​Parks and Recreation Department

Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department

Phoenix provides residents more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserves with more than 200 miles of trails; 182 spacious city parks; 32 community and recreation centers; classes and sports programs where kids and adults learn, stay active and have fun; eight golf courses; and 29 pools where thousands cool off and learn to swim each summer.​


Pools, Splash Pads Open Memorial Day Weekend 

youth swimmer.JPGThe city's 29 pools will be open Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29). The official pool season starts Saturday, June 3.  
Find a pool in your neighborhood! 

pecos splash pad.jpgSplash pads are open Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, October 15. The following parks feature a splash pad: Altadena, Civic Space, Dust Devil, Edison, Francisco Highland, Mountain Vista, Laveen Village, Nuestro, Pecos and Trailside Point.  
Locate a park near you!



Register for Swim Lessons and Summer Activities

Registration is underway for summer camps, aquatics activities, sports, classes and more. Sign up online or in-person at your local community center. 
Register today!

20-IN-'17 Hiking Challenge

Take the challenge! Discover 20 great trails, promote a healthy lifestyle and follow these "Take a Hike. Do it Right." guidelines.

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Parks and Recreation Events: 



Silent Sundays @ South Mountain Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/16811681Silent Sundays @ South Mountain Park5/28/2017 12:00:00 PMSouth Mountain Park - 10919 S. Central Ave.
William Eaton: Voices Across the Canyonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/16711671William Eaton: Voices Across the Canyon5/28/2017 9:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum
6th Annual World Atlatl Day Competitionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/174717476th Annual World Atlatl Day Competition6/3/2017 4:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum
Storytelling & Craft Saturday: A Squirrel's Storyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/18291829Storytelling & Craft Saturday: A Squirrel's Story6/3/2017 5:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum

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Parks and Recreation News: 



Annual Fire Ban for Desert and Mountain Preserves Starts May 15https://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/1716Annual Fire Ban for Desert and Mountain Preserves Starts May 155/11/2017 8:45:00 PM
PHXteens Program Earns Outstanding Achievement Awardhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/1693PHXteens Program Earns Outstanding Achievement Award4/19/2017 10:15:00 PM
New "Challenge Course" Set to Open at Washington Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/1663New "Challenge Course" Set to Open at Washington Park3/6/2017 7:30:00 PM
City of Phoenix Can Help with New Year's Fitness Resolutionshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/1596City of Phoenix Can Help with New Year's Fitness Resolutions12/29/2016 4:00:00 PM

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For general information:
Phone: 602-262-6862  /  Email: receptionist.pks@phoenix.gov

Division Contact Information​​

​Phoenix Parks and Recreation
200 W. Washington St., 16th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85044​​