The saga of Prospector Park’s Otter, a lost dog

Determined Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department staffers needed a month to rescue an injured puppy near Prospector Park last summer. Otter now has a happy life with her forever family. It took awhile. She even has a new four-legged friend, but the journey getting there was a bit treacherous, even with a little help […]

Summer youth basketball offered in Apache Junction

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering recreational basketball camps, youth leagues and parent/tot basketball this summer. Basketball leagues, ages 6-11 There will be two leagues for boys and girls ages 6-11. Ages 6-8 will play on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Ages […]

‘Peter Rabbit’ Apache Junction’s April movie in the park

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation department will be hosting its monthly free movie in the park event on Saturday, April 13. Bring a blanket and your friends and family for an evening outside watching a family movie. The free event will be held at Flatiron Community Park, 100 N. Apache Trail. The April movie […]

Water safety instructors needed in Apache Junction

Looking for a fun part-time summer job? Do you like working with kids? Do you like swimming? The City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is looking for energetic staff members to teach swim lessons this summer. All water safety instructors must hold a current certification in order to be hired by the city. […]

Former Apache Junction Parks Director Bell dies

Former Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Bell – the city’s only parks director until his retirement in 2016 – has died after an illness. He was 61. Services are pending. Mr. Bell steered the city’s parks department for 35 years and oversaw the development of more than 2,000 acres of park and open […]

Jan. 12 downtown running/walking event supports Apache Junction High School baseball

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department and Apache Junction High School Athletics are hosting a fun running/walking series in the community, with participants receiving a medal at the finish line. The Jan. 12 event benefits the AJHS baseball team. Each event gives walkers and runners a choice of distances from approximately 2 miles to […]

Free spring 2019 Apache Junction parks and recreation guide available online

Looking for a class or new activity? The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation catalog for the spring 2019 season is available with the December 2018 issue at apachejunctionindependent.az.newsmemory.com and also at apachejunctionindependent.az.newsmemory.com/?special=AJ+Citizen. The Citizen lists the parks and recreation class offerings along with library programs and upcoming special events. The publication also includes […]

Apache Junction to host flag football tournament

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an adult flag football four-on-four tournament. The tournament is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. Check-in opens at 12:30 p.m. Teams need to register by Wednesday, Dec. 12 for a fee of $100 per team, according to a […]

Wellness event, blood drive to be held at AJ Multi-Generational Center

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation will hold its annual wellness event and blood drive on Saturday, Nov. 17. The health event will be held at the Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, according to a press release, noting that United Blood Services will have its Blood Mobile on site from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. […]

Nov. 10 run benefits Apache Junction High School girls soccer teams

Join Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction High School athletics for a running/walking event Nov. 10. The run will benefit the AJHS girls soccer teams and gives walkers and runners a choice of distances from approximately 2 miles to 4 miles in length. “All events benefit a local AJHS athletic sports team and […]