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
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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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Flag Football Fall Youth League Registration (Online): July 16 - Aug. 17th
Games: Sahuaro Ranch Park
59th Ave. & Mountain View Rd. Additional details & to register
After School Programs Program Begins August 2, 2018
Licensed Glendale Recreation
After School Program (GRASP)
GRASP is a licensed program, regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services which accepts DES qualifying families. This licensed site provides a variety of activities for children ages 5-13. Programming includes educational activities, snacks, group games, homework time and enrichment opportunities. The site is supervised at all times by caring, adult staff members. Details
NEW! Online Registration Discount - Save 10% Through Dec. 31, 2018, registration for sports leagues and special interest classes done online will receive a 10% discount. The city is encouraging residents and participants to use the new registration software system, which is quick and convenient, and now also mobile-friendly! You can easily access the registration system from any mobile device. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount offered by the city of Glendale Public Facilities, Recreation and Special Events Department; any applicable discount that is greater will supersede the other. Access our class catalog.
Students! Land the Coolest Summer Job & Spend Your Summer at the Pool! Looking for the perfect summer job? Look no further. With the proper training and certification, lifeguarding or teaching swim lessons can be fun and rewarding, and it works especially well for students’ schedules.
Glendale will be hiring many lifeguards and swim instructors to work its two aquatics centers during the summer months. Not only will you spend your summer by the pool, you will learn lifelong skills, make friends and earn some cash! Full details can be found here.
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
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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