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 […]

206 entered Apache Junction Halloween Festival contests

A total of 206 community members entered Halloween Festival contests at the annual Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department event. The free Halloween Festival was 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail. “Congratulations to all of the contest winners,” JJ Underwood, recreation coordinator, said in a release. “The community participants […]

Fit Families Mud Run in Apache Junction set for Oct. 20

The Fit Families Mud Run has appropriate obstacle race courses for the whole family to participate together. Hosted by the Apache Junction Parks & Recreation, the Fit Families Mud Run allows families to experience the obstacle race courses together on Saturday, Oct. 20, with the first wave going at 9 a.m., according to a press […]

Fall pickleball leagues offered in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering its annual fall adult pickleball leagues. Deadline to register a doubles team is Monday, Oct. 15, or until full, according to a release. Leagues are doubles play and separated by self-rated skill levels. Since leagues are based on players’ skill levels it doesn’t matter […]

Adult golf league offered by Apache Junction parks and rec

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Golf League is the perfect excuse to head to the course for 13 weeks of golf  – 12 weeks of league play plus a one-week tournament. The golf league is available for men and women, and scoring will help to establish the handicap each player will use to score […]

Youth football to begin in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering youth flag football leagues this fall for boys and girls. There are two leagues available (ages 6-8 and 8-11). The latter two play on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. The city is also offering the Parent/Tot Football program […]