​Parks and Recreation 

Aquatics ProgramsPhoenix 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.Summer Safety #PHXSummer



Explore Programs & Activities

Sign up today for 2019 summer camps, programs and FREE codePHX classes; and swimming lessons and other aquatics activities.

Cool off this summer at one of Phoenix's 29 public pools and nine splashpads.

Register for the FREE inclusive recreation program offered in partnership with Daring Adventures at Riverbend Preparatory Academy during the month of July.

Register now for Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) for the 2019-20 school year.


FitPHX Summer Workouts

Keep your workout routine on track this summer with help from FitPHX. Free indoor fitness programs run through the first week of August.  

Participate in the popular Fall Into Fitness, WalkPHX Wednesdays and Fitness Bootcamp workout series.


"Take a Hike. Do it Right."

Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails annually.

Park Rangers want trail users to know these safety guidelines.

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 Revitaliza​tion Project


Upcoming Events: 



Wet and Wild at the Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2940Wet and Wild at the ParkPlaya Margarita Park, 3615 W. Roeser Rd.7/19/2019 11:00:00 PM7/20/2019 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​Beat the summer heat by participating in fun water-related activities. This event also will include free food and feature a live DJ.
Wet and Wild at the Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2941Wet and Wild at the ParkHoliday Park, 4530 N. 67th Ave.7/20/2019 9:00:00 PM7/21/2019 1:00:00 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​Beat the summer heat by participating in fun water-related activities. This event also will include free food and feature a live DJ.
Night Golfhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2943Night GolfPalo Verde Golf Course, 6215 N. 15th Ave.7/21/2019 2:00:00 AM7/21/2019 4:30:00 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 ​Participate in this unique event at Palo Verde Golf Course. The cost per person is $28 and includes a glow ball and necklace, pull cart (first-come, first-served), practice balls prior to the round and a prize gift. Check-in at 7 p.m., shotgun start at 730 p.m. Call 602-534-4653 ext. 5 to register. Night golf events are held on the third Saturday of the month from March thru October. The October event is held on the fourth Saturday to coincide with Halloween. Group outings can be planned on other nights. The minimum number of golfers required for a special outing is 36.
Movie Nighthttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2946Movie NightHance Park, 1202 N. 3rd St. (park's west side)7/21/2019 2:30:00 AM7/21/2019 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 ​Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the movie Toy Story, while cooling off with a free snowcone. This is a free, family event. This event is produced in partnership with Phoenix Center for the Arts.
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2861Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.7/21/2019 12:00:00 PM7/21/2019 5:00:00 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 ​​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. Through December 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department will operate a pilot program that expands the Silent Sunday event to every Sunday of the month. During the pilot program, the park’s main roadway will be closed at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.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 operating hours). 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 and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center. 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.
Fitness Bootcamp Indoor Summer Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2915Fitness Bootcamp Indoor Summer SeriesCivic Space Park A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave.7/23/2019 1:00:00 AM7/23/2019 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 the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA present a free eight-week Fitness Bootcamp for all ages. YMCA instructors lead this circuit-style class that combines cardio, strength and speed for a heart pumping workout that will bring your fitness to the next level. Visit Phoenix.gov/FitPHX for more information and to learn about other free fitness programs offered this summer. 2019 Fitness Bootcamp Indoor Summer Series Dates June 17 June 24 July 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 August 5

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Department News: 



July 4th Restrictions Set for Phoenix Trailheadshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2366July 4th Restrictions Set for Phoenix Trailheads6/27/2019 5:00:00 PM
FitPHX Launches Free Indoor Summer Fitness Programshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2354FitPHX Launches Free Indoor Summer Fitness Programs6/11/2019 5:45:00 PM
Fire Ban for Phoenix Preserve Land Starts on May 1https://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2332Fire Ban for Phoenix Preserve Land Starts on May 14/30/2019 5:30:00 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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