​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.

 

 

MLK Day Holiday Closure Notice19MLK Day Holiday Closure Notice<div class="ExternalClass930480229A674FAB84D0770396F56BA9"><p>​City of Phoenix community and recreation centers will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.  <span style="color:#e0e0e0;"><span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#Homepage #CommunityCenters</span></span></p></div>1/15/2020 7:00:00 AM1/20/2020 7:00:00 AM


Explore Programs & Activities


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

Registration is open for 2020 winter/spring programs, sports leagues, FREE codePHX classes and other activities.   
 

Upcoming Special Events and Programming:

Find more events on the Parks and Recreation calendar

2020 Program Registration Dates:

  • Summer Youth Camps - March 17, 6:30 p.m.
  • Summer Classes and Activities - April 23, 6:30 p.m.
  • Swimming Lessons and Aquatics - April 30, 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about program registration

 



"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

Read the Hance Park Newsletter

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Upcoming Events: 

 

 

MLK Festivalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3260MLK FestivalHance Park (east side), 116 E. Moreland St.1/20/2020 5:00:00 PM1/20/2020 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 ​Phoenix's annual MLK March, which starts at 15th and Jefferson streets near Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, ends in Hance Park for a festival where the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights events are remembered and celebrated. The festival features a variety of vendors and entertainment, and a health fair. Visit azmlk.org for additional information about the festival, march and other events coordinated by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee.
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3253Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.1/22/2020 1:00:00 AM1/22/2020 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 January 14 to March 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 . Held on the west side of Margar​​​et T. Hance Park​ (67 W. Culver St.).
Food Truck Fridayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3294Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 1/24/2020 6:00:00 PM1/24/2020 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
National Trail Trekhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3218National Trail TrekSouth Mountain Park/Preserve's National Trail1/25/2020 2:00:00 PM1/26/2020 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 ​The 24th annual ​National Trail Trek celebrates South Mountain Park/Preserve's "National Trail," an historic and picturesque trail that runs from Pima Canyon, located at the easternmost edge of the mountain, to the ridgeline at San Juan Lookout, on the western edge of the park. The 15.5-mile trek will expose hikers to a variety of Sonoran desert flora and fauna, and provide an opportunity to discover some of the ancient Hohokam petroglyphs hidden in the area. ​​ Registration opens on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at 1030 a.m. Visit the National Trail Trek event page for additional information .
Doggie Street Festivalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3301Doggie Street FestivalSteele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd.1/25/2020 5:00:00 PM1/25/2020 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 This free event is designed to promote public awareness and educate about responsible dog and cat adoption. Learn more at doggiestreetfestival.org/phoenix .
The Arizona Wine Festivalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3302The Arizona Wine FestivalHeritage Square, 113 N. 6th St.1/25/2020 6:00:00 PM1/26/2020 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 ​​This festival will feature more that 25 Arizona wineries, as well as food trucks and non-winery vendors. Learn more about The Arizona Wine Festival
Tacolandiahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3300TacolandiaHance Park (east side), 116 E. Moreland St.1/25/2020 8:00:00 PM1/26/2020 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 taco sampling festival will feature the Valley's best taquerias and Mexican food restaurants. Learn more at tacolandiaphx.com .
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3226Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.1/26/2020 12:00:00 PM1/27/2020 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 every Sunday year-round. 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 .
The Arizona Wine Festivalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3303The Arizona Wine FestivalHeritage Square, 113 N. 6th St.1/26/2020 6:00:00 PM1/27/2020 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 festival will feature more that 25 Arizona wineries, as well as food trucks and non-winery vendors. Learn more about The Arizona Wine Festival


 

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“Fall Into Fitness” Tuesdays in Hance Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/809Parks and Recreation 1/13/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/809/fall into fitness.jpg“Fall Into Fitness” Tuesdays in Hance Park<div class="ExternalClass223E1736FD1A4AED9A577683042F8108"><html> <p>​<a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX</a> and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" at Margaret T. Hance Park – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels.</p><p>Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 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. <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). </p><div><div class="ExternalClass5E29511AD1394E25B43AB26ED150F953" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways.<span aria-hidden="true"></span> The event is held on the west side of Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., and free public parking is available.</p><p><a href="https://apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/fitphx-fall-into-fitness-at-hance-park/33994" target="_blank">Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities</a>. </p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants can visit the Parks and Recreation Department <a target="_blank" href="/calendar/parks">calendar</a> to view additional event details.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p></div></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreation
Read the January 2020 Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/808Parks and Recreation 1/10/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/808/Hance Park Newsletter - January 2020 newsroom image.jpgRead the January 2020 Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClassF689B1CF57B947808F3A3A5203609E1E"><html> <p>​The calendar has turned to a new year, and new decade, and the Hance Park Revitalization Project will take a major step forward in 2020. The <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_January_2020.pdf" title="Read the January 2020 Hance Park Newsletter in PDF format">January issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> includes information about the next public meeting, upcoming park programs and activities, and an updated construction timeline.</p> <p>The newsletter is brought to you by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, a public-private partnership consisting of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy. The Coalition encourages everyone to share this newsletter with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.</p> <p>Additional information about the Hance Park Revitalization Project is available on the project website: <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?59d83e00cc00dfd2493f3c77c1785af793d7d7dafa221e92" title="">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>.</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreation
Watch the 33rd Annual APS Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/740Parks and Recreation 12/16/2019 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/740/elp band 2.jpghttps://youtu.be/83_1jdm_66oWatch the 33rd Annual APS Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClass81732B8B3F7142E49485ECF3D13D1670"><html> <p>​Get in the holiday spirit by streaming a <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">replay of this year's APS Electric Light Parade, courtesy of media partner ABC15 Arizona. </span></p><p><span>PHXTV (Channel 11) will re-air the parade broadcast as well. Catch it three times a day from December 16 through January 1 (Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.).</span></p><p>And, ABC15 Arizona will replay it Christmas Day at 6 a.m.</p><p>Follow the latest news about the APS Electric Light Parade at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix.gov/ELP</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksVideoparks-and-recreation


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