​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.​

PAC RegistrationPhoenix Afterschool Center
2017/18 Registration Now Open

Looking for an affordable, enriching and safe afterschool program for your six to 13 year old? If so, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) is for you. 
View sites and registration information.

2017 Fall Registration
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Register for 2017 fall classes, activities and sports. Learn about available programs. 


Cool off and have fun at a city pool or splash pad! 

youth swimmerThe city's 29 pools will be open from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, July 30. Pools also offer swim lessons, and other events and activities. 
Find a pool in your neighborhood.

splash padsSplash pads are open Saturday, May 27 through 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.

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Parks and Recreation Events: 



Sizzling Summer @ University Poolhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/18741874Sizzling Summer @ University Pool7/29/2017 6:00:00 PMUniversity Pool - 1102 W. Van Buren St.
Teacher Open Househttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/18871887Teacher Open House9/2/2017 5:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum
Macaw Feathers and Chocolate in the Desert Lecturehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/19061906Macaw Feathers and Chocolate in the Desert Lecture9/15/2017 7:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum
Smithsonian Museum Day at PGMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/19051905Smithsonian Museum Day at PGM9/23/2017 7:00:00 AMPueblo 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​​