The Foothills Center requires all users, including day pass users, to provide
identification and fill out required paperwork. A parent or legal guardian
on paperwork for
those ages 17 and younger.
A Recreation Membership allows the use of the fitness area with fitness/exercise equipment, the indoor jogging/walking track; the open gymnasium hours, basic aerobics, the indoor racquetball courts, rock climbing wall and scheduled lap swimming all for one low price. Monthly, annual and punch memberships with special pricing for seniors, families and students are available. For membership rates and age requirements, learn more. Please note that summer public swimming includes an additional fee for all users, including those with a Foothills membership. Anyone from the community is welcome to enjoy public swimming by paying the aquatics admission fee. All users, whether swimming or supervising do need to pay an aquatics admission fee as everyone on deck is included in the capacity counts.
We are a full-service, recreation and aquatics center serving the Glendale community. We provide educational, recreational, fitness and social activities through classes, special events and ongoing center activities. Select areas and programs are free to everyone. Recreation Memberships may be purchased for additional opportunities. No joining fees or contracts! Daily, monthly, 15-punch and annual recreation memberships are available; see membership rates.
Full-size gymnasium (monthly schedule at Service Desk)
18 weekly fitness classes included in your membership or day pass purchase
Certified running coach, personal trainers and a nutritionist on staff
Wide variety of community classes for toddlers through adults
Open racquetball, racquetball lessons, league and social racquetball
Social pickle ball pickup games
Room rentals for HOA’s, weddings, baby showers, business meetings, graduation parties
Full fitness center with free weights, a strength training circuit, and cardio equipment
Activity Room open to the public to shoot pool, play ping pong or just socialize with friends
Lap swimming year-round in heated, outdoor pool
Public swimming in the summer at mini-water park
Silver Sneakers facility
Adult private swim lessons, with youth lessons offered every summer
Cooking classes every quarter
Martial arts classes
3 different types of yoga available
Year-round Neptune Swim Team
Special events such as Halloween and Santa’s Workshop
Sensational Special Interest Classes in September
Glendale is sure to have a class to fit your needs - whether you're looking to keep your mind sharp or your body fit! Check out the following classes offered this month for youth and adults, plus many more available in our online class catalog:
Sept. 20, Healthy Chinese Cooking, code: 204187-01
Sept. 20, Magic, code: 254244-01
Featured Class: Try Archery, Ages 6+
Try your hand at archery at one of two dates and locations. No experience necessary and all equipment will be provided. Ages 6 and older. This event is free, but offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required.
Two fall clinic dates:
Saturday, Sept. 30, 7-11 a.m. at Glendale Heroes Park Archery Range, 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road)
Saturday, Nov. 13, 5-8 p.m., Foothills Recreation Center (5600 W. Union Hills Dr.)
Zumba Drop-In Class 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays, & 10 to 11 a.m., Saturdays Drop-in fee is $5 per class. Nor membership required.
Come join the party! Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. Ongoing class includes interval training sessions using fast and slow rhythms, with instructor Janelle Haren on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Cyndi Picker on Mondays. Ages 15+.
Call 623-930-4600 for more information.
Can You Say "Pickleball?" Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (3 courts + 1 at 12:30 p.m.); Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (4 courts); Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (2 courts) - Hours subject to change. What is pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is a paddle sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and uses wood, composite or fiberglass paddles. The game is played on a badminton court with nets lowered to 34" at the center. Easy for beginners to learn, it can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players. Just show up and enjoy the fun, as all equipment is provided by the center.
Temporary Park N Ride Location at the FRAC Glendale Parks & Recreation is currently partnering with the city’s Transportation Department to provide a temporary Park N Ride location for Valley Metro bus routes 573 and 575 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center. Approximately 50 spaces toward the far western portion of the parking lot will be used. This location was specifically chosen as recreation staff felt it minimized the impact on the members of the center. The Transportation Department has also dedicated a staff person to monitor the area to ensure the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center patrons are unaffected by the temporary Park N Ride location. For questions call 623-930-4608, Parks & Recreation, or 623-930-3509, Transit Management.