Parks & Recreation

Mission Statement
Through exemplary performance, the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department provides quality services to an entire community with diverse recreational programs and an integrated, efficient and safe system of parks, trails and recreational facilities. To accommodate growth, the department also promotes visionary leisure opportunities and community partnerships in a progressive, innovative fashion, while demonstrating appreciation for a sensitive environment.

Activity Registration
Now residents can register for our activities a multitude of ways! They can register online, in our office, or via mail-in. You can visit our Activity Registration page for more details.
The City of Apache Junction welcomes participation by people with disabilities in all programs, sites, and facilities. For more information about accessibility contact us at 480-983-2181 or via email or visit

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Jeff Bell Circa 1989

Jeff Bell, the founder of Parks and Recreation in Apache Junction has retired after 35 years. All the amenities under Parks and Recreation came from his vision and direction. Jeff is deeply missed and loved by his co-workers. We'd like to invite his friends and the community to his farewell party being held on Saturday, May 21st at the Handlebar Pub and Grill

We hope you can join us and share some of your stories and memories.

 Jeff, from all of at Parks & Recreation, "Thank you-enjoy your graduation!"

Instructor Information
Do you want to be an instructor for a parks and recreation program? Do you have a skill that you would like to share? Give us a call or fill out a program proposal form and stop by.  For more information contact the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Office at or 480-983-2181.

Program Proposal Packet