Dr. Saide Recreation Center

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


Hours of Operation

Monday –Friday 9 a.m. –7 p.m.
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays


The Dr. Saide Recreation Center hosts a variety of classes, programs and activities, including the Lil’ Squirts Preschool Program, dance classes, karate classes, cooking classes and teen programming.

Drop Zone @ The REC

The Drop Zone @ the REC is the hottest afterschool hangout in town. The teen lounge features a pool table, foosball, ping pong, gaming systems, public computers, and for something retro, those classic board games. Drop by the Drop Zone afterschool from 3-7 p.m. August through May, 2-7 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Summer hours the Drop Zone is open for teens from 2–7 p.m. May through August.  Free weekly activities are a drop-in based. Come on out and join in the fun!

FREE Weekly Activities

For information on field trips, workshops and anything else happening at the Drop Zone, call 623-349-6350, refer to the quarterly brochure or come in and see us!


Tabletop Tourneys: Mondays @ 4 p.m.

  • Weekly tournaments will rotate among various lobby games.

Cooking Class: Wednesdays @ 4:30 p.m. (4 p.m. during the summer months)

  • Learn how to make a new dish every week!
  • Ages 8-17

3 on 3 B-ball: Fridays @ 3:30 p.m.

  • Got skills?  Bring ‘em to our court!
  • Minimum of 8 teams required for tournament.

Dodgeball: Fridays @ 6 p.m.

  • Dodgeball Tourneys every other Friday
  • Drop-in play


Upcoming Teen Scene Trips   

Elevate Trampoline Park: April 19th (9-17 year olds)  

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  • $12 per person includes transportation, certified staff supervision, wall to wall trampolines, dunking courts, slack lines, fidget ladders, jumping pits, dodge ball courts and ninja training course.  
  • Departure time is 11:15 a.m. from the Dr. Saide Recreation Center
  • Return time is 2:45 p.m. 
  • Registration Required
  • Additional money needed for snacks at the concession stand. 


    Summer Teen Scene Trips   

    Teens at Sunsplash Ride

    Golfland Sunsplash: June 19 (12-17 year olds)  

  • $30 per person
  • Departure 10 a.m. / Return time 5:15 p.m. (Dr. Saide Recreation Center)
  • Registration Required 
  • Harkins Movie Theater: June 21 (11-17 year olds)  

  • $11 per person
  • Departure 8:30 a.m. / Return time 1 p.m. (Dr. Saide Recreation Center)
  • Registration Required 
  • Great Skate: July 9 (11-17 year olds)  

  • $7 per person
  • Departure 10:15 a.m. / Return time 3:15 p.m. (Dr. Saide Recreation Center)
  • Registration Required 
  • Teen Splash Night @ Buckeye Aquatic Center: July 11 (12-17 year olds)  

  • $4 per person pre-register  / $5 per person at the door
  • 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.