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.
This American Red Cross course is designed to teach lifeguarding responsibilities and rescue skills. It includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. On the first day of class, participants must complete three prerequisite skills:
Swim 300 yards continuously, using freestyle (front crawl) and breaststroke.
Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object in both hands (head out of water), and climb out of the pool without using the steps or ladder within 1 minute 40 seconds.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
Come prepared to swim. Registration is final. Participants must be 15 or older by the completion of the class. Proof of age is required the first class day.
This course emphasizes proper methods of teaching swimming skills to all ages and levels, and is approximately 36 hours. On the first day of class, candidates must pass a skill test including competency in the four basic strokes and have a level of comfort in deep water to remain in class. For ages 16 and older by the completion of the class.