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  • All recreation programming and events are suspended.  In addition, we have closed recreation facilities for programming including Red Mountain Center, Eagles Community Center, Jefferson Recreation Center, Webster Recreation Center, Mesa Tennis Center, Kino Aquatic Center and Skyline Aquatic Center. Private rentals of City parks and facilities will be managed on a case by case basis with event organizers.

  • City playgrounds, volleyball, tennis, basketball courts, pickleball courts, and splash pads are closed.

  • Riverview, Red Mountain and Greenfield lakes remain open for fishing, however, Arizona Game and Fish has suspended their stocking program until further notice.

  • All open spaces, passive play spaces, dog parks, trails, and walking paths will remain open for public use from sunrise to 10 PM.  Physical distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still apply in these areas.

    • The following park restrooms will remain open and will receive cleaning and supply service as resources allow. All other park restrooms remain closed until further notice.
      • Greenfield Park
      • Pioneer Park
      • Red Mountain Park
      • Riverview Park

  • While parks are cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, we encourage users to remember, the best way to reduce the risk of getting sick and to avoid COVID-19:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

                Updates will continue to be provided at https://www.mesaaz.gov/city-hall/coronavirus  and our City of Mesa social media channels.

     

Internships City of Mesa Parks and Recreation

Internships with Mesa Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities

The Mesa Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities Department recognizes the exciting possibilities for learning that exists in an internship program. The City of Mesa values education and believes that students bring new ideas, new energy and new skills to the workforce. An internship with the City of Mesa offers insight into local government while sharpening your programming, planning, communication, and writing skills. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Recreation Therapy, Leisure Studies, Marketing, Exercise, Wellness or a related field.

Interns will be selected based on their initiative, willingness to learn, attitude, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work well on a team.

Internship Job Description

Application deadlines:

  • Winter/Spring (January-April) – October 1st
  • Summer (May-August) – March 1st
  • Fall (September-December) – May 1st

Please note that Mesa does not currently accept Recreation Therapy interns for the summer semester.

To be considered for an internship, candidates must submit the following items:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Intern Application

Submit one copy of each of the documents listed above in PDF format to Beverlee.Nielsen@mesaaz.gov.