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.
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
click here for rates.
Foothills Update CLICK HERE for the
fall 2014 issue!
A Recreation Membership 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 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.
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
Cooking classes every quarter
Martial arts classes
3 different types of yoga available
Year-round Neptune Swim Team
Special events such as Halloween and Santa’s Workshop
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. Buy 2 months and get one free, or purchase an annual membership and receive 14 months for the price of 10 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.
8th Annual Santa’s Workshop 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, 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 is 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.
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.
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.
Tumbling - Parent & Tot 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., Mondays for 4 weeks beginning Dec. 1,
at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Children ages 2-5 can learn tumbling skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, bridges, back bends, cartwheels, handstands, back walkovers and more. Click here for details.
Organic Container Gardening 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays for 2 weeks beginning Dec. 2, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
This course will cover the basics of growing organic fruits and vegetables in containers and/or raised beds. Click here for details.
Digital Photography 6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays for 3 weeks beginning Dec. 4, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Learn basic and advanced features of a digital camera in an easy, non-technical, hands-on approach with tips and tricks on achieving the best possible photo. Click here for details.
CPR and First Aid Training 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Learn basic CPR and first aid to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to administer emergency care in cases of injury or sudden illness. Click here for details.
Mexican Tamales 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Just in time for the holiday season, learn to make homemade chicken tamales and sweet tamales. Click here for details.
Social Dance 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Experience ballroom, jazz and more. Highlights include an instructional session and dance performances. Admission is $7 at the door (non-resident $9). For more information, call 623-930-4613.