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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.

     

Message From the Director

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Marc Heirshberg, CPRE
Director
Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department

Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Mesa residents and playing a significant role in shaping the character of the City through preeminent parks and recreation. The Department manages 2,200+ acres of park land including 205 parks with unique playgrounds, first-class athletic fields, nine aquatic centers, splash pads, trails, five recreation centers, a championship golf course, convention center, amphitheater, cemetery and two spring training baseball stadiums. 

By creating a sense of place, parks and recreation services in Mesa provide critical connections for residents through the natural environment, recreational pursuits, historic appreciation, and social and cultural events. This sense of place shapes the cohesive fabric of vision, values and identity of the community while promoting an active lifestyle for all ages.  Mesa meets park and recreation needs of today’s residents without sacrificing future generations by balancing environmental, economic, and equity concerns. The department enriches the lives of individuals, families, intergenerational groups and the entire community through positive and fulfilling recreational experiences. Mesa proactively engages in continuous improvement as offerings become outdated or under-utilized, while collaborating with other service providers to achieve balanced availability of programs and facilities.

The Mesa Parks system is a premier destination that welcomes and captivates residents and visitors. The park system and its beauty are part of the daily life and shape the character of the City. Residents are informed and involved in shaping the future of the park and recreation system and its value to their lives.