Rio Vista Community Park is a 52 acre park in Peoria, AZ that offers a wide variety of activities and amenities for the community. It is home to the Rio Vista Recreation Center, multiple athletic fields, playground and splash pad, and much more. The park is also home to Peoria's Veterans Memorial Wall which recognizes all of those who have served and are serving our country in the defense of freedom.
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Park amenities including park restrooms, picnic facilities, playgrounds, splash pads, tennis courts, dog parks, select sports fields, and basketball courts (to group play) are closed effective March 31, 2020 in an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Read official news release.
Park Location and Hours
8866 W Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381
Park entrance is about a third of a mile west of the Loop 101 on Thunderbird.
Daily, 6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Rio Vista Park Amenities
- 52 Acres
- 2.5-acre Urban Lake
- Rio Vista Recreation Center
- Veterans Memorial Wall
- Restrooms and Drinking Fountains
- Large Group Picnic Ramada (6)
- Single Ramadas (7)
- Lighted Sand Volleyball Courts (3)
- Playground & Tot Lot
- Rio Vista Skate Park
- Lighted Softball fields (7)
- Multi-purpose fields
- Splash Park
- Walk/Jog Path
- Orienteering and Pacing Course
Ramada / Picnic Shelter Reservations
To reserve a ramada in Rio Vista Park, call 623-773-7137 (Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.) or reserve Rio Vista Recreation Center at 623-773-8600. For fees and availability, visit the Parks and Trails page.
Rio Vista Park Ramada Maps
|Group Ramada BB Pavilion (4-9)||Ramada 12|
|Ramada 10 (no barbecue)||Ramada 13|
|Ramada 11||Ramada 18|
Seven batting cages for baseball and softball provided by It's All In The Game
Monday-Friday, 3 - 9 p.m, Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Call for summer hours.
Park Maps and Info
The Rio Vista splash pad is open seasonally from April 15 through October 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Urban Fishing Program
A class U Urban Fishing License is required to fish in the pond. Fishing pond is open during park hours only, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Licenses can be purchased from the Arizona Game and Fish Department online or at more than 300 license dealers statewide.
|Fish Species||Max. Number of Fish per Day|
|Trout||2 (1 for unlicensed child)|
|Large Bass||1 (must be 13-inch min. length)|
|White Amur||1 (must be 30-inch min. length)|
Download the FREE Discovery Agents app and play outdoors for rewards at Rio Vista Community Park!
Discovery Agents turns augmented reality mobile gaming into education – With a prize!
Rio Vista Community Park has a new geo-located mobile game, similar to Pokémon GO, that is getting young visitors (and the young-at-heart,) active and learning about the world around them! The new Discovery Agents app is free to download and play on your mobile device, and features Rio Vista Community Park as one of Arizona’s first “Mission Sites.” Players who complete the mission challenge receive a badge, certificate, and Rio Vista Day Pass!
Players are guided along a route in the park to find geo-located challenges –questions to answer about Rio Vista’s local wildlife, plants, and water. Unlike Pokémon GO, Discovery Agents requires no WiFi or data connection after the initial download, meaning players don’t need to worry about their cell phone bills while exploring Rio Vista’s mission site.
Download the free Discovery Agents App on Google Play or the App Store, and select the “Rio Vista Community Park Mission Site” to play!