*Notice* All public areas of the parks and recreation centers are open unless noted below:  

Sport field updates:

  • Discovery Field #3 is closed.  All other areas are open.
  • Freestone Soccer East/West field is closed.  All other areas are open.
  • Sunview and Oaktree Neighborhood park basins are closed due to water.

Dog Park:

  • Cosmo dog park active area is closed for renovation.

Skate Park is closed due to rain.

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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

The Fall season brings many new improvements in our parks and enhancements in our services.

I am pleased to announce plans to replace seven playgrounds throughout the next year. The parks that are scheduled for replacement include Crossroads Park, Freestone Park (behind ball fields), Vista Allegre, Oak Tree East, Oak Tree West, Veteran's Park, and Village II East. You can check out our most recent playground renovation at Freestone Park and the new digital sign at Freestone Recreation Center.

Freestone Recreation Center is proud to partner with another great program to make fitness and wellness accessible to a greater population.  Our new partner, American Specialty Health offers the Silver & Fit program designed for seniors.

We are now offering The Honor Brick Program at Cosmo Dog Park. Honoring your pet with a brick purchase is a wonderful reminder of lives shared & cherished.  All proceeds will go towards improvements suggested by our park patrons such as a shade structure at Cosmo. Enhancements such as a shade structure and improved landscaping will continue to make your park experience enjoyable for both you and your pet.  You can purchase your personalized brick online at: http://polarengraving.com/CosmoDogPark

We continue to improve our service delivery by connecting community through technology and now our website is easier to navigate.  A few enhancements include the ability to create a household account online and  submit forms online such as the Rental Request Form and Inflatable Request Form

Did you know that you can check facility, Ramada and field availability online?  Go to www.gilbertrecreation.com  to check availability prior to calling the Parks and Recreation office in order to speed up your transaction. I invite to get out and enjoy one of our wonderful parks or take one of the exciting programs we offer.

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