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Glendale, AZ

Parks & Recreation
Engaging residents and visitors in diverse opportunities to live, invest and play in the community

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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Parks and Recreation


Register for classes and view the entire class catalog.
Reserve a ramada or ballfield and more!

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Email us or call 623-930-2691.
Looking for fun, healthy, & safe activities for you & the family?
You've come to the right place!

The Glendale Parks and Recreation Division provides a variety of recreation, educational and social activities for Glendale citizens from toddler to senior adult through special interest classes, the Adult Center, sports, aquatics and after school programs.

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.

Subscribe to the Glendale @ Play Magazine and have it mailed to your home! Find out about all the events, classes and programs Glendale has to offer!
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NEW! Spring 2019 Glendale @ Play Magazine

Parks and recreation news and events

NOTICE: Glen Lakes Golf Course will close permanently on Monday, March 25.

NOTICE: Please be aware that Parks staff has increased the watering for aeration and fertilization at all parks, currently underway through approximately May.  
If you have any questions about this, contact the Parks Maintenance Office at
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Lifeguards Lifeguard Positions
Strong Swimmer? Be a Lifeguard!
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Lifeguarding is a leadership position where you will learn to handle emergencies in, on and around the water. Glendale conducts interviews to hire summer, certified lifeguards, 15 years or older, at our two aquatics centers.

Applying for a Lifeguard Job with Glendale 
When Glendale has certified lifeguard positions available, the jobs will be posted here. If you do not see a part-time position posted, you can still register your application and then check back for the posting you are interested in. Click on the APPLY link whenever you see a job you want to be considered for. A resume may NOT take the place of an official application.

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Movies by Moonlight

Spring Movies by Moonlight Series
Free Admission!
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March 1 / PG
Murphy Park
5850 W. Glendale Ave.
Ice Age Collison Course
March 8 / PG
Roselane Park
51st Ave. & Marlette Ave.
Hotel Transylvania 3
March 15 / PG
Murphy Park
5850 W. Glendale Ave.
The Greatest Showman
March 22 / PG
Foothills Park
57th Ave. & Union Hills Dr.
March 29 / PG
Murphy Park
5850 W. Glendale Ave.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
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City of Glendale, AARP to Offer Tax Assistance tp Residents
The AARP Foundation will again offer free tax assistance this year at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St. and at the O’Neil Recreation Center, 6448 W. Missouri Ave.
The Tax-Aide program volunteers will provide free, basic assistance with filing federal and state taxes online. This service is open to anyone, but is primarily aimed at moderate- and low-income people ages 60 and older.
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Cigarettes Are Litter

No Butts About It, Cigarettes are Litter
Do your part to help keep parks clean

Did you know that cigarette butts are the most frequently littered item? Cigarettes are not biodegradable, and the toxic material migrates into storm drains, along with food and pet waste containing harmful bacteria that should not be entering our watersheds.

So what can you do about it?

  • Don’t litter! Help remind friends, family members, neighbors not to throw cigarette butts and other trash on the ground, and to pick up dog poop.
  • See something? Say something. Call Keep Arizona Beautiful’s Litter Hotline when you see someone littering on/near the road. Just get a license plate number. Hotline: 1-877-3LITTER

To learn more:

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veteranGlendale'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

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Places to go, things to do in with the Park & Recreation
Archery Range Complex

Events Happening at The Murph!The Murph

Historic Main House Tour at Sahuaro RanchHistoric Sahauro Ranch Park

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Glendale Adult Center

glendale adult center
Sports Organizations in Neighborhood Parks

Thunderbird Conservation Park
Thunderbird Conservation Park

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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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