Phoenix Sports Complexes

Sports Complexes

Soccer at Reach ll Sports Complex
US Soccer at Reach 11

Softball/Soccer Complexes

In addition to the amateur sports complexes listed here, our professional sports complexes also are available for amateur sports play and are frequent hosts to statewide tournaments.

Reach 11 Sports Complex

2425 E. Deer Valley Road (at Deer Valley and Cave Creek Roads) Call (602) 262-4536. Complex includes 18 lighted soccer fields (17 natural turf, 1 artificial turf), 2200 parking spaces, two traditional turf and 2 fully accessible rubberized turf youth baseball fields with 100 parking spaces and concession building.

Rose Mofford Sports Complex

9833 N. 25th Ave., Onsite recreation office:  (602) 261-8011. Complex open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Summer Hours

June 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013
Monday through Sunday:
Open- 6 to 10 a.m.
Closed- 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Re-open- 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hours may vary on city holidays; please call the park office for holiday schedule. Softball field programs and usage: (602) 262- 6483 or (602) 262-6485


Soccer Fields (4) lit; Softball Fields (6) lit; Tennis Courts (8) lit; Basketball Courts (4) lit; Volleyball Courts (sand and asphalt) lit.
*Athletic Fields available by reservation only.

Soccer at Desert West Sports Complex
Night soccer at Desert West

Desert West Sports Complex   6602 W. Encanto Blvd. 85035

Softball field programs and usage: (602) 262- 6483 or (602) 262-6485

Soccer field usage  (602) 261-8011.
Amenities: Soccer Fields – turf (3) lit; Soccer Field � synthetic (1) lit; Softball Fields (4) lit; Picnic Ramada; Restrooms; Snack Bar (softball complex).
*Athletic Fields available by reservation only.

Papago Softball Complex

6201 E. Oak St. 85008
Softball field programs and usage: (602) 262-6485
Amenities: Softball Fields (4) lit; Restrooms; Snack Bar.
*Athletic Fields available by reservation only.

Encanto Sports Complex

2121 N. 15th Ave. 85007 (602) 261-8443 or (602) 262-6412. A neighborhood multi-sport complex featuring tennis, basketball, racquetball, 3 youth / pickleball courts and volleyball.
Our professional sports complexes also are available for amateur sports play and are frequent hosts to statewide tournaments.

Goodyear Community Park

Splash Pad

The Splash Pad, located at the Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Rd., is open seasonally from the 3rd Monday in April through 3rd Monday in October. Daily hours are from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Splash Pad users please read below. Please note: the Splash Pad may be closed for multiple days due to repairs from improper use, vandalism, or unsanitary conditions. Read about CDC’s recommendations on health swimming [PDF] and know “Your LAAPS” [PDF] before use.

image001Goodyear splash pad - april 2013

Splash Pad User Rules
Please review CDC’s recommendations on health swimming [PDF] and know “Your LAAPS” [PDF] before use.
What is Crypto?

Crypto is a germ that causes diarrhea. Crypto, short for Cryptosporidium, is found in infected people’s stool and cannot be seen by the naked eye. This germ is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive for long periods of time and makes it resistant to chlorine disinfection found in pools.

Why should I be concerned about Crypto?

During the past two decades, Crypto has become recognized as one of the most common causes of waterborne illness in the United States. The germ is found in every part of the United States and the world.

How is Crypto spread at aquatic facilities?

Crypto is not spread by contact with blood. Crypto can be spread:

  • By swallowing recreational water contaminated with Crypto. Recreational water is water from swimming pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, fountains, lakes, rivers, springs, ponds, or streams that can be contaminated with sewage or feces from humans or animals.
  • By putting something in your mouth or accidentally swallowing something that has come in contact with the stool of a person or animal infected with Crypto.
  • By swallowing Crypto picked up from surfaces (such as lounge chairs, picnic tables, bathroom fixtures, and changing tables) contaminated with stool from an infected person.
How do I protect my family and myself?

Healthy swimming behaviors are needed to protect you and your kids from recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and will help stop germs from getting in the pool in the first place.

Here are six “P-L-E-As” that promote Healthy Swimming:

  1. Please don’t swim when you have diarrhea.
  2. Please don’t swallow the pool water.
  3. Please practice good hygiene. Take a shower before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.
  4. Please take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often.
  5. Please change diapers in a bathroom and not at poolside.
  6. Please wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming.
According to the Center for Disease Control, you must raise the Chlorine level to 40 ppm for a minimum of 30 hours. Please promote Healthy Swimming for you, your family and others around you!

