Dr. Saide Recreation Center

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rec center front1003 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

Summer Hours 2-7 p.m.

The Drop Zone is the hottest afterschool hangout in town. The teen lounge features a pool table, fooseball, ping pong, gaming systems, public computers, and for something retro, those classic board games. Drop by the Drop Zone from 3-7 p.m. August through May, 1:45-7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 2–7 p.m. May through August.  Weekly activities are 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.

Teen Leadership: Tuesdays @ 4 p.m.

  • Learn and create lifelong skills that increase confidence, self-awareness and motivation. 
  • Gain leadership skills such as public speaking, social and interpersonal skills in a positive atmosphere.

Girl Power Hour: Thursdays @ 5 p.m.

  • Glam it up with creativity and style!
  • Crafts and fun that gals will enjoy.

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


Teen Scene Trips                                                Register Button

   Sunsplash Water Park: June 20th (11-17 year olds)  

  • $28 per person includes transportation, certified staff supervision, all access to park, buffet lunch and unlimited beverage. 
  • Departure time is 10:30 a.m. from the Dr. Saide Recreation Center

Elevate Trampoline Park: July 25th (11-17 year olds)  

  • $13 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 4 p.m. from the Dr. Saide Recreation Center