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You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Adobe Dam Regional Park, Glendale, AZ

In my continuing coverage of things to do in the west Valley of the Phoenix AZ Metro area I want to introduce you to the Adobe Dam Regional Park located at 23280 N. 43rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85310. Sitting at the base of the Hedgepeth Hills in north Phoenix, this 1,526-acre park offers recreationists the opportunity to participate in activities that require ample space. The land is used by many clubs, including:

Arizona Model Pilots Society R/C Airport, Airfield
The AMPS flying site has an asphalt runway that is 600’ long and 75’ wide.

The Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park is home to the Maricopa Live Steamers, Arizona Model Railroading Society, Arizona Garden Railway Society, and the Sahuaro Central Railroad Heritage Preservation Society. More than 6 miles of track runs through the rugged Arizona desert at Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park.

Phoenix Kart Racing Association Race Track
PKRA is a member owned and operated club and facility. The multiple configuration asphalt track is 3/4th of a mile long and averages 25 feet in width.

Arizona Karting Association Kart Racing Track
One organization that provides this less expensive alternative to race cars is the Arizona Karting Association which was established in 1987 as a non-profit organization to promote the family sport of kart racing and the overall enjoyment of racing Karts. The track is 1/5 mile in length.

Fort Adobe Paintball Complex
Arizona’s premier paintball facility boast’s 150+ acres of paintball excitememt.

Adobe Dam is also home to:

500 Club Championship Golf Course
A beautiful 18-hole championship golf course nestled in the quiet, secluded foothills of northwest Phoenix.

Victory Lane Sports Complex Ball Fields
The park features: 6 Lighted Ballfields, 8 White Sand Volleyball Courts, Adult League Softball and Volleyball, Youth Volleyball, Youth League Baseball, Batting Cages, Children's Playground and the Victory Lane Sports Bar.

Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix
Set on more than 35 acres in North Phoenix Wet ‘n’ Wild water park is the largest theme park in Arizona and features  Maximum Velocity – the world’s first, gravity-defying, dueling Master Blaster water coaster in addition to more than 30 other exhilarating slide and attractions.

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