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December PRCF News

Post Date:12/04/2017

 Happy Holidays

The City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department wishes you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year!

Upcoming Events:

Pioneer Park Grand Opening Celebration

 The City of Mesa cordially invites you to the Pioneer Park Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 4:30pm.  526 E. Main Street, Mesa. 

 Come check out the amazing 9,000 sq. foot iconic playground designed to feel like you're playing in the trees, 15 foot water wall and 850 sq. foot splash pad! 

  Merry Main Street - DOWNTOWN MESA - NOW - Jan. 5, 2018 

Get into the holiday spirit with Merry Main St. from November 24th to January 5th! Enjoy a winter wonderland ice rink at City Plaza, Food Truck Forest at Pioneer Park, free visits with Santa on Fridays and Saturdays, holiday happenings at the Mesa Arts Center and Santa's

HOURS:Open daily Nov 24-Jan 1

Mon-Fri: 5-10pm

Sat-Sun: Noon-10pm 
Special Times: Dec. 24 open noon-4pm. Dec. 25 CLOSED. Dec. 31 open noon-4pm. Jan. 1 open noon-10pm.

*The ice rink is open from November 24th to January 5th.


  • Breakfast With Santa!

 Don't let your kids miss out on a great family tradition!

Breakfast with Santa is on Saturday, Dec.16 at the Mesa Convention Center! 

  Two breakfast timeslots include a pancake breakfast, craft and a photo-op with Jolly Ole St. Nick. Meet the best Santa in the Valley at your own pace, no long lines and a bilingual elf make the experience different than any others.

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. with breakfast served until 9:15 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with breakfast served until 10:45 a.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults and children over the age of one. Tickets must be pre-purchased to attend the breakfast. Tickets on sale now! To purchase, go online: or visit the Box Office (building A) located at 263 N. Center St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Download Flyer 

 For more information visit: or call (480) 644-PLAY (7529).


Family Nature Club

 Join Phoenix Zoo educators and City of Mesa Parks and Recreation staff for a glorious mashup of social club, play date and outdoor adventure. Children of all ages and their caregivers will spend time discovering the wonders of Arizona nature through free play and the Nature Quest activity series, developed by the Children & Nature Network.

Program Dates:
December 16, January 13, February 10, March 17, April 14, May 19

Program Time:
9 - 11 a.m.

Program Location:
Desert Arroyo Park - 9320 E. McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ 85207

Program Fee:
$5/person for individual program registration
or $30 per person for "club membership"

Club Membership Includes:
* Program registration for the entire 2017 - 18 Family Nature Club series
* Phoenix Zoo Nature Explorer Cards: Nature Play Edition (distributed at the
  November program)
* Nature play loose parts inspiration kit (distributed at the May program)


 *Children of any age accompanied by a caregiver are welcome. Nature Quest activities have been developed for ages 4 and up.


On Sale Now:

Lap Swim Pass

 This year give the gift of swim with a Spring 2018 Lap Swim Pass! The 2018 Lap Swim Pass can be used at both Kino and Skyline during any public lap swim times and are valid January 1 to May 26, 2018. Comes with a gift certificate that you can wrap up or easily stuff into a stocking! Don't miss out on the opportunity to give the gift of swim! 

Purchase a lap swim pass at Kino Aquatic Center or Skyline Aquatic Center during lap swim hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays or at the Parks office at 200 S. Center Bldg 1 Mesa, 85210 Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm.

Call 480-644-PLAY (7529) for more information!


Upcoming Programs:

Winter Youth Sports Programs

 City of Mesa Youth Sports winter registration is open! Be sure to get registered for basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, golf and Playball! 



 More Information:

Adult Sports

Want a way to keep active while having a blast with friends? The City of Mesa offers adult recreational and competitive women's, men's, and coed leagues on a variety of nights. Registration is coming up! 


Registration: Jan 3, 2018

Season starts: Jan 19, 2018

Type of League: Men, CoRec, Women

Cost: $520 per team


Registration: Jan 10, 2018

Season starts: Feb 1, 2018

Type of League: Women

Cost: $285 per team

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