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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.

  • 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.

     

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 www.nays.org/quality.