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


Awards and Recognition

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The Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department has become the first parks and recreation organization in the U.S. and the world to become a Certified Autism Center, a designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) that demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ensuring guests with autism and sensory sensitivities have the best possible experience.


 CAPRA-Web-410-RGB The City of Mesa's Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department is one of 139 accredited park and recreation agencies in the United States.

The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) 

recognizes park and recreation agencies for excellence in operation and service.
 goldmedal The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, and agency recognition. Mesa was awarded the Gold Medal in 1978, 1992 and 2000. Mesa has been named a 2014, 2015 and 2019 Gold Medal Finalist.


 pcusa_logo Mesa has been recognized as a Playful City USA community. Playful City USA communities utilize play as an innovative solution to address a number of challenges facing kids, families and communities.
 Tree City Logo Full Color Mesa is recognized as a Tree City USA community. This national program provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
 Better Sports for Kids quality-seal-date-18  City of Mesa Youth Sports has earned the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation for 2018/2019.
The Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation is a seal of commitment to quality based on nationally accepted standards. Achieving this designation demonstrates City of Mesa Youth Sports has undergone a review process and has shown a commitment to a safe, quality youth sports environment for the families we serve. For more information about the designation, visit