Rio Vista Community Park and the Rio Vista Recreation Center are located in Peoria, Arizona northwest of Phoenix in the West Valley. One of the largest municipal recreation destinations in the Greater Phoenix area, you'll find indoor racquetball, a fitness center, a gymnasium, a climbing wall and a regular schedule of programs, workshops, camps and special events at the Recreation Center. Outside, at Rio Vista Community Park, there are the typical ramadas, playground and sports fields along with a skate park and a fantastic splash pad. There are batting cages and a lovely urban lake here, where fishing with a permit is permitted. Rio Vista Community Park is one of the most popular Peoria attractions.
Rio Vista Recreation Center Address
8866-A W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381
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Directions to Rio Vista Recreation Center and the Rio Vista Community Park
Rio Vista Community Park is located north of Thunderbird Road and 1/4 mile West of Loop 101 at Rio Vista Blvd (equivalent to 89th Avenue) and Thunderbird Road.
Take the 101 Loop (Agua Fria) to Thunderbird Road, Exit 12. Turn west on Thunderbird past 88th Avenue.
This location is NOT accessible by METRO Light Rail.
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Rio Vista Community Park covers 52 acres that include an urban lake, ramadas, volleyball courts, playground, skate park, softball fields, splash park, and the recreation center.
Rio Vista Skate Park is a Skate-At-Your-Own Risk facility. This is a non-supervised facility designed for skateboarding (34” maximum length) and in-line skating (no speed skates) only. No pets are permitted here.
Parents can enjoy shade by the pond while the children splash! There is no charge to use the splash pad.
The splash pad at Rio Vista Community Park in Peoria operates from mid-April through mid-October. It is one of many free splash pads/spray pads/pop-jet fountains around the Valley.
This eighty-eight-foot long black granite wall gives special recognition to the current five branches of the armed forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. The United States Great Seal is boldly represented on the first eight-foot panel section along with the five service branches and a special tribute that states, ' This memorial is dedicated by the city of Peoria to all of those who have served and are serving our country in the defense of freedom.'
An inscription along the length of the wall bears the saying, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of freedom.” John F. Kennedy, 1961 Inaugural Address"