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Goodyear is emerging from a small to a mid-size city. As the city matures and its population increases, new park and recreation facilities will be needed to maintain the high quality of life currently enjoyed by residents. An important component of the city’s quality of life is its parks and recreation system.

The city’s residents recognize the connection between parks, recreation and quality of life. They consistently identify enhancing recreation facilities and parks as vital to a quality city via public meetings, open houses, and surveys. Recreation programs provide the opportunity for residents to make new friends, pursue hobbies, partake in healthy lifestyles and explore the arts.

The mission of the City of Goodyear Parks and Recreation Department (Goodyear Parks and Recreation Department) is “to enhance the quality of life for all through the stewardship of public land by sustaining exceptional park facilities and quality recreational programs and services.” Currently, the Goodyear Parks and Recreation Department meets this mission through its management and maintenance of 327 acres of public parks, green belts and special-use areas and by providing year-round recreation programs that include youth and adult sports, summer camps and youth and adult arts. The Goodyear Parks and Recreation Department recognizes that continuing to fulfill its mission will require it to provide facilities, programs and places for self-guided and organized leisure activities that meet the recreation demands of future City of Goodyear residents.

Parks are a key component to creating an engaged and thriving community. The Parks & Recreation department is committed to providing high-quality parks facilities and have several major projects on the horizon to continue to meet the demands of an ever-growing community.  An 80-acre community park and community health park headline upcoming projects dedicated to enhancing Parks & Recreation amenities.  Planning for these upcoming amenities is essential, and the following pages are dedicated to providing the public up to date information on all projects.

If you would like to get involved in one of the projects or would like more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department:  parkplanning@goodyearaz.gov