Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited.
CAPRA provides quality assurance and quality improvement of accredited park and recreation agencies throughout the United States. CAPRA is the only national accreditation of park and recreation agencies, and is a valuable measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community.
Entertainment and Vendors Needed for Folk & Heritage Festival!
The Folk & Heritage festival is an annual event celebrating folk music, its history and culture. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22 in 2015. If you have a musical group, perform storytelling, poetry or a cultural program that would be a great fit for this event, or if you would like to be a vendor, click here to download an application.
Registration Begins for More Than 100 Classes Friday, Aug. 1 Glendale Parks and Recreation offers more than 100 classes for adults, teens and youth in the areas of arts, cooking, fitness, sports, wellbeing, music, dance and personal development. Registration begins Aug. 1. All the class information can be found in the Glendale@Play magazine available by clicking here or the Glendale libraries, Glendale Adult Center and the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center.
Before/After School Recreation Programs Start Again for the School Year G.R.A.S.P. (Glendale Recreation After School Program) is a licensed recreation program, which provides a variety of activities for children ages 5 to 13 such as arts and crafts, recreation activities, guest speakers and much more. Click here for details.
Touch a Truck 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Westgate Entertainment District, 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., East Parking Lot
This unique and exciting event is a wonderful opportunity for families to see, touch, interact with and learn about big trucks and their functions.
Click here for details.
Neighborhood Halloween Event 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Dress up in your spookiest costume and join the ghosts and goblins for a safe and fun Halloween experience. Ages 10 and under. Supervision is required. $4 per child. Click here for details.
Kent Cooks! with You 6 to 8:30 p.m., various dates, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Kent McDonald, certified personal chef, is here to help you master a few basic cooking skills, learn a few tricks of the trade and start to enjoy cooking in your own kitchen. Register for one or all of the specialty cooking classes, including Pizza Party (Oct. 20); Gluten-Free Cooking (Oct, 28); Healthy French Cooking (Nov. 5); How To Cook Fish (Nov. 10); and Girl’s Night In! (Nov. 17). Click on class titles for details.
Important Things to Know Before and After Retiring 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Clarify important decisions to make before and during retirement. Learn strategies to lower your taxes, increase your cash flow and minimize your financial worries. Click here for details.
Dog Behavior Training 7 to 8:15 p.m., Tuesdays for 4 weeks beginning Oct. 21, at Acoma Park, 53rd Ave. and Acoma Rd. (between Greenway and Thunderbird)
Train your dog using friendly, nonviolent techniques. Sit; stay; come; down; walking on a leash; behavior topics; solving problems. Click here for details.
Painted Furniture Fun 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Transform wood using paint and glaze instead of stain. Bring a picture frame you want to change and learn the basics of this easy approach. Click here for details.
Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy Adults and Teens 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
In just a few hours, you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment. This crash course teaches some basic chords and gets you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Click here for details.
Historic Main House Museum Tour
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays–Saturdays,
and 1 to 4 p.m., Sundays,
in September at
Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave. Enjoy a trip back in time. Learn about the house built between 1891 and 1898, the history and the people who lived there. Please note that tours are closed in August. For more information about these free tours, click here.
Discover the Glendale Adult Center Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday-Friday, 5970 W. Brown St.
The Glendale Adult Center offers a variety of programs and activities for adults. Fitness programs and center, billiards, traveling, games, lunch program, classes, clubs, computer access, special events and so much more can be yours. Take a tour today. For information, click here.
Looking for Great Gift Ideas? Don’t give an impersonal gift card!
Have a niece that loves “Dancing with the Stars?” A dance class is perfect. Have a friend going to France? A French language class will be appreciated. Give your friends and family something they can learn and enjoy for years to come. Classes make great gifts that are and thoughtful and fun. Think of the people in your life and match them with the right class here!
Visit Gallery Glendale! 6 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday nights
Gallery Glendale at Westgate, 9380 W. Westgate Blvd.
This gallery features a sampling of Glendale’s art collection, along with art exhibits, events and classes. For details, click here.
View the grand opening video here.
Sports Organizations in Neighborhood Parks
Many of Glendale's 55 neighborhood parks have become destination points for youth and adult sports organizations. These parks are generally not designed for such use. Read more...
Experience Nature at Thunderbird Conservation Park
Come discover the peace, serenity and beauty at the Thunderbird Conservation Park wildlife viewing blinds located at 59th Avenue and Melinda Lane in Glendale. Check out the video now.
Looking for healthy & safe activities
for you and your family? Want fun or relaxation in your life? Want to learn something fun? You've come to the right place!