We have a saying here in Sun City AZ, “If you’re bored or alone, just blink and you’ll find something to do and someone to be with.”
Clubs & Activities
Located in one of the most desirable climates in America, Sun City AZ offers a vast number of special-interest clubs and activities for its residents. There are seven unique recreation centers well located throughout Sun City AZ. These and other amenities are known as the Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. (RCSC).
Clubs Activities Recreation Centers
Del Webb Looked at the Future Differently
In 1960 Del Webb’s vision for a different type of retirement community was about to become a reality. And while many scoffed at his idea, the Del E. Webb Development Corporation (DEVCO) had five model homes, a recreation center, 9-hole golf course and a shopping center ready for the January 1st opening. Over 100,000 people toured Sun City AZ that weekend and, as they say, the rest is history. Those first to arrive soon realized social time spent with like-minded individuals was time well spent. Fun-filled groups quickly formed and the catchy advertising phrase from the early years – “Community of Active Living” – continues today in Sun City’s clubs and organizations.
Join Your Favorite Club or Start Your Own
Today, over 130 chartered clubs offer something for everyone! Arts and crafts clubs such as stained glass, weavers and knitters, ceramics, quilters, clay, leather craft, china painting, silver craft, lapidary and woodworking are available for those with or without experience. Numerous educational, sports, dance, exercise, music, and card and game clubs are also available. A variety of social clubs, as well as other clubs, such as photography, gardening, and a dog club all provide an excellent opportunity for residents to become active and involved in their community. With literally dozens of clubs, if there is not a one in Sun City AZ that suits your fancy, all you have to do is start one.
Discover Sun City AZ
On the third Wednesday in January, RCSC invites new homeowners, recent arrivals and seasoned residents alike to “Discover Sun City AZ” and all it has to offer – from our history to the facilities, amenities, clubs and area organizations that make the original fun city such a great place to retire. These two-hour orientation sessions are offered in both the morning and evening for your convenience. Discover the limitless opportunities and endless choices available to all who wish to get involved. Click Here to view presentation video from the 2023 session.
Not Your Typical Annual Meeting
On the third Saturday in February, RCSC hosts its Annual Membership Meeting. This isn’t an ordinary business meeting; it’s our opportunity to come together to review community goals and share ideas that create a clear vision for Sun City AZ’s future. This is the one meeting you’re certain to not want to miss!
Limitless Opportunities & Freedom of Choice
Sun City AZ is all about the abundant life—a community that delivers limitless opportunities and the freedom of choice. Come join the fun. Events and activities are offered year-round for Cardholders giving you the chance to gather with friends and neighbors, many at no cost. It seems there’s no end to the fun you can have. Many traditions from the early days continue such as the Easter Sunrise Service and the Ring That Bell ceremony. And the annual Sun City Holiday Celebration delights both the young and the young-hearted. Add weekly concerts in the spring and fall in Sun City’s premier entertainment venue, the Sun Bowl. This open-air amphitheater offers many outstanding performances with plenty of room for dancing and socializing with friends.
The greater metropolitan Phoenix area offers even more options – from the performing arts to cultural events, festivals and museums. There is truly something exciting and new just about everywhere you turn.
If world-class sports is your thing, you’ll love all that metro Phoenix has to offer. It’s one of only a handful of cities in the U.S. with four major professional sports teams. You’ll find the Arizona Cardinals (Glendale), Phoenix Suns, (Phoenix) and Arizona Diamondbacks (Phoenix). And with Major League Baseball’s Cactus League and its 15 teams, spring training parks in Peoria and Surprise are just a line drive away.
Don’t forget about Phoenix International Raceway for two annual NASCAR races. There’s also amazing shopping, dining, hiking and biking trails, and boating for the full spectrum of entertainment and recreation venues to meet everyone’s desires. You’ll find it all right here in Sun City AZ, the “original” fun city.