​Parks and Recreation 

Aquatics ProgramsPhoenix 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.

 

 


Explore Programs & Activities


Cool off at a city of Phoenix  splashpad. Splashpads are open until Oct. 1. The city's public pools have closed for the summer.

Registration is open for fall programs, sports leagues, FREE codePHX classes and other activities.

Register now for Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) for the 2019-20 school year.



Cesar Chavez Community Center Coming in Fall 2021

Design concepts for the proposed Cesar Chavez Community Center were unveiled during a public meeting on Sept. 12, 2019.

View the design concepts and learn more about the project.




"Take a Hike. Do it Right."


Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails annually.

Park Rangers want trail users to know these safety guidelines.

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


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Noche en Blanco in Hance Park - Oct. 26, 2019

Learn about the Hance Park Revitaliza​tion Project

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Upcoming Events: 

 

 

WalkPHX Wednesdayshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3035WalkPHX WednesdaysHance Park, 67 W. Culver St.9/26/2019 12:15:00 AM9/26/2019 2:15:00 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 ​​Produced in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, WalkPHX Wednesdays is a FREE social walk/run through downtown Phoenix that takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, starting in 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​​​​​
Fiber Technology Workshophttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2931Fiber Technology WorkshopPueblo Grande Museum9/28/2019 4:00:00 PM9/28/2019 7:00:00 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**SOLD OUT**​ Saturday, September 28 9 a.m. to noon $45; all supplies included Discover how the Hohokam and other prehistoric cultures processed the agave and yucca leaf to extract fiber with Master of Prehistoric Fiber Technologies Albert Abril. During this hands-on workshop, participants will break down raw agave and yucca leaves to expose their fibers. Using their processed fibers, they will make cordage or rope, and learn about its variety of applications and discover how it can be turned into a useful tool! This workshop requires advanced registration by September 26, space is limited. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. All supplies are included. Register Today!
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3005Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.9/29/2019 12:00:00 PM9/29/2019 5:00:00 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 ​Silent Sunday is held each Sunday. On those days, the park’s main roadway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park operating hours) on the fourth Sunday. During those times on those days, the park’s roadways are reserved for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 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 and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center. 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.
Volunteer Breakfasthttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3019Volunteer BreakfastPueblo Grande Museum10/1/2019 5:00:00 PM10/1/2019 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 Meeting for all Volunteers and staff to kick off the new season. Discussions will include new staff introductions, calendar of events, fall docent training course, new information, etc. This is a great opportunity to catch up with other volunteers, learn what is new at the museum or learn more about volunteering if you are interested! Current volunteers are encouraged to bring a friend!
PGM Auxiliary Presentationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3018PGM Auxiliary PresentationPueblo Grande Museum10/3/2019 1:30:00 AM10/3/2019 3:00:00 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-bc01-17d32298aa9bOur River Stories The Gila and the Salt Zarco Guerrero Come join Zarco’s zany cast of masked characters when they share “Our River Stories the Gila and Salt Rivers”. These stories span from ancient to modern times, detailing everything from flora and fauna to centuries of migrations. Over 2,000 years of history are laced together with humor, sarcasm and biting social commentary.
Petroglyph Discovery Hike – Family Trekhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3020Petroglyph Discovery Hike – Family TrekPueblo Grande Museum10/5/2019 5:00:00 PM10/5/2019 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-bc01-17d32298aa9bCost $6 Difficulty Moderate​​ Recommended Age 8 years and up Distance 1 mile Time 1 hour Location South Mountain - Holbert Trailhead ​Re​gister Here!​ Bring the whole family for a short one-mile Hohokam petroglyph discovery hike at South Mountain! An experienced Park Ranger guide will lead participants on a quick one-mile, one-hour interpretive hike, perfect for busy schedules. This easy petroglyph rich hike contains changes in terrain as well as elevation; recommended for ages 8 years and up. Space is limited for up to 12 participants. Binoculars are recommended for viewing the petroglyphs, but they are not required. Advance registration required by October 4.
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3006Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.10/6/2019 12:00:00 PM10/6/2019 5:00:00 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 ​Silent Sunday is held each Sunday. On those days, the park’s main roadway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park operating hours) on the fourth Sunday. During those times on those days, the park’s roadways are reserved for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 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 and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center. 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.

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Department News: 

 

 

Noche en Blanco Returns to Hance Park Oct. 26https://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2414Noche en Blanco Returns to Hance Park Oct. 269/17/2019 5:00:00 PM
Parks and Recreation Awarded for Programs and Partnershipshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2397Parks and Recreation Awarded for Programs and Partnerships8/23/2019 5:45:00 PM
Fiesta Bowl Commits $2M to Hance Park Revitalization Projecthttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2394Fiesta Bowl Commits $2M to Hance Park Revitalization Project8/19/2019 6:45:00 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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