Parks FAQ

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  1. How do I reserve a ramada or open space at a park, how much does it cost, and which parks have reservable ramadas?
  2. May I have alcohol at the public park?
  3. It looks like they are developing a park in my area.  How do I find out the status of the park and what it will contain?
  4. Where does Mesa Parks and Recreation Department hold their programs?
  5. Can I fish in the lake at the park near my house?
  6. Where can I find information about dogs in City of Mesa parks?

How do I reserve a ramada or open space at a park, how much does it cost, and which parks have reservable ramadas?  
Please follow this link to complete information on park ramada reservations.

May I have alcohol at the public park?
Possessing or consuming spirituous liquor, beer or wine is not allowed in Mesa except: Beer  & Wine permits are available for Countryside, Dobson Ranch, Escobedo, Evergreen, Fitch, Gene Autry, Jefferson, Kleinman, Red Mountain, Park of the Canals, Pioneer, Quail Run, Reed, Riverview , Skyline and Falcon Field parks. Obtain an alcohol permit at least one business day in advance of use.  Permits for Friday-Sunday must be obtained in person at our office by the preceding Thursday.  The permit fee is $25.

It looks like they are developing a park in my area.  How do I find out the status of the park and what it will contain?
We have a section on our web page called Parks development. On this page you can learn how we plan to develop parks, how long it takes to develop a park, the types of parks/facilities we develop and what's going on at the project near you.

Where does Mesa Parks and Recreation Department hold their programs?
The Parks and Recreation Department operate more than 60 parks, 9 pools, a golf course, and 7 sports complexes/recreation centers.   The Parks and Facilities listing includes all of these facilities with links to each, which include the amenities available at each facility.

Additionally, Mesa Parks and Recreation Department partners with Mesa Public Schools to offer after school and summer programming at Mesa Public Schools.  

Can I fish in the lake at the park near my house?
Mesa Parks and Recreation has two urban fishing lakes at Riverview Park and at Red Mountain Park.  Both of these are stocked lakes.  For more information please visit the urban fishing program page.

Where can I find information about dogs in City of Mesa parks?
Any information you need regarding dogs in City parks can be found on our Dog Parks page.

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