Smoke Free Parks

All parks in the city of Goodyear are now smoke-free environments, providing park visitors with healthier, more pleasant environments for recreation and relaxation, as well as reducing litter and cleanup costs. Designated areas for smokers will be offered in parking lot areas.

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Avondale Movie Night at PIR

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

Back to School Movie Night at PIR, September 12th

Avondale’s “OUT & ABOUT” event series kicks off the season with a Back to School movie night, featuring the Disney and Pixar studios animated film “Cars”, on September 12.

This unique event will be held in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Garage area of Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). Gates will be open at 4 p.m., as attendees are invited to view the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, followed by a screening of the movie “Cars” at 7:30 p.m.

Also, prior to the start of the movie, guests will have the opportunity to ride around the track in the official PIR Pace Car for a donation to Phoenix Raceway Charities and attendees will be able to have their picture taken in Gatorade Victory Lane. Kids can also get cool with wet interactive inflatables.

This event marks a fun ways to visit the celebrated Phoenix International Raceway with family and friends.

Back to School Movie Night at PIR
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 4 to 9 p.m. (movie will start at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Phoenix International Raceway, 7602 S Avondale Blvd, Avondale, AZ 85323

Parking and admission are free, and concessions will be available for purchase of food and beverages. Seating will not be provided, and the event will take place on asphalt, so guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

For more information call Avondale Recreation at 623-333-2400 or visit the Avondale events web page, “OUT & ABOUT” events are free to attend.

Media Release

Glendale YMCA programs

Safe Family Fun

According to the U.S. National Association for Sport and Physical Education, children should accumulate at least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of age appropriate physical activity on all, or most days of the week. Getting your child to enjoy exercise and movement doesn’t have to be a fancy or a complicated proposition. However, there are safety considerations one should take into account when planning family activities:

  • proper UV protection
  • proper hydration
  • wheels = helmets
  • activities for the entire family

Stop in at the Y on Tuesday evenings at 6 PM for a FREE HOT TOPICS conversation on planning a safe spring break and summer for your family.

Here are some ideas from the exercise experts at YMCA to get your kids and maybe even yourself moving:

  • Find fitness activities that accommodate the family’s needs and goals. Pay attention to your child’s talents and interests. Based on their likes, determine the amenities at the Y that will keep you both coming back for more. Do you both enjoy swimming? Playing basketball? Attending group exercise classes? Set a FREE SMART START appointment to get the right YMCA prescription for your family.
  • Set goals together. Whether it’s completing more push-ups, running a 5K, decreasing your sugar intake or working out four times a week, creating goals will hold the family accountable. Being able to see your progression will also keep you and your son or daughter motivated. The key is having small successes each day on the way to the final goal.
  • Track your progress. Chart your weekly exercise minutes and moves and treat yourself with a reward if goals are met. For an extra added boost of accountability, trying using the Apps or other technology to track your workout results.
  • Keep it FUN! Neither kids nor adults stop doing something because it is “too much FUN”. Get involved in activities that are fun. Does your teen enjoy group activities? Or more competitive activities? Maybe activities involving music or their friends will engage your kids to participate.

Matters of the Heart


When it comes to our health, there are dozens of numbers that swirl around us from weight to blood pressure to heart rate. But what do all these numbers really mean, and which ones truly matter when it comes to setting exercise goals?

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Here’s an overview of some key fitness figures that can be used to measure the success of your exercise and nutrition program:

  • BMI (Body Mass Index): BMI is a tool that measures weight relative to height and creates a standard formula for determining whether an adult is of a healthy weight (typically 18 – 24.9) or overweight (25 and above). To find out where you rank, call to schedule yourself for a SMART HEART Assessment with one of our certified Personal Trainers.
  • Blood Pressure: Medical experts consider 120/80 and below normal blood pressure, but what does that mean? The top number represents systolic pressure or the active part of the heartbeat while the bottom represents diastolic pressure or the moment the heart rests between beats. The higher the numbers, the harder the heart is working to pump blood, which isn’t healthy for the long term. Studies show that exercise provides a drug-free way to lower blood pressure. A combination of cardio and strength training in our small group personal training is a great way to work out the heart.
  • Heart Rate: A healthy, resting heart rate for an adult should measure in around 60-80 beats per minute, but can fall much lower with regular exercise (A racing Lance Armstrong’s is 32!). Our expert trainers recommend that healthy exercisers reach 50 – 85% of max heart rate for an optimal workout.
  • Healthy Inches: Keeping tabs on the inches you’ve lost can be better than simply watching for pounds. Exercising means building muscle and losing fat and that may not show on the scale. Commit to measuring the circumference of your chest, waist, hips and thighs every four weeks to see if you’re truly slimming down.

