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Glendale, AZ

Parks & Recreation
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Parks & Recreation
5970 W. Brown St.
Glendale AZ  85302
623-930-2820

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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.
 

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS & FACILITIES
The City of Glendale owns two aquatics centers, the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center and the Rose Lane Aquatics Center, plus a splash pad in Heroes Park. For more information, call 623-930-2838.

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RECREATION SWIMMING

Foothills Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr. • 623-930-4600
(on Union Hills, east of 59th Ave.)
Year-long aquatics is only available at this facility. For information about Deep Water Aerobics, Lap Swimming Schedules, Lifeguard Training, and Adult Swim Lessons, click here.

Rose Lane Aquatics Center
5003 W. Marlette Ave. • 623-930-7905
(east of 51st Ave., north of Bethany Home Rd.)
This facility is seasonal and is currently closed. Watch for summer 2015 hours and dates.

Heroes Park Splash Pad
FREE! (subject to change)
83rd Ave & Berridge Ln. • 623-930-2838
(on 83rd Ave., just north of Bethany Home Rd.)
This facility is seasonal and is currently closed. Watch for summer 2015 hours and dates.

 

AQUATICS CENTERS

The Foothills Aquatics Center is a year-round facility that includes: lap swimming, water aerobics, seasonal private swim lessons, summer group swim lessons, summer recreation swimming, pool rentals/parties, and lifeguard instructor certification programs. Foothills amenities include 2 giant slides, a zero depth entry leisure pool with spray features, a lazy river, diving well with 2 diving boards and 6 lap lanes. Foothills has indoor locker rooms with “day use” lockers. Please bring your own lock.

View a Slide Show of the Foothills Aquatics Center here!

The Rose Lane Aquatics Center, a seasonal facility, is only open to the public during the summer. Activities include aquatic party rentals, group swim lessons, and summer recreation swimming. This facility includes a large, zero depth entry leisure pool with spray features, a splash pad, a giant slide, and a big pool with a diving well and 2 diving boards. This facility is only staffed when the pools are open for aquatic programming. The summer Splashbook includes schedules, costs, and swim lessons. 

View a Slide Show of the Rose Lane Aquatics Center here!

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Lifeguard Applicants

When Glendale has lifeguard positions available, the jobs will be posted at www.governmentjobs.com. If you do not see a part-time position posted you can still register your application and then check back for the posting you are interested in. Aquatic postings should be available by the middle of February. Click on the APPLY link anytime you see a job(s) you want to be considered for. Notice resume may NOT take the place of an official application.

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Swim & Diving Team Information

The City of Glendale does not offer competitive team programs. As alternative options, following is a list of community organizations that offer competitive team programs. (Note: These organizations are NOT affiliated with the City of Glendale).

  • Swim Neptune / 602-358-8458 / Website
    Practice at Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., and at the Glendale Peoria YMCA located at 14711 N 59th Ave. Offers a summer swim and diving team/league similar to the program Glendale has offered in previous years.
  • Arizona Swimming Gauchos / 602-674-0125 -
    Practice at Glendale Community Pool at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Offers swim training, competitive teams and meets for all ages and levels, including an adult (Master’s) swim team.
  • Arizona Desert Gems / 480-609-1776 -
    Practice at Glendale Community Pool at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Offers synchronized swim (swimming and dancing combined) training and competitive meets for all ages and levels.

The Glendale Aquatics Division would like to remind Glendale residents to follow some simple rules for water safety and healthy swimming. These rules should apply to your backyard pool and any pool you may visit during the summer.

  • Always watch your children around water (even at pools with lifeguards)
  • Learn CPR (The Glendale Fire Department Offers Classes)
  • Teach your children (and yourself) how to swim
  • Follow the 6 “PLEAs” of Healthy Swimming (Directly from Center for Disease Control Website):
    arrow Please do not swim when you have diarrhea. This is especially important for kids in diapers. You can spread germs and make other people sick.
    arrow Please do not swallow pool water. Avoid getting water in your mouth.
    arrow Please practice good hygiene. All City of Glendale Pools require participants to take a shower before swimming. Please wash your hands after using the restroom or changing diapers. Germs on your body may end up in the water.
    arrow Please take your kids for bathroom breaks or check diapers often. Waiting to hear “ I have to go” may mean it’s too late.
    arrow Please change diapers and swim suits in the bathroom or changing area and not poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and spread illness.
    arrow Please wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming. Everyone has invisible amounts of fecal matter on their bottoms that end up in pools.
  • For more information on water safety and swimming programs,please call 623 930-2838. Keep you and your family safe .
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