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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.
foothills brochure

Foothills Update
CLICK HERE for the
summer 2015 issue!
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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
Splashbook 2015 cover Summer Aquatics Schedule
Discover all the great aquatics programs, lessons and events we are offering this summer. Includes schedule for swimming lessons! Click here to download the Splashbook.
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Swimming Summer Recreation Swim
May 30 through August 1, 2015
Enjoy fun-filled slides, lap pools, play structures and more! What a fun way to cool off this summer! Click here for details.
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image of adult swimmer Summer Swimming Lessons
We offer private and group swimming lessons for all ages! Please see pages 4-8 of the summer Splashbook for details.
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Lifeguard Strong Swimmer? Be a Lifeguard!
Glendale will be conducting interviews to hire summer, certified lifeguards, 15 years or older, at our two aquatics centers.  Click here for details.
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Summer Sizzler

Summer Sizzler Sampler Week
June 1 - June 6
Sample some popular Special Interest Classes for FREE! Click here to see the schedule of eligible classes. If you have any questions about Summer Sizzler Week or any of our Special Interest Classes, please call Lori at 623-930-4613.

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Two children

Foothills 360 Youth Summer Program
Registration begins Wednesday, April 1
Program runs 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, July 31*
Give your kids, ages 5-11, a memorable summer at this popular, supervised program, where staff provides fun, age-appropriate programming in a variety of spaces within the center. Kids will enjoy swimming once a week, the rock wall, gymnasium games, arts and crafts, guest speakers and active games. Choose a 3-day or 5-day a week program. This program fills quickly! You may register for one week or multiple weeks as long as there is space available. Each child will need to bring a daily, non-perishable lunch and snacks, but food can also be purchased at the on-site cafe. For more information, call 623-930-4610.

Registration fees: 3-Day is $74/week (non-resident $91) | 5-Day is $110/week (non-residents $145)

Flyer | Registration Forms | Register Online: 3-Day | 5-Day
*No program on May 25 or July 3.

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Little girl's shoes Foothills Daddy-Daughter Dance
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20
You are cordially invited to the Foothills Daddy-Daughter Dance. This is your chance to show your little girl how special she is while creating lasting memories by treating her to a night of fun with music, dancing and dessert. Dads or other significant male may attend. Open to daughters aged 3-12. Dress code is semi-formal. The cost is $15 for Dad and $5 for each daughter. Space is limited. Call 623-930-4600 to register (code #353164-01 for Dads, #353264-01 for daughters). Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 17.
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Swim Party 6th Annual Foothills Family Swim Party
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27
Come and enjoy an evening for families at our mini-waterpark. Our DJ
will play music while you swim, eat and play games. Entrance includes
a hot dog and lemonade. The Café will be open for additional purchases.
Parents/guardians must be present. No food, ice chests, swim toys or
flotation devices. Event open to the first 400 paid participants. Residents
$4/person, non-residents $6/person. For more information, call Darren
at 623-930-4610.
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Zumba logo NEW! Zumba Drop-In Class
10:15 to 11:15 a.m., every Saturday
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 new instructor Janelle Haren. Drop-in fee is $6 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 623-930-4334, Parks & Recreation, or 623-930-3509, Transit Management.
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Can You Say "Pickleball?"
Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
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, and 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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Spanish Spanish
Mondays for 7 weeks beginning June 1
  • Adults
    9:30 to 11 a.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Spanish for beginners will introduce the sounds and grammar of the Spanish language. Click here for details.
  • Kids
    4 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 3-4), 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. (ages 5-7), or 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. (ages 8-12)

    Ages 3-12 can enjoy learning Spanish in a fun and friendly atmosphere through games, music and group participation. Click here for details.
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Glue Beginning Model Building
11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m., Mondays for 7 weeks beginning June 1
Ages 7-13 can enjoy the fun of model building with easy-to-assemble slot fit wood model kits. Click here for details.
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Soccer ball B.E.S.T. Soccer Training
Saturdays for 6 weeks beginning June 6
Our skill building, weekly soccer program will engage your kids, ages 18 months - 6 years, in the world of soccer by presenting dribbling, kicking, throw-ins, headers, goalie skills (age permitting), scrimmaging and more activities that are fun WHILE learning. Click here for details.
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Child with balls Sports Preview: Multi-Sports by B.E.S.T
Saturdays for 6 weeks beginning June 6
Expose your player, ages 2-6, to 3 core sports of soccer, baseball and basketball (in that order). Two weeks of each sport will offer you the flexibility to see which sport your child likes best and just have fun. Click here for details.
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Chef's hat Vietnamese Cooking
Saturdays, 12 to 2:30 p.m.
Try one or all of these one-day cooking classes, including Salads & Soups (June 6), Fresh Spring Rolls & Dipping Sauce (June 13), Finger Foods & Fried Rice (June 20), and an Authentic Family Dinner (June 27). Click on class titles for details.
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Basketball Basketball Clinic
Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks beginning June 8
Learn and improve the basic fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, offense, defense and intramural games in this interactive basketball clinic for ages 6-15. Click here for details.
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Volleyball Volleyball Skills Clinic
6:45 to 8:45 p.m., Mondays for 4 weeks beginning June 8, or Wednesdays for 4 weeks beginning June 10
Ages 9-14 can experience what volleyball is all about. Designed for any skill level, this clinic will focus on passing, setting, hitting, serving and defense. Click here for details.
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