Fishing in Phoenix Parks

Fishing in Phoenix Parks

Caption: A family enjoying the fishing at Alvord Lake in Cesar Chavez Park, 35th Ave. & Baseline

Phoenix anglers don't need to drive far to try their luck in the water. The city of Phoenix has contracted with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to stock lakes at eight city parks:

Cesar Chavez (Alvord Lake)


Desert West


Granada (added January, 2014)


Roadrunner (added January, 2014)

Steele Indian School

These lakes generally are stocked with catfish in June, September and October and trout in November and December. Check out the stocking schedule for specific dates. Please keep in mind that all Arizona state fishing regulations apply to fishing in Phoenix city parks. 

Though it doesn't offer fishing, the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area offers small, tranquil lakes right in downtown Phoenix.