​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


Bring the family to a variety of FREE fall-themed special events held in parks citywide throughout the month of October.  

Participate in FREE daily activities - including sports, games, and arts and crafts - in select parks this fall and winter.

Registration is open for fall programs, sports leagues, FREE codePHX classes and other activities. Registration for winter/spring programs opens on Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m.


Become a Program Instructor 

 



"Take a Hike. Do it Right."


Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails every year. Park Rangers what trail users to know "Take a Hike. Do it Right." 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

Follow Piestewa Peak Trailhead Improvement Updates

 

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Learn about the Hance Park Revitaliza​tion Project

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

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Upcoming Events: 

 

 

Mudslinging at the Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3023Mudslinging at the MuseumPueblo Grande Museum10/19/2019 3:00:00 PM10/19/2019 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 ​Mudslinging is a stabilization technique for earthen structures. It has been employed for decades to shore up and repair the ancient Hohokam platform mound. PGM is looking for volunteers to sling mud and help preserve the past! Schedule might change due to weather conditions, call the museum to rsvp to volunteer at (602) 495-0901. No experience required.​
Locals Only Skateboard Contesthttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3092Locals Only Skateboard ContestDesert West Skate Park, 6602 W. Encanto Blvd.10/19/2019 3:30:00 PM10/19/2019 11:00:00 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 ​Cowtown's Locals Only Skateboard Contest comes to Desert West Skate Park. Learn more and register for this free event
International Archaeology Day 2019https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2959International Archaeology Day 2019Pueblo Grande Museum10/19/2019 4:00:00 PM10/19/2019 11:00:00 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 Celebrate International Archaeology Day (IAD) at Phoenix’s largest preserved archaeological site, Pueblo Grande Museum (PGM) on Saturday, October 19. Enjoy a full day of fun from 9 a.m. to 4 pm with interpretive stations throughout the archaeological site, artifact show and tell stations, and crafts inspired by archaeology and southwestern cultures. All IAD activities are included with museum admission. Register for two-for-one admission tickets! Event Details 9 a.m. to noon Mudslinging preservation demonstration on platform mound 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts for Kids 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interpretive Stations and Artifact Show & Tell​
S.A.L.T Saturdayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3135S.A.L.T SaturdayPueblo Grande Museum10/19/2019 5:00:00 PM10/19/2019 9:00:00 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 Pueblo Grande Museum is hosting S.A.L.T Saturdays every month. One Saturday a month, S.A.L.T (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies) will show and tell on a specific skill relating to prehistoric and historic technologies. The show and tell is a drop in program, where visitors can informally ask questions and observe live demonstrations. S.A.L.T Saturdays is a free program included with museum admission. Upcoming S.A.L.T Saturday programs at Pueblo Grande Museum Saturday, September 21, 2019 10 am – 2 pm Skills of the Month Pine Needle Baskets Learn how to make a basket with Jennifer Ahumada. Saturday, October 19, 2019 10 am – 2 pm Skill of the Month Felting Learn about processing Animal Fibers with Prehistoric Tools. Saturday, November 16, 2019 10 am – 2 pm Skill of the Month Atlatls Learn how to make an Atlatl with Charlie Tadano. Saturday, December 21, 2019 10 am – 2 pm Skill of the Month Cordage Learn about how to process fibers for cordage.
Petroglyph Discovery Hike – Adventure Trekhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3021Petroglyph Discovery Hike – Adventure TrekPueblo Grande Museum10/19/2019 5:00:00 PM10/19/2019 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 Cost $12 Difficulty Strenuous Recommended Ages 18 years and up Distance 2.5 miles Time 3 Hours Location South Mountain - Geronimo Trailhead ​​ Register Here!​ Enjoy an in-dept Park Ranger guided petroglyph discovery hike at South Mountain! This trek is a rugged hike that starts at the Geronimo Trailhead and leads participants to a seldom-seen location. The hike includes strenuous scooting and climbing over boulders and is recommended only for experienced hikers that are comfortable with uneven, rocky terrain. Recommended for ages 18 years and up. Space is limited for up to 8 participants. Binoculars are recommended for viewing the petroglyphs, but they are not required. Advance registration required by October 18.​
Fall-O-Weenhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3115Fall-O-WeenDeer Valley Park, 2001 W. Wahalla Ln.10/19/2019 9:00:00 PM10/20/2019 12:00:00 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 ​This free, family-oriented event will feature arts and crafts, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, carnival games and community exhibits. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, provided by the Deer Valley Community Center PHXteens program . Fall-O-Ween is one of many G.A.I.N. events being held throughout the city during the month of October. G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) is an opportunity for Arizona to join forces and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. Community members are invited to come together to make their neighborhood safer by creating a fun community event. Learn about other fall-themed events being produced by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department
Fright Night Movie in the Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3114Fright Night Movie in the ParkWashington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way10/19/2019 11:00:00 PM10/20/2019 4:00:00 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 ​Enjoy a night of free, family fun under the stars and watch the movie Transylvania 3 with friends and neighbors. The movie is scheduled to begin at 630 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring their own blankets or chairs and snacks. This event also will feature costume contests, and candy and games for kids. Fright Night is one of many G.A.I.N. events being held throughout the city during the month of October. G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) is an opportunity for Arizona to join forces and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. Community members are invited to come together to make their neighborhood safer by creating a fun community event. Learn about other fall-themed events being produced by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department

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Department News: 

 

 

New and Upgraded Amenities Open at Piestewa Peak Trailheadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2423New and Upgraded Amenities Open at Piestewa Peak Trailhead10/4/2019 8:30:00 PM
Phoenix Supports Art Contest for Popular Children's Book Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2421Phoenix Supports Art Contest for Popular Children's Book Series10/1/2019 11:00:00 PM
Renovation of Indian School Visitor Center Recognized by Arizona Forwardhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2415Renovation of Indian School Visitor Center Recognized by Arizona Forward9/23/2019 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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