Superstition Farms opens its Super Farm Market, an indoor farmers market on Thursday evenings from 4:30pm to 7:30pm including local produce and other foods as well as activities for the kids--a petting zoo, hay rides, and more. I've added the details to our Farmers Market list here.This week
Tawnya just let us know about Kids Bowl Free, a nationwide program to get kids active this summer. Check it out here to see locations in Arizona, including Amazing Jakes on Baseline and Gilbert Rd. The free bowling may work a little differently at each location, but I know at Amazing Jakes kids get two free games a week throughout the summer, and shoe rental is not included. Also, at all locations you can buy a pass for 4 adults to bowl 2 games each all summer for just $24.95. Can you say "air conditioning?"
And on to the water stuff. There are several places in the East Valley to let the kids run around and get wet.
These other three in Tempe are smaller splash pads that are open daily from 10am to 7pm: Jaycee Park (5th St and Hardy), Esquer Park (101 and Apache) and Hudson Park (Apache between Rural and McClintock.) Free. Go here for more info and to learn about Tempe public pools (like the wave pool at Kiwanis Park.)
Chandler has three spray parks open from 9am to 7pm daily:
Chuparosa Park Spray Pad at 2400 S. Dobson Rd., between Queen Creek & Germann.
Desert Breeze Park Spray Animals at 660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. Between Rural Rd. & McClintock Dr.
and between Ray Rd. & Chandler Blvd.
Espee Park Spray Pad at 450 E. Knox, between Arizona Ave. & McQueen Road. The splash park is right next to the playground, so kids can go back and forth between the two.