The Foothills Recreation
& Aquatics Center is a
full-service, recreation center serving the Glendale community.
The center provides educational, recreational, fitness and social activities through
classes, special events and ongoing center activities. Select areas and programs are free
to everyone. Recreation passes may be purchased for additional opportuni-ties. No joining fees or contracts! Daily, monthly, 15-punch and annual recreation passes
Click here for rates.
The Privileges of Being a Recreation Center Pass Holder
A Recreation Pass allows the use of the fitness area with fitness/exercise equipment,
indoor jogging/walking track; the open gymnasium hours, basic aerobics, the indoor
courts, rock climbing wall and scheduled lap swimming all for one low price. Monthly, annual and punch passes with special pricing
for seniors, families and students are available. For pass holder rates and age requirements, click here.
Please note that recreational swim
is separate from a recreation pass and includes an
additional fee. Anyone entering the aquatics area
is considered part of the
capacity and must pay the Aquatics Pass admission.
The Foothills Center requires all users, including day pass users, to provide
identification and fill out required paperwork. A parent or legal guardian
on paperwork for
those ages 17 and younger.
Personal trainers and nutritionists
Indoor, rock climbing wall
Indoor walking/jogging track
Recreational and special interest classes
Turtle Club childcare
Youth and teen activities
Lap swimming (year round)
Aquatics center (summer only)
Foothills Update Click here for the winter 2014 issue!
Can You Say "Pickleball?" Now available 4 days a week! Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 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.
Paint Along Party – Acrylic 7 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Your instructor will guide you through the completion of a holiday scene acrylic painting in this fun, interactive class. Instructor and students will
paint the same image together. Join in the fun, even if you have no painting experience, but always wanted to paint. Just bring yourself. Preregistration required. For details, click here.
7th Annual Santa's Workshop Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. - Noon.
Kids of all ages are invited to this special event where they can purchase holiday presents (everything is $3 and under) 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.
Mexican Tamales Class 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at the
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Just in time for the holiday season. Learn to make homemade beef, chicken and sweet tamales using the traditional masa and a low-fat recipe. Participants will take home one dozen tamales. A $30 supply fee will be collected at class. Instructor speaks English and Spanish. Preregistration required. For details, click here.
CPR and First Aid Training 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Learn basic CPR and first aid in this class, which will provided you the knowledge and skills necessary to administer emergency care in cases of injury or sudden illness. Successful completion cards will be distributed. Optional health care provider offered for an additional $5, payable at class. The class is for ages 12 and older. Preregistration required. For details, click here.
Holiday Ornament Cupcakes Class 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 at the
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Learn to make cupcakes and discover the most exciting and unusual ways to decorate for the holidays using fondant. These edible cupcakes look like real Christmas ornaments when finished. Impress your family and friends with these beautiful and delightful desserts. You will take your cupcakes home. A $20 supply fee collected at class. Instructor speaks English and Spanish. Preregistration required. For details, click here.