3/21/2020: City of Peoria Closes City Hall and Facilities to Public View COVID-19 Information.





Based on guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control related to COVID-19, this facility is temporarily closed until further notice.  During the closure, all Rio Vista Recreation Center Memberships have been frozen.  Annual monthly memberships will not be billed. You do not need to take any action and billing will only resume once the recreation center re-opens. For monthly, three month, six month and annual memberships, appropriate time will be added to the end of your membership.

For more information, please visit


or call 623-773-8600


Thank you.



City of Peoria Closes Recreation Center, Libraries and Community Center

These city facilities will remain closed until further notice.


PEORIA, Ariz. (March 17, 2020) – The city of Peoria has closed Rio Vista Recreation Center, the Peoria Community Center/Community Assistance Resource Center, both Peoria libraries, Peoria Center for the Performing Arts and the West Valley Art Museum. 


These changes are in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated COVID-19 guidelines on social distancing, which encourage Americans to stay home and avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people. These closures are effective Wednesday, March 18 until further notice.


“During this difficult time, the City of Peoria is committed to doing what is best for the health and safety of our residents, our employees and the entire Peoria community,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “These changes are directly aligned with current recommendations from the CDC and as new guidelines are established, we will adjust as appropriate.”


There are still opportunities for residents to take advantage of city services. Online access to digital library books, audio books, streaming video and music is available to anyone with a current Peoria library card. For information, visit Book drops will remain open Monday through Friday. All late fees will be waived and all due dates will be extended for the period the library is closed.


With 20 miles of hiking and biking trails throughout our city, there are many ways to stay active in Peoria, while maintaining the CDC’s recommendation to minimize social interactions. Check out our trail system at


It is important to note that while neighborhood and community parks have open public spaces that may be accessed by families, park amenities and facilities are closed. For a detailed listing, please visit


While the Rio Vista Recreation Center is closed, all current Rio Vista Membership terms will be extended accordingly. 


The City of Peoria will continue to provide real-time assessments to ensure we are acting in alignment with the recommendations of our health care experts and officials, in the best interest of public health and safety. 


For the latest updates, visit or follow the city’s social media pages.




Located inside of Rio Vista Community Park, the Rio Vista Recreation Center is designed to be a versatile, family-friendly facility. Its numerous amenities and programs are intended to engage residents and promote healthy lifestyles.

The Recreation Center is home to a number of firsts in Peoria, including the first public gymnasium, the first indoor racquetball courts, the first climbing wall and so much more. The 52,000 square-foot facility was recognized by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association as an Outstanding Facility of the Year in 2007 and in 2008.

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Peoria Visitors - Daily, Weekly, Monthly, & Annual passes available. Read more about Pass Fees and Information.

Recreation Center Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 5:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 8:30pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday Hours Holiday Schedule


Address and Directions

8866 W Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381

Rio Vista Recreation Center is located inside Rio Vista Community Park, North of Thunderbird Road and 1/4 mile West of the Loop 101 Agua Fria freeway.

"As a twenty year Peoria resident, eighteen as a homeowner, my biggest regret is not joining this recreation center the day it opened. This is one of the nicest public recreation centers I have ever seen."

Rio Vista Rec Center Patron

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Rio Vista Contact Information

Main Telephone Number: 623-773-8600
Ramada Rentals: 623-773-7137