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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

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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.


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Licensed Glendale Recreation After School Program (G.R.A.S.P.)

The “am/pm,” “am only” and “pm only” programs are licensed recreation programs providing a variety of activities for children attending Kindergarten-8th grade such as arts and crafts, recreation activities, guest speakers and much more! The programs are regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services and can accept DES qualifying families (contact your DES caseworker for information). The program’s focus is to provide a safe and caring environment where all children can learn, grow and thrive. Educational activities, snacks, group games and homework time are offered by caring, trained adult staff members. Program sites are open early release days, but closed on national holidays or when the school campus is closed (selected sites open during breaks).

For more information, contact Michelle Yates at or call the Glendale Parks and Recreation office at 623-930-2820.

Program Sites
Pendergast School District:
  Desert Mirage Elem. School, 8605 W. Maryland Ave.
Peoria School District:
  Sahuaro Ranch Elem. School, 10401 N. 63rd Ave.
  Canyon Elem. School, 5490 W. Paradise Ln.
  Kachina Elem. School, 5304 W. Crocus Dr.
  Pioneer Elem. School, 6315 W. Port Au Prince Ln.

*Pre-registration is required, including a non-refundable registration fee for the school year. Registration must be completed at least 2 business days prior to program site attendance.

Program Rates      

“AM only” 6:30 a.m.–School Start (Canyon, Sahuaro Ranch and Pioneer)

  Daily $6  
  Weekly (up to 5 days/week) $30  
“PM only” Release–6 p.m. (all locations)
  Daily $9  
  Weekly (up to 5 days/week) $45  
“AM/PM” full program (Canyon, Sahuaro Ranch and Pioneer)
  Daily $14  
  Weekly (up to 5 days/week) $56  

Intercession (available at select locations)
(Open at dismissal time for early release and parent-teacher conference days.)

  7 a.m.–6 p.m. $25  
Additional Fees
  Registration (all programs) $30 ($37 non-resident)  
  Late Payment (past Fri. after noon) $10/week per child  
  Late Pick Up (past close) 6:00-6:05...$10    6:05 and later…$25  
  Early Release Day $5  

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Foothills 360 “Summer” Edition
May 27 - August 1, Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
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 Memorial Day or 4th of July.

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Sizzling Summer Fun in the Sun
G.R.A.S.P. Summer Programs will be held at Sahuaro Ranch School, Desert Mirage School, Marshall Ranch School, Rose Lane and O’Neil Recreation Centers. Call 623-930-2044 for details.
(Subject to Change)

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