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 Current Registration - Summer Session:

  •  Summer Session dates: May 30 - July 29
  •  Summer Guide online: April 14, 2014
  •  Summer Registration dates: April 25th - Residents / April 27th - Non Residents

 Next 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

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


Spring is around the corner and 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 25th 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 premier event will draw exhibitors and attendees statewide.

For the adventurous at heart, the KA-POW! Superhero Adventure Run is on March 25th from 8am-Noon. This costumed run is fit for the whole family 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 8th from 10am-4pm at the Gilbert Civic Center. NEW this year is~ "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.

Mark your calendar! Coming March 1st,  the Gilbert Splash Guide will be available online at The guide will help you navigate through the spring and summer programs at all four pools.

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

March 16th - Nina Speaking

March 30th- Vintage Wednesday

April 13th - Peppermint James

April 27th-Miss DMeaner and the Felonies

Additional Concert Dates (Bands to be announced in March 2017)

May 11th, May 25th and June 8th

Visit our website for more information on Gilbert special events.

The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Foundation is now offering “FRIEND” memberships. Check them out and become a Friend of Gilbert Parks and Recreation:  SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2017 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM FOR THE GPRF ANNUAL EVENT AND WATCH FOR MORE EXCITING DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

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

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