​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.Summer Safety #PHXSummer

 

 


Explore Programs & Activities


Cool off at a Phoenix pool or splashpad. Select pools are open on weekends thru Labor Day. Splashpads are open until Oct. 1.

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

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

 



Phoenix Summit Challenge

The 2019 Phoenix Summit Challenge and UROCK Festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16. Registration begins on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Participate in the PHX7, 5, 4, All Abilities or Team challenges. Learn more about PSC19.

This event is extremely popular and the number of participants is limited. Please review the registration guidelines in advance.

 




"Take a Hike. Do it Right."


Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails annually.

Park Rangers want trail users to knowthese 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

 



Upcoming Events: 

 

 

Family Fun Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2948Family Fun DaySolano Park, 5625 N. 17th Ave. 8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM8/22/2019 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 ​​At this free event, families can enjoy board games, arts and crafts, sports and water-related games, and other fun activities. The event also will feature a visit from one of the Parks and Recreation Department's Mobile Recreation Program vans.
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2866Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.8/25/2019 12:00:00 PM8/26/2019 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. Through December 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department will operate a pilot program that expands the Silent Sunday event to every Sunday of the month. During the pilot program, the park’s main roadway will be closed at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.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 operating hours). 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.
Family Fun Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2951Family Fun DayCortez Park, 3434 W. Dunlap Ave.8/29/2019 12:00:00 AM8/29/2019 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 At this free event, families can enjoy board games, arts and crafts, sports and water-related games, and other fun activities. The event also will feature a visit from one of the Parks and Recreation Department's Mobile Recreation Program vans.
Game Nighthttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2954Game NightPierce Park, 2150 N. 46th St.8/29/2019 2:00:00 AM8/29/2019 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 ​At this free event, families can enjoy lawn games, arts and crafts, sports and water-related activities, and cool off with a snow cone treat.
Back-to-School Splashhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2955Back-to-School SplashTownsend Park, 520 E. Lynwood St.8/29/2019 8:00:00 PM8/29/2019 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 ​At this free event, families can enjoy various games, inflatables and water-related activites.
FitPHX Wildcat Night at Verde Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2957FitPHX Wildcat Night at Verde ParkVerde Park Recreation Center, 916 E. Van Buren St.9/13/2019 1:00:00 AM9/13/2019 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 ​In partnership with University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, FitPHX presents this free event for youth ages 6 to 13. Offered monthly during the school year, medical students teach youth about different health-related topics with interactive and hands-on activities. The topic for the Thursday, September 12 event is Lifesaving Skills. 2019 Wildcat Night at Verde Park Schedule Thursday, October 10 - Topic TBA Thursday, November 14 - Topic TBA Thursday, December 12 - Topic TBA
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2960Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!Pueblo Grande Museum9/21/2019 4:00:00 PM9/21/2019 11:45:00 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-bc01-17d32298aa9bCelebrate Smithsonian Maga​zine’s Museum Day Live! at Pueblo Grande Museum on Saturday, September 21. Enjoy a free music session for kids with local guitarist Alex Wilcox from 10 am - noon! Two-for-one admission available all day. Simply register to get your two-for-one ticket on smithsonianmag.com/museumday starting August 15th. In honor of Smithsonian’s Year of Music and Pueblo Grande Museum’s upcoming 90th anniversary celebration, Pueblo Grande Museum will present western country and blues music from the era of the museum’s founding.

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Department News: 

 

 

July 4th Restrictions Set for Phoenix Trailheadshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2366July 4th Restrictions Set for Phoenix Trailheads6/27/2019 5:00:00 PM
FitPHX Launches Free Indoor Summer Fitness Programshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2354FitPHX Launches Free Indoor Summer Fitness Programs6/11/2019 5:45:00 PM
Fire Ban for Phoenix Preserve Land Starts on May 1https://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2332Fire Ban for Phoenix Preserve Land Starts on May 14/30/2019 5:30:00 PM
Phoenix Partners with Cigna to Offer Free Water Safety Educationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2320Phoenix Partners with Cigna to Offer Free Water Safety Education4/18/2019 8:30:00 PM
New Lawn Game Amenities Unveiled in University Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2311New Lawn Game Amenities Unveiled in University Park4/6/2019 8:00:00 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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