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.
Being a lifeguard is the best summer job you will ever have! Join our City of Mesa Guard family!
Why Lifeguard? Best Job Ever!
Learn lifesaving skills.
Keep your community safe and be a role model for kids.
Looks great on a college application: shows teamwork, responsibility and leadership.
Meet other amazing people.
Perfect for students, flexible summer shift.
Great pay, locations and people. You will create lasting friendships with your Mesa Guards family. You will be a part of a community where you keep people safe and you will be proud of what you accomplish!
Who can become a lifeguard?
Anyone 15 years of age or older may apply. From teens to Retirees, being a lifeguard is the best seasonal job.
What Are The Steps To Become A Lifeguard?
Step One: Get Certified.
Lifeguarding requires proven skills to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Mesa lifeguards are required to pass the American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification. City of Mesa offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. ThisLifeguard Training class prepares participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries.
Upon successful completion of the Lifeguard Training class, you will be a Waterpark Lifeguard and are certified in First CPR/AED and First Aid. Certification valid for two years. This certification is valid nationwide.
Step Two: Apply To Be A Lifeguard.
Once you have signed up for a certification course, apply for a job as a lifeguard with the City of Mesa. Lifeguard job openings appear January 2020. Applications may be submitted before training courses are completed. Please indicate training dates on application. Lifeguard Applicants must be enrolled or currently hold Lifeguarding Certification.
Step Three: Participate in a Lifeguard Skills Test
Test your skills. Skills Testing includes: an oral interview, lifeguarding skills, first aid, CPR, and fitness level test. Participation is mandatory for applicants to be eligible for employment. Please bring a copy of your certifications.
Hiring Skills Test will take place with proper precautions. New test dates to be posted soon.
Skills test review has been CANCELED.
What Will I Get Paid?
Lifeguards: $12.77 per hour
(Must be at least 15 years old)