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Parks & Recreation
Engaging residents and visitors in diverse opportunities to live, invest and play in the community

Parks & Recreation
5970 W. Brown St.
Glendale AZ  85302
623-930-2820

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CAPRA
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.
 

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Looking for fun, healthy, & safe activities
for you & the family?

You've come to the right place!

The Glendale Parks and Recreation Division provides a variety of recreation, educational and social activities for Glendale citizens from toddler to senior adult through special interest classes, the Adult Center, sports, aquatics and after school programs. We are responsible for park maintenance, park planning and the scheduling of 44 facilities including meeting rooms, ramadas, swimming pools, recreation centers and lighted and unlighted sports fields.

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Glendale @ Play

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Email us or call 623-930-2691.
Parks and recreation news and events
Special Olympics

Special Olympics Arizona 2017 Summer Games Held in Glendale May 4-6
The public is invited to attend the annual Special Olympics Arizona 2017 Summer Games, which will be held at Raymond S. Kellis High School May 4-6. The athletic competitions and the Opening Ceremonies are open to the public. The theme for this year’s event is Star Wars (May the 4th be with you!) and athletes will compete in Track and Field, Volleyball and Powerlifting.
Event Flyer | Schedule | More info

Rose Lane Aquatics center

Splash into Summer 2017
Summer Aquatics season dates are listed, with more coming soon in the Summer Splashbook.

Phil Lieberman Day at Rose Lane Aquatics Center
June 3, 9 a.m. | Opening Day dedication & FREE Admission
 

youth summer ball

Glendale Youth Summer Ball registration in full swing
Youth T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball plus Teen Coed Softball League registration happening now through April 14th with games begining in June. Register NOW!

 

new basketball court Basketball Court at Heroes Park
The basketball court at Heroes Regional Park, located at 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, has a brand new court surfacing. Stay tuned for more information about the court rededication.
Movies by Moonlight Movies by Moonlight, Spring Family Park Movie Series
Murphy Park Amphitheatre • Free admission

Spend a cool evening under the stars enjoying a family-friendly box office hit. Bring your blanket or lawn chair.
Download movie flyer  | Learn more
lifeguard Lifeguarding and swim instructor opportunities
Looking for a summer job? With the proper training and certification, lifeguarding can be a fun and rewarding job that works especially well for students. Glendale will be hiring at least 40 guards to work its two aquatics centers during the summer months. For additional information on the lifeguard job opportunities, see Glendale jobs.
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Places to go, things to do in with the Park & Recreation
Archery Range Complex
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Events Happening at The Murph!The Murph

Historic Main House Tour at Sahuaro RanchHistoric Sahauro Ranch Park

     
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Glendale Adult Center

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Sports Organizations in Neighborhood Parks
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Thunderbird Conservation Park
Thunderbird Conservation Park

Featured classes
photography

Learn a new skill this spring!
Take our Digital Photography class, beginning on April 26, or one of many other classes that could turn into your next hobby.

Have a Class Suggestion? Tell us about it!
We want to know what classes you are interested in seeing offered and attending.
 
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Capra
Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited
The Glendale Parks and Recreation Department became one of only 139 agencies in the world to have received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). 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.
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