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 & Recreation Special Events
Rescheduled Movies by Moonlight Event is Friday, November 9! When a storm threatened, the Movies by Moonlight event on Oct. 12 was cancelled! It has now been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, but the location has switched to Sahuaro Ranch Park, at the main soccer field. The pre-movie activities will start at 5 p.m., including specialty food truck and a kids dance party! Due to the date change (and now it’s post-Halloween) the movie title will be Incredibles 2, which will start at dusk.
This event is coordinated by the city of Glendale Special Events Division, in partnership with AZ Non Stop Entertainment.
12th Annual Santa’s Workshop
The holidays will be here before we know it! Bring your children to shop for their friends, family members and even pets. All items are only $2. Come early for best selection! Santa Claus will be at the event for pictures and his elves will be on site to wrap purchases. Join us at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center (5600 W. Union Hills Drive) on Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. – Noon. INFO: 623-930-2838. View Flyer
Glendale Jingle Bell Hike to Santa
On Saturday, Dec. 8, head to Thunderbird Conservation Park for the Jingle Bell Hike to Santa. Between 9 and 11 a.m., children can create a bell craft activity so they can jingle their way up the trail. Parents and kids will make their way along and find Santa Claus at the end of the hike! Water will be provided at the trailhead.
Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult; participants must sign a waiver prior to the event; parent or guardian must complete waiver for minor children; this is a moderate hike; trail/hiking guidelines are available at www.glendaleaz.com/ParksandRecreation/trails/.
Thunderbird Conservation Park is located north of Beardsley Road, between 67th and 55th avenues. For the hike, park in the lots on 59th (enter to the west) or 67th (enter to the east) avenues. There is no entry fee and pre-registration is not required. For further information, visit www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation/index.cfm or call 623-930-2820.
Glendale Adult Center Holiday Luncheon Wednesday, December 19
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$6 members, $8 non-members
Celebrate the joy of this special season with your friends at this year’s GAC Holiday Luncheon. A celebration of fun, food and entertainment by Bobby Freeman, AZ Diamondbacks organist. Tickets required! INFO.