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Parks & Recreation
5970 W. Brown St.
Glendale AZ  85302

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Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited.
CAPRA provides quality assurance and quality improvement of accredited park and recreation agencies throughout the United States. CAPRA is the only national accreditation of park and recreation agencies, and is a valuable measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community.


The City of Glendale owns two aquatics centers, the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center and the Rose Lane Aquatics Center, plus a splash pad in Heroes Park. For more information, call 623-930-2838.

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Splashbook 2015 cover Summer Aquatics Schedule
Discover all the great aquatics programs, lessons and events we are offering this summer. Includes schedule for swimming lessons! Click here to download the Splashbook.
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Swimming Summer Recreation Swim
May 30 through August 1, 2015
Enjoy fun-filled slides, lap pools, play structures and more! What a fun way to cool off this summer! Click here for details.
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Lifeguard Strong Swimmer? Be a Lifeguard!
Glendale will be conducting interviews to hire summer, certified lifeguards, 15 years or older, at our two aquatics centers.  Click here for details.
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Foothills Aquatics Pool Party!
Host a party to remember in our private poolside party space. Click here for details.

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Foothills Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr. • 623-930-4600
(on Union Hills, east of 59th Ave.)

May 30 - August 1, 2015
Mon. - Thur.: 1 - 5 p.m.
Fri.: 1 - 7 p.m.
Sat.: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sun.: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Rose Lane Aquatics Center
5003 W. Marlette Ave. • 623-930-7905
(east of 51st Ave., north of Bethany Home Rd.)

May 30 - August 1, 2015
Tues. - Fri.: 1 - 5 p.m.
Sat - Sun.: 1 - 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays.

Recreation Swim Admission
Age Group Resident Non-Resident
Ages 2 & under FREE FREE
Ages 3-17 $2.50 $3.50
Ages 18-54 $5 $6
Ages 55+ $3 $5
ROSE LANE ONLY! Happy Hour! $1 off admission fee between 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays – Thursdays at Rose Lane only.

Heroes Park Splash Pad
FREE! (subject to change)
83rd Ave & Berridge Ln. • 623-930-2838
(on 83rd Ave., just north of Bethany Home Rd.)

May 23 - August 9, 2015
Open daily
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
August 15 - September 7, 2015
Open weekends only
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Click here to check out the Splashbook for information on swim lessons throughout the summer.



Foothills pool
The Foothills Aquatics Center is a year-round facility that includes: lap swimming, water aerobics, seasonal youth private swim lessons, year-round adult private lessons, summer group swim lessons, summer public recreation swimming, full facility pool rentals as well as "Pool Patio Parties," and Red Cross lifeguard as well as instructor certification programs. Foothills amenities include 2 giant slides, a kiddie slide, a zero depth entry leisure pool with spray features, a lazy river, diving well with 2 diving boards and 6 lap lanes. Foothills has indoor as well as some outdoor locker rooms with “day use” lockers. Please bring your own lock or you may purchase one at the Foothills Front Desk. The summer Splashbook includes schedules, costs, and swim lessons. 

View a Slide Show of the Foothills Aquatics Center here!

Rose Lane pool
The Rose Lane Aquatics Center, a seasonal facility, is only open to the public during the summer. Activities include full facility aquatic rentals, seasonal private swim lessons, group swim lessons, and summer public recreation swimming. This facility includes a large, zero depth entry leisure pool with spray features, a splash pad, a giant slide, a kiddie slide, and a big pool with a diving well and a diving board. Rose Lane has outdoor "day use" lockers. Please bring your own lock or you may purchase one at the Rose Lane Cashier's Office. This facility is only staffed when the pools are open for aquatic programming. The summer Splashbook includes schedules, costs, and swim lessons. 

View a Slide Show of the Rose Lane Aquatics Center here!

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Lifeguard Lifeguard Applicants
Lifeguarding is a leadership position where you will learn to handle emergencies in, on and around the water. Glendale will be conducting interviews to hire summer, certified lifeguards, 15 years or older, at our two aquatics centers.

  • Applying for a Lifeguard Job with Glendale
    When Glendale has certified lifeguard positions available, the jobs will be posted here. If you do not see a part-time position posted, you can still register your application and then check back for the posting you are interested in. Click on the APPLY link whenever you see a job you want to be considered for. A resume may NOT take the place of an official application.
    Job Descriptions: Pool Cashier | Lifeguard I | Lifeguard II

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Summer Swimming Lessons

We offer private and group swimming lessons for all ages! Please see pages 4-8 of the summer Splashbook for details.

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Swim & Diving Team Information

The City of Glendale does not offer competitive team programs. As alternative options, following is a list of community organizations that offer competitive team programs. (Note: These organizations are NOT affiliated with the City of Glendale).

  • Swim Neptune / 602-358-8458 / Website
    Practice at Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., and at the Glendale Peoria YMCA located at 14711 N 59th Ave. Offers a summer swim and diving team/league similar to the program Glendale has offered in previous years.
  • Arizona Swimming Gauchos / 602-674-0125
    Practice at Glendale Community Pool at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Offers swim training, competitive teams and meets for all ages and levels, including an adult (Master’s) swim team.
  • Arizona Desert Gems / 480-609-1776
    Practice at Glendale Community Pool at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Offers synchronized swim (swimming and dancing combined) training and competitive meets for all ages and levels.

The Glendale Aquatics Division would like to remind Glendale residents to follow some simple rules for water safety and healthy swimming. These rules should apply to your backyard pool and any pool you may visit during the summer.

  • Always watch your children around water (even at pools with lifeguards)
  • Learn CPR (The Glendale Fire Department Offers Classes)
  • Teach your children (and yourself) how to swim
  • Follow the 6 “PLEAs” of Healthy Swimming (Directly from Center for Disease Control Website):
    arrow Please do not swim when you have diarrhea. This is especially important for kids in diapers. You can spread germs and make other people sick.
    arrow Please do not swallow pool water. Avoid getting water in your mouth.
    arrow Please practice good hygiene. All City of Glendale Pools require participants to take a shower before swimming. Please wash your hands after using the restroom or changing diapers. Germs on your body may end up in the water.
    arrow Please take your kids for bathroom breaks or check diapers often. Waiting to hear “ I have to go” may mean it’s too late.
    arrow Please change diapers and swim suits in the bathroom or changing area and not poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and spread illness.
    arrow Please wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming. Everyone has invisible amounts of fecal matter on their bottoms that end up in pools.
  • For more information on water safety and swimming programs,please call 623 930-2838. Keep you and your family safe .
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