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Community and Cultural Investment (CCI) Subcommittee Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/city-council-subcommittee-meetings/4547Community and Cultural Investment (CCI) Subcommittee MeetingCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. (via Web ex)2/1/2023 5:00:00 PM2/1/2023 7:00:00 PMGP0|#395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0;L0|#0395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0|City Council & Subcommittee Meetings;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ This subcommittee will provide policy guidance on issues related to sustainability/recycling, neighborhoods, parks, arts, libraries, education/head start, and homelessness. Visit the Public Meeting notices web page for City Council Subcommittee meeting agendas. All Subcommittee meetings are aired live on PHXTV and streamed live on the home page of Phoenix.gov See also Mayor and Council Home Page Members Betty Guardado, Chair Debra Stark Carlos Garcia Yassamin Ansari *** End times are approximate. ***
City Council Formal Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/city-council-subcommittee-meetings/4546City Council Formal MeetingCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. (via Web ex)2/1/2023 9:30:00 PM2/1/2023 11:30:00 PMGP0|#395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0;L0|#0395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0|City Council & Subcommittee Meetings;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ At these meetings, the council takes official action on Ordinances, Resolutions, and other items on the agenda. Although the formal agenda is subject to change, all changes to the printed agenda will be available 24 hours prior to the meeting. The City Council does not meet every Wednesday, so visit the City Council Meeting and Packet Information page or call the City Clerk Department at 602-262-6811 to confirm the date of the next formal meeting. The formal meeting may appear to proceed very quickly, with important decisions reached with little discussion. Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage or more information. Meetings are also aired live on PHXTV and online at phoenix.gov/phxtv . *** End times are approximate. ***
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Review Public Safety Tips for the Super Bowl & Related Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2556City Manager1/31/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2556/Newsroom_SB_Public_Safety.jpgReview Public Safety Tips for the Super Bowl & Related Events<div class="ExternalClassC61CEE7AC991458D9D32E36FD541CA0E"><html> <div class="ExternalClass0C542F714FC14673A4B400C5E1C73B46"> <p>On this page:<br>​<a target="_blank" href="#tips01"><strong>Phoenix Police Department​​</strong></a><br><strong>​</strong><a target="_blank" href="#tips02"><strong>If You See Something, Say Something</strong></a><br><a target="_blank" href="#tips05"><strong>Dating Safety</strong></a><br><a target="_blank" href="#tips03"><strong>Human Trafficking</strong></a><br><a target="_blank" href="#tips04"><strong>Fire Department Tips</strong></a></p> <p> ​<br></p> <h2 id="tips01">Phoenix Police Department</h2> <p>Our public safety team is on the ground and ready to keep you up-to-date and safe. Be sure to follow <a href="https://twitter.com/phoenixpolice" target="_blank">@PhoenixPolice</a> ​on Twitter for the latest Phoenix Super Bowl LVII safety alerts.</p> <p>If you have witnesses something or believe something has happened that you are concerned about, please contact the Phoenix Police Department non-emergency number at (602) 262-6151. You can also contact the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) at 1-877-2SAVEAZ (1-877-272-8329).</p> <p>For any emergency situations, please call 911.</p> <h2 id="tips02">If You See Something, Say Something<br></h2> <p>This public awareness campaign was created to raise knowledge regarding criminal activity and possible terrorism-related crimes. The public should report any suspicious behavior and these types of situations immediately.</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <p>An unattended backpack left in a public space​<br></p> </li> <li> <p>Someone trying to break into a restricted area</p> </li> <li> <p>Acquiring supplies: When someone is purchasing, storing, or stealing explosives, weapons, or ammunition</p> </li> <li> <p>Elicitation: Anyone attempting to gain information about a place, person or operation</p> </li> <li> <p>Test of security: This is usually conducted by driving by a potential target, moving into sensitive areas and observing the responses of security and law enforcement.</p> </li> <li> <p>Surveillance: A target area that will most likely be observed during the planning phase</p> </li> </ul> <p>When reporting suspicious activity remember to give the most accurate information possible. Information reporting may include:</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <p>Brief description of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Date, time and location of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Physical identifiers of anyone you observe</p> </li> <li> <p>Description of vehicles (i.e. license plate, make, model)</p> </li> <li> <p>Information about where the people involved in suspicious activities may have gone</p> </li> <li> <p>Your contact information (optional)</p> </li> </ul> <p>If something has already happened or you are concerned about something you have witnessed, contact the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) at 1-877-2SAVEAZ (1-877-272-8329)</p> <p>When reporting suspicious activity remember to give the most accurate information possible. Information reporting may include: </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <p>Brief description of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Date, time and location of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Physical identifiers of anyone you observe</p> </li> <li> <p>Description of vehicles (i.e. license plate, make, model)<br></p> </li> </ul> <h2 id="tips05">Dating Safety</h2><p>With thousands of people around, there are lots of opportunities to meet new people and make new connections. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">B</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ut having a game plan in place for meeting strangers in public places will help keep you safe.</span></p><ul><li>Meet for the first few times in populated, public places. Let a trusted family member or friend know where you are going and who you are meeting, and then arrive early, letting the server or bartender know you are meeting someone for the first time so they can have your back.<br><br></li><li>Be in control of your own transportation, have a way there and a way back home.<br><br></li><li>Keep an eye on your drink and other person belongings.<br><br></li><li>Find more advice on our <a href="/police/dating" target="_blank">dating safety</a> website.</li></ul><p>If you have experienced dating violence, sexual assault, or exploitation, you are not alone and there are resources available to you. The hotlines listed below are available 24/7 and are confidential, with trained staff that can speak multiple languages.</p><ul><li>​<a href="https://www.thehotline.org/" target="_blank"><strong>The National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a> - (800) 799-7233<br><br></li><li> <a href="https://humantraffickinghotline.org/en" target="_blank"> <strong>Human Trafficking Hotline</strong></a> -  (888) 373-7888<br><br></li><li> <a href="https://www.rainn.org/resources" target="_blank"> <strong>National Sexual Assault Hotline </strong></a> - (800) 656-4673</li></ul><p>You can also call the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline (602-279-2900) to learn about victim service programs and resources statewide. Download <a href="https://www.acesdv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ACESDV-program-list_November2021.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>statewide resources (PDF)</strong></a> while local support is also available at the <a href="/humanservices/programs/victims/fac" target="_blank"><strong>Phoenix Family Advocacy Center</strong></a>. Its staff of trauma-informed detectives, advocates, and nurses are ready to assist you on your path to justice in a safe, comfortable environment. ​<br></p><h2 id="tips03">Human Trafficking<br></h2><p>The Phoenix Police Department's Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit (H.E.A.T.) offer victims of human trafficking the help they need when they see no way out. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please reach out. For more information, visit Humantraffickinghotline.org/<br></p><p>Human trafficking does not discriminate. Anyone can fall victim to it, both men and women. </p><p>The trauma caused by the traffickers can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help, even in highly public settings.</p><p>Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use the following methods to lure victims into trafficking situations:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Violence</p></li><li><p>Manipulation</p></li><li><p>False promises of well-paying jobs</p></li><li><p>Romantic relationships </p></li></ul><p> <strong>Resources:</strong> </p><p>AATN Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network: <a href="https://aatnaz.org/" target="_blank">aatnaz.org</a> or 1-844-400-2286</p><p>National Human Trafficking Hotline: <a href="https://humantraffickinghotline.org/" target="_blank">Humantraffickinghotline.org</a> or 1-888-373-7888</p><p>Language barriers, fear of their traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement frequently keep victims from seeking help, making human trafficking a hidden crime.</p><p>Traffickers look for people who are easy targets for a variety of reasons, including:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Psychological or emotional vulnerability</p></li><li><p>Economic hardship</p></li><li><p>Lack of a social safety net</p></li><li><p>Natural disasters</p></li><li><p>Political instability</p></li></ul><p>The trauma caused by the traffickers can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help, even in highly public settings.</p><p>Many <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/myths-and-misconceptions" target="_blank">myths and misconceptions</a> exist. Recognizing key <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/indicators-human-trafficking" target="_blank">indicators</a> of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/human-interest-stories" target="_blank">save a life</a>. Not all indicators listed are present in every human trafficking situation, and the presence or absence of any of the indicators is not necessarily proof of human trafficking.</p><p>The safety of the public as well as the victim is important. Do not attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to any suspicions. It is up to law enforcement to investigate suspected cases of human trafficking.