To learn more about Heart Health, stop in at a Hot Topic at any Y on Tuesday nights at 6 PM. Or schedule a free appointment in February with our SMART START Concierge to custom design your YMCA Program get you started on your wellness goals with Y in a smart and effective way.

Young Mother Finds Empowerment and Success

A success story is everywhere you look when it comes to the YMCA. The Y-Achievers Work Readiness program continues to strive and thrive as these young adults courageously take their futures to new heights.

Twenty-two year old Rey Rodriguez has been an active participant in the work readiness program for nearly a year. She has respectively taken advantage of our outstanding programs and was helped to find a part time job at a local valley YMCA. In 2008, she unfortunately withdrew herself from high school due to family affairs. Though strenuous as her situation might have been, her determination and hard work to finish her studies is most definitely paying off. Rey has been employed at the Glendale/Peoria YMCA since June of 2014 and is most appreciative of her journey.

“I am so grateful to the YMCA for giving me the opportunity to be motivated and appreciative and take the chance to build a better life for me and my family,” Rey said. “They have given me financial stability and I could not have asked for anything more.”

Aside from the work readiness program she manages her time to participate in Mommy Group. It is a workshop within the work readiness program for young mothers and their children. Rey, along side her son two-year-old JoJo, has attended countless meetings for the Mommy Group Workshops. Together they participate in a two-part class involving activities for both mother and child including making puppets, decorating cupcakes and bonding exercises. The classes also included mommy exercises to to promote nurturing, understanding and patience towards their children as well as self love and self respect.

“I am so appreciative of my experience with the YMCA. I hope I can continue to build my life with their support as they are guiding me to grow eternally, as a person and as a mother,” Rey said. “Thank you.”

By Joseph Lewis

Stop the Stress

October Healthy Living: Stop the Stress

Reduce Tension and Anxiety with Exercise
by Kerri O’Brien, Executive VP/COO Valley of the Sun YMCA

Ask anyone who exercises regularly and aside from the weight and health benefits, they’ll likely say that exercise simply makes them “feel better.” Many experts, including the American Council on Exercise, agree that mood regulating chemicals in our brain are stimulated during exercise so we feel better – and consequently less stressed – after exercise.

YMCA certified trainers and group fitness instructors offer these recommendations on some of the best stress-busting exercises:

Reducing Anxiety

Clinicians have found that electrical activity in tensed muscles will lessen following an intense exercise session, reducing nervous tension.

Best exercises: Heart-pumping weight training or Group Power class.

Relaxing the Body

When we exercise, our brains release endorphins and other “happy hormones” that leave us feeling relaxed and satisfied. This relaxation response can last 90 to 120 minutes – a similar experience we get from a massage!

Best exercises: A brisk treadmill walk or Group Centergy.

Gaining Confidence

Regular exercise helps the body lose weight and gain muscle to boast a healthy glow and smile, and give off an aura of confidence.

Best exercises: TRX exercises, Group Core or exercising with a personal trainer.

Releasing Negativity

Life’s annoyances can build up leading to stress and even low-grade anger. High-energy exercise opens the pressure valve on those negative emotions to let off steam for increased health and well-being.

Best exercises: Kick-boxing class, Boot Camp or interval training on the Elliptical machine.

If you are stressed, take the most important step to understand what is causing your stress. Not all stress can be exercised away, and should not be ignored. Stop in at the YMCA for a free SMART START appointment to start stress-busting with exercise.

Valleywide Youth & Teen Programs

American Sports Centers
755 N 114 Ave, Avondale
Youth volleyball and soccer. Camps offered in soccer, volleyball, flag football and basketball for ages 5 & up.

Arizona Youth Sports Leagues
Recreational programs, camp, clinics, leagues in basketball, cheer, flag/tackle football, soccer, for boys and girls ages 3-17.

Aspire Kids Sports Center
50 S Hearthstone Way, Chandler
Cheer, dance, recreational/team/acrobatic/Tumblebugs gymnastics, martial arts, swimming, trampoline, tumbling for ages 15 months-18 years. Birthday parties, Parent’s Night Out, private lessons, open gym, camps.

Athletes in Training
Provides after-school sports programs in basketball, baseball, flag football, field hockey, soccer and more for school districts Valleywide. Camps and clinics.

Beginners Edge Sports Training (B.E.S.T.)
Non-league programs in soccer, football, tennis, golf, baseball, basketball, volleyball, martial arts, multi-sport for ages 3 & up. Parent participation classes, Parent’s Night Out, enrichment programs, camps, parties.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley
Locations in the East Valley
Summer camps, games, organized sports and recreational programs in basketball, flag football, volleyball, golf, street hockey, baseball, marathon club and more for boys and girls ages 5-18.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
Summer camps, games, organized sports and recreational programs in basketball, flag football, volleyball, golf, street hockey, baseball, marathon club and more for boys and girls ages 6-18.

CCV Stars
Recreational soccer, football, basketball.

City of Chandler
Cheer, gymnastics, martial arts, football, volleyball, golf, yoga, baseball, basketball, softball, tennis, racquetball, soccer, track and field recreational programs for ages 5-17.

City of Gilbert
Baseball, T-ball, softball, horsemanship, gymnastics, martial arts, archery, cheer, basketball, ice skating, yoga recreational programs for ages 3-17.

City of Glendale
Baseball, T-ball, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, racquetball, martial arts recreational programs for ages 2-17.

City of Goodyear
Baseball, T-ball, flag football, volleyball programs for ages 3-14.

City of Litchfield Park
T-ball, flag football, basketball, soccer, ice skating recreational programs for ages 3-14.

City of Mesa‎
Basketball, dodgeball, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, kickball, volleyball recreational programs for grades K-12.

City of Peoria
Baseball, T-ball, basketball, softball, volleyball, flag football, soccer, kickball, track and field recreational programs for ages 5-17.

City of Phoenix
Baseball, basketball, flag football, softball, golf, karate, soccer, tennis, volleyball recreational programs for ages 3-17.

City of Scottsdale
Baseball, basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, golf, soccer, gymnastics, cheer, martial arts, kickboxing, football recreational programs for ages 3-17.

City of Surprise
Baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, football, soccer, tennis recreational programs for ages 5-17.

City of Tempe Sports
Basketball, flag football, softball, baseball, floor hockey, gymnastics, martial arts, junior golf, tennis, ice skating, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball recreational programs for ages 2-18.

City West Sports
West Valley
Flag/tackle football, soccer, track, basketball, cheer, volleyball.

Connect 5 Family Centers
222 E Warner Rd, Chandler
Martial arts (ages 3 & up) and tumbling (ages infants-6 years) classes. Kidz Camp, family activities.

Desert Foothills Athletic Club
North Valley
Recreational/competitive leagues in basketball and soccer for ages 3-18. Recreational Lacrosse Academy for grades 3-8.

Estrella Youth Sports
Leagues, tournaments, camps, and club programs in flag/tackle football, T-ball, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer for boys and girls ages 3-grade 8.

Future Stars
Programs offered in select schools in the Northwest Valley
Summer camps and year-round archery, basketball, cheer, volleyball.

Hi-Five Sports
Classes, leagues and camps in soccer, football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey for grades preK-8.

HUB Sports
480-585 7684
Recreational programs in basketball (ages 3-13), soccer (ages 2-7; overnight camps for ages 7-18), swimming (ages 12 months & up), multi-sport camps (ages 5-12).

i9 Sports
Leagues, tournaments, camps, clinics, after-school programs in flag football, basketball, soccer, T-ball, baseball, softball for boys and girls ages 3-17.

Maricopa County Parks & Recreation
Archery, biking, hiking, kayaking, horseback-riding programs.

National Youth Sports
Recreational youth sports leagues in baseball, T-ball, softball, basketball, flag/tackle football, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, cheer for boys and girls ages 3-16.

The Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
1375 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix
Leagues and culb teams in boxing, cheer, football, baseball, basketball for ages 5 & up. Aquatics, fitness and wellness classes,

Valley of the Sun JCC
12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
Martial arts, fencing, flag football, soccer, basketball recreational programs for grades preK-8. Skill-building clinics, training camps for grades preK-high school.

Summer camps, leagues, clubs, recreational programs in basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, gymnastics, martial arts, junior golf, cheer and more for ages 2 & up.

West Valley Warriors
West Valley
Football, volleyball, basketball, cheer for grades 2 & up.

Young Champions of America
Recreational programs in cheer, karate/kung fu, soccer, hip hop/dance for boys and girls ages 3-15.


