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.
Red Mountain 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.
Each season, the City of Mesa seeks reliable, dedicated, hard-working individuals to become part of our team. Come be a part of the best.
We offer a variety of positions within the Aquatics division. Positions range from seasonal to year-round part-time and applicants must be at least 15 years old. During “peak” season (May thru August), employees may have the opportunity to work up to 40 hours per week. In the “off-peak” season (September thru April) hours may vary from 5-20 hours per week, depending on availability and events.
Apply for a job: Mesa Jobs (avail. January 2020). Applications may be submitted before training courses are completed. Please indicate training dates on application.
Participate in a Lifeguard Skills Test on March 21, 2020 or April 4, 2020. Skills Testing includes: an oral interview, lifeguarding skills, first aid, CPR, swimming stroke techniques and fitness level test. Participation is mandatory for applicants to be eligible for employment. Please bring a photocopy of your certifications.
We offer a Skills Test Review the night before Skills testing. Register for the review here.