Ladera Park Opens at Lucero in Estrella

Ladera Park is the next great resident amenity in the Lucero village at Estrella in Goodyear. Featuring plenty of green space, a splash pad, and a unique play structure, Estrella residents can now enjoy another serene spot with family and friends this fall, nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains.

“We’re very pleased with the final result as we challenged our architects to find a balance between green oasis while respecting today’s need to be water conscious,” said Jeff Zimmerman, Director of Entitlements & Development for the Estrella Development Company, LLC – the company formed to manage and develop Estrella. Whether meeting friends to start a hike on our 15+ miles of community trails or bringing the kids to take advantage of the splash pad and play equipment, Ladera Park is a place Estrella residents can be proud to call their own.” 

Open this December, the 1.32-acre park features a large open lawn area, perfect for active play such as soccer practice, family football games, frisbee, and plenty of space for perfecting cartwheels. Surrounding the spacious lawn area is a lighted path with benches thoughtfully placed along the trail. Additionally, residents will be able to enjoy outdoor seating, a grill and convenient restrooms with a water fountain and water bottle filling station. There’s a shaded creative outdoor play space and a playground targeted to younger children as well.

The custom-designed splash pad features the latest technologies for water spray, lighting, and music, opening a whole new world of fun, plus the lighting is a great safety feature.

Jeff Denzak, Partner at architectural firm Swaback Partners, the design lead for the park, said environmental initiatives will also protect the area. “Estrella is located between two significant natural wash corridors which provide a beautiful natural setting, and the native tree planting program provides shade while supporting Estrella’s sustainability initiatives.”

Located about two minutes from the Star Tower and Casa Lucero Welcome Center near the entrance to Estrella, Ladera Park adds to the more than 500 acres of parks and open spaces already featured throughout the master-planned community. In addition, Estrella residents have access to three residents’ clubs, a yacht club, an award-winning Nicklaus Design golf course, nearby high-quality schools, and several dining options.

The Estrella community is growing rapidly, with new homes by multiple builders that offer more than 37 floor plans in a unique and in-demand area west of the Phoenix area. Visit to learn more.

Find your new home at and discover why 7,400 families already call this diverse, welcoming West Valley master-planned community home. Located in Goodyear, Arizona amongst pristine mountains and a dramatic desert landscape, Estrella amenities include multiple Residents’ Clubs, resort-style pools, and a waterpark, 72 acres of lakes, 50-plus miles of paths and trails, the Yacht Club of Estrella, the award-winning Nicklaus Design course at the Golf Club of Estrella, community welcome center Casa Lucero, and more than 40 neighborhood parks.