Things to Do in Red Mountain Park
Disc golf, baseball, and volleyball are among the many activities at Red Mountain Park Mesa. You can even go birding here. For the ultimate Arizona experience, spend a day here. You will not be disappointed. The park is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing. Read on to discover more things to do in Red Mountain Park. You might even come back again for more! A great post to read.
Disc golf course
The Mesa Disc Golf Course is part of Red Mountain Park. The course is a temporary layout. It was designed by Pete Ullibari. It is quite challenging, with mandos through the trees and a severe dogleg with the basket buried in the trees. It uses the UDisc tee system, which is surprisingly accurate for a temporary course. Disc golfers should bring their own discs to play on this park, as there is no cart rental service.
Red Mountain Park is an outdoor community with a small disc golf course and several shaded picnic and playground areas. You can play disc golf here or at the nearby Red Mountain Ranch Country Club. The Mesa Disc Golf Course has been around since the early 90’s, so it is one of the oldest in the country. The course is located in the heart of the community, and is close to many restaurants and shopping areas.
Baseball fields at Red Mountain Park are a much-needed addition to the park. Unlike the project that voters rejected last year, this one was approved by the City Council this past November. There’s a high demand for athletic fields in the community, and the new fields at Red Mountain were much-needed. One concern raised at a virtual public meeting was the intensity of lights during night games. A city staff member responded by saying that lights would be turned off by 10 p.m., and that the parks department would install LED lights, which focus illumination directly on the playing space, and lessen bleed to the surrounding area.
While there are a number of other improvements planned for the park, disc golfers will be the biggest beneficiary. The course was designed with long distance holes in mind, but the new fields are much smaller than the current course. A redesign by Pete Ulibarri will help accommodate existing uses. However, the new sports fields may cause some problems with the current course. It’s unclear when the fields will be ready. More places to also visit by clicking here.
Birding in Red Mountain Park
If you enjoy birding, you will find plenty to enjoy in the immediate park area, but you can also go to the east side of the park, where the creosote dominated desert is rich in desert species, such as Bendire’s Thrasher. In winter, you can see a Bald Eagle or a Golden-crowned Kinglet. You can also find some species of common songbirds.
There are a few spots for birding in the area, including several wetlands, where you can view many species of water birds. Among the species you might see are the Common Loon, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Duck, Gadwall, Bufflehead, and Pintail. You might also catch sight of a Great Blue Heron or a Yellowheaded Blackbird in these wetland areas. If you visit in winter, you might also be able to spot Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, or Prairie Falcon.
Other birds you might find at Red Mountain Park Mesa AZ include Common Mergansers, Double-Crested Cormorants, and a wide variety of ducks. Other birds you may see include the Canyon Wren, Rock Wren, and Townsend’s Solitaire. You might also see a Pinyon Jay or even a Townsend’s Solitaire. This is a great place to go birding if you want to experience nature up close. Click here for the next blog post.
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