A Day at the Lake at Glendale Heroes Regional Park

Glendale’s long-awaited Heroes Regional Park Lake opened Thursday, and it is ready to serve residents year-round. The 4-acre lake on the northeast corner of Bethany Home Road and 83rd Avenue is 13 feet deep, stocked with bluegill, sunfish, and catfish in warm months and rainbow trout in winter, and includes ramadas, walking trails, and a waterscape fountain featuring color-changing lights. Read on to know more.

Splash Pad

Located at 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, Heroes Regional Park is a huge city park with playgrounds, a rec center, a skate & BMX facility, an archery range, a lake, and more. It’s the perfect place to spend an entire day outside with the family.

The park recently added a 4-acre lake to its list of amenities, which includes an X-Court designed for bikes, boards and blades, volleyball courts, a playground, and a splash pad. The lake is 13 feet deep and has fishing piers. It’ll be stocked with bluegill, sunfish, and catfish in the warmer months and rainbow trout in the winter. The lake also has ramadas, walking trails, and a waterscape fountain with changing colors.

Another cool addition to the park is the Elise McCarthy Sensory Garden, which features touchable artwork and sensory-focused plants. It honors McCarthy, who lost her eyesight and bequeathed funds to create a garden that serves all abilities.


A 26,000-square-foot concrete and multi-use venue for bikes, blades, skateboards, and more, the X-Court offers banks, bowls, street components, and transitions. It is the latest addition to the 81-acre Heroes Regional Park, joining a lake, splash pad, public library, archery range, playground areas, volleyball and basketball courts, and picnic ramadas.

The park’s Xeriscape Demonstration Garden features the Habitat Garden with native Sonoran desert vegetation, the Cactus and Succulent Garden featuring more than 250 species, and the Rain Garden demonstrating how to preserve water. The gardens are open for free and allow visitors to experiment with various landscaping options to help conserve water in their own yards.

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Archery Range

The new lake at Heroes Regional Park opened Thursday, joining a splash pad, volleyball and basketball courts, playground areas, and an archery range. It’s the city’s second urban fishing lake and a longtime goal of Yucca District Councilmember Joyce Clark.

The 81-acre park also has public restrooms, group camping facilities, a skate park, and other amenities. It’s open to the public for a variety of group activities and sports leagues year-round.

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or just a chance to relax with family, Glendale is the place to be. Discover the city’s diverse desert environment, and enjoy all the best hiking trails in Glendale.

The Grand Canal Linear Park is a paved and lighted trail that runs along the canal. It’s a great choice for running, walking, or biking day or night, and it connects to Glendale Heroes Regional Park, State Farm Stadium, Westgate, and other popular destinations. The Grand Canal Linear Park is a part of the Phoenix Metropolitan Trail System.


A day at the lake is now a reality for visitors to Glendale Heroes Regional Park. The city unveiled the much-anticipated 4-acre lake Thursday at the park on the corner of Bethany Home Road and 83rd Avenue. It’s Glendale’s second urban fishing lake, joining the lake at Bonsall Park. The 13-foot-deep Heroes Park lake features fishing piers, ramadas, walking paths, and a waterscape fountain with color-changing lights. It’s stocked by the city’s Urban Fishing Program with bluegill, sunfish, and catfish in the winter and rainbow trout in the summer.

The new lake at Heroes Regional Park is just one of many amenities at the 81-acre park including a splash pad, skating & BMX court, archery range, public library, playground areas, and basketball and volleyball courts. It’s been a longtime goal of Yucca District Councilmember Joyce Clark and a major milestone for the park. The ribbon-cutting ceremony included a performance by Glendale Arts and the presentation of a commemorative plaque to the park’s donors. Discover more interesting articles.


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