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 Recreation
Register for classes and view the entire class catalog.
Reserve a ramada or ballfield and more!
We are responsible for park maintenance, park planning and the scheduling of 44 facilities including meeting rooms, ramadas, swimming pools, recreation centers and lighted and unlighted sports fields.
Subscribe to the Glendale @ Play Magazine and have it mailed to your home! Find out about all the events, classes and programs Glendale has to offer!
NOTICE: Please be aware that Parks staff has increased the watering for aeration and fertilization at all parks, currently underway through approximately May.
If you have any questions about this, contact the Parks Maintenance Office at
Lifeguard Positions Strong Swimmer? Be a Lifeguard! View Flyer
Lifeguarding is a leadership position where you will learn to handle emergencies in, on and around the water. Glendale conducts interviews to hire summer, certified lifeguards, 15 years or older, at our two aquatics centers.
Applying for a Lifeguard Job with Glendale
When Glendale has certified lifeguard positions available, the jobs will be posted here. If you do not see a part-time position posted, you can still register your application and then check back for the posting you are interested in. Click on the APPLY link whenever you see a job you want to be considered for. A resume may NOT take the place of an official application.
No Butts About It, Cigarettes are Litter Do your part to help keep parks clean
Did you know that cigarette butts are the most frequently littered item? Cigarettes are not biodegradable, and the toxic material migrates into storm drains, along with food and pet waste containing harmful bacteria that should not be entering our watersheds.
So what can you do about it?
Don’t litter! Help remind friends, family members, neighbors not to throw cigarette butts and other trash on the ground, and to pick up dog poop.
See something? Say something. Call Keep Arizona Beautiful’s Litter Hotline when you see someone littering on/near the road. Just get a license plate number. Hotline: 1-877-3LITTER
Glendale's Park & Recreation Division Will Offer Discounts to Veterans, Pilot Discounts for Youth Beginning January 1
The city of Glendale will soon offer discounts to certain groups of residents on parks and recreation fees beginning Jan. 1. The City Council recently approved the new discount program, which will be permanent for one, and a pilot program for the second group.
Veterans that are residents of Glendale will be eligible to receive a 25% discount on parks and recreation fees, such as ramada and other facility rentals, memberships and sports and activity registrations; however, it will not be applicable on the costs of any goods or products, such as concessions.
The second discount will be offered by the city on a pilot program. This discount is for low-to-moderate-income youth. For Glendale residents ages 17 and under, this discount will be given to children of those currently receiving government assistance.
For additional details view the press release or visit https://www.glendaleaz.com/ParksandRecreation/discounts.cfm
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Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited
The Glendale Parks and Recreation Department became one of only 139 agencies in the world to have received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). 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.
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