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.
Parks and Recreation
**The barnyard area of Historic Sahuaro Ranch Park is currently closed due to a fire on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The barnyard area of the park will remain closed until further notice, while Glendale officials investigate and all public safety issues have been addressed.**
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's Park & Recreation Division Will Offer Discounts to Veterans, Pilot Discounts for Youth Beginning January 1
The city of Glendale will soon offer discounts to certain groups of residents on parks and recreation fees beginning Jan. 1. The City Council recently approved the new discount program, which will be permanent for one, and a pilot program for the second group.
Veterans that are residents of Glendale will be eligible to receive a 25% discount on parks and recreation fees, such as ramada and other facility rentals, memberships and sports and activity registrations; however, it will not be applicable on the costs of any goods or products, such as concessions.
The second discount will be offered by the city on a pilot program. This discount is for low-to-moderate-income youth. For Glendale residents ages 17 and under, this discount will be given to children of those currently receiving government assistance.
For additional details view the press release or visit https://www.glendaleaz.com/ParksandRecreation/discounts.cfm
Register Now for Spring Youth Basketball League Register your child for youth basketball before Feb. 12!
Glendale Parks & Recreation offers a spring basketball league for boys and girls ages 5-10.
Registration fee for each child is $55 (resident) or $75 (non-resident), which includes a team shirt and eight regular-season games.Games begin March 3. More info.
Movies by Moonlight Spring Film Series Begins March 2* Glendale’s Murphy Park will get super-charged this spring with its Movies by Moonlight series Friday evenings, March 2-30. The Movies by Moonlight Spring Film Series kicks off March 2. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Free pre-movie activities for kids start at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7 p.m. Movies by Moonlight will continue every Friday through March 30. For a complete listing of movies and more info, download the flyer.
Summer Baseball Closing Ceremonies: Video Glendale Youth Sports League participants celebration a winning season for all, at the closing ceremonies at Camelback Ranch on July 17. Check out the festivities on YouTube.
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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.
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