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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
summer 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
Splashbook 2015 cover Summer Aquatics Schedule
Discover all the great aquatics programs, lessons and events we are offering this summer. Includes schedule for swimming lessons! Click here to download the Splashbook.
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Swimming Summer Recreation Swim
May 30 through August 1, 2015
Enjoy fun-filled slides, lap pools, play structures and more! What a fun way to cool off this summer! Click here for details.
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image of adult swimmer Summer Swimming Lessons
We offer private and group swimming lessons for all ages! Please see pages 4-8 of the summer Splashbook for details.
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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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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 | Register Online: 3-Day | 5-Day
*No program on May 25 or July 3.

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life preserver Adult Swim Lessons
At the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
It’s never too late to learn to swim! For ages 15+.
  • Private Lessons
    Aug. and Sept.

    Adults 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.

  • Beginner Lessons
    11 to 11:45 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3 weeks, beginning Aug. 17 or Sept. 14

    Learn basic strokes and improve your comfort level in the water from an experienced, patient instructor. Click here for details.
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Halloween kids Foothills Neighborhood Halloween Event
6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Children, ages 10 and younger, can load up on candy at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center and enjoy an evening of activities, including carnival games, photo opportunities, temporary tattoos, train rides (additional cost), costume parade and arts and crafts. Absolute Rhythm Dance Company will be on site with a “Thriller” dance performance. Admission can be purchased the night of the event for $4 ($5 non-residents). Supervision is required: Parents are FREE. For more information, call 623-930-4610.
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Santa hat 9th Annual Santa’s Workshop
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Kids of all ages are invited to this special event where they can purchase holiday presents (everything is $2) for their friends, family or even their pets. A store will be set up with a variety of items sure to make everyone happy. Santa’s elves will be on site to wrap their selection in holiday wrapping paper. Please arrive early for best selection of products. For more information, please contact Darren at 623-930-4610.
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Zumba logo Zumba Drop-In Class
10 to 11 a.m., every Saturday
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. Ages 15+. No class July 4. 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?"
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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Basketball Sportball - Basketball (Indoors)
9 to 10 a.m., Saturdays for 5 weeks beginning Aug. 1
Certified Sportball coaches develop competence and confidence teaching children, ages 3-6, the fundamental skills necessary to excel in basketball. Click here for details.
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Child with soccer ball, baseball, and basketball Sportball – Multi-Sport (Indoors)
Saturdays for 5 weeks beginning Aug. 1
Click here
for details.
  • Parent & Child
    10 to 10:45 a.m.
    This program teaches children, ages 2-3 years, important introductory physical skills associated with our eight core sports including; hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football, and helps them to develop confidence in their abilities.

  • Children
    11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Sportball Multi-Sport skills development programs introduce children, ages 3-6, to the concepts and skills involved in the eight core sports of the Sportball methodology, including hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football.
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Martial arts

Japanese Judo
Mondays and Wednesdays for 1 month beginning Aug. 3
Learn basic judo postures and salutations, how to move on the mat, control your opponent and be thrown safely.

  • Beginner/Junior (Ages 6-13)
    6 to 7:15 p.m.

    Great for both beginners and veterans. Click here for details.

  • Adults (Ages 14+)
    7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

    Click here for details.
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Yoga Hatha Yoga
6 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays for 4 weeks beginning Aug. 5, or 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Saturdays for 4 weeks beginning Aug. 15
Yoga provides an opportunity to gain flexibility and balance in both the body and mind. Click here for details.
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CPR CPR and First Aid Training (Ages 12+)
6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11
Learn basic CPR and first aid to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to administer emergency care in cases of injury or sudden illness. Click here for details.
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