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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.




Desert Mirage Drop-In Summer Camp
May 29th to July 27th, 2018
This exciting drop-in summer camp will provide enriching recreational opportunities while providing a comfortable and fun atmosphere for all youth to express themselves, 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.

Foothills 360 Summer Camp
May 29th to August 3, 2018
Give your kids, ages 6-11, a memorable summer at this popular, supervised summer program, where we’ll provide fun, age-appropriate programming in a variety of ways in our facility. All Foothills 360 sessions are drop-in programs and participants may come and go at their own will (Staff is not available prior to 7 a.m. Pickups after 6 p.m. will include late fees).. Kids will enjoy the rock wall, gymnasium games, arts and crafts, guest speakers, active games and swimming at least once a week. This Monday-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 there is space available.

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Print forms and register in person, or via mail:

Glendale Recreation After School Program

DURING THE SCHOOL YEARQualifies for DES assistance

Licensed Glendale Recreation After School Program (GRASP)
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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.

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

Program Begins August 3, 2018

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 - School dismissal time to 6 p.m.
  Daily $9  
  Weekly (up to 5 days/week) $45  


  7 a.m.–6 p.m. $25 (residents), $30 per day (non-residents)  
Additional Fees
  Program 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
(Open at dismissal time for early release and parent-teacher conference days)

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