Park Notices

Temporary Closures or Restrictions 


As the city of Glendale continues to proactively fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the city today (4/2/20) announced additional, temporary closures of amenities within our parks. Effective immediately, all city of Glendale amenities within our parks, including playgrounds, ramadas, sport courts, dog parks, and other recreational sites within parks, will be closed to public access until further notice. On March 31, 2020, Glendale park restrooms, the Foothills Sk8 Court Plaza Skatepark and the Glendale Regional X-COURT Skatepark were temporarily closed.

These closures are intended to reduce the chance of COVID-19 exposure. In accordance with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order, all open spaces, trails, and walking paths will remain open for public use.

The city's Parks and Recreation staff is in the process of restricting access to such amenities, as well as installing signage.

Park visitors are asked to follow physical distancing guidelines by maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet of space between themselves and other guests. Individuals who are sick or who may have been exposed to COVID-19 must stay home and avoid public spaces.

  • Parks & Recreation facilities including the Adult Center, Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, O’Neil Recreation Center, Glendale Community Center, Heroes Regional Parks Recreation Building will all be closed.

  • All classes and programs at recreation and community centers are suspended, This includes: Youth and Adult Sports Leagues, Summer Camps, After School Programs, Special Programs

For complete list of facilities and services affected, click here.

Please note: several of these projects will be affected/delayed due to inclement weather. These dates are tentative and will be updated as schedules change. Call our office at 623-930-2691 with any questions. 

On the following dates, the dirt lots at Thunderbird Conservation Park will be regraded, compacted, and coated with a dust control material over decomposed granite. Work will be done in stages to try to minimize the impact on park users. 

On Monday, March 30, the 67th Avenue and Patrick Lane parking lot project will begin, and is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, April 4.

On Monday, April 6, the contractor will begin work on the 55th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road parking lot and staff will redirect park users to the overflow lot for trail access. The lot will reopen the following Monday, April 13.

  • The entrance to the Paseo Racquet Center will be painted on March 30, with a two-to-three day schedule. Operations will not be affected, patrons will be directed to the side entrance.

  • Park amenities may be closed without notice due to wet conditions. For sports field playability questions, call the following number:
    Automated Rain Out Hotline 623-934-6314
  • Bonsall Park North restrooms are temporarily closed due to maintenance issues.    
  • Bonsall Park North ramadas are closed until further notice by the Glendale Building Official. 

  • Thunderbird Conservation Park : The water trough located at the 59th Avenue entrance (near Ramada 2) is not operational at this time. As repairs are made, we will post an update here. Please note: there is another water trough for park users located at the 67th Avenue parking lot.

Ongoing Projects or Closures

  • Restrooms at the following parks will close at sunset nightly: Cholla, Bonsall Park South, O'Neil, Rose Lane. 
  • Murphy Park restrooms will be open only for scheduled events in the park. Restrooms are available inside Velma Teague Library or inside City Hall during business hours.