NOTE: Registration software will not be available from Noon-3p 4/1/15 

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

Program Registration: Splash Guide on line and registration is now open.  Summer Guide will be posted on-line Friday, April 10thResident Registration begins Tuesday, April 21st, Non Resident begins Thursday, April 23rd. 

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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Spring is in the air and Gilbert Parks & Recreation is gearing up for another great season! With the upcoming KA-POW! Superhero Adventure Run, the Gilbert Global Village Festival, new classes being offered at the Riparian Preserve, and the aquatics season about to begin, we have plenty in store to keep you and your family active in the community.

For the adventurous at heart, the KA-POW! Superhero Adventure Run is on March 28th from 8am-Noon. This costumed run is fit for the whole family with fun and challenging obstacles at Freestone District Park. Following in April, the Gilbert Global Village Festival, a multi-cultural celebration for all ages, on April 11th from 11am-5pm at the Gilbert Civic Center. Take your family on a trip around the world, while in the heart of Gilbert! For more information, view page 13-14

Check out these exciting new classes offered at the Riparian Preserve! Taught by our very own Naturalist, Jennie Rambo, offering classes on Gardening for Tortoises and Gardening for Hummingbirds, you’ll learn how to transform your garden into a habitat for these desert creatures. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about upcoming free fly fishing demonstrations at the Riparian offered by the Desert Fly Casters.

Mark your calendar! Coming March 1st, the Gilbert Splash Guide will be available online at The guide will be your passport to pre-season swim team and lessons offered at Greenfield and Mesquite Pools. Plus it’ll keep you in-the-know about the renovations to the Mesquite pool and the upcoming summer aquatic programs.

Did you know that Gilbert has over 30 picnic ramadas available for reservation at our picturesque Parks located throughout the community? Contact us to reserve a ramada for your next birthday party, family gathering, work event, baby shower, and more!  

Gilbert Gets Out Month is an exciting opportunity for your family to “get out” and experience Gilbert and all that it has to offer.  Each activity will provide your family with the opportunity to imagine, explore, discover and play.  These FREE activities take place throughout April at various Town of Gilbert locations.  For more information please visit page 17 of this Guide.

From all of us here at Gilbert Parks & Recreation, thank you for supporting our parks and programs making Gilbert Parks & Recreation best in class!

Be sure to check out all our programs and events in this Spring Recreation Guide

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