​Parks and Recreation 

Piestewa PeakPhoenix provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserves with 200-plus miles of trails; 182 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.​



Explore Programs & Activities

Registration for 2018-19 winter/spring programs, activities, sports leagues and FREE codePHX classes starts Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. #PHXPlays 

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently recruiting instructors to provide classes and programming at its citywide facilities. Learn about the two-step process

Stay Active with FitPHX

Participate in fun and free events like WalkPHX Wednesdays and Fall Into Fitness in downtown Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park. #FitPHX

Or, use one of the more than 40 official WalkPHX paths located in parks citywide. The paths include directional signs and distance markers to help walkers track mileage and fitness goals.

"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.

Participate in South Mountain Park/Preserve
Silent Sunday Events

Follow Piestewa Peak Trailhead
Improvement Project Updates

Learn about the Hance Park Revitalization Project

Do More:

Events Calendar: 



Food Truck Fridayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/23982398Food Truck Friday11/16/2018 6:00:00 PMCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave.
Shemer Art Center Honorshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/23482348Shemer Art Center Honors11/17/2018 1:00:00 AMShemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Rd.
Ongtupqa - Hopi Music Inspired by Grand Canyonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/24182418Ongtupqa - Hopi Music Inspired by Grand Canyon11/17/2018 1:00:00 AMPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St
Family Fishing Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/24272427Family Fishing Day11/17/2018 3:00:00 PMDesert West Park, 6602 W. Encanto Blvd.
Mudsling at the Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/23102310Mudsling at the Museum11/17/2018 3:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St
Gourd Painting Workshop with Arturo Ramirezhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/23112311Gourd Painting Workshop with Arturo Ramirez11/17/2018 8:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St
Drop-In Discovery with Phoenix Herpetological Societyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/23122312Drop-In Discovery with Phoenix Herpetological Society11/18/2018 8:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St

​Learn More:

Register for codPHX Classes!​​​

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Parks and Recreation News: 



South Mountain Park/Preserve Improvements Recognized for Environmental Excellencehttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2173South Mountain Park/Preserve Improvements Recognized for Environmental Excellence10/8/2018 10:30:00 PM
“Fall Into Fitness” Returns on Tuesday Nights to Hance Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2168“Fall Into Fitness” Returns on Tuesday Nights to Hance Park10/5/2018 7:30:00 PM
Support National Public Lands Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2154Support National Public Lands Day9/22/2018 12:30:00 AM

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Connect to the Parks and Recreation Department

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

Division Contact Information​​