NOTICE: Gilbert is rolling out new residential trash, recycling and bulk trash pickup schedules for all residents on Monday, January 4, 2016. Trash and recycling containers will be picked up on the same day and bulk trash pickup will continue to be offered one week per zone each month. VIEW your new pickup schedule.

Notice(s):     The skate park will be closed Monday, December 14- Friday December 18 for concrete repair.

Next Registration-Winter Session:

  • Guide on-line Dec. 4
  • Registration: December 15 (resident), December 17 (non-resident)
  • Session dates: January 11-March 12. 
  • Spring Break Camps: March 14-18. 

Rain Line: For up to date field conditions and closures call the rain line at 480-503-6201             

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Our Mission

Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department commits to provide superior parks, recreation and cultural programs, which exceed customer expectations, enhance the quality of life, and promote lifelong leisure and educational pursuits. These services are provided by a dedicated team, focused on fairness, trust, innovation, with a commitment to excellence.

Message from Director, Rod Buchanan

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Fall is a GREAT time to get out and see what Gilbert Parks and Recreation has to offer.  From fishing to volleyball, picnics and playgrounds there is something for everyone at one of our amazing parks.  We also have very exciting events coming this fall to entertain and delight so save the date for some of Gilbert’s premiere events!  

Enjoy an evening at The Downtown Concert Series which is held at the Water Tower Plaza in the heart of Gilbert’s Heritage District. The dates are October 8th & 22nd, November 5th & 18th, and December 3rd. Click here for more details: Downtown Concert Series

The Fall Carnival is a great event for the family. Enjoy a full weekend of fun and thrill seeking rides at Crossroads Park October 8th – 11th.   Fall Carnival

Celebrate your patriotism and American pride by honoring our veterans on November 5th at the Civic Center Campus!  Veterans Day

The Gilbert Days 5K and 1 Mile Run starts the fun on November 20, 2015 at Freestone Park.  Then the next day on November 21st the Gilbert Days parade begins at 8:30am on Gilbert Road beginning at Juniper Road and heading south past Elliott Road. The parade is a celebration of our Town’s heritage and involves many local schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, and special interest groups. The Gilbert Half Marathon is also on November 21st and will run through the heart of Gilbert. For information on how to become a sponsor, volunteer or just enjoy our celebration check out the following link: Gilbert Days 2015

 Did you know all of our parks are open from 5:30am until 10:00pm every day of the year and is a great place to host a birthday party or family gathering? You can reserve a Ramada next to a playground, lake or volleyball court, and even at Cosmo Dog Park. Go online for more information or call 480-503-6200. Ramada rental information

The Riparian at Water Ranch Lake offers classes for all ages. Kids Night Owl is an opportunity for kids to come out to experience the Riparian Preserve at night with star gazing, night time dino dig, night hike and other fun activities!

October marks the 10 year anniversary of the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory! If you haven’t done so yet….come out any Friday or Saturday evening to explore the Sky with the East Valley Astronomy Club at no cost.

Gilbert Parks and Recreation has something for all ages and opportunities to give back to the community through volunteering. Be sure to check out our website for information on volunteering.

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