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Glendale, AZ - Foothills Recreation & Aquatic Center
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308
623-930-4600
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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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Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W Union Hills Dr, 623-930-4600

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HOURS
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 passes may be purchased for additional opportunities. No joining fees or contracts! Daily, monthly, 15-punch and annual recreation passes are available; Click here for rates.
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Foothills Update
CLICK HERE for the
summer 2014 issue!
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Click here for the video tourThe Privileges of Being a Recreation Center Pass Holder
A Recreation Pass 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 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 regulated capacity and must pay the Aquatics Pass admission.

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FOOTHILLS FEATURES AND OPPORTUNITIES





Gymnasium  
Fitness area
Exercise studios
Racquetball courts
Personal trainers and nutritionists





Indoor, rock climbing wall
Indoor walking/jogging track
Activity room
Recreational and special interest classes





Turtle Club childcare
Youth and teen activities
Lap swimming (year round)
Aquatics center (summer only)
Special events

News and events
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So You Want to Be Your Own General Contractor
10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 26
Learn the ins and outs of remodeling your business office or home.  Design consultant and general contractor, Jerry Kadansky, will speak about city restrictions and codes, permits, architects, floor plans, hiring general contractors and subcontractors and more. Click here for details.

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salsa dancing

Salsa Dancing
7:10 to 8 p.m., Thursdays for 6 weeks, beginning July 31 .
Find the rhythm to different Latin songs and the Cuban motion in this beginning class. You’ll be asked to rotate dance partners to get a better understanding of leading and following. Click here for details.

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foothills 360 summer kids program

Foothills 360 “Summer” Edition
Register now for May 27 - August 1
Give your kids, ages 5-11, a memorable summer at this popular, supervised summer program, where staff provide fun, age-appropriate programming in a variety of spaces within the center. Kids will enjoy swimming once a week, the rock wall, gymnasium games, arts ‘n crafts, guest speakers and active games. Choose a 3-day or 5-day a week program. This program fills quickly! Registration begins April 1, and you may register for one week or multiple weeks as long as there is space available. Each child will need to bring a daily, non-perishable lunch and snacks, but lunch and snacks can also be purchased at the on-site café. For more information, call 623-930-4610 or 623-930-4608.
• Registration fees:*
   3-Day is $74/week (non-resident $91)  •  5-Day is $110/week (non-residents $145)
• Registration:  Click here for 3-day  •  Click here for 5-day

*Weeks with a holiday will be prorated due to the loss of a program day. No program 4th of July.

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Swim Lessons Still Available!
Lessons are available at the Rose Lane Aquatics Center, 5003 W. Marlette Ave., and the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Group lessons and private lessons are available for all ages and levels. For details, click here for our Splashbook.

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Recreation Swim Available at Glendale’s Aquatics Centers
Through Aug. 3
Glendale’s two aquatic centers offer a water playground with fun-filled slides, lap pools, play structures, diving and more. Admission rates vary depending on age and residency.  Days and times the centers are open also varies.  For details and more information, click here.

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cake decorating class

Cake Decorating Basics
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays for 4 weeks beginning Aug. 9
Students will experience the excitement of successfully decorating their first cake. They will learn to decorate and bake a cake, step by step and make color icing; practice the fundamentals of decorating cakes, cookies and cupcakes; create icing drop flowers, rosettes, leaves, shaggy mums, ribbon rose and more. Click here for details.

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high tea class

How to Host a High Tea
12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 10

Learn the history and elegant charm of High Tea.  Enjoy tea tasting with scones accompanied by whipped cream and award-winning preserves made from scratch.  You will also receive recipes for a full tea. Click here for details.

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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.

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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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