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Parks & Recreation
Engaging residents and visitors in diverse opportunities to live, invest and play in the community

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.



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Glendale Recreation After School Program
DURING THE SCHOOL YEARQualifies for DES assistance

Licensed Glendale Recreation After School Program (G.R.A.S.P.)
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G.R.A.S.P. programs are licensed recreation programs providing a variety of activities for children ages 5 to 13 such as arts and crafts, recreation activities, guest speakers and much more! The programs are regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services and can accept DES qualifying families (contact your DES caseworker for information). Our programs provide enrichment opportunities to explore new and fun experiences in a supervised environment. Educational activities, snacks, group games and homework time are offered by caring, adult staff members. Program sites are open early release days, but closed on national holidays or when the school campus is closed.

For more information, contact April Nelson at or call the Glendale Parks and Recreation office at 623-930-2820.

Program Sites
Pendergast School District:
  Desert Mirage Elementary School, 8605 W. Maryland Ave.
Peoria School District:
  Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School, 10401 N. 63rd Ave.
  Canyon Elementary School, 5490 W. Paradise Ln.
  Kachina Elementary School, 5304 W. Crocus Dr.

Pre-registration is required, including a non-refundable registration fee for the school year. Registration must be completed at least 2 business days prior to program site attendance. Registration booklets with more detailed information are available at each site or at the Glendale Parks and Recreation office at 5970 W. Brown St.

Program Rates  

“AM only” 6:30 a.m.–School Start (Canyon and Sahuaro Ranch)

  Daily $6  
  Weekly (up to 5 days/week) $30  
“PM only” Release–6 p.m. (all locations)
  Daily $9  
  Weekly (up to 5 days/week) $45  
“AM/PM” full program (Canyon and Sahuaro Ranch)
  Daily $14  
  Weekly (up to 5 days/week) $56  

Intercession (available at select locations)
Open at dismissal time for early release and parent-teacher conference days

  7 a.m.–6 p.m. $25  
Additional Fees
  Registration (all programs) $30 ($37 non-resident)  
  Late Payment (past Fri. after noon) $10/week per child  
  Late Pick Up (past close) 6-6:05 p.m....$10   
6:05 p.m.and later…$25
  Early Release Day $5  

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Summer Program

For more information and to register, call 623-930-2820 or email  To download a detailed rate sheet, click here.

  • Licensed Recreation Camp
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday, May 26 - July 24, at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School, 10401 N 63rd Ave.
    This licensed recreation program, regulated by the Dept. of Health Services, provides children enrichment opportunities where they can explore fun new experiences with their friends in a supervised environment. For $25 per day or $100 for the week, kids can participate in games, crafts, recreation activities, and much more! Please provide your child with a sack lunch.

  • Summer Drop-In Recreation Camps
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday - Thursday, June 1 - July 23 at Copperwood Elementary School, 11232 N. 65th Ave., or 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, June 1 - July 31 at Desert Mirage Elementary School, 8605 W. Maryland Ave.
    Register now and your children will participate in arts, crafts, fun and games, while being supervised by adult staff. The Copperwood program is $150 ($175 non-residents) for the entire eight weeks. The Desert Mirage program is $50 ($60 non-residents) per week. Please provide your child with a sack lunch.

  • Sizzling Fun Field Trip Pack
    Join us for 5 fun-filled supervised trips as we go to make pizzas, ice skating, swimming, jump on trampolines and visit the water park! The price is only $100 ($120 non-resident). Participants must be registered in one of our summer programs.

Winter Program

Details will be posted in November.

Spring Break Program

Details will be posted in early spring 2016.

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