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 Youth & Teen Programs

The following programs are offered by the Youth and Teen divisions of the Peoria Community Services Department.  Click on the program name for details.

AM/PM Before & After School Care

Elementary school-aged children participate in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, games, events, field trips during school breaks, outdoor activities and more at 22 Peoria Unified School District elementary schools

Lil’ Learners All-Day Preschool

Preschoolers have a place to participate in a variety of activities and increase their social and development skills while expanding their education.

Teen Programs

Teens have so many options with dances, an advisory board, classes and more in our Teen Team.

Police Explorers

Teens ages 14-20 interested in a law enforcement career can apply to be a part of the Peoria Police Department’s Explorers program, which offers an opportunity to learn about law enforcement in physical and hands-on, scenario-based training. Along with training, Explorers also participate in community service events. This is a great opportunity for teens to discover if a career is this field is right for them.


Mission Statement 

It is the mission of the Community Services Department to meet the needs of the citizens of Peoria by developing, implementing and maintaining quality programs, services, events and facilities which are cost effective, creative and responsive to citizen input.



West Valley List of Firework Shows

Celebrate July 4th, West Valley Style!

Westgate Firework Fest

Live music, family entertainment, dinner deals, beer garden and more – all before a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm! Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and relax in Fountain Park and WaterDance Plaza at Westgate Entertainment District to celebrate the 4th with two music stages, fun activities and great eats from more than 20 restaurants starting at 5pm! Westgate Firework Fest is free and family-friendly. Ample, convenient and free parking is available at all parking lots surrounding Westgate Entertainment District. For more info, visit

Celebrate Independence Day at Wet N Wild

On Saturday, July 4th Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix in Glendale will host a firework show beginning at 9:30pm. The Red Rock Ravine Picnic area will be open for seating and will be the best viewing area. In addition, we will host an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ dinner, with meals being served beginning at 6:30. Meal tickets are available to purchase online and at Guest Services. We strongly recommend that you pre-purchase your meal in advance as there is limited seating. Visit for more info.

Peoria’s Annual July 4th All American Festival

The City of Peoria invites the community out to enjoy their Annual July 4th All American Festival on Saturday, July 4th, 2015. There will be plenty of kid friendly activities, including aWaterZone, Kids Zone, and more. Gates open at 5 p.m. at Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave. just south of Bell Rd. Admission is $10 at the door, $7 in advance, and kids 12 and under are free. Parking is free. Fireworks begin at approx. 9:15 (weather permitting). Concessions and beer will be available for purchase. For more information, ticket info and more, visit or call 623-773-8700.

Pleasant Harbor Marina’s Salute from the Shores of Lake Pleasant

Salute from the Shores of Lake Pleasant at Pleasant Harbor July 3rd Fireworks Show and Event will take place on Friday, July 3rd – all activities are free and will open at 5:00 p.m. Entry Fee is $12.00 the day of the event. We accept major credit/debit cards and cash at the Pleasant Harbor Port of Entry. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, the Pleasant Harbor Convenience Store will be open until 9:00 p.m. Pleasant Harbor Marina’s Waterfront Bar and Grille is always open to the public, and from there, you can also watch the fireworks show. Children’s Kid’s Zone activities include: Bounce houses, Water Slides, a Euro Bungee Ride and “Kids Casting” by the “Federation Nation” Fishing Club. Kid’s Zone will be open from at 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Live music by “Mogollon” from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from Vista Point and will begin at 9:00 p.m. There will be food and drink vendors as well as novelty vendors. For more info, visit

Surprise’s 32nd Annual 4th of July Celebration

There is no better place to celebrate our country’s birthday than at Surprise Stadium! Come out to Surprise Stadium on the 4th and watch a rookie league game (KC vs. SEA) followed by the 4th of July fireworks display. Entry into the stadium is limited to the first 10,000 ticketed fans. Tickets are FREE, with a canned food donation, but required for entry into the stadium. Gates open at 4:30 p.m, with fireworks beginning at approx. 8:30 (weather permitting). The stadium is located at 15930 N. Bullard Ave. For more information, visit

Wigwam Resort’s Great American Celebration

From 6-9pm, enjoy a live DJ, interactive activities, Kids Zone with waterslides & inflatables, BBQ & drink specials, and much more. Bring your chairs, blankets & beach bowels! Fireworks show begins 8:30pm, weather permitting. No outside food or beverage, Free admission.

For more information on Independence Day events at The Wigwam or to make hotel reservations, please visit or call (623) 935-3811.