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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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
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, 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
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.
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.
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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.