Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation has openings for many positions. See the City's Job Opportunities page for more information. 

May 13, 2021

Fire Restriction Stages

The city of Flagstaff will enter Stage One fire restrictions at 8 a.m. on May 14, 2021, in an effort to reduce the potential for unintentional human-caused wildfires within the city limits. The city of Flagstaff cooperates with local, county, state, and federal fire management agencies to ensure a coordinated effort is made in fire restrictions actions across jurisdictions.

  1. No permits are issued for open burning within the City of Flagstaff.  
  2. Use of charcoal and pellet barbecue grills are prohibited at all city parks, natural areas, open space, and private campgrounds. 
  3. No smoking in public places within the City of Flagstaff city limits include parks, open-space, and cemeteries. (Ord. 2005-19, Amended, 08/16/2005; Ord. 2017-18, Amended, 06/06/2017)
  4. Open fire pits and open flame devices are prohibited (including those with a spark arrestor screen) within the City of Flagstaff.
  5. Gas grills and portable gas stoves that have an on /off switch are still allowed in City parks and private campgrounds.
  6. Charcoal and pellet barbecue grills, and gas and portable gas stoves with on off switches are allowed in private residences.

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Covid-19 Updates

May 6, 2021

City enters Phase 3 of COVID reopening

Flagstaff, ARIZ – The city of Flagstaff will enter Phase 3 of its COVID-19 Reentry Plan on May 17. The move to Phase 3 was predicated on the number of new cases, hospitalizations, and COVID related deaths continuing on a downward trajectory for four or more weeks, the increase in the number of residents vaccinated, the demonstrated ability to follow CDC guidelines, ability to care for the seriously ill and providing testing, monitoring and contact tracing. Under Phase 3, the city will begin a limited reopening of city facilities and amenities. Face coverings are required in city facilities. 

The Flagstaff City Hall will reopen with limited hours of 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Customer Service Counter will be open to walk-in customers, an appointment is required to meet with other staff.

The Main Flagstaff Library will begin a limited reopening for patron computer use on May 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. The East Flagstaff Community Library will begin a limited reopening for patron computer use on May 17, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Reservations are required for each 45-minute computer appointment and can be made online at the Library's website:, or by calling the Main Library at (928) 213-2331; or the East Flagstaff Community Library at (928) 213-2348. Curbside and phone-in reference services will continue. Masks will be required, and patrons will be assigned to a computer to allow for social distancing. Computers will be cleaned after each use. 

The Hal Jensen Recreation Center will reopen May 17, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. the weight room, gym and game room will be open with limited capacity. Call the center for more information at (928) 213-2760

Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center will also reopen May 17, Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. The weight room, some classes and activities with limited capacity will be available. There will be no in person congregate meal program, however, the drive-thru meals are still available. Call the center for more information at (928) 213-2765.

The Aquaplex will reopen June 1 for returning and past members (no day passes) Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Only the fitness floor and gym will be open, with limited capacity. Private swim lessons may be available depending on staff availability. Call (928) 213-2300 for more information.  

  Reentry Plan 


Welcome! The City of Flagstaff's Recreation Department is your community connection for swimming lessons, leisure classes, programs, entertainment, and special events. You can always count on us to do our very best to serve the recreation and leisure needs of the community. We take pride in knowing we offer everything you like to do. It's all here for you! We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

You'll find just what you need at more than 24 developed parks, one pool, 17 tennis courts, 19 basketball courts, two disc golf courses, 17 ball fields,50 miles of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, two skate parks, a BMX park, four recreation centers, and an ice rink, providing year-round programs and activities. 

Recreation Scholarships

We've recently expanded our Scholarship program! The program can now be used for ALL Admission and membership passes, including one-month, three-month, and six-month memberships. It can also be applied toward any individual registration for athletic programs we offer, such as Co-ed Hockey, and staff managed programs at Jay Lively, e.g. Sticks and Pucks, Open Hockey, etc..

Recreation Services offers Scholarships, depending on availability of funding. Scholarships are for individual use and can be requested for City of Flagstaff programs and activities. Applicant's household must meet income guidelines and provide City of Flagstaff residency to qualify for a scholarship. Interested applicants should complete a Recreation Scholarship Application (PDF) and submit it for consideration at least five days before the beginning of the activity. Scholarships aren't applied to the cost of training books and materials, participants pay full price for those items. Scholarships don't apply to Contracted Instructor classes. Recreation scholarship applications are available at any of our recreation centers.

The Recreation Scholarship Guidelines (PDF) will help you determine if you are eligible for the scholarship.

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Recreation Mission Statement

Enhancing our community through people, parks, and programs.

Recreation for Everyone

Recreation Services is dedicated to providing people with and without physical and mental challenges the opportunity to participate in recreation and leisure programs. If you need special accommodations to participate in any program, please notify us at the time of registration.