​Parks and Recreation 

FitPHXPhoenix provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land with 200-plus miles of trails; 185 parks; 32 community and recreation centers; eight golf courses; 29 pools where thousands cool off and learn to swim each summer; and classes, programs and sports leagues where kids and adults learn, stay active and have fun.​

 

 

Presidents' Day Holiday Notice21Presidents' Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass263894CCABBC4C0B9022DC9017DCEB3A"><p>​City of Phoenix community and recreation centers will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. Centers will reopen for normal hours of operation on Tuesday, Feb. 19. <span style="color:#e0e0e0;"><span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#Homepage #CommunityCenters  </span></span></p><p><span><span><span aria-hidden="true"><a href="/news/pio/2267">Learn about other city services that are affected</a>.</span></span></span></p></div>2/11/2019 7:00:00 AM2/19/2019 7:00:00 AM


Explore Programs & Activities

Register today for 2019 winter/spring programs, activities, sports leagues and FREE codePHX classes. #PHXPlays 

Registration for 2019 summer programs opens on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Registration for 2019 swimming lessons and aquatics programs opens on May 2 at 6:30 p.m.




Public Meetings and Input

The Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to participate in a discussion about the proposed Cesar Chavez Community Center. View the public meeting schedule.

The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of creating a Code of Conduct Policy to govern city parks and facilities. Learn more about the process.
                                                                                                         



"Take a Hike. Do it Right."


Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails annually.

Park Rangers want trail users to know these safety guidelines. #HikeRight

Learn about Park Ranger-led hiking safety classes and other outdoor nature programs or become a Phoenix Park Steward.

Participate in South Mountain Park/Preserve
Silent Sunday Events

Follow Piestewa Peak Trailhead
Improvement Project Updates



Learn about the Hance Park Revitalization Project


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Park of Four Waters Tour Pueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/22/2019 5:00:00 PM2/22/2019 6:00:00 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 Park of Four Waters tour at Pueblo Grande Museum will take you on a walk through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of two Hohokam canal segments. “Hohokam” is an archaeological term for an ancestral Native American culture who built a highly sophisticated irrigation canal network in Arizona roughly between A.D. 450 and 1450. In order to support many large villages and small settlements, the Hohokam irrigated tens of thousands of acres along the Salt River to grow corn, beans, squash and cotton. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited; sign up at the front desk on day of tour. Tour Details Friday, February 22 10 to 11 a.m. $5; Discounts for Museum Members Dress for weather and uneven, desert terrain
Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 2/22/2019 6:00:00 PM2/22/2019 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.
Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.2/24/2019 12:00:00 PM2/25/2019 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 ​On Silent Sunday (the fourth Sunday of the month), roadways in South Mountain Park/Preserve are closed to motor vehicle traffic, reserving them for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging and hiking. From December 2018 through March 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department will operate a pilot program that expands the Silent Sunday event to every Sunday of the month. Through the pilot program, the park’s main roadway will be closed at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; while the fourth Sunday will operate as it has in the past, with all roadways closed from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park closure time). On Silent Sunday, park visitors who would like to park near the main Central Ave. entrance can do so in the Activity Complex, which can be accessed just inside the entry gate and within proximity to several popular trails. Trailheads not accessed via the main Central Ave. entrance are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures. Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage.
Wednesday Wind UpCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 2/27/2019 6:00:00 PM2/27/2019 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 ​Looking for a fix to the monotony of the work week? Downtown students and professionals are invited to this free lunchtime social event that brings together live music, food trucks (food for purchase), lawn games and other pop-up activities on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. View the upcoming food truck schedule.
Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 3/1/2019 6:00:00 PM3/1/2019 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.
Archaeology for Kids Pueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St3/2/2019 4:30:00 PM3/2/2019 7:00:00 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 Children ages 7 to 12 can become a Junior Archaeologist and explore the science of archaeology by doing a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pit house. Learn how to identify artifacts in the field, and discover how archaeologists use these artifacts to learn more about past cultures. Class includes museum admission! Registration required by March 1. Class is $15 and includes museum admission. ​REGISTER TODAY!

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Department News: 

 

 

Maryvale Baseball Park Reopens as American Family Fields of Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2269Maryvale Baseball Park Reopens as American Family Fields of Phoenix2/12/2019 10:00:00 PM
Lindo Park Ballfield Renovated During MLK Day of Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2251Lindo Park Ballfield Renovated During MLK Day of Service1/21/2019 11:00:00 PM
Parks and Recreation Department Asking for Input on Code of Conduct Policyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2243Parks and Recreation Department Asking for Input on Code of Conduct Policy1/10/2019 7:15:00 PM


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Contact the Parks and Recreation Department

For general information:
Phone: 602-262-6862  /  E-mail: receptionist.pks@phoenix.gov

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