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  • 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.

  • Riverview, Red Mountain and Greenfield lakes remain open for fishing, however, Arizona Game and Fish has suspended their stocking program until further notice.

  • 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.
      • 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 https://www.mesaaz.gov/city-hall/coronavirus  and our City of Mesa social media channels.

     

Certified Autism Center Mesa Parks and Recreation

The City of Mesa Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities (PRCF) has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in online training and certification programs, to become the first Parks & Recreation agency in the world to be designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC). It is our goal to provide every family with an enjoyable and memorable experience while in our facilities or programs, and we are proud to offer specialized services to individuals with autism and other special needs.

 

 

Certified Staff

The City of Mesa PRCF employees receive specialized training to ensure they have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament, and expertise to cater to all children, including those with special needs.

Training focuses include: sensory awareness, motor skills, autism overview, program development, social skills, communication, environment, and emotional awareness.

 

IBCCES Sensory Guide TM

The IBCCES Sensory Guide provides insight on how a child with sensory processing issues may be affected by each sense for attractions managed by the City of Mesa PRCF. IBCCES performed an audit on six locations including Dobson Ranch Park, Pioneer Park, Riverview Park, Red Mountain Center, Skyline Aquatic Center, and Mesa Convention Center.

Download Sensory Guide 

 

Sensory Bins

The City of Mesa PRCF is proud to have sensory bins available at our programs and facilities. The bins include a sampling of sensory fidget toys, communication tools, and noise-cancelling headphones. These items can be requested at the main desk of the recreation centers and aquatic centers. Additional accommodations include low sensory areas or quiet rooms at our venues. Patrons are encouraged to discuss the sensory needs of program participants or guests at our facilities so that we can make a reasonable accommodation.