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    I live in the neighborhood within walking distance to kiwanis Park and have for the past 3 years. I walk my dogs there almost every evening. The first 2 years I did this were very nice. The park was kept up, there was little noise, I would see police officers patrolling and I was able to walk my dogs without incidents. In the past year that has DRASTICALLY changed. The first problem is that this park has become homeless central. Homeless people lurking in the shadows by the kids play area and in every dark corner that has a bench or grass. People using the park as their bedroom (making out in the grass and screwing) is also in line with the homeless problem. The second problem is the feral cats. They are EVERYWHERE! My dogs try to kill them every time they see them (which is every 5 steps) Very annoying and the cat rescue places refuse to come out and spay/neuter/release. Instead every breeding season there are tons more cats. The third problem are the benches around the backside of the tennis courts. There is ZERO lighting and last night was the straw! I was walking my dogs and 5 young men kept whistling and barking and being immature towards my dogs who in return took it as them being aggressive (which they became after I told them that the dogs are still in training and to stop) Then I had to walk in the dark to get to the other side of Kiwanis pool area where the baseball fields and elementary school are. (the route I take is a big circle) Of course there is nothing against loitering at a park, especially in Arizona where there is nothing for young adults to do other than create mischief, so they continued to harass the next woman that walked by. ZERO police enforcement anywhere. Keep in mind there is a police station right there within walking distance of where this happened. Very annoying and the fourth problem is more of a parent problem than a park problem and that would be letting a toddler approach a 120 lb+ dog like they are hoping the dog knocks their kid down or bites them so they can sue or something. I seriously have to tell grown adults and their kids to NOT approach the dogs because one of them has been made semi aggressive by the A**holes at this park in the last year of walking them here by barking and approaching and just plain acting stupid. I am waiting for someone to get bit and then try to sue me because they are too stupid to stay away from a dog they dont know after being warned. There is also the problem of litter at this park. “FIESTA” is written in the grass in bricks on one of the grass hills and I have to say that its pretty accurate. Pinatas everywhere on the weekends and when they get smashed into a million pieces those pieces get taken by the wind and scattered everywhere! Not to mention the confetti and the candy wrappers that come from them. The grass on a Monday is a million different colors! If your looking to fish, walk your dog, or enjoy a peaceful evening at the park you may want to go to a smaller park or just plain go elsewhere. It probably isnt that bad if its your first time there and you dont go on the regular, but if you do BEWARE and bring a knife, mace and a guard dog.

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    Kiwanis park has long been “the main park” for long time Arizona residents. I really love the bike and walking paths, along with the water and paddle boats. They have great youth sports there as well, and very nice Basketball courts and baseball fields. Like many have said, the water is a little full of chlorine, but what do you expect when so many kids are in there

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    Shot a music video in this park. The park is cool but the security locked the bathroom doors when we rented the park causing my group to leave early .

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    They have some really good sports programs for kids at very reasonable prices. We’ve done tennis, swimming and basketball and the kids have really enjoyed them.

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    Awesome site