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Glendale, AZ

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.


Glendale Recreation After School Program


The city has 2 locations for summer youth programs.

foothills 360 youth programFoothills 360 Summer Drop-in Recreation Program
May 30-Aug. 4 / Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
This fun and engaging program offers fun activities at the recreation center, such as swimming, rock-climbing and much more. Spaces fill up quickly! Registration is open now.
Foothills 360 Summer Youth Program


Desert Mirage Summer Drop-in Recreation Program
May 30-July 28 at Desert Mirage Elementary School, 8605 W. Maryland
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration per week: $50 resident, $60 non-resident

This exciting summer drop-in recreation program is offered for kids entering kindergarten through eighth grade and will provide enriching recreational opportunities that will allow them to meet new friends and be physically active. Program activities include sports, group games, free play, creative art, STEM experiments, game challenges, summer reading adventures, movie time, special events and lots of fun.
Registration now open!

All participants must wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes (for sports/fitness activities). Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the Pendergast School District (in the Desert Mirage Cafeteria). Youth must be the appropriate age by the first day of entering the program. This is a drop-in summer camp and is not a licensed program (during the summer). For more information, contact Sherilyn Dean-Mason at or call the Glendale Parks and Recreation Office at (623) 930-2820 option 1.

Field Trip Package 2017
$110 Resident/ $130 Non-resident
There are five exciting outings in the field trip package this summer. The trips will include Peter Piper Pizza, Jumpstreet, Rose Lane Aquatics Center, Great Skate and Wet & Wild Waterpark. All children must be registered and participate in the Desert Mirage Drop-In Recreation Program to sign up for the field trip package. Registration for the summer program and the field trip package both begin May 1 and spaces are limited for the field trip package! Scholarship opportunities are available, call the Parks & Recreation Office at 623-930-2820 for more information.


DURING THE SCHOOL YEARQualifies for DES assistance

Licensed Glendale Recreation After School Program (GRASP)
Video of our GRASP Program!  Watch Now

GRASP is a licensed program, regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services which accepts DES qualifying families. This licensed site provides a variety of activities for children ages 5-13. Programming includes educational activities, snacks, group games, homework time and enrichment opportunities. The site is supervised at all times by caring, adult staff members.

The Desert Mirage site is open on early release days but closed on national holidays. Check with site staff regarding intersession availability.

For more information, contact Sherilyn Dean-Mason at or call 623-930-3759. To register, please call the Glendale Parks and Recreation office at 623-930-2820.

Program Begins August 4, 2016

Program Site
Pendergast School District:
  Desert Mirage Elementary School, 8605 W. Maryland Ave.

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  
“PM only” Release–6 p.m.
  Daily $9  
  Weekly (up to 5 days/week) $45  

Open at dismissal time for early release and parent-teacher conference days

  7 a.m.–6 p.m. $25  
Additional Fees
  Registration $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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