Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

Why we do the work we do:

The department's work aligns with Mesa's City Council Strategic Initiatives of Community Safety, Transforming Neighborhoods, and Placemaking.

What we do:

The Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department is committed to providing sustainable facilities and opportunities to enhance the quality of life and well-being of our community.
The Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities division aims to help residents enjoy Mesa to the fullest through a comprehensive park system that spans more than 2,000 acres. This comprehensive park system includes 205 parks with unique playgrounds, nine aquatic centers, splash pads, first-class athletic fields, a tennis center, five recreation centers, a convention center, a 5,000-seat amphitheater, a cemetery, and two spring training baseball stadiums (Spring Training Home for the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s). 
The Facilities Maintenance division is responsible for providing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, plumbing, carpentry, cleaning, and structure maintenance for City facilities with in-house personnel, and outside service contracts when needed.  In addition, lifecycle planning and replacement and comprehensive preventive maintenance programs are used to minimize downtime and preserve the life expectancy of buildings and building systems.
The District Cooling division is an enterprise in the Enterprise Fund that is overseen by Facilities Maintenance. It provides cooling for many of the large downtown City buildings and is also available for commercial buildings.  This type of cooling method reduces long term capital costs.

Department Financial Summary

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Performance Dashboard

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Total Aquatics Attendance

Capital Improvement

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