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 Current Registration - Winter Session:

  •  Winter Session dates: January 8- March 10, 2018
  •  Winter Guide online: December 1
  •  Winter Registration dates: December 12- Residents /December 14 - Non Residents

 Next Registration - Spring Session:

  • Spring Session dates: March 19-May 19
  • Spring Guide online: February 9
  • Spring Registration dates: February 20- Residents / February 22- Non Residents

Click here to register.

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

The Power line and Heritage Trails improvements are complete and both trails are now open.

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Augusta Ranch Elementary Spring Carnival

The 2018 Augusta Ranch Elementary Spring Carnival is coming up Saturday, March 3rd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Desert Ridge Junior High School! Join for games, food, raffle baskets, rides, vendors and more!

Visit their Facebook page to learn more.

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 The Water Tower Plaza Splash Pad has been shut off due to maintenance.  The other water features are not affected.......thank you!

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


Spring is around the corner and of course Gilbert Parks & Recreation is gearing up for another great season! With the upcoming special events, recreation programs, and the aquatics season about to begin, we have plenty in store to keep you and your family active in the community.

Enjoy this great weather at our annual Outdoor Expo at the Riparian Preserve on February 24th 9am-2pm. You will have a chance to brush up on various outdoor activities or learn new skills, including fishing, camping, hunting, hiking and much more.  This is an event for ALL ages! This premier event will draw exhibitors and attendees statewide.

For the adventurous at heart, the KA-POW! Superhero Adventure Run is on March 24th from 8am-Noon. This costumed run is perfect for the whole family to participate in 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 14th from 9am-2pm at the Gilbert Civic Center North Campus. "Bike Around the World".  As part of Valley Bike month, The Town of Gilbert and Valley Metro are encouraging families to ride your bike to the festival.  Plenty of bicycle parking will be available and those that participate will receive some great "Bike Around the World" prizes.   

Bring the family to the Water Tower Plaza to enjoy a free concert. All concerts begin at 6:30pm

March 15 and 29

April 12 and 26

May 5, 24 and 31

 Visit our website for more information on Gilbert special events.

Support the Gilbert Parks and Recreation Foundation by becoming a Friend of Gilbert Parks. Memberships range from $25 - $100 per year offering various member benefits and you get to help Gilbert Parks and Recreation deliver the best services possible to our excellent community. One of the benefits gives you the opportunity to register one day earlier than the resident registration date. Visit the Foundation website for more information and to become a “Friend” at

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

Rod Buchanan

Parks and Recreation Director

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