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Parks & Recreation
5970 W. Brown St.
Glendale AZ  85302

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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.

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Discounts and Assistance for Glendale Parks & Recreation Programs and Activities

The following discounts and assistance are available to Glendale residents:

The city of Glendale will soon offer discounts to certain groups of residents on its 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.

NEW! Veteran’s Discount
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. This discount will be for the veteran only, not family members. One exception to that rule will be a Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center membership; a family or two-person membership will be eligible for the 25% discount.

Important information:

  • proof of service in the US Military required each time registering for a program/service
  • acceptable forms of documentation include (but are not limited to):
    • Veterans Administration (VA) identification card
    • Veterans’ association membership card (such as VFW, American Legion, etc.)
    • Department of Defense Form 214; among others.
  • Discount is for veterans only, not active duty military personnel. Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.”

Youth Discount Program: Pilot
The second discount program will be offered by the city as a pilot program, 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.

To apply, parents must bring one of the following documents:  a Medicaid card; an EBT Card; a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, food stamps); or any other documentation that officially demonstrates receipt of benefits from a state, federal or Tribal qualifying program. 

Once the documentation is provided in person, a Discount Card will be given to the customer for each child in the household logged under the parent’s name, which is valid for the entire 2018 calendar year. The card will need to be presented for each child at the time of every registration or fee throughout the year. This includes aquatics entrance fees.  If a card is lost, the parent will need to come in again with applicable documentation to receive a new card.

At the end of the one year pilot period, the program will be evaluated to determine if the discount for low-to-moderate income youth should be continued. Each card will need to be renewed annually if the program is continued.

Please note: ALL discounts must be applied for and received in person only. No discounted transactions will be able to be made over the telephone or internet.

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Office at 623-930-2820, or visit in person at one of the following locations:

  • Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.
  • Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.


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