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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


Community Center Programs:

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


Nearby Resources:​

Desert Sage Library


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:



Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3051Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.10/16/2019 1:00:00 AM10/16/2019 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 .
QVL - "How to Become a Program Instructor" Information Session https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3139QVL - "How to Become a Program Instructor" Information Session Deer Valley Community Center10/17/2019 12:30:00 AM10/17/2019 3:00:00 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 Deer Valley Community Center - 2001 W. Wahalla Ln.​ ​ ​​​​​​ ​​ ​ ​​​​​​
QVL - "How to Become a Program Instructor" Information Session https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3140QVL - "How to Become a Program Instructor" Information Session South Mountain Community Center10/18/2019 12:30:00 AM10/18/2019 3:00:00 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 South Mountain Community Center - 212 E. Alta Vista Rd.​ ​ ​​​​​​ ​​ ​ ​​​​​​ ​​
Exhibit Opening Event - The Story Continues: Pueblo Grande at 90https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2994Exhibit Opening Event - The Story Continues: Pueblo Grande at 90Pueblo Grande Museum10/18/2019 2:00:00 AM10/18/2019 4:00:00 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 ​Celebrate Pueblo Grande Museum's 90th Anniversary, The Story Continues Pueblo Grande at 90 , with a special "first look" evening event on October 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Discover Phoenix's rich history and the diverse community of visionaries that expanded archaeological exploration and historical knowledge. Enjoy an archaeological presentation by Dr. Chris Downum at 715 p.m. Walk in the footprints of those who came before us by experiencing both prehistoric and modern stories of life in the southwest. With your help, the story continues. Visit the Three-Part Exhibit Explore three exhibits at the Pueblo Grande Museum, the Phoenix Airport Museum, and The Gallery at Phoenix City Hall. Each gallery will highlight historical themes and artifacts from pottery to archaeological tools. The galleries will open to the public on October 18, 2019 at all three locations. PGM​
Fall Fun Fridayshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3072Fall Fun FridaysPecos Park, 17010 S. 48th St.10/18/2019 5:00:00 PM10/18/2019 6:30:00 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 ​Participate in this free, family-oriented event every Friday during the month of October. A different theme will be featured each week and include crafts, games and special guests. These events are designed for children up to age 5. Join in the fun at the ramada near the Pecos Park playground. Fall Fun Fridays Themes October 4 - Splash Day October 11 - Superhero Day October 18 - Sports Fanatic Day October 25 - Monster Mash Day



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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.