Family-Friendly Summer Activities & Fun Things to Do in Goodyear
Whether you prefer summer water activities or fun indoor summer activities, there are ample things to do in Goodyear, Estrella, and the surrounding area. Just steps from your door or a short drive away are some of the location’s best dining, shopping, entertainment, and attractions— life in the master-planned community of Estrella makes beating the heat easy when everything you need is so close by!
Fun Things to Do in Estrella
Residents and their guests are always welcome to venture out to the Yacht Club to enjoy a range of water activities free of charge. Borrow a complimentary kayak, canoe, paddleboat, or sailboat and hit the lake with friends and family. Pets are welcome to come along for the ride, too! When the flags are raised, you’ll know the Yacht Club is open.
North & South Lake
Residents can take a scenic stroll, jog the perimeter, have a picnic, or enjoy a lakeside game of basketball, volleyball, or tennis. These tranquil parks make for a peaceful time outdoors, especially during sunset hours. Our lakes are also routinely stocked with bass, tilapia, catfish, carp, koi, and goldfish, so be sure to check out our catch-and-release fishing for residents!
Resident Pools, Waterpark & Splash Pads
Visit one of our three resident pools for summer water activities galore! The Presidio Residents Club is home to our Splash Pad and a gorgeous outdoor pool. For those in our 55+ community, CantaMia, the community Village Center offers a stunning outdoor pool complete with beach entry. You can also check out StarSplash WaterPark at Starpointe Residents Club, located on the shore of North Lake. You can even grab a bite to eat at Starpointe’s Splash Café, which offers poolside service as well as a kid-friendly menu.
Visit Star Tower in Estrella for a sparkling adventure under Arizona’s summer night sky. You can’t miss this intricate spiraled architecture when entering the Estrella community. Be sure to venture up the tower steps during twilight to truly experience the magnificence of the landmark.
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
This park provides residents easy access to countless family-friendly summer activities like baseball, biking, camping, golf, horseback riding, picnicking, nature watching, and much more.
Golf Club of Estrella
Surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape, the award-winning Nicklaus Design golf course is a great place to spend the day. Families are also welcome to browse the golf shop or pop into the Player’s Grill & Patio for a quick drink or bite to eat!
Fun Things to Do in Goodyear
Corral West Adventures
Take the opportunity to explore various Sonoran Desert trails with a horseback guide, attend a cowboy cookout around a campfire, or learn how to care for horses. Whether you’re looking for the perfect romantic sunset ride with your partner or a great way to entertain the kids — there are plenty of options to suit all tastes.
Elevate Trampoline Park
If you’re searching for fun, indoor summer activities, this epic trampoline park will have you literally bouncing off the walls. From basketball hoops to rock climbing, ninja courses, foam pits, and more, fun is guaranteed for everyone who visits.
Estrella Foothills Community & Bike Park
With three different courses for various experience levels, all visitors are welcome to let loose on the track, gliding between bowls, jumps, and burms. Great for the bikers in Estrella!
In addition to Cactus League Spring Training, the Goodyear Ballpark hosts many events such as car shows, festivals, and other themed events throughout the year.
Goodyear Community Park
As the perfect place for summer family activities, this park consists of a range of sports courts and playing fields, BBQ spots, playgrounds, a skate park, and a dog park.
Mountain Ranch Marketplace
22-acre Mountain Ranch Marketplace is Arizona’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified shopping center. It’s home to many restaurants and stores including Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Leslie’s Pool Supplies, Subway, Oasis Bagels, Walgreens, Safeway, Lily Joy Salon, and Danny’s Shave Parlor.
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park
For family-friendly summer activities, look no further than this 125-acre accredited zoo which offers a fun day out alongside education and special group events. The zoo specializes in African animals but has much more to offer. If that’s not enough, there are also several rides across the park to boost the experience! Just be sure to pack some water and a snack for a long day of exploration.