Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department earns state honors

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department on July 25 received three honors from the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association during its annual awards presentation. The department was given awards for Outstanding Program (Youth Enrichment Award) for its “Thank Goodness It’s Friday” program, the Outstanding Facility Award for Flatiron Community Park and the Outstanding Special […]

Apache Junction to offer youth baseball leagues, program

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering several youth baseball options for young children under 8 years old, offering two leagues — tee ball and coach pitch — as well as a Parent/Tot program. The tee ball league is for boys and girls ages 4-5 and the coach pitch league is available for […]

Pool hours changing at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center

With the new Apache Junction Unified School District schedule and classes starting July 24, there will be changes to the open-swim hours at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center. While students are in school, the pool at the aquatic center, 1091 W. Southern Ave., has modified hours and will be open 3-6 p.m. July 24-27 and July […]

$154,000 landscape-maintenance contract, other items before council June 4-5

A $154,017.98 contract for landscape-maintenance services at 13 locations including freeway exits will be discussed June 4 and voted on June 5 by the Apache Junction City Council. The Monday work session and Tuesday council meeting begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. The landscape-maintenance services […]

AJ Parks and Recreation’s Summer Open Gym program offers children’s activities

Parents can start planning summer activities for children with Apache Junction Parks and Recreation’s Summer Open Gym program will be held 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday-Friday, from May 29 to July 20. Children in first to eighth grades can participants in a variety of structured activities and games including arts and crafts, sports, board game tournaments, […]

Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ to be shown free May 19 at Movie in the Park

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating National “Kids to Parks Day” with a free Movie in the Park event on Saturday, May 19. Grab a blanket and friends and family for an evening outside watching the movie “Coco” at Flatiron Community Park, 100 N. Apache Trail in downtown Apache Junction. The animated […]

Apache Junction to host We Run For Fun club

The We Run For Fun club is gearing up for a summer of games and activities in Apache Junction with the goal helping children ages 9-13 learn a plethora of skills and abilities. Those who attend the six-week club will have the chance to learn goal setting, pacing, proper hydration and how running can keep […]

Kids to Parks Day proclaimed for May 19

Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy has proclaimed May 19 as Kids to Parks Day. The proclamation asks residents to take children to a neighborhood, state or national park on May 19, the eighth Kids to Parks Day organized and launched by the National Park Trust. “Kids to Parks Day empowers kids and encourages families to […]

Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center offers discount for teachers May 5-11

Teachers and staff of Apache Junction schools can show their staff ID for a limited time and receive 15 percent off an Apache Junction Multi-generational Center membership for themselves or a member of their immediate family. This deal for new, renewal or extension of memberships is non-transferable, non-refundable and only available May 5-11 at the […]

Golf league tees off May 8 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Golf League will begin in May and run for 13 weeks. The golf league is available for both men and women, and scoring will help to establish the handicap each player will use to score their weekly play. The league will be on Tuesdays starting May 8 at Apache […]