The City of Casa Grande and its citizens have supported the construction of numerous parks, sport complexes, and recreation facilities. This commitment to the building of parks and creation of recreational opportunities continues to enhance the quality of life for our citizens, our neighbors in the surrounding community and the many tourists who come to enjoy our beautiful city.
Today, people of all ages heavily utilize parks and recreation programs and facilities. The Casa Grande Community Services Department is host to many programs, classes, sporting events and other community-wide events, which are held at the City’s recreation complexes or in one of the parks throughout the community.
The lands within the Casa Grande planning boundary are typical of the stereotypical southwestern desert. The Casa Grande Mountains on the south and the Sacaton Mountains on the north bracket a broad valley that encompasses the city. From vantage points in these mountains, it is possible to see the entire community and large portions of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. These views have long been an attraction to residents of the valley. People from across the globe have visited and recreated in the mountains for as long as humans have been present in the region. In recent decades, the Casa Grande Mountains and the Sacaton Mountains have been extensively used by hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers, and sightseers. Trail systems have been developed by users to support these recreational activities. The City is currently undertaking a broad effort to enhance and expand the trail system.
One of Casa Grande’s most well-known “parks” is the Casa Grande Performance Institute at Grande Sports World. The Performance Institute is an award-winning facility, designed to accommodate local teams and leagues, while also providing an opportunity for professional training and development. The Performance Institute is the ‘spring training’ home to numerous Major League Soccer teams, who practice and scrimmage at the site, much to the delight of fans and local soccer enthusiasts. To learn more about the Performance Institute, visit Grande Sports World.