Notice(s): Cosmo Dog Park-the west side of the active area will be closed beginning Tuesday June 30 through Tuesday Aug 4. This closure will be to install turf.  The east side will remain open for use.

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

Parks and Recreation Month 2015 "This July we’re celebrating 30 years of the National Park and Recreation Month and the enduring importance of parks and recreation for our community. From the start, parks were created to serve the people—to give them a place to appreciate nature, exercise, socialize and have fun. This mission lives on and will continue to intensify into the future as we look to develop more parks and recreation opportunities right here in Gilbert.

Throughout the summer we will be offering programs and events to celebrate 30 years of Parks and Recreation. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for events, fun facts and ways to enjoy Gilbert’s parks and recreation amenities. Share with us how you play in Gilbert by using #PlayGilbert on social media.

Help us celebrate the past, present and future of parks and recreation.

Beat the summer heat at any of our four pools. On May 16, 2015 the Mesquite Aquatic Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting a grand “re-opening” and Water Safety Day from 10am-2pm.  Mesquite Pool was built in 1994, and has recently undergone an extensive renovation which is almost complete!  Join us for a day of free swimming, fun activities and inflatables, and free swim lessons for all ages! Additional opportunities include fun family events such as the Kiddie Carnival at Greenfield Pool on Saturday June 6thand the Family Pirate Party at Williams Field Pool Saturday, June 20th between 11am-2pm.

Explore the Night Sky with the East Valley Astronomy Club on the 3rd Monday of the May between May-August. Participate in learning about the universe through an educational session and observatory time from 7:00-8:30pm. This free event is great for beginning astronomers.Rod Summer Letter

Come out and explore the new disc golf course located in Freestone Park.  This nine hole course was developed by the Gilbert Leadership Class 23 and will be available for play in mid-May.  Check the website for more details.

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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