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Proposed Cesar Chavez Community Center 

Cesar Chavez Community Center is OPEN! 

7858 S. 35th Ave.
602.534.2828​​
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m to 9 p.m
Friday: 9 a.m to 5 p.m
Saturday: 9 a.m to 5 p.m
Closed Sundays and Holidays ​


Upcoming Events:​​​

 

 

After Dark in the Park Fireworks Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5388After Dark in the Park Fireworks EventDeer Valley Park. 19602 N. 19th Ave.6/23/2024 1:00:00 AM6/23/2024 5:00:00 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 ​Join Phoenix Parks and Recreation for this free, family-friendly fireworks show! Activities include games, entertainment and a fireworks show! Bring your picnic blanket or folding chairs, and get out early to ensure a good spot to watch the live entertainment. Then, enjoy dinner from food truck row and let the kids play in the inflatable fun zone!​ No
FitPHX Power of Parks Summer Fitness Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5414FitPHX Power of Parks Summer Fitness SeriesMountain View Community Center Park | 1104 E Grovers Ave6/26/2024 1:00:00 AM6/26/2024 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 ​For more information &/or to register, visit phoenix.gov/fitphx Join us for a free fun, energetic workout designed for all ages, levels and abilities! Preregistration is required. No
Light Up the Sky Fireworks Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5389Light Up the Sky Fireworks EventAmerican Family Fields of Phoenix, 3600 N 51st Ave. 7/4/2024 1:30:00 AM7/4/2024 5:00:00 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 Join Phoenix Parks and Recreation a fun, family friendly event at American Family Fields of Phoenix. ​ No
Fabulous Phoenix 4th Fireworks Showhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5387Fabulous Phoenix 4th Fireworks ShowSteele Indian School Park, 300 E Indian School Road7/5/2024 1:00:00 AM7/5/2024 5:00:00 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 ​Join Phoenix Parks and Recreation for one of the biggest fireworks shows in the Southwest! Fabulous Phoenix 4th is a Free event at Steele Indian School Park on Thursday, July 4. No
FitPHX Power of Parks Summer Fitness Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5415FitPHX Power of Parks Summer Fitness SeriesMountain View Community Center Park | 1104 E Grovers Ave7/10/2024 1:00:00 AM7/10/2024 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 ​For more information &/or to register, visit phoenix.gov/fitphx Join us for a free fun, energetic workout designed for all ages, levels and abilities! Preregistration is required. No




Project Updates



Update as of March 6​, 2023

The Cesar Chavez Community Center is nearing completion, and we can't wait to share this amazing center with you! Right now, the Parks and Recreation Department is putting the final touches on the community center. The outdoor movie theater has been installed as well as the lobby room complete with a pool table, air hockey table and and foosball table. 

The department is actively preparing for the grand opening by installing a Cesar Chavez dedication plaque and training our current team members. 


Update as of June 30, 2022

The City of Phoenix is excited for the upcoming grand opening of the Cesar Chavez Community Center! Some latest updates include the installation of kitchen cabinets, the upstairs balcony and completion of the north courtyard.  Stay tuned for more grand opening updates! 

The Cesar Chavez Community Center is still hiring! If you are excited about recreation and enjoy working with the community, check out our current job openings at phoenix.gov/jobs​.

The Cesar Chavez Community Center staff has been offering programs out of the Chavez Library while the construction of the community center is on-going. This has included programs such as Kids Adventures for ages 3-5, Take a Hike Do it Right for ages 6-12, Kickin' it @ Chavez for ages 4-5 and an Educational Mother-Baby program for new/expecting mothers. We are excited for future programs this Fall! 

Updated as of March 14, 2022

The Cesar Chavez Community Center team is working hard towards the completion of the project. Some recent activities that took place included:      completion of the gymnasium equipment such as basketball hoops, court divider, fitness area windowpanes and installation of the gymnasium          floor. Some outdoor milestones include: installation of the outdoor movie screen and HVAC system.  

The Cesar Chavez Community Center team is bringing youth programs to the Cesar Chavez Library. Please check the Cesar Chavez Library webpage for           available classes and dates. 

The Cesar Chavez Community Center is now hiring! The South division team has put together a series of job fairs to recruit for the new community                  center. Please view calendar for upcoming job fair dates in your area:

March and April Hiring events:

March Madness @ Harmon Park Recreation Center
1425 S 5th Avenue
Saturday, March 19, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Cesar Chavez Park - Spring Job Fair
844 S 35th Avenue
Thursday, March 24, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

StoryWalk @ Cesar Chavez Library
3635 W Baseline Road
Saturday, April 9, 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.


Egg-splosion @ Eastlake
1549 E Jefferson Street.
Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Questions about the project can be answered by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 602-262-6111 or email cccc.parks@phoenix.gov.
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Updated as of September 16, 2020

Mayor Kate Gallego, District 7 Councilmember Michael Nowakowski and District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia joined a small group of community members and city staff for a ceremonial groundbreaking event in Cesar Chavez Park​. Construction of the 34,000-square-foot community center is scheduled to begin in October and be completed by fall 2021.

Watch PHXTV's coverage of the groundbreaking event​.

Questions about the project can be answered by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 602-262-6111 or e-mail.

Updated as of August 23, 2019

District 7 Councilman Michael Nowakowski and Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff invite community members to participate in a public meeting at which the design of the proposed Cesar Chavez Community Center will be unveiled. 

View the design in PDF format or watch a video that shows the design renderings.​​

Public Meeting - Design Unveiling Event:

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez High School Performing Arts Building, 3921 W. Baseline Rd.

Questions about the project can be answered by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 602-262-6111 or e-mail.

Update as of January 3, 2019

District 7 Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 8 Councilwoman Felicita Mendoza, and Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff invite community members to participate in a series of public meetings to discuss the proposed Cesar Chavez Community Center. The same information will be presented at both meetings.

View the presentation given by city staff during the public meetings in PDF format

Public Meeting Schedule:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez High School Cafeteria, 3921 W. Baseline Rd.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez High School Cafeteria, 3921 W. Baseline Rd.

Questions about the process and upcoming public meetings can be answered by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 602-262-6111 or e-mail.