Glendale is home to approximately 246,709 Arizona residents. Just nine miles from downtown Phoenix, Glendale is part of Maricopa County. The average commute time for this area is 27 minutes.

Glendale Community Classes

One of the unique things about Glendale is their dedication to providing educational opportunities to residents. Adult classes offered in the parks and recreation area include Culinary Arts, Dance, Music, Language, and Personal Development. Youth classes include Cultural Arts, Dance, Music, Personal Development, and Exercise. They provide a Free Green Living Series that includes classes on Vegetable Gardening, Color in the Desert, Rainwater Harvesting, and Small Trees for Small Yards. Other subjects they cover with classes include Fire & Safety, Bike Safety, HOA Training, and Council Meeting 101.

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Glendale Schools

The students in Glendale are served by Deer Valley Unified School District, Dysart Unified School District, Peoria Unified School District. Elementary School Districts include Alhambra Elementary School District, Glendale Elementary School District, Pendergast Elementary School District, and Washington Elementary School District. High school districts include Glendale Union High School District, Phoenix Union High School District, and Tolleson Union High School District.

Deer Valley Unified School District serves students in grades PreK – 12. This district is comprised of 37 schools that enroll approximately 36,261 students annually. Dysart Unified School District is comprised of 24 schools. Peoria Unified School District has 34 elementary schools, seven high schools, and a non-traditional high school. They enroll approximately 36,000 students annually.

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Glendale Parks & Recreation

The Glendale Parks & Recreation Department manages 44 parks and facilities. When it comes to amenities, Glendale parks are on target. Sahuaro Ranch Park is located at 9802 N. 59th Street and features a ramada, picnic area, grills, playgrounds, and sports fields. North Horizon Park is located at 6300 w. Northern Avenue and features a ramada, picnic areas, grills, and playgrounds. Utopia Park is located at 7180 w. Utopia Road and features a ramada, playgrounds, picnic areas, grills, volleyball field, soccer fields, and basketball courts. These are just a few of the amazing parks that Glendale maintains.

When the weather calls for access to a pool, Glendale has you covered. Foothills Aquatic Center is open year-round but offers special activities during the summer months. They feature 2 slides, zero depth entry, water playground, diving boards, and 6 lap lanes. There are fees for admission. Rose Lane Aquatics Center is open during the summer months and features a splash pad, diving well, zero depth entry, and a giant slide. There are fees for admission.

Who doesn’t love running through water on a hot day? Heroes Park provides free access to their splash pad from May – September each year. The pad is open only on weekend from August – September.

Glendale Arts & Culture

Residents enjoy access to world class museums, beautiful gardens, historic sites, and a vibrant arts environment. Museums in the area include the Musical Instrument Museum, Glendale Arizona Historical Society, and the Arizona Doll & Toy Museum. Support the arts with visits to the Arizona Broadway Theater, Brelby Theater Company, West Valley Arts Council, and West Valley Symphony.