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Glendale, AZ - Foothills Recreation & Aquatic Center
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308
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The Foothills Center requires all users, including day pass users, to provide identification and fill out required paperwork. A parent or legal guardian must sign off on paperwork for those ages 17 and younger.



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Notice sign The Foothills Lap Pool is temporarily closed due to a pool heater malfunction which began on Friday, January 30. Repairs are underway. We apologize for the inconvenience. Reopening the pool as soon as possible is our top priority.
Get a holiday bargain with our New Membership Drive! Click here for details!
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Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W Union Hills Dr, 623-930-4600

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Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Additional holiday hours as posted.

We are a full-service, recreation center
serving the Glendale community.
We provide educational, recreational,
fitness and social activities through classes, special events and ongoing center activities. Select areas and programs are free to everyone. Recreation Memberships may be purchased for additional opportunities. No joining fees or contracts! Daily, monthly, 15-punch and annual recreation memberships are available; click here for rates.
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Click here for the video tourMembership Privileges
A Recreation Membership allows the use of the fitness area with fitness/exercise equipment, the indoor jogging/walking track; the open gymnasium hours, basic aerobics, the indoor racquetball courts, rock climbing wall and scheduled lap swimming all for one low price. Monthly, annual and punch memberships with special pricing for seniors, families and students are available. For membership rates and age requirements, click here. Please note that summer public swimming includes an additional fee for all users, including those with a Foothills membership. Anyone from the community is welcome to enjoy public swimming by paying the aquatics admission fee. All users, whether swimming or supervising do need to pay an aquatics admission fee as everyone on deck is included in the capacity counts.

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  • Full-size gymnasium (monthly schedule at Service Desk)
  • 18 weekly fitness classes included in your membership or day pass purchase
  • Certified running coach, personal trainers and a nutritionist on staff
  • Wide variety of community classes for toddlers through adults
  • Open racquetball, racquetball lessons, league and social racquetball
  • Social pickle ball pickup games
  • Room rentals for HOA’s, weddings, baby showers, business meetings, graduation parties
  • Full fitness center with free weights, a strength training circuit, and cardio equipment
  • Activity Room open to the public to shoot pool, play ping pong or just socialize with friends
  • Lap swimming year-round in heated, outdoor pool
  • Public swimming in the summer at mini-water park
  • Silver Sneakers facility
  • Adult private swim lessons, with youth lessons offered every summer
  • Zumba classes
  • Cooking classes every quarter
  • Martial arts classes
  • 3 different types of yoga available
  • Painting classes
  • Year-round Neptune Swim Team
  • Special events such as Halloween and Santa’s Workshop
News and events
Zumba logo NEW! Zumba Drop-In Class
10:15 to 11:15 a.m., every Saturday
Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. Ongoing class includes interval training sessions using fast and slow rhythms, with new instructor Janelle Haren. Drop-in fee is $6 per class. Call 623-930-4600 for more information.
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Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center New Membership Drive
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 – Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center will be holding a New Membership drive from Dec. 15, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2015. Receive 3 months for the price of 2, or buy an annual membership and receive an additional 2 months. Membership includes fitness and exercise equipment, indoor track, aerobics classes, open gym with basketball and pickleball, racquetball courts, lap swimming, water aerobics and child care. For more details, call 623-930-4600.
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Can You Say "Pickleball?"
Now available 6 days a week! Monday - Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
What is Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is a paddle sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and uses wood, composite or fiberglass paddles. The game is played on a badminton court with nets lowered to 34" at the center. Easy for beginners to learn, and can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players. Just show up and enjoy the fun, as all equipment is provided by the center.

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image of adult swimmer Adult Private Swim Lessons
All adults, and especially parents, should learn to swim to prevent their own drowning and be ready to offer assistance to others around water. Adults (ages 15 and older) who want to improve their skills and feel safe around water can receive one-on-one instruction from a certified, experienced instructor. 2 lessons for $35 (non-residents $42). Each lesson is 30 minutes. For information, call 623-930-2838.
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Chef's hat Kent Cooks! with You
6 to 8:30 p.m.
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 How to Cook Fish (Feb. 2), Winter Soups (Feb. 11), OMG Desserts (Feb. 17), and Vegetarian Cooking (Feb. 23). Click on the class title for details.
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Zentangle Zentangle
6:30 to 8 p.m., Mondays for 4 weeks beginning Feb. 2
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns proving anything is possible one stroke at a time. Completion increases focus and creativity, reduces stress and increases sense of personal well-being. Click here for details.
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Closeup of a woman's smiling mouth Introduction to Voiceovers
6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5
Are people always telling you that you have a great voice? Do you often find yourself listening to your favorite audiobook, commercial or cartoon character and thinking, “I could do that”? This fun and empowering two-hour workshop covers the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed to find success. Click here for details.
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Social Security card Social Security: What Everyone Needs to Know
6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5
Maximize your benefit and cash flow through tax planning before and after taking your benefit. Discuss strategies to position yourself for YOUR Social Security benefits. Click here for details.
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Cat and dog Pet CPR and First Aid Training
9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7
Discuss the immediate care and temporary assistance that can be given to an injured or suddenly ill pet until competent veterinary care is available. Properly applied first aid can save your pet’s life, reduce recovery time and be the difference between temporary and lifelong disability. Click here for details.
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