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


Summer is here!

All parents want the best and safest experience for their child. Mesa Parks and Recreation answers the top 5 questions about our summer programs so that parents can feel more comfortable and confident that their children will be safe this summer.

What are the camp ratios?

  • Camps typically run on a 1 staff member to 20 children ratio. During the summer camps, we also have teen volunteers who assist the staff with activities, allowing us to have even better ratios on most days. If a child is in need of additional staff support, they can qualify for more assistance in the program to help make them more successful.

Are staff background-checked?

  • All staff members over 18 years of age that will be working in the Mesa Parks and Recreation Department must submit to an extensive, fingerprint-based background check. Staff members must also submit to a drug screening prior to their hire and first day of camp.

What are the age of the counselors?

  • The summer programs are staffed with people of all ages and backgrounds. All staff have experience working with children and most of our more mature staff have been teachers and coaches throughout the valley. Many of our younger staff are working towards degrees in fields that will be impacting our youth. Our teen volunteers are learning the skills needed for future employment and are the most creative in keeping the kids active in camp.

Will you accept kids that have special needs or requirements?

  • Yes, we work with all kids and have specially trained staff to work with individuals with special needs. Complete an Inclusion Request with your registration for the program.

Are there scholarships available?