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


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.