July 2023

Celebrate with us! 
The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) has celebrated July as the official Parks and Recreation Month since 1985.  It has been done in appreciation of professional and volunteer men and women who have worked to advance opportunities for all to recreate and enjoy active and passive parks and facilities that enrich the quality of life.

The Glendale Parks and Recreation Department consists of 75 full-time employees and 214 part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees who maintain our parks and recreation facilities, and who also provide programming, services, and activities for the community. 

Parks and open spaces improve our health, strengthen our communities, and make our cities and neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work. Research shows that when people have access to parks, they exercise more. Physical activity has been shown to increase health and enhance psychological well-being, reduce the risk of a wide range of diseases, and relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Service to the community and providing quality parks and recreational programs continue to be the focus of the Glendale Parks and Recreation Department. 

Follow us on Facebook for information on how to celebrate with us.  /GlendaleParksandRec

Open House Celebration
July 21:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Glendale Adult Center
5970 W. Brown St.

 Celebrating 20 years of fun, fitness, and activities at the Glendale Adult Center.  Open to members and their friends and family.
See you there.

Family Playdate - FREE
July 22: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 Rose Lane Community Center
5003 W. Marlette Ave.

 Unplug your family and bring it back to the basics, with games, crafts, and physical activities. Come on out and get to know your neighbors, community, and other families that have the same interests as yours. 

Family Playdate

Glendale @ Play Hashtag Challenge
July 10-31

 Via Facebook, each week in July, a theme will be announced with a call to action to post a picture on Facebook. Each weekly entry must include the hashtag #GlendaleAtPlay.  

 One random winner will be selected weekly, for a great Glendale prize!
Follow us on Facebook here.

Thank you to everyone that #PLAYED

Glendale @ Play Artwork Contest
July 10-31

 How do you play in Glendale?  Show us by using your artistic skills and your artwork could be on the cover of the 2024 Spring Glendale @ Play Magazine.

  • Open to all ages and talent levels.
  • The deadline for submission is July 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Send a photo of your artwork to [email protected]
  • The winner will be contacted the week of August 14.
  • Please keep your original artwork, we will need to photograph it for the cover of the magazine. 
  • Criteria
    • Show us how you and/or your friends and family Play in Glendale.
    • No black and white, use color
    • Submit original work
    • 8.5”x11” standard paper size, portrait orientation
    • How do you and/or your friends and family play in Glendale?  Indoors or outdoors, draw what you love to do in our city.