We first heard about the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park from a friend.
The park is a wonderful combination of rides for children, picnic spots, playgrounds, and much more.
The park has a large playground with multiple play sets for children of different ages. There is a model train room, where children can watch elaborate model trains running.
The park has two trains for children and families to ride, plus a carousel — all for $1 per person to ride. There is also an historic train that serves as a museum. Families can bring their own lunch or eat at two different kid-friendly lunch places at the park.
The park has special Christmas events, but our favorite time to go is spring. We pack a picnic and enjoy watching the other families, especially the many birthday parties.
My son loves riding the “choo choo” the best, and my daughter loves choosing her ice cream from the sweet shop.
If you go
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, (480) 312-2312, www.therailroadpark.com.
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By KIM CHUPPA-CORNELL
Kim Chuppa-Cornell, 37, of Gilbert, is Faculty and honors co-coordinator at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.