Parks and Recreation Services Update41Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClassAAF05150334C447D8616046CD40FBFA4"><p>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. Effective August 2, 2021, a mask or face covering will be required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​​​​<br></p><p>The city's indoor and out​door recreation facilities are open​​. That includes all community and recreation centers, parks, trails, sports complexes, golf courses and <a href="/pgm">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>. Indoor facilities are operating at limited capacity. <span style="color:#efefef;">#allpks ​​​</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#efefef;"><a href="/parks/pools">Select city pools and all splash pads are open.</a><br></span></p><p>FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs">PHXPlays Sports Clinics​</a> for youth ages 4 to 17 will be offered during the month of August. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#Com<span style="color:#efefef;">munity​Cen</span>ters</span>​<br></p><p><a href="/parks/pac">Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)​</a> returns for the 2021-22 school year and <a href="/parks/pac">registration</a> is open. <br></p><p>Community members also are encouraged to stay active by participating in FREE <a href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX​</a> virtual workout​s. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">#Homepage</span><span style="color:#f2f2f2;">​<span style="font-stretch:normal;line-height:1.6;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#444444;">​​​​</span></span>​</p><p>City-operated youth and adult sports leagues are paused until further notice.​</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a><br></p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM12/1/2021 7:00:00 AM

 

 

"Take a Hike. Do it Right." Hiking Safety Message3"Take a Hike. Do it Right." Hiking Safety Message<div class="ExternalClass0B12337F359B4FDC8525C8706510E9B5"><p><span style="font-size:19px;font-weight:700;box-sizing:border-box;color:#ff0000;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Effective July 16 to September 30, 2021:</span> Use of trails on Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak will be restricted when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Watch. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1987">(Learn more about this pilot program.)</a>​​</span><span style="font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:19px;font-weight:700;background-color:#ffffff;color:#ff0000;"> </span><br></p><p>City of Phoenix Park Rangers educate trail users to follow important <a href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_NRD/Take%20a%20Hike%20-%20Do%20it%20Right.pdf" target="_blank">"Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> safety guidelines.​ Regardless of the weather or time of year, always hydrate before, during and after a hike.​ </p><p>During Arizona's warm weather months, Phoenix Park Rangers and the Phoenix Fire Department recommend hiking during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade.<br></p><p>Trail users are encouraged to take advantage of extended summer hours at <a href="/parks/trails/locations/north-mountain">North Mountain Park</a> and <a href="/parks/trails/locations/piestewa-peak">Piestewa Peak Trailhead</a> in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and <a href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Pima Canyon Trailhead​</a> in South Mountain Park/Preserve. Parking lot entrances are open until 9 p.m. at those locations from June 1 to September 30, 2021.</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1929">Read more about extended summer hours at city trailheads​</a>.​<br></p><p>Monitor the <a href="https://weather.com/weather/today/l/USAZ0166:1:US" target="_blank">local forecast</a> and understand that all<a href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_NRD/Trail%20Rating%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank"> trail difficulty ratings</a> are raised one level when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#hikeright​</span></p><p>Dogs are prohibited on all City of Phoenix hiking trails when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. </p><p><a href="https://www.azhumane.org/events/dont-leave-pets-kids-hot-cars/" target="_blank">Learn how to keep pets safe during warm weather months</a>.</p><p>​The <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1858" target="_blank">annual ban of open fires in Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves​</a> went into effect May 1, 2021.​</p></div>4/18/2020 7:00:00 AM1/1/2022 7:00:00 AM

Take a Hike. Do it Right.


Take a Hike. Do it Right.

Review the Trails Rating Guide before visiting the trail.  The symbol to the right of each trail name represents the difficulty rating.

Trail rating guide

*Add an additional level of difficulty when the temperature is in the triple digits. 

 


Join the Park Ranger Team

Phoenix park rangers manage the city's more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserves, and also provide customer service to users of the city's traditional flatland parks.

Park rangers are responsible for a variety of job duties, including:

  • Natural resource management and protection
  • Enforcement of city codes and park rules
  • Hiking and mountain bike patrol
  • Trail building and maintenance
  • Environmental and hiking safety education
  • Volunteer supervision
  • Special event management

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department employees both full and part-time park rangers. For information about job opportunities, visit the city's employment page.