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Glendale, AZ - Foothills Recreation & Aquatic Center
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308
623-930-4600
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The Foothills Center requires all users, including day pass users, to provide identification and fill out required paperwork. A parent or legal guardian must sign off on paperwork for those ages 17 and younger.

 

 

 
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Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W Union Hills Dr, 623-930-4600

 
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HOURS
Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Additional holiday hours as posted.

 
We are a full-service, recreation center
serving the Glendale community.
We provide educational, recreational,
fitness and social activities through classes, special events and ongoing center activities. Select areas and programs are free to everyone. Recreation Memberships may be purchased for additional opportunities. No joining fees or contracts! Daily, monthly, 15-punch and annual recreation memberships are available; click here for rates.
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Foothills Update
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spring 2015 issue!
 
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Click here for the video tourMembership Privileges
A Recreation Membership allows the use of the fitness area with fitness/exercise equipment, the indoor jogging/walking track; the open gymnasium hours, basic aerobics, the indoor racquetball courts, rock climbing wall and scheduled lap swimming all for one low price. Monthly, annual and punch memberships with special pricing for seniors, families and students are available. For membership rates and age requirements, click here. Please note that summer public swimming includes an additional fee for all users, including those with a Foothills membership. Anyone from the community is welcome to enjoy public swimming by paying the aquatics admission fee. All users, whether swimming or supervising do need to pay an aquatics admission fee as everyone on deck is included in the capacity counts.

 
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FOOTHILLS FEATURES AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • Full-size gymnasium (monthly schedule at Service Desk)
  • 18 weekly fitness classes included in your membership or day pass purchase
  • Certified running coach, personal trainers and a nutritionist on staff
  • Wide variety of community classes for toddlers through adults
  • Open racquetball, racquetball lessons, league and social racquetball
  • Social pickle ball pickup games
  • Room rentals for HOA’s, weddings, baby showers, business meetings, graduation parties
  • Full fitness center with free weights, a strength training circuit, and cardio equipment
  • Activity Room open to the public to shoot pool, play ping pong or just socialize with friends
  • Lap swimming year-round in heated, outdoor pool
  • Public swimming in the summer at mini-water park
  • Silver Sneakers facility
  • Adult private swim lessons, with youth lessons offered every summer
  • Zumba classes
  • Cooking classes every quarter
  • Martial arts classes
  • 3 different types of yoga available
  • Painting classes
  • Year-round Neptune Swim Team
  • Special events such as Halloween and Santa’s Workshop
 
News and events
Bus 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.
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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. We're also offering a Water Safety Instructor class in April.  Click here for details.
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Foothills 360 Youth Summer Program
Registration begins Wednesday, April 1
Program runs 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, July 31*
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)

Flyer | Registration Forms | Online registration coming April 1!
*No program on May 25 or July 3.

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Zumba logo NEW! Zumba Drop-In Class
10:15 to 11:15 a.m., every Saturday
Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. Ongoing class includes interval training sessions using fast and slow rhythms, with new instructor Janelle Haren. Drop-in fee is $6 per class. Call 623-930-4600 for more information.
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Can You Say "Pickleball?"
Now available 6 days a week! Monday - Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
What is Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is a paddle sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and uses wood, composite or fiberglass paddles. The game is played on a badminton court with nets lowered to 34" at the center. Easy for beginners to learn, and can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players. Just show up and enjoy the fun, as all equipment is provided by the center.

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image of adult swimmer Adult Private Swim Lessons
All adults, and especially parents, should learn to swim to prevent their own drowning and be ready to offer assistance to others around water. Adults (ages 15 and older) who want to improve their skills and feel safe around water can receive one-on-one instruction from a certified, experienced instructor. 2 lessons for $35 (non-residents $42). Each lesson is 30 minutes. For information, call 623-930-2838.
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Sneaker Walking Challenge
Wednesday, Apr. 1 - Friday, May 29
Get out those walking shoes and let’s do it! Walk at your own pace and chart your daily laps. All walking will be completed on your own schedule, on the indoor track. Click here for details.
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Spanish

Spanish
Mondays for 7 weeks beginning Apr. 6

  • 4 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 3-4), 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. (ages 5-7), 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. (ages 8-12)
    Ages 3-12 can enjoy learning Spanish in a fun and friendly atmosphere through games, music and group participation. Click here for details.
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. (adults)
    Spanish for beginners will introduce the sounds and grammar of the Spanish language. Click here for details.
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Belly Dance Belly Dance - Level I
7:10 to 8:10 p.m., Tuesdays for 8 weeks beginning Apr. 7
This dance style incorporates stretching and muscle movements to promote toning in arms, legs and core and is great for all abilities. Click here for details.
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Hula Hula
7:10 to 8:10 p.m., Tuesdays for 6 weeks beginning Apr. 7
Whether new to dance or an experienced dancer looking for something new, Hula is a great start. Click here for details.
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Plank and Cardio Plank & Cardio
7 to 8 p.m., Thursdays for 4 weeks beginning Apr. 9
This is a plank and cardio class that focuses mainly on the core muscles and also toning throughout the body. Click here for details.
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Cooking for kids Cooking for Kids & Teens
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ages 7-12) or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (ages 13-19), Saturdays for 4 weeks beginning Apr. 11
Learn to use ingredients to create yummy dishes from scratch.
Click here for Kids | Click here for Teens
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Piano Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 19
You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you will learn enough secrets to give you years of musical enjoyment. Click here for details.
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Guitar Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy Adults & Teens
1:30 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 26
Want to learn the guitar but have difficulty finding the time? In just a few hours, you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. Click here for details.
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