Red Mountain District Park

Red Mountain District Park is a city park with lighted baseball & soccer fields and shaded picnic areas. The park also features a lake and has desert habitats like ocotillo, mesquite, saguaro cacti, jojoba, and creosote. You can return to our home page.

It is a great place to visit for some fun in the sun!

1. Playground

The City of Mesa has many parks and recreational facilities that provide fun for all ages, walks of life, activity levels, and interests. The park system is constantly growing and expanding.

Red Mountain District Park is a large community park situated at the corner of East Brown Road and North 80th Street. The best place to run is the 1-mile circuit around the lake and courts, which are lit at night.

The park has a large playground with multiple activities, a water wall and splash pad, a suspension bridge, a food truck area, a historical train, unique art and monuments, picnic remodels, lighted basketball courts, horseshoes, and other sports fields. It is open from sunrise to sunset all year. The City recently expanded the park adding 10 new regulation-size multiuse soccer, baseball, and softball fields.

2. Disc Golf

At the heart of Red Mountain District Park is a beautiful lake that is regularly stocked for fishing and surrounded by shaded picnic areas, playgrounds, and lighted basketball, volleyball, and pickleball courts. This park is also home to equestrian trails, a disc golf course, and ramadas.

Disc golf is a fun, challenging sport that shares many of the same pleasures and frustrations of traditional golf, from sinking a long putt to missing the target on the 18th hole. The park’s north and south courses take advantage of the natural desert terrain, with plenty of trees to challenge players. Bring water and be aware of the desert plant life and critters, including rattlesnakes. For a late-night challenge, play Glow Golf after dark! Exit the 202 Red Mountain Fwy on Brown Rd, go West 1.5 miles, and turn left into Red Mountain Park. Here is another spot to visit.

3. Lake

The small lake in the center of this park is a great spot for families to spend time. Bring a picnic or just relax and enjoy the lake view with your family. This park is also dog-friendly, so be sure to bring your furry friends along with you.

This park features a playground, a lighted basketball court, a lighted volleyball court, a disc golf course, a lighted urban fishing lake, walking trails, and ramadas. A class U urban fishing license is required to fish the lake. The park is open from sunrise to 10 p.m.

Reserve at Red Rock is surrounded by top-rated Mesa public schools and close to popular employers such as Mesa Community College, Boeing, and Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital: Emergency Room. Residents can walk to shopping, dining, and more.

4. Restrooms

In addition to playgrounds, lighted basketball and volleyball courts, and picnic areas, the park also has a community fishing lake, multiple disc golf courses, and walking paths. The park’s pristine Sonoran Desert landscape is home to a variety of plants and wildlife, including saguaro cacti, yuccas, 800-year-old ironwood trees, ocotillo, creosote bush, and other species.

The City of Mesa recently commenced the design phase for an expansion to the Red Mountain District Park. WOODPATEL has been selected to provide the civil engineering design services for this project and has performed aerial topographic surveys, concept phase site planning and grading, and cost estimation support. We look forward to continuing our role in the development of this exciting addition to the City’s recreation facilities!

5. Birding

The park’s bird list exceeds 300 species. Typically, it includes a mix of desert scrub, woodland, and wetlands. The constructed impoundments attract a variety of waterfowl and wading birds during migration. The riparian corridor is also known for hummingbirds (Black-chinned, Anna’s, and Costa’s). Whiskered screech-owls are frequently heard. Elf Owl have been spotted nesting in old woodpecker holes in telephone poles.

The canyon’s sage and juniper grassland provide year-round habitat for Scaled Quail, Horned Lark, and Black-throated Sparrow. Vesper and Rock Wrens are common. Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon are seen in winter.

The White Mountain Wildlife Area is a short drive from the park. Road N2171 south of Nelson Reservoir leads to a two-track that offers good opportunities for Pinyon Jay and Western Tanager during migration. Up next is Cosmo Dog Park.


Driving directions from Brimley’s White Glove Chem-Dry to Red Mountain District Park


Driving directions from Red Mountain District Park to Cosmo Dog Park