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Fall 2017

Parks and Recreation

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 Current Registration - Fall Session:

  •  Fall Session dates: August 14th - October 7th
  •  Fall Guide online: July 7th
  •  Fall Registration dates: July 18th - Residents / July 20th - Non Residents

 Next Registration - Holiday Session:

  •  Holiday Session dates: October 16th - December 16th
  •  Holiday Guide online: September 19th
  •  Holiday Registration dates: September 19 - Residents / September 21 - 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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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


Fall is a great time to get outdoors and explore all Gilbert Parks and Recreation has to offer.  In addition to our amazing parks, recreation centers and programs, we offer over 32 miles of shared use paved paths to enjoy biking, running and walking. Be sure to stop by the Parks and Recreation office to pick up the latest map of Gilbert facilities and trails. We are located at 90 E Civic Center Dr Municipal building II, Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Foundation is hosting the first annual “LAKESIDE LUAU” on October 21, 2017 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. It will be an exciting family event and all proceeds go to enhance parks and recreation in Gilbert!  Did you know that you can become a “Friends of the Foundation” member and receive numerous benefits such as early program registration? Check out all the exciting opportunities to support Gilbert Parks and Recreation at

Gilbert was recently honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the 11th year. The national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their communities more playable. Additionally, Gilbert received the Tree City Award for the 9th year. Be sure to visit ourTree City page on the website to learn more about the program and tips for tree management. TREE CITY

I encourage you to enjoy our great programs at the Riparian Preserve including Bird Walks, Explore the Night Sky at the Observatory, Nature camps, and more. Be sure to check out our Community Events Calendar located on page XX for a variety of activities, events and fun for all ages in our recreation centers and parks. Gilbert also offers adult volleyball, basketball and softball leagues. Learn more about our leagues at Gilbert Adult Sports.


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