Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center & Paseo Highlands Park

The Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center is a high-quality, relatively low-cost City of Phoenix facility with meeting rooms and a full gym. It is open to residents and non-residents (non-residents pay higher fees). It sits within Paseo Highlands Park, an outdoor facility, on Pinnacle Peak Road just west of I-17.

Go straight to the city’s Beuf website for hours, a list of classes and other details. Or see more info and photos of the facility below.

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport, yet courts can be hard to find. Paseo Highlands Park’s courts are open to the public. Photo courtesy City of Phoenix

The 43,000-square-foot indoor facility houses a full-size gymnasium with six regulation-size baskets, a balcony track that circles the gym, and a small, but well-equipped weight room. There’s also an aerobics room with treadmills and exercise bikes, a computer lab, a lounge with restrooms and showers, game room, and a dance and exercise room.

Outside you’ll find a kids playground, sand volleyball court, multiple ball fields and eight lighted pickleball courts.

Programming, in the form of fitness, sports and dance to piano and school readiness programs, occurs seasonally with several weeks of breaks in between sessions.

The name? Some pronounce it byo͞of, some just say buff. The facility opened in 2003 and was named in memory of Phoenix Police Officer Alessandro Carlo Beuf, who died in the line of duty in the area.

A.C. Goelet Beuf Center
3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix
Web Site

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Beuf’s walking track surround the gym. In&Out Staff Photo
Beuf's workout room is small but well equipped. In&Out Staff Photo
Beuf’s weight room is small but well equipped with machines and free weights.
Treadmills and stationary bikes are in a separate room.