​Parks and Recreation 

FitPHXPhoenix provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land with 200-plus miles of trails; 185 parks; 32 community and recreation centers; eight golf courses; 29 pools where thousands cool off and learn to swim each summer; and classes, programs and sports leagues where kids and adults learn, stay active and have fun.​

Read the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's 2018 Annual Report

Watch a Video Slideshow of Highlights from 2018

 

 


Explore Programs & Activities

Register today for 2019 spring programs, activities, sports leagues and FREE codePHX classes. #PHXPlays 

Registration for 2019 summer programs opens on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Registration for 2019 swimming lessons and aquatics programs opens on May 2 at 6:30 p.m.




Cesar Chavez Community Center Development Process

The Parks and Recreation Department invites community members to participate in development of the proposed Cesar Chavez Community Center. Learn more about the process.
                                                                                                         



"Take a Hike. Do it Right."


Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails annually.

Park Rangers want trail users to know these safety guidelines. #HikeRight

Learn about Park Ranger-led hiking safety classes and other outdoor nature programs or become a Phoenix Park Steward.

Participate in South Mountain Park/Preserve
Silent Sunday Events

Follow Piestewa Peak Trailhead
Improvement Project Updates



Learn about the Hance Park Revitalization Project


Upcoming Events: 

 

 

Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.3/24/2019 12:00:00 PM3/25/2019 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​On Silent Sunday (the fourth Sunday of the month), roadways in South Mountain Park/Preserve are closed to motor vehicle traffic, reserving them for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging and hiking. From December 2018 through March 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department will operate a pilot program that expands the Silent Sunday event to every Sunday of the month. Through the pilot program, the park’s main roadway will be closed at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; while the fourth Sunday will operate as it has in the past, with all roadways closed from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park closure time). On Silent Sunday, park visitors who would like to park near the main Central Ave. entrance can do so in the Activity Complex, which can be accessed just inside the entry gate and within proximity to several popular trails. Trailheads not accessed via the main Central Ave. entrance are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures. Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage.
PHXAM 2019Desert West Skatepark, 6602 W. Encanto Blvd.3/24/2019 4:00:00 PM3/25/2019 1:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​​Cowtown's 18th annual PHXAM presented by VANS will be held at city of Phoenix's Desert West Skate Park.
Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.3/27/2019 1:00:00 AM3/27/2019 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​FitPHX and AARP Arizona present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free 10-week family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from March 19 to May 21, professional instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Theme Nights March 19 - 80's Night - do we really need an explanation? March 26 - Pirate Night - arghhhhh! April 2 - Wild, Wild, West April 9 - Tacky Night - forgo all rules of fashion! April 16 - Jungle Party - dress like a wild animal! April 23 - Duo Night - grab a friend and dress as a famous pair April 30 - Rainbow Night - how many colors in one outfit? May 7 - Beach Party - because summer is coming! May 14 - AARP Night - wear red! Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities.
Wednesday Wind UpCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 3/27/2019 6:00:00 PM3/27/2019 8:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​​Looking for a fix to the monotony of the work week? Downtown students and professionals are invited to this free lunchtime social event that brings together live music, food trucks (food for purchase), lawn games and other pop-up activities on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. View the upcoming food truck schedule.
WalkPHX WednesdaysHance Park, 67 W. Culver St.3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM3/28/2019 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​WalkPHX Wednesdays is a FREE social walk/run through downtown Phoenix that takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St. WalkPHX Wednesdays provides participants with a 3.2-mile loop through downtown and three city of Phoenix parks. After completing the route, participants are invited to purchase dinner from a rotating selection of food trucks, while socializing with others who also are looking for a fun way to stay fit. Participants are eligible to win weekly drawings for great prizes and FitPHX items. You don't have to participant in the WalkPHX Wednesdays walk/run to enjoy the food trucks. Join in if you just want to relax and have a picnic dinner in the park with friends. Learn more and register for WalkPHX Wednesdays
Park of Four Waters TourPueblo Grande Museum3/29/2019 5:00:00 PM3/29/2019 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b The Park of Four Waters tour at Pueblo Grande Museum will take you on a walk through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of two Hohokam canal segments. “Hohokam” is an archaeological term for an ancestral Native American culture who built a highly sophisticated irrigation canal network in Arizona roughly between A.D. 450 and 1450. In order to support many large villages and small settlements, the Hohokam irrigated tens of thousands of acres along the Salt River to grow corn, beans, squash and cotton. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited; sign up at the front desk on day of tour. Tour Details Friday, March 29 10 to 11 a.m. $5; Discounts for Museum Members Dress for weather and uneven, desert terrain

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Department News: 

 

 

Free “Fall Into Fitness” Program Returns on Tuesday Nights to Hance Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2280Free “Fall Into Fitness” Program Returns on Tuesday Nights to Hance Park3/8/2019 11:00:00 PM
Maryvale Baseball Park Reopens as American Family Fields of Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2269Maryvale Baseball Park Reopens as American Family Fields of Phoenix2/12/2019 10:00:00 PM
Lindo Park Ballfield Renovated During MLK Day of Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2251Lindo Park Ballfield Renovated During MLK Day of Service1/21/2019 11:00:00 PM


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Contact the Parks and Recreation Department

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

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