Chill out at Arizona Falls | Valley Metro
Arizona Falls

With the temperatures hitting the triple digits across the Valley, it can be hard to find refreshing air during the summer. Luckily, there’s a place in Phoenix that offers a cooling and unique outdoor experience: Arizona Falls. 

I recently visited the Falls taking bus Route 41. I exited at the 56th Street stop and made my way to the Falls located on the Arizona Canal. I was amazed by the sight of the Falls with the rushing water and view of Camelback Mountain.  

Seating area of Arizona Falls

The destination allows visitors to sit under, walk over and be surrounded by water. Walking into the main seating area I felt the temperature drop by five degrees. It’s located next to the Arizona Canal trail, allowing for a great place to start a long bike ride or a good pit stop to cool off and grab a drink from the water fountains. While exploring the area, I found multiple information panels detailing the history of the Arizona Falls, how water is transported in Arizona and even the wildlife that roam along the Arizona Canal. SRP offers an interactive tour for vistors of the falls that you can find at azfalls.com

Arcadia Park

There’s even more nature to enjoy in the area. Arcadia Park is across the street from the falls and G.R. Herberger Park is right next to the facility. These parks offer playgrounds and tennis courts. This makes the Arizona Falls a great location for a picnic with the family.  

Getting to Arizona Falls is also cool and just as easy with bus and light rail connections to Route 41 No matter how many air-conditioned buses or trains you take in a day, your trip costs $4, less than the price of a gallon of gas. To find the most efficient routes, I recommend using the Valley Metro app found on the Apple app and Google Play stores. 

Peter Corkery
Peter Corkery
Interim Lead for the Operations Communications Specialist
When not helping customers at Valley Metro, Peter enjoys reading, running and hiking around the valley.