Neighborhood Parks

DC Ranch encompasses 47 parks—both “pocket” and formal—that provide respite, shade, and a place for residents and their guests to gather and play. Designed to represent and echo DC Ranch’s core values of connectivity and healthy living, parks are at the heart of each neighborhood to instill a close-knit mentality that fosters community building. All parks are un-gated and interconnected with the paths and trails system that that ultimately leads pedestrians, runners and cyclists to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which is the natural backdrop to DC Ranch.

Quick facts about DC Ranch’s neighborhood parks
  • The paths and trails system-to which all neighborhood parks are connected-- is designed so pedestrians never cross a street busier than the one in front of their home to get anywhere in the community. 
  • Park benches and shade structures are strategically located throughout neighborhood parks to capture sweeping views of the McDowell Mountains.
  • Park amenities range from fire pits, waterfalls, seat walls, and shade canopies to interesting paving patterns and vine-covered ramadas. 
  • The parks feature distinguishing characteristics unique to the neighborhood in which they are located and are designed to mimic the natural desert landscape. 
  • Residents can also engage in a life-sized chess match at Homestead Park in Silverleaf village.