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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
CLICK HERE for the
Spring 2016 issue!
     
Our April lap swim schedule is available to download.
   
 
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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
Foothills 360 kids

Foothills 360 Youth Summer Program
Registration is now open!
Program runs 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 - Friday August 5*
Give your kids, ages 6-11, a memorable summer at this popular, supervised summer program where staff provide fun, age-appropriate programming in a variety of spaces within the facility. Parents, please be advised that all Foothills 360 sessions are drop-in programs and participants are able to come and go at their own will. Kids will enjoy swimming, rock wall climbing, gymnasium games, arts and crafts, guest speakers and active games. This Monday through Friday program fills quickly. Space is limited and available on a first-registered, first-served basis. You may register for one week or multiple weeks as long as space is available. Each child will need to bring a daily non-perishable lunch and snacks. Lunch and snacks can also be purchased at the on-site café.

All refund or cancellation requests must be made by Wednesday of the week prior to your scheduled attendance to allow for individuals on the wait list to be contacted. All cancellation/refund requests will include a $25 processing fee per week, per child. For more information, call 623-930-4610.

Weekly enrollment fees: $110/week (non-resident $145/week). No preregistration fees.

*No program on May 30 or July 4. These weeks are prorated.

Register | Download Flyer

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Pool Friday Night Family Fun with DJ Dangerous
5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 10 & July 1, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
3 to 5 p.m., Friday, June 17 & Aug. 10, at the Rose Lane Aquatics Center, 5003 W. Marlette Ave.

Enjoy fun activities at the pool while DJ Dangerous plays tunes for all ages. Regular entrance fees apply. Click here for more information about our Summer Recreational Swimming.
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Daddy/Daughter Dance Foothills Daddy/Daughter Dance
7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 16
This is your chance to show your little girl how special she is. Create lasting memories by treating her to a night of fun with music, dancing and dessert. Dads or other significant male may attend. Open to daughters aged 3-12. Dress code is semi-formal. The cost is $15 for Dad (#353164-01) and $5 for each daughter (#353264-01). Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 12.
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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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Swimmer Adult Private Swim Lessons
Adults (ages 15+) who want to improve their skills and feel safe around water can receive one-on-one instruction from a certified, experienced lifeguard. Each lesson is 30 minutes. The cost per lesson is $35 (non-resident $42) and preregistration is required. EXTREMELY LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! For more information, call 623-930-2838.
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Zumba logo Zumba Drop-In Class
10 to 11 a.m., every Saturday & 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., every Monday
Come join the party! 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 instructor Janelle Haren on Saturday and Cyndi Picker on Monday. Ages 15+. No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15. Drop-in fee is $5 per class. Call 623-930-4600 for more information.
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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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Can You Say "Pickleball?"
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (Half Gym) - Hours subject to change.
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, it 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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Martial Arts Japanese Judo
5:30 to 6:15 p.m. (Beginners) or 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. (Intermediate), Mondays and Wednesdays for 1 month beginning May 2
$21 (non-resident $25)
Ages 6-13 can learn basic judo postures and salutations, how to move on the mat, control your opponent and be thrown safely. Intermediate: Ages 8+. Must have taken prior judo classes and have instructor approval. No class May 30. Click here (Beginners) or click here (Intermediate) for details.
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Mouth Introduction to Voiceovers
6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 3
$49 (non-resident $59)
This fun and empowering two-hour introductory workshop covers the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed to find success. Click here for details.
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Retirement Important Things to Know Before and After Retirement
6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 5
$20 per person/couple (non-resident $24)

This class will help clarify important decisions to make before and during retirement. You will learn strategies to lower your taxes, increase your cash flow and minimize your financial worries. Click here for details.
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Cake Cake Decorating Basics - Course 1
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays for 4 weeks beginning May 7
$59 (non-resident $69)

Build decorating skills you can use for all projects, from holiday cupcakes to cakes for any occasion. “New Course 1, Building Buttercream Skills” Wilton kit (approx. $34) and the book, The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 1, Building Buttercream Skills (available at craft stores or on the web, coupons available), is required. Click here for details.
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Cooking 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 May 7
$59 (non-resident $69), plus $20 supply fee
Learn to use ingredients to create yummy dishes from scratch. Click here (Kids) or click here (Teens) for details.
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CPR CPR/AED Training
6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 19
$37 (non-resident $42)

The CPR/AED Training program is designed to provide those with an occupational requirement or personal enrichment interest with the core knowledge and hands-on skills to provide care for the injured until EMS arrives. Click here for details.
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Self-Defense Women’s Self-Defense
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21
$35 (non-resident $42)

This class provides two hours of real, easy-to-learn, practical self-defense training with no strength requirement. Click here for details.
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