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.
Parks and Facilities
Parks & Facilities Map Locate a specific park, find the Glendale Adult Center
or look for a park in your area.
Closure Notices For further information about any of these parks/facilities closures, please call the Parks office at 623-930-2691. Please be aware, these dates are estimated, and may be subject to change.
Monday, July 17: Due to the storm, the following parks/facilities are closed until further notice:
Equestrian Trail at Grand Canal Linear Park
(equestrian trail only)
The following park playgrounds are being closed for approximately two-day periods for repair/resealant:
Sports Organizations in Neighborhood Parks
Many of Glendale's 55 neighborhood parks have become destination points for youth and adult sports organizations. These parks are generally not designed for such use. Read more...
The city has 1 year-round aquatic facility at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center, the Rose Lane Aquatics Center available during the summer and a summer splash pad. Group and private swim lessons, recreational swimming, family days, pool rentals and water exercise classes available.
Skate and BMX Facilities Sk8 Court, at 57th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. (skateboarding, inline) X-Court, at 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. (skateboarding, inline, BMX)
The city has 13 fields available for reservation for a variety of sports activities.