Maricopa County Parks and Recreation 14805 West Vineyard Avenue Goodyear AZ 85338 17.3 miles from Palo Verde 623-932-3811
Phoenix City Parks and Recreation 2121 North 15th Street Phoenix AZ 85006 37.2 miles from Palo Verde 602-262-6412
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation 23280 North 43rd Avenue Glendale AZ 85310 38.6 miles from Palo Verde 602-506-2930
Ogemaw County Parks 2370 West Michigan Avenue Phoenix AZ 85023 38.9 miles from Palo Verde 989-345-3295
Maricopa Parks and Recreation 48141 West Farrell Road Maricopa AZ 85139 40.6 miles from Palo Verde 520-568-9527
Maricopa County Parks 41835 North Castle Hot Springs Road Morristown AZ 85342 41.3 miles from Palo Verde 602-506-2930
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation 41402 North 87th Avenue Peoria AZ 85383 43.0 miles from Palo Verde 602-372-7470
Tempe Parks and Recreation 3500 South Rural Road Tempe AZ 85282 43.4 miles from Palo Verde 480-350-5200
Scottsdale Parks and Recreation 7340 East Scottsdale Mall Scottsdale AZ 85251 44.6 miles from Palo Verde 480-312-2722
A parks department is responsible for maintaining and managing local, state or regional parks. Public parks and recreational lands all need oversight to ensure that the properties are maintained and kept safe for citizens to use. A parks department is responsible for all activities and operations at park properties.
There are parks departments at the local, state, and federal levels. This department also oversees certain sporting events in addition to its maintenance responsibilities. In some jurisdictions, the department is responsible for operating programs such as fitness and exercise classes, sports leagues, nature walks, bicycle trails, environmental programs, and research programs. A parks department may also be responsible for some youth training and education programs.