Parks and Recreation 2017-09-15T05:57:00+00:00
Activity Guide 2017

The Community Services Department offers a Before and After the Bell Program for youth who attend Anthem K-8 or Florence K-8 schools. This program allows parents to drop off their child as earlier as 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. At about 7:50 a.m. staff will walk the kids to the cafeteria for the school day. The program will close after the kids are taken to the school but reopens at 3:00 p.m. Our staff will pick up kindergarten through 2nd grade daily and bring them to the program. Where your child will attend, the program determines on the meeting location. Please see more specific instructions below. Once all students are at the program, we have homework time. This allows students to finish homework and get help if needed. After homework time, we have snack time. Craft/ outside time follows snack time and wraps up the day. The program closes promptly at 5:30 p.m. Please notify staff if you are running late or if someone else will pick up your child.

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 $45.00 per month for residents of Florence and $56.00 per month for non-residents. The registration fee and necessary form must be completed prior to your child attending the program.

Before and After the Bell Program opens Monday, July 24 at 6:30 a.m.

Registration Form
Parent-Child Information Form

Special Events

Make a Difference Day

October 28 @ 6:00 am

The Make a Difference Day committee will choose approximately five projects for volunteers in the community to participate in. Participants will receive their assignment and assist with items such as cleaning, painting, picking up trash, […]

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Movie in the Park

October 14 @ 7:00 pm

Instead of traveling several miles to view a movie with the family, citizens are invited to watch family friendly movies at our Movies in the Park events. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and […]

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Halloween Fright Fest

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We’re changing things this year at our annual Halloween Fright Fest! Historic Main Street will be packed with superheroes, princesses, ghosts, goblins, and a variety of other creative costumes on Tuesday night, October 31st. Participants […]

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Jr. Parada

November 25 @ 10:00 am

This year’s Junior Parada, the oldest Junior Rodeo in the United States, is celebrating its 85th year. Florence is filled with cowboy spirit, as floats line Main Street for the annual parade. After the parade, […]

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Christmas on Main Street

December 1 @ 6:00 pm

Historic Main Street becomes a winter wonderland for our Christmas on Main Street celebration. Main Street business owners join in the festivities by decorating their storefronts and providing special deals for the evening. This event […]

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21Sep '17

Partnership Creates Open Studio

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A unique opportunity begins next month at the Suter House located at 270 N. Pinal Street. A recent partnership between the Town of Florence Arts and Culture Commission and the Florence Industrial Development Authority, Inc., ...

21Sep '17

Zumba Fitness Classes Continuing

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Zumba Fitness Classes are scheduled every Tuesday through October 24 at the Florence Library and Community Center. The classes, designed for ages 16 and up are presented by Florence Community Services Department and run from ...

21Sep '17

Kids Kite Festival

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

A seemingly long-lost art with today’s youth, is kite flying. Previous youthful generations made kite flying a regular weekend activity along with riding bikes and playing hide-and-seek. The Town of Florence Community Services Department and ...

7Sep '17

Register Now for Lil Tykes Kickball

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Children three to five years old are encouraged to participate in the Lil Tykes Kickball League presented by Florence Community Services Department. Games will be played on Saturday mornings beginning November 11th. Residents pay only ...

7Sep '17

Movie in the Park – Smurfs: The Lost Village

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Make your plans now to attend the next Movie in the Park on Saturday, October 14, 2017. A giant inflatable screen will take over the multi-purpose fields at the Florence Aquatic Center at 174 W. ...

31Aug '17

Fall Intersession

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Just when it seems that school started, fall intersession is only a few weeks away which signals the beginning of Fall Fun, a recreation program offered over the break. The program, presented by Florence Community ...

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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 – Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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