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Are Pools and Splashpads Open? 2020

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Updated September 8th, 2020

The Who’s Who of Splashpads being open

Anthem, Avondale, Chandler, El Mirage, Glendale, Mesa, Queen Creek and Surprise still have their splashpads open. Tempe has opened Esquer, Hudsen and Jaycee on September 4th. Westgate has opened in Glendale. Desert Ridge and Tempe Marketplace are reopened!

Please visit our Splashpad page and Pools so you know where the best places are once they are opened!

Here is the list of splashpads around the valley.

Shopping Centers

Westgate has opened, Desert Ridge, and Tempe Market place are Reopened!

Parkwest (Peoria), Scottsdale Quarter, San Tan and Chandler Fashion are closed. Andie’s Coffee Shop at Shea in Scottsdale that has a splashpad nearby are closed

Apache Junction

  • open amenities May 18th Fitness Area, Gym, Game Room at the Multigenerational center
  • Kids club, climbing wall, and showers and lockers are closed
  • Group Fitness classes will reopen in limited capacity Tuesday May 26th
  • Aquatic Center will be pushed back to June
  • Playgrounds remain closed
  • Skatepark at Superstition Shadows is undergoing fence repairs, hopefully to open later this month.


City parks are currently OPEN; operating hours from 5am-11pm . Parks are use at your own risk. There are no reservations for ramadas or fields

  • Youth & Adult Sports: Competitive and recreational leagues are canceled.
  • Special Interest Classes: Dance, fitness, music, martial arts and other classes are canceled.
  • 5/13/20
  • Splashpads are open


  •  Buckeye is keeping our Aquatics Center, Recreation and Senior center and both libraries closed until further notice.
  • While these are important amenities to our residents, opening these facilities also requires significant staff to operate and additional costs for disinfection.
  • Phase 1-Maximize physical distance in public, limit events to less than 10 people in attendance, Schools, youth activities, etc. remain closed, public access o senior living facilities restricted, large venues can operate under strict physical distancing protocols, all amenities closed except skyline regional park, disinfect regularly. Offer curbside services and expanded WIFI beginning may 26
  • Phase 2 continue maximizing physical distancing, events limited to 50 people or less in attendance, schools, youth activities can resume, open sports fields, dog park, skate park, playgrounds, sports courts, etc . restrooms closed. Rec center opens. Limited computer access by appt only at the library
  • Phase 3 low risk populations should limit time in large crowds and events, resume interactions while practicing social distancing, schools, youth activities remain open, senior living activities open to visitors, large venues can operate under strict physical distancing protocols, return to normal service for all parks, restrooms, drinking fountains, etc open. Return to normal business hours at the library


  • May 16th The rest of our park amenities will open, including basketball courts, playgrounds, splashpads and restrooms
  • May 18th Tumbleweed rec center open for drop in exercise with limited use programs
  • May 18th Environmental ed center open for drop in visits and summer rec programs
  • May 18th Community Center and Snedigar Rec center open for summer rec programs and classes of small groups of 10 or fewer people
  • May 18th Chandler Public libraries open with reduced services
  • May 18th Nozomi, Mequite Groves and Desert Oasis aquatic centers for lap swimming and Aqua fit Classes
  • May 18th Chandler Museum and Vision Gallery with limited capacity
  • MAy 18th Household hazardous waste collection by appt
  • May 18th Customer service counters by appt.
  • May 23rd Two Aquatic centers will open for public swim
  • June 2020-Summer recreation programs for groups of 10 or fewer people with priority given to Chandler residents
  • Center for the Arts small events for summer camps and classes for groups of 10 or fewer. Classes start June 22
  • Public housing rec programs for groups 10 or fewer programs being June 8th
  • Remainder of Aquatic centers will open for Public swim

Glendale Parks and Recreation

  • Parks are nope (not bathrooms or skate park) Glendale Heroes Splash Pad opens May 23rd
  • Some park restrooms will be open May 22nd
  • Main Library open for walk through service Monday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 12-5
  • only the main library is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and 12-5pm Saturdays. There is no access to public computers.
  • Foothills Library has a drive up window. 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 12-5pm Saturday.
  • Looking to reopen Foothills Rec and Aquatics center in June.

Glendale Westgate Entertainment District

  • Splashpad Opens May 16th with proper social Distancing guidelines

Gilbert Parks and Recreation

  • May 15th Freestone Rec Center, playgrounds and drinking fountains, basketball and sand volleyball courts open
  • May 18th McQueen Park activity Center (gym only) Reduced capacity
  • May 22nd Rentals of sports fields, ramadas and classrooms
  • May 23rd Gilbert Community Pools
  • June 8 Gilbert community Center Classrooms
  • June 8 Southeast Regional Library Classrooms
  • May 22nd Program offerings Released online
  • May 26th Registration begins for Gilbert Foundation Gold Members
  • May 27 Registration begins for Gilbert Residents
  • May 28 Registration begins for Non Gilbert Residents
  • June 8 Classes Start
  • -** splash pads currently remain closed. “We are actively developing protocols that would facilitate the reopening of splashpads while still supporting physical distancing measures. Please stay tuned.”


