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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Assessments Taking Place At Thunderbird Conservation Park Over The Coming Months
Thunderbird Conservation Park (TCP), a popular recreational destination in Glendale, will see some visitors over the next few months that may seem out of the ordinary, and the city of Glendale’s Public Facilities, Recreation and Special Events Department would like to make park users aware of what is happening. Read more
Free Family-Friendly Films Featured During Fall Series The fall series will feature three dates, including:
Friday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m. – “Rio 2”
Glendale Heroes Regional Park, 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road
Friday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m. – “Hotel Transylvania”
Sahuaro Ranch Park, main soccer field, 59th Avenue and Mountain View Road
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.
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
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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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