Parks and Recreation 2018-04-19T12:00:49+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 2018

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

Movie in the Park

April 28 @ 7:00 pm

Spending time with family and a movie under the stars are just a few things that make Movies in the Park a memorable night. This is a free event but remember to bring extra money […]

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Mother Daughter Dance “Pretty in Pink”

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This annual event is on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Florence Community Center, 778 N. Main Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mothers and daughters will enjoy a memorable night full of activities […]

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National Dog Park Day

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Community Services Department, in conjunction with PetSafe, invites all Florence dog owners to the Central Bark Park at 200 E. 8th Street on Saturday, May 5th in observance of National Dog Park Day. The […]

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Splash-N-Dash Junior Biathlon

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Florence Community Services Department has planned a unique and challenging event for elementary students through adults. The first Splash-N-Dash Junior Biathlon will be held on Saturday, May 12th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at […]

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News

13Apr '18

2018 Summer Swim Season

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Summer Safety and Family Resource Day kicks off the 2018 season opening of the Florence Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 26th from noon to 5:00 p.m. Family and health resource vendors will be present and ...

6Apr '18

Mother Daughter Dance “Pretty in Pink”

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

This annual event is on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Florence Community Center, 778 N. Main Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Mothers and daughters will enjoy a memorable night full of activities ...

5Apr '18

Arts and Culture Commission’s Open Studio

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The next Open Studio, presented by the Florence Arts and Culture Commission and the Florence Industrial Development Authority, Inc., is next Tuesday, April 17th from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Suter House, located at ...

5Apr '18

Florence Sharks Swim Team Registration

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Register now for the 2018 Florence Sharks swim team and compete in swim meets in various Pinal County locations. This recreational swim team is for kids ages five to 17 years old (all participants must ...

29Mar '18

Teen Leadership Symposium

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

The Florence Teen Council and Community Services Department are excited to announce the second annual Teen Leadership Symposium on Thursday, April 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Florence Library and Community Center. ...

29Mar '18

Movie in the Park – Despicable Me 3

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

The Florence community is invited to attend a Movie in the Park on Saturday, April 28th at the Florence Aquatic Center multi-purpose fields. Those who attend will enjoy viewing Despicable Me 3 on a giant ...

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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 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.