Apache Junction Parks & Recreation

July 18
Healthy Lifestyle Education
Join guest speaker Lani Hall for a FREE lecture as she shares knowledgeable insight for a healthy lifestyle. She will go in depth on the following topics: Quick Healthy Meals & Snacks, Eating Healthy on a Budget, Making Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle and Physical Activity is Key to Living Well. This lecture will be from 10:00am – 11:00am and is offered to all ages.

July 21
Fun Movie Fridays - Storks
We will be heading to Harkins Theatres two more times this summer on Friday for some movie fun! Space is limited, so register early. The main pick up will be at the MGC at 8:30am (1035 N. Idaho Rd) then, the van will stop by CCJH (during Open Gym) to pick up any kids who have signed up and are attending that program. The registration fee is $5. A soda and popcorn combo may be purchased additionally for $6 at the movie.

July 21
Cooking With Kids!
In this class, kids will learn to create easy, homemade dishes they can re-create at home for their families. They also will learn basic nutrition tips & how to set the table correctly. The registration fee is $15 and a $5 supply fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. This week we will learn how to transform your veggies into curly noodles in Italian Cucumber Noodle Salad with Fruit Pizza for dessert! Class runs from 2:00pm – 3:30pm and is offered to ages 7 to 16 years old.

July 24
Jumpstart your summer with our NEW extended summer program. This program bridges the gap between school and our summer open gym program. It will provide your child with fun recreational activities to keep them busy over the summer. Our participants will enjoy free play as well as structured group time including arts and crafts, games, sports, cooking, and science. Children must be entering 1st - 8th grade. *Sign up for both AM & PM session and receive a $25 discount! For more information on this program, please visit us at www.ajcity.net or call us @ (480) 983-2181.

July 24
Session 5 Swim Lessons
The City of Apache Junction offers swimming lessons for children and adults every summer. Evening and daytime opportunities exist based on the largest needs in the community. To register online, visit www.ajcity.net/onlinereg and search for classes in the Aquatics category. If you need help determining your child’s skill level, please call or visit our office or visit Www.ajcity.net/aquatics

July 27
Sunsplash Field Trip
Cool off this summer as we spend a day at Sunsplash. Join us as we ride the water slides, splash around in the wave pool, and relax in the lazy river. We will have a private area to keep our belongings, and will be served a hamburger or hotdog lunch. It will be hot during the day, so remember to bring sunscreen and water, and a towel to dry off at the end of the day. Kids will be divided up into small groups which they must stay in throughout the day. Only children who are good swimmers should attend this trip. The registration fee is $30 and we will be leaving at 10:30am and returning at 5:00pm. Registration for this trip ends on July 26th.

July 27
Aarp Smart Driver
This course provides research-based information to help you update your driving knowledge and skills. Bring driver’s license, AARP membership card and a pen/pencil to class. Class runs from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the Apache Junction Conference Center. The standard fee is $25. If you show your AARP card while registering you will receive a $6.25 discount.

July 28
Parent’s Night Out – Water Wars
Join us for a night of fun games and crafts. This PNO will be themed Water Wars. Bring your swim suit and join us for some water wars!! The registration fee is $4 for MGC members are $8 for non-members. This program is offered to ages 5-12 years old and runs from 5:30pm – 10:00pm.

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Events and programs are held at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center unless otherwise specified. Please go to www.ajcity.net/registration for more information on how to register. Pre-registration is required for many of our classes and programs. We are on Facebook and Twitter! Follow us @AJParksandRec on Twitter and “Like” our page on Facebook and stay up to date with upcoming events and programs. For more information on any of our programs, please visit us at www.ajcity.net or call us @ (480) 983-2181.

Apache Junction 4th of July Celebration

The City of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation put on another fun-filled 4th of July celebration and AJ News Sports editor Daniel Dullum attended—camera-in-hand—to take photos of the festivities at the Aquatic Center and AJHS Davis Field. Click on the photos below for a larger view of Daniel’s shots. Continue reading...

Movies in the Park

Summer movie in the new Flatiron Park

The City of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department is set to kick off their Inaugural Summer Movies in the Park series! Grab a blanket and some friends & family to enjoy a fun evening outside watching some great family movies. This free Movie Series will bring a hit movie one Saturday evening per month during the Summer out to Flatiron Community Park in downtown Apache Junction!

The next movie will take place on Saturday, July 22, and features Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Continue reading...

Museum Earns Excellence Award from Travel Website

The Board of the Superstition Mountain Historical Society and staff of the Superstition Mountain Museum announced that the museum has been recognized with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor based on “the consistently great reviews earned” from travelers that are sent to the Tripadvisor website.

Tripadvisor is the world’s largest travel site. With more than 500 million candid traveler reviews, the site helps travelers make decisions on hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Continue reading...

Salt River Tubing

Join Salt River Tubing for a B00 Spooktacular Halloween escapade on Salt River! Screeching bats, wicked witches and ghosts galore splash down at Salt River Tubing, Saturday – July 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., for a monster “More Teens in the Woods” event! Continue reading...