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


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Tree Hugging = Health & Happiness

People are spending more time indoors and online than outdoors in nature.  Research suggests that being in nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.  Just five minutes around trees or in green spaces may improve your health. 

The City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department has started  "Love MyPark" and "Hug A Tree" campaigns to encourage you to opt outside and enjoy one of Mesa's 204 parks. From trees to trails to playgrounds to splash pads, the City of Mesa's natural areas, trails, green spaces and parks are gateways to a healthy, prosperous, connected you and community.  Opt outside today and enjoy the benefits of nature and hugging a tree!

Benefits of Hugging The Trees:

  • Its free!
  • No negative side effects!  
  • Boosts immune system!
  • Lowers blood pressure!
  • Reduces stress!
  • Improves mood!
  • Increases ability to focus, even in children with ADHD!
  • Accelerates recovery from surgery or illness!
  • Increases energy level!
  • Improves sleep!

Benefits of Nature References [PDF]



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Find one of our Hug The Trees signs at the following locations, snap photos of yourself or someone else Hugging the Tree, tag us on Instagram @mesaparksandrec, Facebook @mesaparksandrecreation or Twitter @MesaThingsToDo and you can be featured on our social channels!

 Hug The Trees Sign Locations:

Find one of our Hug A Tree Signs on our Interactive Map!

Click the icon in the top right corner to view larger map.   



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Visit one of Mesa's 204 parks and snap a photo of you or someone you know enjoying the park!  Share the love by using the hashtag #lovemypark on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.  View a list of Mesa Parks.