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.
Register for More Than 100 Classes: The Spring Glendale @ Play Guide is here!
Glendale Parks and Recreation offers more than 100 classes for adults, teens and youth in the areas of arts, cooking, fitness, sports, well-being, music, dance and personal development. All the class information can be found in the quarterly Glendale @ Play Guide. Pick up a copy at the Glendale libraries, Glendale Adult Center or the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, or download it here! Download the Glendale @ Play Guide
Temporary Park N Ride Location at the FRAC Glendale Parks & Recreation is currently partnering with the city’s Transportation Department to provide a temporary Park N Ride location for Valley Metro bus routes 573 and 575 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center. Approximately 50 spaces toward the far western portion of the parking lot will be used. This location was specifically chosen as recreation staff felt it minimized the impact on the members of the center. The Transportation Department has also dedicated a staff person to monitor the area to ensure the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center patrons are unaffected by the temporary Park N Ride location. For questions call 623-930-4334, Parks & Recreation, or 623-930-3509, Transit Management.
Before/After School Recreation Programs for the School Year G.R.A.S.P. (Glendale Recreation After School Program) is a licensed recreation program, which provides a variety of activities for children ages 5 to 13 such as arts and crafts, recreation activities, guest speakers and much more. Click here for details.
Summer Recreation Camps May, June, and July
Choose from Licensed or Drop-In Recreation Camps. plus a Sizzling Fun Field Trip Pack! Click here for details.
Foothills 360 Youth Summer Program Registration begins Wednesday, April 1 Program runs 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, July 31*, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Give your kids, ages 5-11, a memorable summer at this popular, supervised program, where staff provides fun, age-appropriate programming in a variety of spaces within the center. Kids will enjoy swimming once a week, the rock wall, gymnasium games, arts and crafts, guest speakers and active games. Choose a 3-day or 5-day a week program. This program fills quickly! You may register for one week or multiple weeks as long as there is space available. Each child will need to bring a daily, non-perishable lunch and snacks, but food can also be purchased at the on-site cafe. For more information, call 623-930-4610.
Registration fees: 3-Day is $74/week (non-resident $91) | 5-Day is $110/week (non-residents $145)
38th Annual Saguaro Astronomy Club
FREE Public Star Party 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Apr. 25, at the Thunderbird Conservation Park, 67th Avenue and Patrick Lane (3/4 mile north of Deer Valley Road)
Members of the Saguaro Astronomy Club will have large and small telescopes set up and available for public viewing. Sunset is at 7:07 p.m. They will show a variety of astronomical objects including the moon, planets, stars, galaxies and deep sky wonders. Club volunteers will be glad to answer questions you may have about the heavens and astronomy in general. Weather permitting, please join us for a night under the stars! Thunderbird Conservation Park | Saguaro Astronomy Club Sponsored by Glendale Parks & Recreation and hosted by the Saguaro Astronomy Club.
Historic Main House Museum Tour At Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays–Saturdays,
and 1 to 4 p.m., Sundays Enjoy a trip back in time. Learn about the house built between 1891 and 1898, the history and the people who lived there. Please note that tours are closed in August. Click here for more information about this free tour.
New trees for Glendale's Sahuaro Ranch Park from the NFL
The NFL donated almost 50 fruit trees to Glendale’s Sahuaro Ranch Park as part of a Super Bowl 49 environmental program. Watch the video
Discover the Glendale Adult Center Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday-Friday, 5970 W. Brown St.
The Glendale Adult Center offers a variety of programs and activities for adults. Fitness programs and center, billiards, traveling, games, lunch program, classes, clubs, computer access, special events and so much more can be yours. Take a tour today. For information, click here.
Sports Organizations in Neighborhood Parks
Many of Glendale's 55 neighborhood parks have become destination points for youth and adult sports organizations. These parks are generally not designed for such use. Read more...
Golf 101 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturdays for 4 weeks beginning May 2, or 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays for 4 weeks beginning May 6, at the Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course, 5450 W. Northern Ave.
Call 623-930-4600 or click on the links below to register.
This course is designed to teach everything you need to play in just a few lessons. Click here for details.
Kids & Teens
This class is a fun, interactive approach to growing junior participation in golf, for ages 9-17. Click here for details.
Yoga Hike/Walk 8:45 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, at the Thunderbird Conservation Park, 22600 N. 59th Ave., and the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Join us for a leisurely hike/walk at Thunderbird Conservation Park. Following the hike/walk, approximately 10 a.m., class will meet at Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center for a Gentle Yoga class. Click here for details.
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