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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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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Winters in Arizona are a great time to enjoy the outdoors, get in shape, recreate and connect with our community through parks and recreation.

Come out and experience the holiday festivities at the Riparian After Dark.  Stroll through the Riparian and enjoy holiday music, light displays and luminaries. December 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th 5:30-9:00pm

We offer a variety of winter break camps for your children such as; Kidz Kamp at Freestone Recreation Center, Wrestling Camp at Highland High school, Youth Tech Camps at the Southeast Regional Library and Science Camps at the Gilbert Community Center. These camps are a great way to keep your kids engaged during the winter break.

Kick off the New Year by joining an adult sports leagues in softball, basketball or volleyball. Over 170 teams participate each season.  You can also participate in the New Year’s Bash Adult Softball Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, January 2nd at Freestone Park.

Stay on track with your fitness goals at the Freestone Recreation Center. Did you know Freestone Recreation center offers outstanding group fitness classes, a weight room, a climbing wall, racquetball and an indoor track?

The Gilbert Youth Ball Program begins in March at various sites around Gilbert.  This program is a great start for youth ages 4-12 to learn the fundamentals of baseball and softball.  Registration begins January 4th at

The month of February is filled with activities for all ages and interests. Be sure to visit the Outdoor Expo at the Riparian on February 20th or enjoy the Father Daughter Dance at the Community Center on February 5th.

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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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