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Parks & Recreation
Engaging residents and visitors in diverse opportunities to live, invest and play in the community

Parks & Recreation
5970 W. Brown St.
Glendale AZ  85302

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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.




Afternoon Delight Show
Last Wednesday of Every Month at 1 p.m.
Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St., Palo Verde Room
Enjoy entertainment plus a surprise dessert! FREE.  Ages 18+.  Shows Sponsored by CAREMORE.

  • August 27: The Entertainers - Bill Joswick
  • September 24: GAC Senior Fiesta Dancers - Mexican Folk Dance


2014 Arizona Cardinals/NFL
Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

Tuesday, September 9 at Foothill sport complex, 57th Ave & just north of Union Hills on field #1 and #2
This is a national skills competition in which girls and boys in four separate age divisions compete against each other in punting, passing and placekicking in a fun and engaging forum. Scores are based on distance and accuracy. This program is FREE for boys and girls ages 6-15. Onsite registration begins at 5 p.m. sharp and the competitions begin at 6 p.m.

Winners from the local competition will advance on to the sectional competition to be held on Sunday, November 2nd at the Sahuaro Ranch Main soccer field, 59th Ave and Mountain View. Only the top four boys and girls first place finishers in each age bracket from the pool of Sectional competition champions will advance to the Team Championships at the Cardinal Stadium to be held during a regular season home game. For more information, call 930-2841.


37th Annual Saguaro Astronomy Club
Public Star Party
Saturday, October 4, at Thunderbird Conservation Park, 67th Ave and Patrick Ln

(3/4 mile north of Deer Valley Rd)
Members of the Saguaro Astronomy Club will have telescopes (large and small) set up and available for public viewing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (sunset 7:25 p.m.). They will show a variety of astronomical objects including the Moon, planets, stars galaxies and deep sky wonders. Club volunteers will be glad to answer questions you may have about the heavens and astronomy in general. Weather permitting, please join us for a night under the stars! Sponsored by Glendale Parks, Recreation & Library Services and hosted by the Saguaro Astronomy Club


Touch A Truck Event

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, October 18
Westgate Entertainment District,
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., East Parking Lot

This event is FUN for the entire family and educational too! Come out, look at, sit in and “Touch A Truck”
of all sizes and shapes. This unique and exciting event is a wonderful opportunity for families to see, touch, interact with and learn about big trucks and their functions. Industrial, commercial, rental, fire and city vehicles will be on display. Enjoy shopping, dining and more before and after the event at Westgate Entertainment District! For more information, call 623-930-2820.


Foothills Neighborhood Halloween Event
Friday, October 24, 6-8 pm. at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Children, ages 10 and younger, can load up on candy at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center and enjoy an evening of activities, including carnival games, photo opportunities, temporary tattoos, train rides (additional cost), costume parade and arts and crafts. Absolute Rhythm Dance Company will be on site with a “Thriller” dance performance. Admission can be purchased the night of the event for $4 ($5 non-residents). Supervision is required: Parents are FREE. For more information call 623-930-4610.


8th Annual Santa’s Workshop
Saturday, December 13, 10am-Noon
at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

Kids of all ages are invited to this special event where they can purchase holiday presents (everything is $2) for their friends, family or even their pets. A store will be set up with a variety of items sure to make everyone happy. Santa’s elves will be on site to wrap their selection in holiday wrapping paper. Please arrive early for best selection of products. For more information, please contact Darren at 623-930-4610.



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