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

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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Activities

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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Florence Teen Council’s Haunted House

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

Halloween just wouldn’t be complete without a trip through a spooky Haunted House. Florence Community Services, Florence Teen Council and the American Legion Lady Auxiliary have partnered to present the first, Florence Asylum Haunted House. […]

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Hooping at Heritage – 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

November 3 @ 5:30 pm

Heritage Park is the location of the Hooping at Heritage 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Friday, November 3, 2017. The tournament, presented by Florence Community Services Department is comprised of three divisions for boys and girls. […]

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Fall Pickle Ball Lessons

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Fall Pickle Ball Lessons will be offered in three upcoming sessions consisting of four weekly classes each. The first is the fall session on November 7, 14, 21 and 28. The classes, offered by the […]

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Munch & Music

November 8 @ 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

16Oct '17

Fall Pickle Ball Classes

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Fall Pickle Ball Lessons will be offered in three upcoming sessions consisting of four weekly classes each. The first is the fall session on November 7, 14, 21 and 28. The classes, offered by the ...

12Oct '17

Florence Teen Council’s Haunted House

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Halloween just wouldn’t be complete without a trip through a spooky Haunted House. Florence Community Services, Florence Teen Council and the American Legion Lady Auxiliary have partnered to present the first, Florence Asylum Haunted House. ...

12Oct '17

Historical Lectures Return – Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The first of five intriguing historical lectures is on Wednesday, November 8th at the Library and Community Center. The recreation division of Florence Community Services Department, in partnership with Az Humanities will present Wild, Weird, ...

12Oct '17

Munch and Music – November

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The next mid-day concert at Padilla Park is on Wednesday, November 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The series of monthly concerts, presented by the recreation division of Florence Community Services, are free and ...

28Sep '17

Park Over-Seeding Schedule

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Now that the cooler fall temperatures have arrived, Florence Community Services parks staff is over-seeding areas of the Town’s parks to create lush, green grass during the winter months. Work begins weeks before the closure ...

28Sep '17

Before and After the Bell Resumes

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Now that the fall intersession is over, the popular recreation program, Before and After the Bell has resumed. Presented by Florence Community Services Department, the program is held Mondays through Fridays at Florence K-8 and ...

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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.