​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


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

Enroll in the city's FREE Inclusive Recreation Program this fall at Cesar Chavez High School. The program provides recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Registration is open for 2019-20 winter/spring programs, sports leagues, FREE codePHX classes and other activities.   
 

Upcoming Special Events:

The 33rd annual APS Electric Light Parade will bring holiday cheer to the streets of central Phoenix on Dec. 7.

The 24th annual National Trail Trek is Jan. 25, 2020. Registration opens Nov. 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.


Become a Program Instructor 

 



"Take a Hike. Do it Right."


Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails every year. Park Rangers want 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 volunteer 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

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Upcoming Events: 

 

 

Grand Opening of AARP FitLothttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3202Grand Opening of AARP FitLotRose Mofford Sports Complex, 9833 N. 25th Ave.11/19/2019 6:00:00 PM11/19/2019 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 ​Celebrate the grand opening of a new AARP-sponsored FitLot at Rose Mofford Sports Complex. The FitLot outdoor fitness area will include exercise equipment and space for group programs. Mayor Kate Gallego will join community members, and representatives from AARP Arizona and the city's FitPHX initiative for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event will also feature free healthy food samples and giveaways (while supplies last), and fitness equipment demonstrations.
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3056Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.11/20/2019 1:00:00 AM11/20/2019 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from October 15 to December 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities .
WalkPHX Wednesdayshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3040WalkPHX WednesdaysHance Park, 67 W. Culver St.11/21/2019 12:15:00 AM11/21/2019 2:15:00 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 **​Due to the​ Thanksgiving holiday week​, the November 27 WalkPHX Wednesdays event will be held on the third ​Wednesday.​ Produced in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, WalkPHX Wednesdays is a FREE social walk/run through downtown Phoenix that takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, starting in Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St. WalkPHX Wednesdays provides participants with a 3.2-mile loop through downtown and three city of Phoenix parks. After completing the route, participants are invited to purchase dinner from a rotating selection of food trucks, while socializing with others who also are looking for a fun way to stay fit. Participants are eligible to win weekly drawings for great prizes and FitPHX items. You don't have to participant in the WalkPHX Wednesdays walk/run to enjoy the food trucks. Join in if you just want to relax and have a picnic dinner in the park with friends. Learn more and register for WalkPHX Wednesdays
Behind the Scenes Tour with Curatorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3026Behind the Scenes Tour with CuratorPueblo Grande Museum11/21/2019 5:00:00 PM11/21/2019 5:45:00 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-bc01-17d32298aa9b Cost $5, free for Museum Members Join collections staff for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museums’ collection. Take an intimate tour of the lab, storage, and archival areas not open to the public. See how museums process, organize, and care for their collections. Space is limited, register at front desk on day of the tour. Tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission. Discounts for Museum Members.
Food Truck Fridayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3067Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 11/22/2019 6:00:00 PM11/22/2019 8:30:00 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 ​Visit the heart of downtown Phoenix every Friday and order lunch from some of the Valley’s most popular food trucks. View the upcoming food truck schedule
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3081Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.11/24/2019 12:00:00 PM11/25/2019 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 ​Silent Sunday is held each Sunday. On those days, the park’s main roadway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park operating hours) on the fourth Sunday. During those times on those days, the park’s roadways are reserved for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 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 .
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3057Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.11/27/2019 1:00:00 AM11/27/2019 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from October 15 to December 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities .
Park of Four Waters Tourhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3025Park of Four Waters TourPueblo Grande Museum11/29/2019 5:00:00 PM11/29/2019 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 Cost $5; Free for Museum members The Park of Four Waters tour at Pueblo Grande Museum will take you on a walk through undeveloped, natural desert to the remnants of two Hohokam canal segments. “Hohokam” is an archaeological term for an ancestral Native American culture who built a highly sophisticated irrigation canal network in Arizona roughly between A.D. 450 and 1450. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited; sign up at the front desk on day of tour. Tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission.

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Department News: 

 

 

Roesley Park Reopens after Extensive Renovationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2450Roesley Park Reopens after Extensive Renovation11/14/2019 8:30:00 PM
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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