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Parks & Recreation
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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.



The City of Glendale owns 2 aquatic centers, the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center, located at 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. and the Rose Lane Aquatics Center located at 5003 W. Marlette Ave.  For program information, call 623-930-2838.



Foothills Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr. • 623-930-4600
(on Union Hills, east of 59th Ave.)

May 31 - August 2
Mon. thru Thur.: 1 - 5 p.m.
Fri.: 1 - 7 p.m.
Sat.: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sun.: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Rose Lane Aquatics Center
5003 W. Marlette Ave. • 623-930-7905
(east of 51st Ave., north of Bethany Home Rd.)

May 31 - August 2
Tues. thru Fri.: 1 - 5 p.m.
Sat - Sun.: 1 - 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays.

Recreation Swim Admission
Age Group Resident Non-Resident
Ages 2 & under FREE FREE
Ages 3-17 $2.50 $3.50
Ages 18-54 $5 $6
Ages 55+ $3 $5
ROSE LANE ONLY! Happy Hour! $1 off admission fee between 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays – Thursdays at Rose Lane only.

Splash Pad - FREE! (subject to change)
83rd Ave & Berridge Ln. . 623-930-2838
(on 83rd Ave., just north of Bethany Home Rd) .
May 24 - September 1 . 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Everyday


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Discover all the great
programs, lessons and
events we are offering this summer, all listed in our Splashbook.
Download here.





The Foothills Center is a year-round facility that includes: lap swimming, water aerobics, seasonal private swim lessons, summer group swim lessons, summer recreation swimming, pool rentals/parties, and lifeguard instructor certification programs. Foothills amenities include 2 giant slides, a zero depth entry leisure pool with spray features, a lazy river, diving well with 2 diving boards and 6 lap lanes. Foothills has indoor locker rooms with “day use” lockers. Please bring your own lock. View a Slide Show of it here!

The Rose Lane Aquatics Center is open to the public for summer activities including aquatic party rentals, group swim lessons, and summer recreation swimming. This facility includes a large, zero depth entry leisure pool with spray features, a splash pad, a giant slide, and a big pool with a diving well and 2 diving boards. This facility is only staffed when the pools are open for aquatic programming.  View a Slide Show of it here!

Only available at Foothills Recreation &
Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

  • Deep Water Aerobics
  • Lap Swimming
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Adult Swim Lessons

Click here for details!

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Summer swim lessons are offered for all ages and levels. Lessons meet for eight 30-minute classes, Monday - Thursday at Foothills and Tuesday - Friday at Rose Lane. There will be NO lessons the week of July 4.

Click here to download the Splashbook, which has all the details as to what classes are offered when and where.

Registration Information
When signing up, please specify the lesson or activity code. Glendale residents must provide approved proof of residency (such as a water bill) to receive resident rates. Please bring your receipt to the first day of lessons.

Register When?
May 12-14: RESIDENTS ONLY! Registration begins 8 a.m., May 12.
    Bring your water bill as proof of residency!
    Non-resident registration begins 8 a.m., May 15.

Register How?

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION: Visit anytime once registration begins. Avoid the lines, register when it's convenient for you and save some gas! It's the easiest, fastest way to register! Non-residents will be able to register online after 8 a.m., May 15. Payments must be made by VISA, Master Card or American Express for online registrations. Online registration will remain open all summer.
  • PHONE REGISTRATION: Call 623-930-2820 (M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or 623-930-4600 (M-F 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; SA 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; SU 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) with class codes ready (these are the ONLY phone numbers in the city that will accept phone registration).
    NOTE: First day of registration starts at 8AM for all forms of registration for both Resident and Non-Resident. Payment must be made by VISA, Master Card or American Express for a phone registration. Receipt will be e-mailed upon completion of registration process
  • WALK-IN REGISTRATION: Available at the Parks & Recreation Office in the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St. (M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), or at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatic Center at 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. (M-F 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; SA 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; SU 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), or Rose Lane Aquatics Center (starting June 1), 5003 W. Marlette Ave. (TU-SU 1-5 p.m.). Payment may be made with cash, check, VISA, Master Card or American Express.

Swim Lesson Prices
$26 (Non-Resident $49). Be sure to read our cancellation policy below before registering!

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Lifeguard Applicants

Glendale will be accepting lifeguard applications for the summer 2014 season via an online job application process. All “open or available” positions will be posted at If you do not see a part-time position posted you can still register your application and then check back for the posting you are interested in. Aquatic postings should be available by the middle of February. Click on the APPLY link anytime you see a job(s) you want to be considered for. Notice resume may NOT take the place of an official application.

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Swim & Diving Team Information

The City of Glendale does not offer competitive team programs. As alternative options, following is a list of community organizations that offer competitive team programs. (Note: These organizations are NOT affiliated with the City of Glendale).

  • Swim Neptune / 602-358-8458 / Website
    Practice at Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., and at the Glendale Peoria YMCA located at 14711 N 59th Ave. Offers a summer swim and diving team/league similar to the program Glendale has offered in previous years.
  • Arizona Swimming Gauchos / 602-674-0125 -
    Practice at Glendale Community Pool at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Offers swim training, competitive teams and meets for all ages and levels, including an adult (Master’s) swim team.
  • Arizona Desert Gems / 480-609-1776 -
    Practice at Glendale Community Pool at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Offers synchronized swim (swimming and dancing combined) training and competitive meets for all ages and levels.

The Glendale Aquatics Division would like to remind Glendale residents to follow some simple rules for water safety and healthy swimming. These rules should apply to your backyard pool and any pool you may visit during the summer.

  • Always watch your children around water (even at pools with lifeguards)
  • Learn CPR (The Glendale Fire Department Offers Classes)
  • Teach your children (and yourself) how to swim
  • Follow the 6 “PLEAs” of Healthy Swimming (Directly from Center for Disease Control Website):
    arrow Please do not swim when you have diarrhea. This is especially important for kids in diapers. You can spread germs and make other people sick.
    arrow Please do not swallow pool water. Avoid getting water in your mouth.
    arrow Please practice good hygiene. All City of Glendale Pools require participants to take a shower before swimming. Please wash your hands after using the restroom or changing diapers. Germs on your body may end up in the water.
    arrow Please take your kids for bathroom breaks or check diapers often. Waiting to hear “ I have to go” may mean it’s too late.
    arrow Please change diapers and swim suits in the bathroom or changing area and not poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and spread illness.
    arrow Please wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming. Everyone has invisible amounts of fecal matter on their bottoms that end up in pools.
  • For more information on water safety and swimming programs,please call 623 930-2840.Keep you and your family safe .
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