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 Facilities
Parks & Facilities Map Locate a specific park, find the Glendale Adult Center
or look for a park in your area.
Closure Notices For further information about any of these parks/facilities closures, please call the Parks office at 623-930-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware, these dates are estimated, and may be subject to change.
Murphy Park - Beginning inJune, sections of the grass will receive improved horticultural practices, including increased aeration, fertilization, soil testing and amendments to improve soil condition and better turf growth. The areas affected will be the east and south sections of turf and during this process, those areas will be roped off to allow a rest period from event impact. This project is expected to conclude around the end of September, at which point, staff expects to see a noticeable difference in the park’s overall aesthetic.
Sports Organizations in Neighborhood Parks
Many of Glendale's 55 neighborhood parks have become destination points for youth and adult sports organizations. These parks are generally not designed for such use. Read more...
The city has 1 year-round aquatic facility at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center, the Rose Lane Aquatics Center available during the summer and a summer splash pad. Group and private swim lessons, recreational swimming, family days, pool rentals and water exercise classes available.
Skate and BMX Facilities Sk8 Court, at 57th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. (skateboarding, inline) X-Court, at 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. (skateboarding, inline, BMX)
The city has 13 fields available for reservation for a variety of sports activities.