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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, and innovation with a commitment to excellence.


Riparian After Dark

December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Get in the holiday spirit and join us for Gilbert's Riparian After Dark! ❄️ ☃️ 🎄

It's the only time of year you can enjoy the Riparian Preserve at night, lit up in festive holiday lights and luminaries. Carolers and live entertainment will also be there to spread holiday cheer. 🎶 💫

Join us for the Riparian After Dark on the dates listed below from 5:30 - 9:00PM. If you'd like to give back this holiday season, we've also included a list of nonprofit organizations accepting new and unwrapped donations each night of the event. 🎁

🌠 Friday, December 6th - Youth sneakers and shoes for Galloping Soles
🌠 Saturday, December 7th - Non-perishable food items for Azcend Community
🌠 Friday, December 13th - Toys for Gilbert Fire and Rescue's holiday drive
🌠 Saturday, December 14th - Dog food, blankets, and pet supplies for Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
🌠 Friday, December 20th - Non-perishable food items for Open Arms Care Center
🌠 Saturday, December 21st - Hats, gloves, and socks for St. Vincent de Paul

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