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  1. How do I reserve a ramada or open space at a park, how much does it cost, and which parks have reservable ramadas?
  2. May I have alcohol at the public park?
  3. It looks like they are developing a park in my area.  How do I find out the status of the park and what it will contain?
  4. Where does Mesa Parks and Recreation Department hold their programs?
  5. Can I fish in the lake at the park near my house?
  6. Where can I find information about dogs in City of Mesa parks?
  7. Where are there Senior Centers in Mesa?

How do I reserve a ramada or open space at a park, how much does it cost, and which parks have reservable ramadas?  
Please follow this link to complete information on park ramada reservations.

May I have alcohol at City of Mesa parks? 
Possessing or consuming spirituous liquor, beer or wine is not allowed at Park locations in Mesa except with the purchase of a permit. Alcohol Permits are purchased in conjunction with a facility rental, and must be purchased in person at the Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Administrative Office, 200 S. Center Street, Building #1, Mesa, AZ 85210. Permits are sold Monday – Thursday only from 7:00am to 5:30pm. The person reserving the facility and purchasing the permit must be 21 years old, show proper identification, and be present during the entire rental period.

It looks like they are developing a park in my area.  How do I find out the status of the park and what it will contain?
We have a section on our web page called Parks development. On this page you can learn how we plan to develop parks, how long it takes to develop a park, the types of parks/facilities we develop and what's going on at the project near you.

Where does Mesa Parks and Recreation Department hold their programs?
The Parks and Recreation Department operate more than 60 parks, 9 pools, a golf course, and 7 sports complexes/recreation centers.   The Parks and Facilities listing includes all of these facilities with links to each, which include the amenities available at each facility.

Additionally, Mesa Parks and Recreation Department partners with Mesa Public Schools to offer after school and summer programming at Mesa Public Schools.  

Can I fish in the lake at the park near my house?
Mesa Parks and Recreation has two urban fishing lakes at Riverview Park and at Red Mountain Park.  Both of these are stocked lakes.  For more information please visit the urban fishing program page.

Where can I find information about dogs in City of Mesa parks?
Any information you need regarding dogs in City parks can be found on our Dog Parks page.

Where are there Senior Centers in Mesa?
East Valley Adult Resources operates two centers in Mesa. You can connect with them and view their services here: East Valley Adult Resources for Senior Centers

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