If you’re looking for fun ways to expand your child’s horizons and give her some great opportunities to interact with other children and participate in fun activities, Gilbert’s Parks and Recreations program has you covered! Enrollment is now open for Gilbert residents and nonresidents to sign up for Gilbert Recreation Center’s Fall programs and classes.
The Fall programs offer activities for every age group, including classes designed for parents to bring their toddlers to come play. Other age groups include early childhood, youth/teen, adult and active adult classes, which are held at one of three activity centers located right here in Gilbert, which are as follows:
- Freestone Recreation Center, located at 1141 E. Guadalupe Road.
- Gilbert Community Center at 130 N. Oak Street
- McQueen Park Activity Center at 510 N Horne Street
Classes range from academics, arts and crafts, dance and cheering classes, gymnastics, tumbling and martial arts. The slightly older kids are also able to enroll in cooking classes and equestrian activities. The Gilbert Recreation Centers also offer adaptive recreation programs and classes, which include classes like cooking, karate, zumba and bowling for persons with special needs.
On top of physical activities, the recreation guide offers reading programs through the Perry Branch of the Maricopa County Library district, which include story time for young kids, tween and teen reading programs and adult reading programs.
The Fall session starts on August 17th and runs through October 3rd, so sign up quickly. Enrollment is already open for both residents and nonresidents in the surrounding areas, and residents can even register online for classes. For more information on registering, as well as a full catalog of classes offered for the Fall semester, go to http://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation.