Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center

We are excited to offer our members a FREE Creative Kids Class

for children, ages 6-10 years. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. The upcoming dates will be Nov 7th, Nov 21st, Dec 5th and Dec 19th, 2020.

These classes will include: art & crafts, creative challenges, and STEM activities.


All classes will follow CDC guidelines and participants will be required to wear a face mask at all times while in the building.


For more information, please contact us at (623) 930-4600 or register on CivicRec at

Space is limited and registration is required.

UPDATE 9/17/20
The city of Glendale is preparing to welcome residents back to recreation facilities and sports fields closed earlier this year to fight the spread of COVID-19. Beginning Thursday, October 1, the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center will begin a phased reopening. At the same time, reservations will resume for Glendale sports fields while additional library services will be added. The city is closely monitoring COVID-19 statistics and is strictly following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines.

Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center (FRAC) 
Beginning Thursday, October 1, the Foothills Recreation Center will begin a staged reopening to current members only. The center will be open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. with 90-minute sessions offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Temperature checks will take place on all members as they enter the facility and masks will be required at all times.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. First session
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Second session
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Third session
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Fourth session

The following areas will be available, with a limited capacity:

  • Gymnasium: Open gym
    o Pickleball 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    o Basketball 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Walking/Jogging Track
  • Fitness Center

Separate from the recreation areas listed above, meeting rooms will be open for reservations, while adhering to CDC guidelines.

October 1, the City will open the Foothills Aquatics Center, at a moderate benchmark, to current members only. Aquatics will be open Tuesday – Saturday for lap swim only from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Temperature checks will take place on all members as they enter the facility and masks will be required, except when in the water. The Aquatics Center will not be open to outside rentals at this time.

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Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
Located at 5600 W Union Hills Drive, the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center is a full-service, recreation and aquatics 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; see membership rates.


Contact Us

Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Glendale AZ 85308