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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.

O'Neil Recreation Center

6448 W. Missouri Ave. • 623-937-3925
O'Neil Park

ROOTS Hours: Begins Sept. 11
M - TH: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.



Roots Recreation & Learning Center Program at
Glendale Community Center

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Join us for a morning of information, community resources and fun. The ROOTS Program is expanding to a second facility, now opening at the Glendale Community Center. Learn all about the youth programs that will be offered, as well as the YWCA programs and much more.

R.O.O.T.S. Free After School Program

REACHING higher heights
OVERCOMING impossibilities
TEACHING new models
SUPPORTING the next generation

Building a community that grows strong together!

R.O.O.T.S. tree logoR.O.O.T.S is a preventative program designed to reduce elevated risk behavior among youth in our community, such as drug /alcohol use, teen pregnancy, and antisocial behaviors, by engaging youth in educational, recreational, and inspirational activities. Children third grade and older are welcome!

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ROOTS is helping youth achieve academic success, promoting on-time progression and high school graduation. STEAM programming, homework help, fitness, life skills and more, are all offered, in addition to basketball, football and soccer programs this fall. Contact Mr. Emmanuel Allen for any questions or concerns at 623-937-3925. Info is available online also at

School Year Programming

Homework Help Recreation Time
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
3:30-4:30 p.m. 4:30-close
Wednesday Wednesday
12:30-1:30 p.m. 12:30-close
Educational: Social and Character Development:
  • Homework help
  • Computer assisted learning
  • Tutoring in reading, math, science
  • Building and appreciating friendships
  • Making positive choices
  • Resisting negative peer pressure
  • Practicing nonviolent conflict resolution
  • Football and soccer teams
  • Voice lessons: every Monday, 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Piano lessons: every Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. (children) & 5:30 p.m. (adults)
  • Football Practice: every Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Dance lessons: every other Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.
  • Young Chefs Program: every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

For more information visit the R.O.O.T.S. website.

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