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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.

  • All open spaces, passive play spaces, 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.

     

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?