Summer Recreation

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Drop-In Program

Photo of Elementary SchoolersChildren entering grades 1-5 for Fall 2019

June 3, 2019 – July 11, 2019 (closed July 4)
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This exciting program offers a full schedule of on-site activities and field trips throughout the week. The program features arts and crafts, group games and free play to help kids have a fun-filled summer and experience new and old recreational activities. Optional off-site field trips are offered throughout the week for an additional cost. Trip information is below and will also be available at the sites.

Supply Fee (includes t-shirt):   $90 for Residents and Non-Residents (same cost)
All payments for registrations and field trips will not be accepted at sites. Payment must be paid before 5 a.m. the day of the trip.

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Registration is NOW AVAILABLE On-line

ATTENTION:    If you have NOT logged into your on-line account since January 7, you may NOT have access to the new system .  Please check to make sure you can log into your account BEFORE you attempt to register or you WILL experience delays as you will need to call the Admin office to set up a new account or reset your password. 

Program Note: This program is a drop-in program. The children may leave of their own volition. If this is not a program for you and your child, please refer to the City of Peoria Summer Camp program. LATE PICK-UPS: This policy is strictly enforced, so make arrangements for your child to be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m.

SPECIAL NEEDS: If your child has a disability that would necessitate some assistance and has access to DDD funding, call Jodi-Roth Jones at 623-773-7719. If you do not have DDD funding and would like a reasonable modification, call Kathleen Kresl at 623-773-7108, Children attending the program must be able to toilet, dress and feed themselves independently.


  • Coyote Hills - 21180 N. 87th Ave. - 623-764-1065
  • Oakwood - 12900 N. 71st Ave. - 623-764-1120
  • Lake Pleasant - 31501 N. Westland Rd. - 623-764-4928
  • Sun Valley - 8361 N. 95th Ave. - 623-764-1057
  • (sites are subject to change)


  • Register Online for Summer Drop-In Program **Will be available in May 2019 **
  • By Phone: 623-773-7137
  • Walk-In:
  • Community Services Department, Mon. - Thur., 7a.m. - 6 p.m.; Closed Fridays
    9875 N. 85th Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
    Peoria Community Center, Mon. - Thur., 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    8335 W. Jefferson, Peoria, AZ 85345
    Rio Vista Recreation Center, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    8866 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381


Children need to bring a non-perishable lunch each day they attend. At Sun Valley Elementary only, the Peoria Unified School District offers a “Summer Food Program” with free breakfast and lunch, Monday-Thursday. View the summer lunch menu. *Subject to change. Get more details about the Summer Food Program.

Shuttle Bus no longer available


Trip registration accepted ONLINE ONLY; no trip registrations available at the site.


Register for field trips
Participants registered in the Summer Recreation program can participate in the daily field trips and programming at sites. Transportation and supervision is provided for all field trips. Dates, fees, packages & times may change.

Parents: View our Field Trip Information page with descriptions about field trip destinations, and the option to sign waivers online (where applicable).

Field Trip Site Schedules are available to view below.  Please register on-line for your trips.

Same day trip registrations must be made prior to 7:30 am.  No trip registrations will be available after 7:30 am on the same day of the trip. 

Program Reminders

  1. Once registration is open, you can register at Community Services.
    You can also Register for Summer Recreation online or by calling 623-773-7137.
  2. There is no additional weekly fee to attend the program; however, optional field trips are offered for an additional cost.
  3.  Lunch: Parents must provide a non-perishable sack lunch.

Rio Vista Day Camp

August 1 & 2, 2019: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd.
This program is an extension of our Summer Recreation program. $25 per day. This camp gives kids, kindergarten through 12 years old, access to various amenities offered and have the opportunity to participate in dodgeball, video games, arts/crafts, movies and much more. Note this camp will be capped at 150 participants.


Community Services Department
9875 N 85th Ave. Peoria AZ, 85345

Nikita Uptain, Recreation Coordinator | 623-773-7688

Adam Johnson, Recreation Coordinator | 623-773-7675

Kathleen Kresl, Recreation Supervisor | 623-773-7108