green and purple.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join downtown business workers for an enjoyable picnic in the park. Serving downtown with two and a half acres of relaxing greenery, this park is a perfect spot to pass the time. One of Phoenix's "Points of Pride", the park serves a dual purpose: above, it is accessed by the public as a beautiful park; below, you will find a practical hidden parking structure. Many celebrations are held here, including Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick's Day. You can often catch midday performances on the outdoor stage.
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.
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.
This fun little museum offers a look into the telephone's past. Delve into communication device history and follow its development. Twenty-five interactive displays educate about periods from the 1800s to the present day. Featured exhibits include the Teletype and telegraph machines, hand tools, early coin phones, switchboards and even old directories. Admission is free and parking is available. This museum is open to the public by appointment only.
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.
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.
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.
Join thrill seekers at this fast half-mile oval track every Friday and Saturday night for exciting racing action. Open practice is offered on Tuesdays. Semi-banked one-third clay tracks also set the scene for challenging events. This converted dog track has been providing fans with adrenalin-pumping performances since 1951. Divisions include midgets, Arizona sprints and mini sprints, and IMCA modified and circle trucks. Stock car divisions include factory stocks, super stocks and bomber stocks brought straight from the wreckers to the track. Tickets for adults range $10-15, and kids age 12 and under are free.
Established in 1988, Corona continues to offer high quality yet old-fashioned, rodeo-style fun. With a capacity of up to 3000 guests this is one Rodeo you won't want to miss. It all begins with a thrilling entry parade featuring Wild Bronco riding, precision high speed horse maneuvers and a heart-stopping 'Pass of Death.' All this is accompanied by a four piece Mariachi band. If this is not enough, then try the food counter with a choice of Mexican and Western ranch menus, it will definitely satisfy you.
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.