​<br></p><h2 id="tips04">Fire Department Tips<br></h2><p>Phoenix Fire is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and resources to our community, members, and visitors. Phoenix firefighters save lives and protect property through fire suppression, emergency med ical and transportation services, all-hazards incident management, and community risk reduction efforts. With 58 fire stations strategically placed around the city, Phoenix Fire has all hands-on deck in preparation for the influx of visitors and events within the city. Despite the city's preparation, Phoenix Fire also wants the community to be prepared:</p><p>• If you plan on attending any pregame festivities including concerts; Phoenix Fire encourages you to go prepared. That means, wear sensible shoes and clothing. But most importantly, go hydrated. Although the weather in February should be mild, the Phoenix sun can take its toll on those who are not used to it. ​<br></p><p>• In addition to Super Bowl activities, the City of Phoenix is proud to offer beautiful parks to its residents and visitors. Including more than 35 trails covering 320 miles throughout the city. But with its beauty, comes great responsibility. The Phoenix Fire Department and Parks and Recreation Department encourage everyone to review <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2271" target="_blank">“Take a Hike. Do it Right"</a>. ​​<br></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-manager
Downtown Phoenix Super Bowl LVII Events Just Got “Greener” and More Accessible with Light Rail Ticket Partnershiphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/2641Public Transit1/31/2023 6:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2641/Public_Transit_Newsroom_48.jpgDowntown Phoenix Super Bowl LVII Events Just Got “Greener” and More Accessible with Light Rail Ticket Partnership<div class="ExternalClassF4CB822094EC4CB9BF776C14EBC8F0E5"><html> <p> <em>NFL OnePass QR code will serve as valid fare for Valley Metro Rail</em></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Wondering what the best, most convenient way is to access the many events happening in downtown Phoenix for Super Bowl LVII? Connect via light rail, at no additional cost to you! Valley Metro, the Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Downtown Phoenix Inc., with the support of several downtown Phoenix sponsors, have partnered to provide sponsored fares to those attending the Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hance Park. ​<br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>“This will be the most sustainable and family-friendly Super Bowl experience yet, thanks in great part to this program,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This program leverages our investment in public transit and our commitment to keeping our city connected and accessible to our diverse community.”​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p>To take advantage, download the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.azsuperbowl.com/onepass/">NFL OnePass app</a> and QR code, located within the Rewards section of the app, which will serve as valid light rail fare for service to/from the events. The OnePass app must be downloaded with the QR code available to present to a fare inspector upon request. The QR code is valid for one adult or family traveling together to the following events:<br></p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li>Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nfl.com/super-bowl/event-info/super-bowl-experience/pcc">Phoenix Convention Center</a>, Feb. 4 – 5 and 9 – 11<br></li> <li>Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azsuperbowl.com/hancepark/">Hance Park</a>, Feb. 9 – 12, including the first-ever Official Super Bowl Watch Party presented by Verizon</li> </ul> <p>This partnership builds upon an existing program with <a target="_blank" href="https://www.footprintcenter.com/">Footprint Center</a>, in which their event tickets serve as valid light rail fare, including the Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch, Feb. 6, and the Super Bowl Music Fest, Feb. 9 – 11.<br></p> <p>“In 2015, we broke all ridership records on our light rail system, serving 126,000 on Super Bowl Saturday,” said Phoenix Councilmember and Valley Metro RPTA Board Chair Laura Pastor. “This program will make transit that much more convenient and easy-to-use for our many residents and visitors, many of whom are visiting the Valley for the first time.”<br></p> <p>The program would not be possible without the financial support of the downtown Phoenix business community who care about the downtown and fan experience and appreciate the transit connection, specifically: City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development Department, Visit Phoenix, APS, Arizona State University, Lewis Roca, University of Arizona, SmithGroup and Cordia.<br></p> <p>“The Host Committee is proud to work with Valley Metro to focus on the fan experience at Super Bowl events and to make getting in and around downtown Phoenix as easy as possible,” said Jay Parry, President & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “Riding Valley Metro Rail gets locals and visitors close to the action, and is a convenient, no-cost transportation option.”