Anthem welcomes families with a host of activities that will keep everyone entertained morning, noon and night. Locals and visitors live for the outdoors – 63-acre community park, 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, Big Splash Water Park and two championship golf courses all tucked away in a small, quiet community located at the base of Daisy Mountain.
Anthem Community Center
The 40,000-square-foot Community Center boasts a full-sized gymnasium and indoor basketball court, fitness center, rock-climbing wall, multi-purpose rooms, an 1,100-square-foot child care room, and a game room equipped with built-in Wii and XBOX 360 Gaming Systems. There are several amenities to enjoy outside of the Community Center, as well, including an eight-lane lap pool and dive well, the Big Splash Water Park featuring a tot pool, and a multi-purpose play pool with a beach-level entry and water slides. Avid tennis players are sure to enjoy playing on the Community Center’s five lighted courts and stadium court.
The Community Center offers a wide variety of programs for all ages from preschoolers to seniors. Programs include but are not limited to: preschool, studio art, martial arts, music, dance, gymnastics, computer, yoga, aerobics, senior exercise and much more.
Anthem Community Park
Anthem’s 63-acre park includes a four-acre catch-and-release fishing lake, softball, baseball and soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, in-line hockey rink, half-pipe skateboard park, Adventure Playground with 3-level castle, half-mile kid-sized railroad, outdoor amphitheater for concerts and events, picnic ramadas with BBQ’s and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails linking the centralized amenities with the various neighborhoods.
Catch-and-Release Fishing Lake
Anthem’s four-acre catch-and-release fishing lake is stocked with Red Ear Sunfish, Black Crappies, Blue Gills, Channel Catfish, and Large Mouth Bass. Residents may fish in the lake with barbless hooks only.
The Daisy Mountain Railroad is a 24-inch gauge railroad located in the Anthem Community Park at Anthem. Featured during the ride is a trestle across a small lake, a tunnel through a faux rock outcropping, lush green landscaping, several sparkling water falls and an eye-catching playground for young children.
The motive power on the line is provided by a steam-outline engine built by Jerry Shipman of J&E Enterprises in Chandler, Arizona. The engineer sits in the locomotive cab as the motor, which is actually in the tender, pushes the locomotive along the track. Three comfortable and well-built coaches and a caboose fill out the rolling stock roster.
Anthem Skate Park
The Anthem Skate Park offers 14,000 square feet of concrete skating area with a 1,500-square-foot bowl that's six feet deep. It has several grinding rails, jumps and a couple of high banks. The skate park is open from 7:00am to 9:30pm in the summer and 8:00am to 9:30pm in the winter. Pads and helmets aren't required, but they are strongly recommended.
Located in the quiet beauty of the high Sonoran desert foothills, the Anthem Golf and Country Club offers 36 holes of championship golf designed by Greg Nash, two full golf practice areas with all-grass driving ranges, short game areas and two large putting greens. Exercise every aspect of your Anthem golf game on the sprawling courses featuring dramatic elevations, great views, multiple bunkers and large undulating greens all set against a mountainous, Sonoran desert backdrop.
The Persimmon Course and the Ironwood Course both stretch more than 7,200 yards from the back tees and are true desert layouts. The more traditional Persimmon Course features a signature 18,000-square-foot double green that concludes both the ninth and 18th holes. The more challenging Ironwood tests low-handicap players, in particular when they arrive at the “Anthem Corner,” the 10th through 12th holes that play around water to a par of 4, 3 and 5. The Sonoran Desert, saguaro cacti and beautiful foothills provide a lush backdrop for the 36 holes of golf that Anthem offers and is a perfect match for your passion for golf.
Enjoy friends, fitness and the beautiful Arizona outdoors. Anthem has 10 miles of hiking and biking trails linking the centralized amenities with the various neighborhoods. Set within the lush desert landscaping, Anthem’s trails offer striking mountain views, meandering paths and are interconnected with neighborhood pocket parks that provide shady resting spots.
Anthem’s Got Game! No need to travel to Phoenix to play a sport. Anthem is the place to be for adult and youth sports. The community offers a variety of youth sports including basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, roller hockey, soccer, tennis and more. The adult sports program offers men and women an opportunity to participate in organized leagues in a recreational setting. The adult program offers play in basketball, flag football, roller hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball, tennis and more. There’s something for everyone at every age at every level.
To view a listing of sports programs available in Anthem, check out the latest issue of the Anthem Community Center Activity Guide by clicking here. For more information on a variety of organized sports leagues in Anthem, check out the wealth of information available in the links below.
North Valley Lacrosse Club
The North Valley Regional Library serves the community of Anthem and surrounding communities. It is located on the campus of Boulder Creek High School and is a joint-use facility. The state-of-the-art, 23,500 square foot library has a collection of over 80,000 items including best-sellers, books on CD, music CDs, newspapers, magazines and DVDs. The library has 50 computers with internet access and Microsoft Office software. The facility features teen and youth areas with their own collections. Programs for adults, teens and children are offered on a regular basis.
Anthem Commerce Park
Fun takes center stage at the Anthem Commerce Park. The following Anthem businesses offer many exciting options. These are just a few local services that make life easier for residents.
ATA Martial Arts teaches Tae Kwon Do, an exciting and powerful martial art known for its dynamic kicking and hand techniques. They offer three programs: Basic Black Belt Club, Master Club and the Leadership program. ATA Martial Arts’ programs are for 3.5 year olds up to adults. They also host birthdays, graduations, celebrations of any kind and parent’s night out.
Blast Ball provides a state of the art, climate controlled indoor fun facility. Along with the Indoor Instructional Batting Cages, players of all ages can enjoy the 3,000 square foot athletic and gymnastics training room. Blast Ball offers full size, instructional batting cages available for team and individual use. The comfortable lounge and viewing area is also a big hit with both players and parents.
Regarded as one of Arizona's Best Instructional Dance Studios, Dynamic Motion Dance Academy (DMDA) is a kid-friendly place to learn the art of dance. DMDA offers Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Lyrical, Break Dancing, Ballroom and more for dancers ages three to adult and classes range from beginning to advanced.
Funtastic Fitness provides unique programs for learning the fundamentals of gymnastics, dance and cheer through positive reinforcement and activities that are FUN! They also offer open gym play, birthday parties and Krafty Kids events once per month. If you have little ones that need to get some energy out, Funtastic Fitness classes are sure to help.
Plaster World is a plaster craft painting business for kids (and adults) who want to paint their way for as long as they like, and take their masterpiece home the same day. They offer the largest selection of plaster pieces around and also offer ceramics. Plaster World can also host school field trips, scout outings, home school enrichment activities, birthday parties or any other large or small group event.
Anthem’s indoor kids recreation facility with full-size jungle gym, bounce houses and ball pit. The Play Fort offers open play six days a week, private parties, and parent’s night out every first Saturday of the month. Free Wi-Fi and coffee are also available as well as a comfortable sitting space to watch your kids from as they have a good time.
U.S. Martial Arts & Fitness teaches Olympic style Tae Kwon Do. They provide quality martial arts training and disciplinary education in an atmosphere that preserves human values and individual identities. They offer specialized programs for adults, youth, families and those with special needs.