Parks-Blog-(1)Fact: There are more than 25 parks within the Eastmark community. That’s a lot of outdoor play space for one community. Each park is unique in its own way. They offer play structures and swings, patios, ramadas, fire pits, outdoor seating and lighting, and plenty of green grass.

Eastmark residents like to go outside and play. Our parks serve as an extension of the homes for many, providing popular gathering locations for parties and playdates. Most evenings parents mingle in their neighborhood park, catching up with friends as their kids run and play.

If you haven’t had the chance, take a bike ride through the tree lined streets and check out these beautiful parks. And if you don’t have a bike, stop by The ‘Mark and we’ll let you borrow an Eastmark bike. cruiser-hero-01

The Eastmark Great Park® serves as the hub of the community. It’s a City of Mesa public park so all are welcome to enjoy this beautiful open space. Walking along the riparian stream to the lake you can see dragonflies and butterflies. The cool air from the water and the greenery that surrounds the area provides a refreshing perspective.

The Ramada sits along the lake’s edge and serves as the perfect location for a picnic or small party. It’s available to use on a first come, first served basis. Although the lake is not for fishing, you can see small fish and wildlife along the water’s edge. From the Ramada you can walk over and play on the ¾ acre play structure, The Orange Monster®.

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Keep following the path to the Basis Basin for some shade and quiet. It’s a great spot to relax and read a book. Continue wandering and you’ll find exercise equipment lines the sidewalk (behind the Orange Monster) and the Event Pavilion – home to the Eastmark First Friday Concert Series – lies in the middle of the park.

Of course the most popular spot during the warm summer months is the splash pad; it’s open 7 days a week from 7am-10pm.

If you are interested in hosting an event at The Eastmark Great Park® or have questions, please contact Eastmark Event & Program Coordinator, Mandy Rogers at mrogers@eastmark.com.