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


Fee Assistance

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Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department offers Fee Assistance to Mesa Residents Only.  
The yearly program provides residents an opportunity to participate in quality recreation programs that they may not be able to afford without assistance. Eligibility for the program is determined each calendar year, by completing an application and supplying the correct documentation prior to registering for programs. All information submitted for the purposes of Fee Assistance eligibility is confidential and is not shared with program staff or the public.

In addition to Fee Assistance the Making Waves Scholarship Program, is available for deeply discounted learn-to-swim lessons, team membership and Junior Lifeguard programs to Mesa residents in need, all made possible by donations from the community.

How Do I Apply? What Kind of Documentation Is Needed?

  1. Fill out the fee assistance application (link below), one per household.
  2. Attach the following to your application. Each household is required to submit one of the following:
  • A copy of current Eligibility Notification Letter from Mesa Public Schools Food Service Department Free or Reduced Lunch Program
  • Or
  • A copy of any of the below Government Assistance verification documents: Unemployment Verification, Nutrition Assistance Verification, WIC Assistance verification, AHCCCS Verification

Please send or bring in a copy of these documents to or 708 W Baseline Rd, Building #4 Mesa, AZ 85210. (Documents will not be returned…. Do Not Send Originals)

For questions about Fee Assistance, please call 480-644-PLAY (7529), Monday - Thursday 7am - 5:30 pm or email