Casa Grande has a fantastic array of options for outdoor entertainment and highly desirable quality of life options that residents and visitors alike can enjoy.

Golf Course
Dave White Municipal Golf Course is open year-round for great golfing in Casa Grande. As a Par 72 and 6,651 yards from the gold tees, it is a challenging course. Beautiful mountain views and mature trees line the course. The cart paths are all paved, and the course’s new irrigation system makes for a wonderful golf experience.

Grande Sports World
Grande Sports World has helped solve the recreational needs of the community, while providing the local economy with a much-needed boost. Located on 50 acres of land adjacent to Francisco Grande, Grande Sports World is a state-of-the-art facility whose scope of operations and activities stretch 365 days a year. Grande Sports World currently includes eight football and soccer fields, a 59,000 square-foot training facility that houses a weight-training exercise area, therapy centers, classrooms, locker rooms, meeting rooms and laundry facilities that can accommodate up to four full-sized professional teams. The public-private partnership allowed the city to build the facility while turning the day-to-day operations and maintenance over to the Francisco Grande Hotel & Resort. The city also aligned with other groups to help make Grande Sports World a hub for training, fitness and recovery activities. Additional partnerships were formed to market Grande Sports World globally and drive professional and aspiring athletes to the Performance Institute. Furthermore, Casa Grande has partnered with Major League Soccer teams and the U.S.Soccer Development Academy to house their player development program at the site. Ultimately, the Grande Sports Academy will provide world-class instructional programs in soccer, tennis, football, golf and physical and mental conditioning for children from 7 to 18 years old. Grande Sports World has hosted multiple tournaments, and many more are scheduled over the course of the next year. Despite the many things that occur at Grande Sports World, one of the most important aspects of the facility is that it is also used as a venue for local recreational activities.  Youth and adult leagues in Casa Grande also have opportunities to schedule dates, reserve the fields and otherwise enjoy the facility.

Paul Mason Sportsplex
The Paul Mason Sportsplex is home to four adult-sized lighted softball diamonds and scoreboards, a concession stand and restrooms. This facility also has fencing available so that fields can be transformed to accommodate regulation fields for Little League, Pony League, Babe Ruth and girls fastpitch softball.

Dorothy Powell Senior Center
Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center provides area residents the opportunity to experience recreational, cultural and educational programming in a friendly atmosphere. Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center is open to individuals 50 years of age or older. Tours and an explanation of programs are available during our normal operating hours.

Ed Hooper Rodeo Grounds
A local venue that hosts a wide variety of rodeo events throughout the year, these rodeo grounds are definitely a hot spot for thrill seekers looking for old school entertainment that gets back to the roots of Western culture in Arizona. Rodeo has seen a comeback in popularity over the past few years, and the events held here always offer a fun time!

Community Recreation Center
The new Casa Grande Community Recreation Center is currently scheduled to begin construction in January 2018 and can be expected to open in early 2019. Amenities include a walking track, fitness rooms, a dance studio and many other things for people in the community to do.

For more articles like this, be sure to check out the entire “Casa Grande: A Growing Horizon” special section in the Fall 2017 Golden Corridor LIVING Magazine!