​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.​

2017 Fall Registration Now Open

PHXPlays Classes, Programs, Activities
Sports Leagues, PHXteens
Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)
FREE codePHX courses

Participate in a variety of fun and affordable programs for all ages. 

Cool Off and Have Fun at a City Pool or Splash Pad 

youth swimmerEleven of the city's public pools will be open on weekends during the month of August through Labor Day Weekend (September 2 to 4). 
Find a pool in your neighborhood.

splash pads Splash pads open until 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.

​​​Little Canyon Park - Public Input Process

The Parks and Recreation Department is asking for public input regarding a proposal from Grand Canyon University that would impact Little Canyon Park and Little Canyon Trail. 

 Learn about the proposal.
View the community meeting schedule.

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Parks and Recreation Events: 



Little Canyon Park Community Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/19441944Little Canyon Park Community Meeting8/22/2017 1:00:00 AMHelen Drake Senior Center, 7600 N. 27th Ave.
Quidditch Tournamenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/19481948Quidditch Tournament8/27/2017 12:00:00 AMCesar Chavez Park, 7858 S. 35th Ave.
Little Canyon Park Community Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/19451945Little Canyon Park Community Meeting8/30/2017 1:00:00 AMHelen Drake Senior Center, 7600 N. 27th Ave.
Teacher Open Househttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/18871887Teacher Open House9/2/2017 5:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum

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Parks and Recreation News: 



July 4 Restrictions for Desert Parks and Mountain Preserveshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/1767July 4 Restrictions for Desert Parks and Mountain Preserves6/30/2017 5:30:00 PM
Phoenix Offering Family Events to Celebrate Independence Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/1764Phoenix Offering Family Events to Celebrate Independence Day6/29/2017 6:15:00 PM
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

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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​​