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Parks and Recreation


Next Registration-Winter Session:

  • Holiday Session dates: Oct. 17-Dec. 17
  • Winter Guide online: Dec. 2, 2016
  • Winter Registration: Tues., Dec. 13(resident), Thurs., Dec. 15(non-resident)
  • Winter Session dates: Jan. 9-March. 11

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

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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

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Fall is a great time to get outdoors and explore all Gilbert Parks and Recreation has to offer.  Look for trail improvements along the Heritage Trail from Warner Road to Freestone Park. These improvements will begin in the fall and include paved surfaces, landscaping and rest areas with drinking fountains. Walk, run or bike along the nearly 50 miles of trails in Gilbert.

Gilbert was recently honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the 10th 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 8th in a row and was awarded the 1st year Growth Award. 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, fly-fishing and more. Be sure to check out our Community Events Calendar located on page 14 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.

Call us at 480-503-6200 to reserve a Ramada at any of our beautiful parks for your next family gathering.