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​​​​​​​Desert West Community Center​

6501 W. Virginia Ave.
(67th Ave., south of Thomas Rd.)
Phone: 602-495-3700


Community Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays

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Community Center Programs:

​​Clas​sesSports LeaguesPHXteensSenior ProgramsFitness MembershipDesert West Sports ComplexDesert West ParkDesert West Skate ​Park

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Nearby Resources:​

Desert Sage Library

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Interested in teaching classes at your local community center?

We are looking for class instructors that possess special talents, are passionate about working with people, and want to bring engaging programming to our community centers.

Learn More About Becoming a Program Instructor​

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Food Truck Fridayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3069Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 12/13/2019 6:00:00 PM12/13/2019 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
43rd Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Markethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/303343rd Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian MarketPueblo Grande Museum12/14/2019 4:00:00 PM12/15/2019 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 Enjoy a weekend full of American Indian art, music, dance, storytelling, and food at the 43rd Annual Indian Market on December 14 and 15! Gates are open for the Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission for this annual fundraiser event is free and includes Museum admission. Visit pueblogrande.org for further information about artists, entertainment, and m​arket details.
Holiday Extravaganzahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3215Holiday ExtravaganzaMarc Atkinson Recreation Center, 4535 N. 23rd Ave.12/14/2019 4:00:00 PM12/14/2019 7:00:00 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, family event includes cookies and snacks, the opportunity to take a picture with Santa Claus, and holiday games and crafts. Be sure to bring your camera!
Special Olympics Unified Hiking Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3219Special Olympics Unified Hiking EventPapago Park 5K Fitness Trail, 626 N. Galvin Pkwy.12/14/2019 4:00:00 PM12/14/2019 7:00:00 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 ​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) have partnered to present the second annual Unified Hiking Event, part of SOAZ's Unified Hiking Program. Athletes of all abilities are invited to hike Papago Park's 5K Fitness Trail and participate in a fun-filled day of games, prizes, crafts and community interaction. Friends and family are welcome. Learn more and register for this event .
Winter Wonderlandhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3203Winter WonderlandUniversity Park, 1002 W. Van Buren St.12/14/2019 5:30:00 PM12/14/2019 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 ​This free holiday event will include a bounce house, holiday craft station, visit from Santa Claus, lowrider car show, music by DJ Tranzo and free food. It is co-sponsored by the Phoenix Revitalization Corporation, Capital Mall Association and Old School AZ Car Club.

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​The Desert West Community Center, located in the park of the same name, is a full-service, all ages community center that features a full-size gymnasium; a teen Room; a multi-Purpose Room that seats up to 300 people theater style; classrooms; and a fitness room.  The center also offers a wide range of classes, sports leagues and programs. 

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