Today, Phoenix residents are huge fans of parks, recreation and desert preserves and show it by making millions of visits each year to city park facilities. But Phoenicians love of parks, preserves and recreation isn't new. The historical images linked here -- some dating back to the 1920s -- document Phoenician's long-term love affair with parks, recreation and desert preserves. The photos come from a variety of city sources and some were unmarked or unidentified, so dates are often rough estimates. If you recognize a photo or think the identified date is inaccurate, please let us know. Read more about Phoenix Park & Preserve History.