Entries by Andy Gardner

To Our Community

To the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Community: As this unprecedented global situation carries on with no definitive timeline to a return of normalcy, the Parks & Recreation Department will officially be on a furloughed status until further notice. While the Recreation Center has been close for a few weeks now, all memberships have been […]

Letter from the Director (Winter / Spring 2020)

     During my 19 year career here in Airway Heights, it has never been more obvious that the citizens of the City of Airway Heights place a high value on their parks and recreation facilities and programs. They recognize the importance of these services as a major contributor to property values, mental and physical […]

My Rec Story: Irene Jones

For multiple years I have battled chronic knee and back pain, leading to the use of a cane to help me get around. At the advice and encouragement of my physical therapist, I decided to try swimming to help improve my health with the hope of reducing the pain and constant struggle to move.  In […]


This spring the Parks and Recreation Department will begin using a new membership and registration software, ActiveNet!  In an effort to better serve our members, guests and participants we will be switching over all active accounts from our current system CivicRec (aka Rec1) to ActiveNet for the  processing of all memberships, programs, lesson and class […]


This fall, the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a grant to help build a new youth sports program called Start Smart Sports. The Start Smart Sports Development Program is for kids ages 3 to 5 years old and works to introduce them to organized sports with their parent or guardian right there […]

Community Member Spotlight – Sue Hines

Sue Hines has been donating flowers to the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Senior Lunch Program since July of 2017. As a small business owner and floral expert, Sue saw an opportunity to bring joy to people’s day through her passion by donating small floral arrangements to our weekly Senior Lunch program. This kind gesture […]