• 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, 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  and our City of Mesa social media channels.


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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.