When I think of Scottsdale I think of world class golf, superb spas, and upscale shopping. Scottsdale certainly knows how to do leisure time right. It also knows how to create one fantastic park for kids!
The McCormick Railroad Park has everything a little kid could ask for in a park: a really fun railroad, a carousel, a train museum and two awesome play areas. For $2.00, passengers can take a ride around the park on a miniature train. Little ones can even sit in a cargo section in the back and pretend to be livestock. During the holiday season, the area along the track has some really fun decorations (we saw them setting up some of the displays while we were there).
For one dollar your child can take a ride on the carousel. My kids can never get enough of the “up and down” and having one in the same spot as a train is beyond exciting.
The play areas are so much fun. There is one area set up like an old west adobe complete with jail and stagecoach.
The other playground features an enormous playscape complete with multiple slide, swings, a rock wall, and lots of shade for those hot desert days.
We didn’t have time for the train museum that day but for only $2.00 it is certainly worth checking out if you have a train lover in your group. For more information about the McCormick Railroad Park click here.