</p> <p>Hop on board light rail from any one of the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/getting-there">12 free park-and-rides and five overflow parking lots</a> in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Use the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app">Valley Metro app</a> to plan your travel in advance. Riders can plan a trip, track vehicles in real time and check rider alerts. Learn more: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/sbgameplan">valleymetro.org/sbgameplan</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recyclinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2637Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/27/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2637/Newsroom_PWD_MRF floor.jpg​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recycling<div class="ExternalClassFF63C90DC98F485C9B8158A87EBB5337"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">With <a target="_blank" href="/pio/superbowl">Super Bowl LVII</a> less than a month away, the City of Phoenix stands ready to achieve its goal of hosting the greenest Super Bowl events yet. By diverting 92% of waste produced at downtown Super Bowl activities away from the landfill, Phoenix would meet (and exceed) the EPA’s definition of a Zero Waste event.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Recycling is one of the main waste diversion methods. While the Public Works Department collects and sorts recyclables in Phoenix, partners like <a target="_blank" href="https://www.directpackinc.com/">Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI)</a> take it from there, bringing plastics all the way through the remanufacturing process to become new food packaging items once again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“We don’t want recycling to be a mystery,” said Phoenix Public Works Director Joe Giudice. “We want every Phoenix resident to know what happens to the things they recycle – not only how they get sorted in our Materials Recovery Facility, but also where they go after that, how our partners like Direct Pack process them, and what the recycled items turn into. A transparent process can help people feel more fulfilled as they put items in their blue bins.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Each year, Phoenix processes recyclables from 400,000 households, including some material from other valley cities. All those items are taken to the Materials Recovery Center (MRF) where workers pre-sort items by pulling out things that shouldn’t be there (plastic bags and cords, for example). Disc screens then sort flat items (paper and cardboard) away from 3-dimensional items like cans, bottles, and plastic containers. From there, plastics are further separated from aluminum and glass.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Of the seven different kinds of plastic, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – a clear, lightweight plastic commonly used for beverage bottles and berry, bakery, and sandwich packaging – is the most recycled worldwide.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“PET plastics are some of the most easily recycled plastics out there,” said Phoenix Public Works Deputy Director Eduardo Rodriguez. “That’s why it’s so important to get things like water bottles and plastic containers in the recycle bin. They can be recycled over and over again in many different forms.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">That’s where DPI comes in. In 2022 alone, DPI purchased 8.1 million pounds of PET from the City of Phoenix and took it to Direct Pack Recycling in Mexicali, Mexico. There the material is sorted, chopped, and washed multiple times before it is put back into the production of new food packaging again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"With our newest recycling and recovery facility located only a few hours away from Phoenix, we can trace and recover all PET plastic collected in the area with a very low carbon footprint,” said Craig Snedden, president of Direct Pack, Inc. “This transparency is important, so you know that what you put in the recycling bin actually gets recycled and reused. The packaging you put in the recycling bin today can come back as your sandwich or berry packaging a month from now.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Phoenix’s partnership with DPI not only diverts 21 million pieces of thermoformed packaging away from the landfill each year, but it also brings those items through the full, circular business model of the recycling process.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"Recycling plastic bottles and containers is one of the major ways we’ll reach our Zero Waste goals for Super Bowl LVII,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Having a partner like Direct Pack to buy and remanufacture the plastics we sort at our City of Phoenix facilities is essential to diverting waste away from the landfill.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">To learn more about the sorting and remanufacturing processes of plastic recyclables, watch the virtual facility tours <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/recycleplus">here</a> or fill out a <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/zero-waste/signup">Zero Waste request form​</a> to schedule a free tour of the MRF.</span></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-works
Volunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2635Water Services1/26/2023 4:58:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2635/Wrangler_NR_BecomeAWranglerb.pngVolunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program <div class="ExternalClass21C10981A79B4FD69DCEF3DF0B29C5BB"><html> <div>Phoenix Water is asking community members to donate their time to help others learn about the importance of water conservation.  <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The continued Colorado River water shortage is a stark reminder of how important it is for everyone to reduce their water use. The innovative Water Wrangler program will teach people about water and empower them to share their knowledge with others. It is an excellent opportunity for community-minded people looking to be a positive influence. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Water Wrangler program includes a 12-hour training program that spans four sessions and covers Water 101, Utility Operations, Water Resources and Conservation, and Outreach Education. After completing Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute, participants receive a Certificate of Participation and a shirt. In addition, they will get opportunities to serve as community representatives at local events, public meetings, and City of Phoenix programs. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Periods of drought are common in the desert southwest, sometimes enduring for decades. To be part of the solution, community members must adapt to the desert lifestyle and do their part to be water smart. Through information sharing and community engagement, the Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute will activate water conservation for the benefit of everyone in our community.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To apply, <a href="/waterservices/waterwrangler" target="_blank"><strong>submit an online application</strong></a> by Jan. 31 for the virtual training.  </div> <div> </div> <div>These are the requirements to participate:  <br></div> <div> <ul> <li>Volunteers who are at least 18 years or older<br></li> <li>A high school graduate/GED equivalent, or higher</li> <li>An excellent communicator  </li> <li>Able to fully complete pre-service, required training</li> <li>Comfortable with public speaking, familiar with community development, and experienced in collaborating across diverse groups</li> <li>Creative, responsible, flexible, and self-motivated </li> <li>Passionate about learning and promoting water conservation and sustainability in our desert city<br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Where:</strong> Virtual via WebEx (or another digital platform).<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>When:</strong> Trainings are on Thursday evenings starting February 16 to March 9. Volunteer opportunities range across weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Deadline:</strong> Registration for the Spring 2023 cohort is now open until January 31, 2023. All four training sessions are required to complete the program.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Apply:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/waterwrangler"><strong>phoenix.gov/waterwrangler</strong></a>  <br></div> <div>  </div> <div>Media Contact:   <br></div> <div>Angela Serda  </div> <div>Public Information Specialist   </div> <div>Cell: (623) 499-8919 (call or text)  </div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:angela.serda@phoenix.gov"><strong>angela.serda@phoenix.gov</strong></a><strong>  </strong></div> <div>   <br></div> <div>Volunteer Program Contact:   <br></div> <div>Emilie Brown<br></div> <div>Water Resource Specialist </div> <div>Phone: 602-495-5653</div> <div>Email:  <a target="_blank" href="mailto:emilie.brown@phoenix.gov"><strong>emilie.brown@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-services
Phoenix to Reopen West Plaza Park Featuring New Amenitieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2638Parks and Recreation1/25/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2638/IMG_1516.jpgPhoenix to Reopen West Plaza Park Featuring New Amenities<div class="ExternalClass40D70FE67E934744835950D332C89036"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">T</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">he City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Phoenix City Councilwoman Betty Guardado have partnered to reopen West Plaza Park featuring a wide range of new and improved amenities.</span></p> <p>“Offering Phoenix residents an environment where they can make memories, enjoy nature, spend time with their families and meet their fitness goals is exactly what this park was designed to do," said Phoenix City Councilwoman Betty Guardado. “This is a space that has amenities to fit the needs of all age ranges." </p> <p>West Plaza Park offers a brand-new butterfly garden, outdoor sport stations, a fitness equipment plaza, a large ramada complex, four small ramadas with ADA-compliant seating, benches and much more. </p> <p>The new garden is shaped like the pattern featured on Monarch butterfly wings and has several plants including Desert Milkweed, Pink Fairy Duster, Trailing Indigo Bush and Mexican Evening Primrose to attract common butterflies found in Phoenix.</p> <p>Phoenix residents are also able to enjoy various outdoor fitness activities including basketball, sand volleyball, cornhole, and a ping pong table. The fitness equipment plaza features a stationary bike, leg and arm extension, a chest and vertical press and abdominal bench.</p> <p>“I am truly proud of this park and everyone who helped make this project a reality. Thank you to Councilwoman Guardado and the Parks and Recreation team for making these amenities possible," says City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Director Cynthia Aguilar. </p> <p>The City is welcoming local media to the ribbon cutting event to help spread the word to Phoenix residents that West Plaza Park is now open.  <br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreation