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Glendale, AZ - Foothills Recreation & Aquatic Center
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308
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The Foothills Center requires all users, including day pass users, to provide identification and fill out required paperwork. A parent or legal guardian must sign off on paperwork for those ages 17 and younger.



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Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W Union Hills Dr, 623-930-4600

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Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Additional holiday hours as posted.

We are a full-service, recreation center
serving the Glendale community.
We provide educational, recreational,
fitness and social activities through classes, special events and ongoing center activities. Select areas and programs are free to everyone. Recreation Memberships may be purchased for additional opportunities. No joining fees or contracts! Daily, monthly, 15-punch and annual recreation memberships are available; click here for rates.
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Foothills Update
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Fall 2016 issue!
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Our October lap swim schedule is available to download.

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Click here for the video tourMembership Privileges
A Recreation Membership allows the use of the fitness area with fitness/exercise equipment, the indoor jogging/walking track; the open gymnasium hours, basic aerobics, the indoor racquetball courts, rock climbing wall and scheduled lap swimming all for one low price. Monthly, annual and punch memberships with special pricing for seniors, families and students are available. For membership rates and age requirements, click here. Please note that summer public swimming includes an additional fee for all users, including those with a Foothills membership. Anyone from the community is welcome to enjoy public swimming by paying the aquatics admission fee. All users, whether swimming or supervising do need to pay an aquatics admission fee as everyone on deck is included in the capacity counts.

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  • Full-size gymnasium (monthly schedule at Service Desk)
  • 18 weekly fitness classes included in your membership or day pass purchase
  • Certified running coach, personal trainers and a nutritionist on staff
  • Wide variety of community classes for toddlers through adults
  • Open racquetball, racquetball lessons, league and social racquetball
  • Social pickle ball pickup games
  • Room rentals for HOA’s, weddings, baby showers, business meetings, graduation parties
  • Full fitness center with free weights, a strength training circuit, and cardio equipment
  • Activity Room open to the public to shoot pool, play ping pong or just socialize with friends
  • Lap swimming year-round in heated, outdoor pool
  • Public swimming in the summer at mini-water park
  • Silver Sneakers facility
  • Adult private swim lessons, with youth lessons offered every summer
  • Zumba classes
  • Cooking classes every quarter
  • Martial arts classes
  • 3 different types of yoga available
  • Painting classes
  • Year-round Neptune Swim Team
  • Special events such as Halloween and Santa’s Workshop
News and events
Halloween kids Foothills Neighborhood Halloween Event
6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28
Children, ages 10 and younger, can load up on candy at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center and enjoy an evening of activities, including carnival games, photo opportunities, temporary tattoos, train rides (additional cost, cash only), a costume parade, and arts and crafts. Admission can be purchased the night of the event for $4 ($5 non-residents). Supervision is required; parents are FREE. For more information, call 623-930-4610.
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Santa hat
10th Annual Santa’s Workshop
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10
Kids of all ages are invited to this special event where they can purchase holiday presents (everything is $2) for their friends, family or even their pets. A store will be set up with a variety of items sure to make everyone happy. Santa’s elves will be on site to wrap their selection in holiday wrapping paper. Please arrive early for best selection of products. For more information, please contact Darren at 623-930-4610.
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Adult Swim Lessons
It’s never too late to learn to swim! For ages 15+.

  • Private Lessons
    Throughout September
    Adults who want to improve their skills and feel safe around water can receive one-on-one instruction from a certified, experienced lifeguard. Each lesson is 30 minutes. The cost per lesson is $35 (non-resident $42) and preregistration is required. EXTREMELY LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! For more information, call 623-930-2838.

  • Beginner Lessons
    11 to 11:45 a.m., Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 weeks, beginning Sept. 12
    Learn basic strokes and improve your comfort level in the water from an experienced, patient instructor. Comfortable, small group with a maximum of 6 participants. The class is $60 (non-resident $72) and preregistration is required. Click here to register.
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Zumba logo Zumba Drop-In Class
6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Wednesdays, & 10 to 11 a.m., Saturdays
Come join the party! Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. Ongoing class includes interval training sessions using fast and slow rhythms, with instructor Janelle Haren on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Cyndi Picker on Mondays. Ages 15+. No class Sept. 5, Oct. 10, Nov. 26 and Dec. 26. Drop-in fee is $5 per class. Call 623-930-4600 for more information.
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Bus Temporary Park N Ride Location at the FRAC
Glendale Parks & Recreation is currently partnering with the city’s Transportation Department to provide a temporary Park N Ride location for Valley Metro bus routes 573 and 575 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center. Approximately 50 spaces toward the far western portion of the parking lot will be used. This location was specifically chosen as recreation staff felt it minimized the impact on the members of the center. The Transportation Department has also dedicated a staff person to monitor the area to ensure the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center patrons are unaffected by the temporary Park N Ride location. For questions call 623-930-4608, Parks & Recreation, or 623-930-3509, Transit Management.
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Can You Say "Pickleball?"
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (3 courts + 1 at 12:30 p.m.); Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (4 courts); Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (2 courts) - Hours subject to change.
What is pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is a paddle sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and uses wood, composite or fiberglass paddles. The game is played on a badminton court with nets lowered to 34" at the center. Easy for beginners to learn, it can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players. Just show up and enjoy the fun, as all equipment is provided by the center.

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Featured Classes
Stress Management Introduction to Stress Management
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 4 weeks
Life's everyday stresses take a toll. Learn and experience a varity of meditations that will help you relax, lessen stress and allow healing of mind, body and spiritual aches and pains.
More Information
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Tumbling Parent & Tot Tumbling
Monday, Sept. 12, 5 weeks
You and your little one (aged 2-5) will enjoy a class in which they will learn tumbling skills such as forward and backward rolls, bridges, back bends, cartwheels and much more! Help them build strength, balance, flexibility, and motor skills.
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colored pencils Little Rembrandts - Drawing
Monday, Sept. 12, 4 weeks
Young Rembrandts has a unique method of drawing with preschoolers that will maximize their development to better prepare them as learners. This class will help them gain motor skills, enhance their communication skills, build their self esteem and much more.
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Bellydance Egyptian Belly Dance
Tuesday, Sept. 13/Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 weeks
Want to improve your posture, balance, and release stress? Learn the movements and emotional elements of the dance and choreography. Women of all ages, abilities and sizes welcomed!
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Floral design Floral Design
Monday, Sept. 19, 6 weeks
Learn to arrange a beautiful floral design for an entire wedding. Basic techniques will allow you to create lovely boutonnieres and corsages, wedding bouquets, centerpieces, cakes tops and more.
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Baby Childcare & Babysitting Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. (one day event)
Teens ages 12 to 18 can learn the safe and fun ways to babysit and care for children. The class covers CPR, first aid, techniques for active children and tips for having an overall successful babysitting adventure!
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Get focused, fit, and flexible!

  • Yin Yoga
    Saturday, Sept. 24/ Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8 weeks
    Have you tried Yin Yoga? Yin asanas (postures) are more passive and mainly on the floor, and unique in that you are relaxing in the asanas, softening the muscles and targeting the deep tissues in the body.
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  • Astanga Yoga
    Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 weeks
    This class is for anyone looking to become proficient in vinyasa flow (linking breath with movement) and for those who already practice. It is intended to realign the spine, detoxify the body and build strength, flexibility and stamina. Whether you are just beginning or have an established practice, this class will allow you to improve.
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