Check Out Our Programs

Lil’ Squirts Preschool Program is a fun and exciting program for toddlers. It provides a healthy learning environment for recreational activities that will enhance your child’s basic social, developmental and educational skills.

Special Interest Classes give you opportunities to pursue your hobbies, find new interests, and keep yourself active and your children entertained, all in a safe and thriving atmosphere.



Rec. Ctr.
Dr. Saide Recreation Center
1003 E. Eason Ave.

Inca Elementary School
25555 W. Durango

Youngker High School
3000 S. Apache Rd.

Bayless Park
Bayless Park
2015 E. Monroe Ave. (Hwy 85)

Sundance Park
Sundance Park
22865 W. Lower Buckeye Rd.

Verrado Fire Station #703
2582 N. Verrado Way

Buck Elm
Buckeye Elementary

The Drop Zone is the hottest afterschool hangout in town. The teen lounge features a pool table, air hockey, fooseball, ping pong, X-Box 360 on a flat screen TV, computers, and for something retro, those classic board games. Drop by the Drop Zone from 3:00pm to 7:00pm August through May, 1:45pm to 7:00pm on Wednesdays.

Youth and Adult Sports offer kids and grownups a full range of athletics, including Soccer, Baseball, Girls Fast Pitch, Football, Adult Softball, Adult Volleyball and Rusty Spurs Softball. Sports contribute to our well-being, and play a vital role in our personality development. They teach children the value of teamwork and give them a sense of pride and accomplishment. For more information on our sports teams and schedules, please call 623-349-6350.

The Youth Scholarship Program helps children of Buckeye families who qualify financially to participate in our Recreational Programs at a reduced fee. Through donations, sponsorships and contributions from businesses and individuals, Buckeye offers scholarships that reduce the fees for specific programs and activities.

See Program Guidelines

Apply for a Youth Scholarship

DES link for child Care Subsidy

Contact Info

Dr. Saide Recreation Center

1003 E. Eason Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326
(623) 349-6350
Fax: (623) 349-6355

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 7 :00pm
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
The Rec Center is on facebook.

Miranda Gomez, Recreation Manager
(623) 349-6353

Jessica Thompson, Recreation Supervisor
(623) 349-6613

Erin Fort, Recreation Coordinator
(623) 349-6357

Christa Lancaster, Recreation Coordinator
(623) 349-6318

Adam Melle, Recreation Coordinator
(623) 349-6330

Shandiz Rashedi, Recreation Programmer
(623) 349-6606

Sheena Valdez, Office Assistant
(623) 349-6350

Dyanna Perez, Recreation Specialist
Teen Programs
(623) 349-6350

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