[Source: City of Phoenix] — Parents will soon be approaching crunch time for finding ways to keep kids active, engaged, and safe through the summer break. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering a host of full-day, drop-in recreation programs, classes, sports leagues, and instruction for summer, all of which is viewable online here. Parents also can sign up for the department’s e-mail newsline for regular alerts about upcoming registration dates and deadlines. When registration opens at 10:30 a.m. on April 25, participants can sign up for programs online with a major credit card from any Internet-connected computer.
- Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. on May 2 for swim classes and aquatics programs at the 21 city pools open this summer.
- In addition to dozens of sites for our full-day Phoenix Afterschool Center program, many community centers will be hosting full-day, structured recreation programs. Parents can choose from a number of options –- from four-week programs to full summer, ten-week programs. Prices vary but generally average about $30 a week.
- New for this year, city of Phoenix golf courses will be hosting weeks-long golf clinics to introduce Phoenix youth to the great game of golf. The clinics will be low-cost, intensive clinics that will get kids ready to head out on the course.
- Parents also can choose from among dozens of community center-based general interest classes from dance, to music to visual arts as well as basketball and other sports leagues and instructional clinics.
- Adults aren’t left out and can choose from the same number of high quality, low cost programs.
All registration periods begin at 10:30 a.m. Program schedules and registration information are in the Classes and Programs link here. For general information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 602-262-6862