Even though large holiday celebrations will be indefinitely different until there is a cure for COVID-19, it’s still possible to celebrate Memorial Day 2020 in Phoenix. Here are some ideas of things to do on Memorial Day:
Octane Raceway, Scottsdale
Octane raceway offers high-speed kart racing, an arcade with virtual reality games and mini-bowling. Octane Raceway re-opened May 22 with new hours and with a transparent sanitation system.
Topgolf Scottsdale is the only location currently open in the state. They have implemented social distancing, disinfecting measures and employee health checks.
Salt River Tubing, Mesa
This Valley pastime located in Mesa has reopened with some changes. Face coverings are required to wear on the river and the facility is providing free bandanas to all attendees to enforce this new rule. There are also additional changes to their shuttle transport system and more, which can all be viewed on their website.
Maricopa County Parks
Hiking is currently one of the only accessible activities at county parks. Nature centers, playgrounds, campgrounds and picnic areas are closed. The county is also monitoring social distancing protocol, so large groups are not recommended. Lake Pleasant Regional Park has some unique rules currently in place.
Arizona State Parks
According to azstateparks.com, state parks are open for “ outdoor recreation.” However, the following historical sites are still closed:
- Alamo Lake State Park – camping loops D&E
- Colorado River State Historic Park
- Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area – double campsites limited to one side
- Fort Verde State Historic Park
- Jerome State Historic Park
- Kartchner Caverns cave tours
- McFarland State Historic Park
- Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
- Tonto Natural Bridge State Park – trails to the bridge and reservations at Goodfellow Lodge
- Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Some of Arizona’s national parks are opened with restrictions. Parks like The Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Lake Mead and Glen Canyon have different policies that are listed on each park website.