Parks and Recreation 2017-10-19T14:01:25+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.

 

Values

Exceptional Customer Service

Professionalism

Partnerships

Health and Wellness

Quality

Fun!

History

Integrity

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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Activities

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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Munch & Music

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring or buy your lunch at your favorite Florence Restaurant and join us at Padilla Park for live local entertainment.   WHEN:  Second Wednesday of every month October through March WHERE:  Padilla Park,  77 W. Ruggles […]

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Munch & Music

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring or buy your lunch at your favorite Florence Restaurant and join us at Padilla Park for live local entertainment.   WHEN:  Second Wednesday of every month October through March WHERE:  Padilla Park,  77 W. Ruggles […]

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News

16Nov '17

Aquatics Job Fair and Open House

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Teens and young adults are invited to attend the Aquatics Job Fair on Wednesday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Florence Community Center.In addition to employing a pool manager, head guards, ...

9Nov '17

Adopt a Storefront

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The recreation division of Florence Community Services and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce have partnered to organize “Adopt a Storefront” program. Business owners, non-profit organizations, family owners, or anyone interested but not located on ...

9Nov '17

Home Tour Volunteers Needed

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Local ambassadors are needed for next year’s Florence Historic Home Tour. The 33rd annual event, showcasing historic homes in our community is on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Volunteers are needed to serve as hosts at ...

2Nov '17

Create a Box Pony or Box Bull

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Arts and Culture Commission invites kids to be involved in the annual Junior Parada Parade on Saturday, November 25th in downtown Florence. The commission is presenting a Decorate a Box Pony or Box Bull ...

2Nov '17

Arts and Culture Commission’s Open Studio

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Thanks to a partnership between the Town of Florence Arts and Culture Commission and the Florence Industrial Development Authority, Inc., which created the Suter House Enrichment Academy, the artist Open Studio is available every first ...

2Nov '17

Saturday Drum Circle

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

A recent partnership between the Town of Florence Arts and Culture Commission and the Florence Industrial Development Authority, Inc., has created a monthly Drum Circle, held the fourth Saturday of each month through May 26, ...

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Office Location

Contact Us

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

Phone: 520-868-7589
Fax: 520-868-7591
Hours:
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

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

Phone: 520-868-7587
Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.