In response to Governor Ducey’s Executive Order on 6/29/2020 the Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department will make the following adjustments to our Recreation Reopening plan:

  • The Red Mountain Center will be closed beginning June 30, 2020 through at least July 27, 2020.  Memberships will be suspended during this closure. Aster Aging Senior services will not be available onsite.
  • Public pools will reduce public swim capacities and enforce increased social distancing measures to follow the Executive Order. Swimming lessons and fitness lap swim will continue as scheduled.
  • Summer Camp programs will continue to operate as they meet capacity and social distancing requirements.
  • The Mesa Tennis Center will limit its capacity to no more than 50 people.
  • Sports field rentals will continue to operate facilitating team practices only and will require compliance of social distancing requirements.

The City of Mesa will continue to evaluate and respond to Executive Orders to ensure the health and safety of our community. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. Please visit for the most up to date information on all programs and facilities.


Face Coverings in Mesa required beginning Monday, June 22 at 8 am - Proclamation & Frequently Asked Questions


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