Parks & Recreation Partners

Numerous non-profit and agency partners work with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. At the heart of this partnership is the non-profit Phoenix Parks Foundation. Through financial underwriting, the Foundation works to enhance and help to maintain a safe, inviting, well-equipped parks, recreation and desert preserve system for all.

Public-Private Partners:

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (operate South Mountain Environmental Education Center)
Camp Colley Foundation (operate Camp Colley)
Downtown Urban Community Kids (D.U.C.K.S.) (operate Smith Park)
Heritage Square Foundation and Guild
Horse Lovers Management Corporation (operate Arizona Horse Lovers Park)
Irish Cultural Center
Japanese Friendship Garden
Phoenix Center for the Arts Association (operate Phoenix Center for the Arts and Thunderbird Arts Center)
Phoenix Day Child Development Center (operate Central Park Community Center)
Pioneer Cemetery Association (operate Pioneer Military Cemetery)
Save Our Mountains Foundation (operate North Mountain Visitor Center)
Shemer Art Center and Museum Association (operate Shemer Art Center)
Tovrea Carraro Society (operate Tovrea Castle)
The Victoria Foundation (operate Grant Park)


​ Arizona Game & FishArizona State Parks
Maricopa County ParksTonto National Forest
Other AgenciesChildren fishing in Papago Park