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



Junior Lifeguard
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What will my child be doing as a Junior Lifeguard?

A) The primary focus of the Junior Lifeguard program is to introduce volunteers to the duties and responsibilities of a professional lifeguard. They will be introduced to lifeguarding skills such as CPR, first aid, rescues, and scanning;giving them an idea ofwhat lifeguarding is about. Volunteers assist with swim lesson instruction and shadow lifeguards on duty during public swim.

B) Junior Lifeguards will also learn how to care for an aquatic facility by assisting with daily cleaning, organization, set up and take down.

C) Throughout the summer volunteers participate in a city-wide team building activities called Junior Lifeguard Olympics. Activities include fun challenges, trivia, skills demonstrations, and more.

D) Junior Lifeguards will also have the opportunity to volunteer during special events and meets for extra volunteer hours and new experiences outside of working at a facility.


Q: How do the training classes work?

A) Participants will register under the pool at which they would like to be assigned during the summer season for their volunteer hours. Although May training classes will take place at either Brimhall, Kino, Mesa, Shepherd or Skyline Aquatics Centers, the junior lifeguard's volunteer hours will take place at the pool for which they have registered.  It doesn't matter which training class you sign up for, just pick which one works best for your schedule. The goal of offering multiple classes and times is in an attempt to accommodate different schedules and home locations. Those who take the May classes will be able to begin volunteering right when the pools open. When registering, please search for the pool at which you would like to be assigned for the summer. *Training class options and registration links below.

 Date  Start Time  End Time  Training Location
 May 7, 2019  5:00pm  8:00pm  Brimhall Aquatic Complex
 May 9, 2019  5:00pm  8:00pm  Shepherd Aquatic Complex
 May 10, 2019  5:00pm  8:00pm  Skyline Aquatic Center
 May 14, 2019  5:00pm  8:00pm  Mesa Aquatic Complex
 May 17, 2019  5:00pm  8:00pm  Kino Aquatic Center


1) To volunteer at Brimhall (BH) please sign up here

2) To volunteer at Carson (CA) please sign up here

3) To volunteer at Fremont (FR) please sign up here

4) To volunteer at Kino (KI) please sign up here

5) To volunteer at Mesa (ME) please sign up here

6) To volunteer at Rhodes (RH) please sign up here

7) To volunteer at Shepherd (SH) please sign up here

8) To volunteer at Skyline (SK) please sign up here

9) To volunteer at Stapley (ST) please sign up here


Q: Do junior lifeguard volunteer hours count for service learning hours?

A) If your child attends a Mesa Public School, yes the volunteer hours count towards service learning.

B) If your child attends a non-Mesa Public School you will have to check with the school to find out if they count or not.

C) All service learning paperwork and set up needs to be done through your child's school prior to the end of the school year. If you have questions please call your school office and ask to speak with your service learning coordinator.