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


Message From the Director

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Marc Heirshberg, CPRE
Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department

Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) 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 2,500+ acres of park land including 205 parks with unique playgrounds, first-class athletic fields, nine aquatic centers, splash pads, trails, six recreation centers, a championship golf course, convention center, amphitheater, cemetery, two spring training baseball stadiums, and Facility Maintenance of more than 4.8 million square feet of City properties

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.