Parks and Recreation2018-12-10T15:05:53+00:00

Community Services Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Florence Parks and Recreation Department is to provide programs, services and facilities that enrich the quality of life for all residents.


Vision Statement

The Town of Florence, Arizona has a rich and diverse history while serving as the county seat for Pinal County.  Florence Parks and Recreation Department recognizes the town’s heritage and emergence as a regional leader, and embraces our role in providing quality of life experiences for our citizens and visitors.  We will continue to provide quality, affordable programming and events, as well as picture perfect parks and other park and recreation facilities.  The Department will provide complete recreation centers, new and expanded parks and safe, developed trails.  Parks and Recreation will continue to be a major partner in tourism opportunities as well as economic and cultural prospects.



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Activity Guide 2019
Go Vote for your Favorite Christmas on Main Street Parade Entry
Check Out the Active Transportation Plan and Take the Survey
Veteran’s Memorial Fundraiser

The Before and After the Bell Program will open for the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday July 18th at 6:30 a.m.

Our program follows the Florence School District Calendar. When school is closed, the program is also closed. We also offer an Intersession Program during Fall, Spring and Summer for an additional fee.

Anthem K-8 Program is located inside of the K-8 in the choir room directly across from the front office. This room is accessible from the inside and outside of the school. Program staff will pick up kids in Kindergarten to 2nd grade. The rest of the kids will meet at the program room directly after school, if not already specified to staff.

Florence K-8 Program is located at the older, lower campus of the school. The room numbers are 13 and 14. You can access the program from Orlando Street, and turn into the lower campus area, just past the gym. Program staff will pick up kids in Kindergarten to 2nd grade. The rest of the kids will meet at the program room directly after school, if not already specified to staff.

The fee for the Before and After the Bell Program is $55.00 per month for residents of Florence and $69.00 per month for non-residents. The registration fee and necessary form must be completed prior to your child attending the program.

Registration Form
Parent-Child Information Form

Special Events

Celebrate Ernest McFarland and The 75th Anniversary G.I. Bill

March 30 @ 10:00 am

Our event will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 30, 2019, with a military parade. The ceremony of celebration will follow immediately after at Padilla Park, 440 Main Street. At this time we will […]

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Hellraising, Heroic and Hidden Women of the Old West

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Although history tries to tell us ONLY men settled the Old West, that is shattered by Jana’s verbal tour through some of the amazing women who made all the difference. Any woman who came West […]

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Pooch Party

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

In need of vaccinations and/or licensing for your fur babies? Take advantage of the representatives from the Pinal County Animal Care and Control at the Central Bark Park to perform these services.   Saturday, February […]

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The U.S. Constitution: What It Says and How It Works

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Most Americans think they know what the Constitution says but few have actually examined it. Here is an opportunity to review the concepts and composition of the document that functions as the legal foundation and […]

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Road to Country Thunder

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Can’t wait for Country Thunder to start? We can’t either! We are celebrating the nearing of the Southwest’s greatest country music event, Country Thunder, with a little party of our own. The pre-festival bash features […]

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Easter Eggstravaganza

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

This event will put you in the Easter Spirit! Come out and hunt for thousands of prize filled eggs! There is something for all to enjoy. Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast with Hip Hop the bunny. […]

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15Feb '19

Concert in the Park

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

The final Friday Concert in the Park is on February 22nd at Padilla Park.  A local band, 10th and Main is a classic rock and country band and will perform from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 ...

7Feb '19

Concert in the Park

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

The third in a series of Friday Concerts in the Park is Friday, February 15th at Padilla Park. Rusted Spurs West is a cowboy western swing trio and will perform from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 ...

7Feb '19

Community Kickball Game

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

People of all ages are invited to a Fun in the Park Community Kickball Game on Friday, March 8th at Heritage Park.  Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m. and the games begin at 5:30 p.m.  Food, ...

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Office Location

Contact Us

778 N. Main Street
PO Box 2670
Florence, AZ 85132

Phone: 520-868-7589
Fax: 520-868-7591
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm

Fitness Center Location

Equipment at the Fitness Center includes treadmills, recumbent bikes, weight machines,  arc trainers, warm-up/stretch machines and free weights.

Contact Us

133 N. Main Street
PO Box 2670
Florence, AZ 85132

Phone: 520-868-7587
Monday – Thursday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.