  • Splashpad is CLOSED as of late June 2020
  • On Monday, May 11, city offices will reopen to the public. Signs will be in place to encourage social distancing and utilization of online city services.
  • City Council/Planning & Zoning meetings will remain closed to the public; however, the public can continue to participate through alternative methods.
  • Some city amenities will reopen with enhanced cleaning and signs will be posted outlining social distancing requirements and limits on large gatherings. Park rangers will also monitor and provide education. Those amenities include:
  • Basketball, volleyball, tennis and pickleball courts
  • Roscoe Dog park
  • Playgrounds and restrooms
  • Saturday May 23rd, Goodyear will open the Goodyear Community Pool, Splashpad and Skate Park. City Council meetings and Planning and zoning

Litchfield Park

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  • Currently Open 5/14/2020 Turf Areas, trails, urban fishing lakes, dog parks, skate parks, disc golf, restrooms at Riverview, Red Mountain, Pioneer and Greenfield
  • Reopening by June 1st: Pickleball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball Courts, Ramadas (No reservations), Playgrounds and Splashpads
  • Golf at Dobson Ranch:Current Status (May 14) open regular hours, card restrictions in effect, dining permitted with social distancing and capacity limits
  • Community Centers: Current Status:All closed. Starting June 1 Red Mountain Center open with limited hours for fitness center
  • Recreation Programs: Current Status-all programs suspended. Limited programs beginning June 29
  • Sports Fields and Complexes: Starting June 1:Tennis Center open for limited hours by reservation only
  • Sports complexes open for limited rental of individual team practices
  • Special events-all events suspended. June 1st no change
  • Aquatics-Current status (May 14th) all closed
  • Starting June 1: Skyline and Kino Pools open for reservation only lap swim, limited and reduced capacity swim lessons, Coalition Team rentals. Limited open swim beginning June 29.
  • Starting June 29: Shepherd and Rhodes pools open for reservation only lap swim, limited capacity swim lessons, limited open swim, Flow Rider by reservation (only at Rhodes pool)


  • Phase 1 Peoria Park (May 16th) amenities to open to the public. Trails, turf, tennis courtes, pickleball, dog park, volleyball, skatepark, playgrounds, restrooms. May 18th city hall and other city facilities open to the public. (libraries)
  • Phase 2 (unknown Date) rio vista gym may open, library meeting rooms will be available
  • Phase 2 sports and recreation operate under moderate physical distancing protocols
  • Phase 2 libraries will phase back in limited programming
  • Phase 2 libraries will limit day care, camp or group home access
  • Phase 2 summer camp lil learners registration opens May 18
  • Phase 3 (not known) library small study rooms, aquatic program offerings, permitted event applications, summer camp open with reduced location, limited capacity and stric social distancing.
  • fully resume community center rentals, unrestricted group size in accordance to guideline.s
  • Rio vista gym open


  • Pools and Splashpads will be closed for the summer 2020

Queen Creek

  • All park amenities will open on Wednesday May 13th at noon (including splashpads)


  • Scottsdale playgrounds and spray pads at city parks will reopen to the public for normal operating hours beginning Monday May 18th
  • May 26th, Cactus, Eldorado and Mcdowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center will open for Lap swim only. To view those hours and admission costs, visit, and search ‘aquatics’.
  • Swim lessons, recreation swim and recreation dive teams will begin the week of Jue 22 at Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch Centers. Registration will begin May 26 for Scottsdale residents and May 27 for non residents. View the classes and register by visiting, search ‘swim lessons’. Learn about our recreation program by searching ‘rec swim’.
  • Scottsdale is tentatively planning public swim later the summer. Chaparral pool will remain closed


  • Pool programs at June 8th will reopen : Water aerobics age 15 and older (Surprise Aquatic Center and hollyhock Pool)
  • June 8th Lap Swim by Appointment Ages 15 and older Surprise Aquatic and Hollyhock Pool
  • Surprise Splashpads are OPEN!

Tempe Parks and Recreation

  • Effective today, May 13, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell issued a proclamation reopening all city tennis courts, pickleball courts, bike and skate parks and disc golf areas. The physical distancing guideline of 6 feet remains in place, and groups of 10 or more are not allowed. The City of Tempe has identified Monday June 15th as the target date for opening some city facilities including the community center.

Effective May 13, city-operated tennis courts, pickleball courts, disc golf areas and skate parks are open. Physical distancing guidelines must be followed and groups of 10 or more are not allowed. 

Playgrounds, fitness and exercise equipment, basketball courts, volleyball courts, splash play areas, ramadas, picnic areas, benches and dog parks remain closed until further notice.  

All Tempe facilities remain closed and all classes, programs and events have been canceled until further notice. Please visit for up-to-date information.

Tempe at Home is a series of virtual and online classes and activities to help us stay connected while staying apart. Check out the Tempe at Home page and explore the options.

Getting outside is important, especially during this difficult time of social distancing.  Park restrooms, water fountains, trails, paths, open spaces and walkways remain open. Park users must follow the 6 foot rule and follow all CDC social distancing policies to keep themselves and other healthy.


May 16 – playgrounds, pickleball courts, basketball courts,
tennis courts and ramadas
• May 16 – public bathroom facilities located at Town Hall and
at Coffinger, Maguire, Boetto and Sunset Parks
• May 18 – Town Hall and the Public Service Center
• May 18 – facility rentals for gatherings of ten or less with
appropriate physical distancing measures in place

Splashpad is open as of May 30th
• June 1 – Wickenburg Municipal Swimming Pool with limited
operations of “Lap Swim Only” while in Phase I additional details and required
CDC guidelines for physical distancing and procedures to follow

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