​Parks and Recreation 

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Public Meetings Schedule

The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of creating a Code of Conduct Policy to govern city parks and facilities. View the public meeting schedule.

The Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to participate in a discussion about the proposed Cesar Chavez Community Center. View the public meeting schedule.
                                                                                                         



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Code of Conduct Policy Public MeetingMaryvale Community Center, 4420 N. 51st Ave.1/23/2019 1:00:00 AM1/23/2019 3:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of creating a Code of Conduct Policy to govern city parks and facilities. The policy will address behaviors that violate park rules, and city and state regulations. It also will ensure that parks and facilities are safe and accessible to the public. During the month of January 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of public meetings to have dialogue with the community and gather feedback that will be used when developing the Code of Conduct Policy. At these meetings, residents will be able to interact with representatives from the city's Parks and Recreation, Neighborhood Services, Human Services, Law and Police departments.Public Meeting Schedule Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m. South Mountain Community Center, 212 E. Alta Vista Rd. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m. Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Ln. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m. Steele Indian School Park, Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Rd. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m. Maryvale Community Center, 4420 N. 51st Ave. Updates and information about this process will be available on the Parks and Recreation Department's Code of Conduct webpage. Questions about the process and upcoming public meetings can be answered by contacting the department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.
Wednesday Wind UpCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 1/23/2019 6:00:00 PM1/23/2019 8:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Looking for a fix to the monotony of the work week? Downtown students and professionals are invited to this free lunchtime social event that brings together live music, food trucks (food for purchase), lawn games and other activities on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. View the upcoming food truck schedule.
Park of Four Waters TourPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St1/25/2019 5:00:00 PM1/25/2019 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​The Park of Four Waters tour at Pueblo Grande Museum will take you on a walk through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of two Hohokam canal segments. "Hohokam" is an archaeological term for an ancestral Native American culture who built a highly sophisticated irrigation canal network in Arizona roughly between A.D. 450 and 1450. In order to support many large villages and small settlements, the Hohokam irrigated tens of thousands of acres along the Salt River to grow corn, beans, squash and cotton. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited; sign up at the front desk on day of tour. Tour is $5, and does not include Museum admission. Discounts for Museum Members.Event Details When January 25 Time 10 to 11 a.m. Cost $5, does not include Museum Admission Location Meet in Museum Front Lobby for outdoor walking tour through undeveloped desert terrain Notes Dress for outside weather, walking through dirt and desert plants, be advised this tour requires long periods of walking and standing. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 1/25/2019 6:00:00 PM1/25/2019 8:30:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Visit the heart of downtown Phoenix every Friday and order lunch from some of the Valley’s most popular food trucks. View the upcoming food truck schedule.
Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central. Ave.1/27/2019 12:00:00 PM1/28/2019 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​On Silent Sunday (the fourth Sunday of the month), roadways in South Mountain Park/Preserve are closed to motor vehicle traffic, reserving them for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging and hiking. From December 2018 through March 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department will operate a pilot program that expands the Silent Sunday event to every Sunday of the month. Through the pilot program, the park’s main roadway will be closed at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; while the fourth Sunday will operate as it has in the past, with all roadways closed from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park closure time). On Silent Sunday, park visitors who would like to park near the main Central Ave. entrance can do so in the Activity Complex, which can be accessed just inside the entry gate and within proximity to several popular trails. Trailheads not accessed via the main Central Ave. entrance are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures. Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage.
Public Meeting about Proposed Cesar Chavez Community CenterCesar Chavez High School Cafeteria, 3921 W. Baseline Rd.1/30/2019 1:00:00 AM1/30/2019 2:30:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​District 7 Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 8 Councilwoman Felicita Mendoza, and Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff invite residents to participate in a public meeting to discuss the proposed Cesar Chavez Community Center. A second public meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, also at Cesar Chavez High School from 6 to 730 p.m. The same information will be presented at both meetings. Updates and information about this process is available on the Parks and Recreation Department's Proposed Cesar Chavez Community Center webpage. Questions can be answered by contacting the department by phone at 602-262-6111 or e-mail.
Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 2/1/2019 6:00:00 PM2/1/2019 8:30:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Visit the heart of downtown Phoenix every Friday and order lunch from some of the Valley’s most popular food trucks. View the upcoming food truck schedule.

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Lindo Park Ballfield Renovated During MLK Day of Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2251Lindo Park Ballfield Renovated During MLK Day of Service1/21/2019 11:00:00 PM
Parks and Recreation Department Asking for Input on Code of Conduct Policyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2243Parks and Recreation Department Asking for Input on Code of Conduct Policy1/10/2019 7:15:00 PM
Volunteers Plant 30 Trees in Steele Indian School Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/parks/2238Volunteers Plant 30 Trees in Steele Indian School Park1/9/2019 9:00:00 PM


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For general information:
Phone: 602-262-6862  /  E-mail: receptionist.pks@phoenix.gov

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