Home to the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners since 1994, Peoria Sports Complex draws nearly 230,000 fans for Major League Baseball Spring Training every year. The Complex, which has become the model for multi-team facilities that are being built today, is comprised of a main stadium and six and a half practice fields for each team. The unique setup is ideal for adult, college, high school and youth baseball tournaments and championships and is also available for community events, concerts, art exhibits, car shows, and charitable functions.
Situated on our southern border are the homes of the Phoenix Coyotes and the Arizona Cardinals. Jobing.com Arena hosts numerous music and non-hockey events and University of Phoenix Stadium hosts the Fiesta Bowl and is also on the rotation for future Super Bowls as well as college football's National Championship games. Also, a short drive away is the Phoenix International Raceway, home to a variety of NASCAR events throughout the year.
Peoria is home to Lake Pleasant Regional Park, a desert reservoir of more than 10,000 acres of water and 13,600 acres of land. In addition to being a full-service facility offering rental watercrafts, boat slips, fishing supplies, and sunset dinner cruises, the lake is the perfect place for water sports, desert camping, hiking and wildlife watching. The Desert Outdoor Center is recognized as one of the top environmental education centers in Arizona. The center offers overnight, full day and half-day experiences accommodating up to 150 youth grades K-12 in the subjects of scienc, social studies, visual arts and physical education.
Rio Vista Park is a 52-acre park in the heart of Peoria that boasts an urban fishing lake, top notch skate park, volleyball and softball fields, batting cages, ramadas, and a state of the art recreation facility.
Included in the City's overall Master Plan is the integration of a trails system that will link north and south Peoria. Peoria currently has over 26 miles of trails to enjoy. Whether leisurely strolling in a riverbed, exploring an ancient civilization or climbing a challenging mountain trail, Peoria has you connected to the outdoors.