More activities will be available in city of Phoenix community and recreation centers as the rate of community transmission of COVID-19 has decreased in Maricopa County.

The city has altered capacity restrictions and increased the number of activities offered in the centers, as well as reopened all of its indoor centers. This policy change is in accordance with guidance that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered. The change follows the city’s announcement in June that masks or face coverings and physical distancing measures would no longer be required in city buildings for anyone who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department began a tiered reopening of its centers on June 7 and 11 facilities have been providing youth summer camp activities for youths ages 6 to 12.

Capacity at those 11 centers was increased for the camps and the operation of those facilities’ fitness rooms, spaces to reserve and other scheduled programs resumed at a limited capacity, as of late June. The 11 centers include Sunnyslope Community Center at 802 E. Vogel Ave. and Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center at 4040 N. 14th St. Phoenix’s remaining 14 centers were scheduled to reopen on June 28 and to start offering youth summer camps, as well as other scheduled programs and activities with limits on the numbers of participants.

You also can swim at 12 city pools this summer and there are free swim lessons for youths ages 3 to 12. Anyone ages 17 and younger can take part in open swim free of charge. The Parks and Recreation Department also is providing virtual recreation and fitness options. To learn more, visit