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Read the February 2020 Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/956Parks and Recreation 2/13/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/956/m3f.jpgRead the February 2020 Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClass7817FA854C74465CA902CAC4AB9233A8"><html> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?1d5d881909fda8250758ffde3a8f90d9f5778c9416cceaa0">February issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> is out and includes an updated construction schedule, a preview of the M3F music festival and a closer look at the city of Phoenix's project partners.</p> <p>The newsletter is brought to you by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, a public-private partnership consisting of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy. The Coalition encourages everyone to share this newsletter with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.</p> <p>Additional information about the Hance Park Revitalization Project is available on the project website: <a title="" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?59d83e00cc00dfd2493f3c77c1785af793d7d7dafa221e92" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

Making Phoenix a better place to live, visit and play
Phoenix provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land with more than 200 miles of trails; 185 parks; 32 community and recreation centers; eight golf courses; 29 pools where thousands cool off and learn to swim each summer; and classes, programs and sports leagues where kids and adults learn, stay active and have fun.
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Register today for 2020 winter/spring programs, sports leagues, FREE codePHX classes and more.
 

Upcoming Special Events and Programming:

Find more events on the Parks and Recreation calendar

2020 Program Registration Dates:

  • Summer Youth Camps - March 19, 6:30 p.m.
  • Summer Classes and Activities - April 23, 6:30 p.m.
  • Swimming Lessons and Aquatics - April 30, 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about program registration

 



"Take a Hike. Do it Right."


Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails every year. Park Rangers want trail users to know "Take a Hike. Do it Right." safety guidelines.

Learn about Park Ranger-led hiking safety classes and other outdoor nature programs or become a volunteer Phoenix Park Steward.

Participate in South Mountain Park/Preserve Silent Sunday

Follow Piestewa Peak Trailhead Improvement Updates

 

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Learn about the Hance Park Revitaliza​tion Project

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Food Truck Fridayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3298Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 2/21/2020 6:00:00 PM2/21/2020 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
Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture Series https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3353Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture Series Pueblo Grande Museum2/21/2020 7:00:00 PM2/21/2020 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 ​The Ghost Canals of Phoenix – Using Aerial Photography and Mapping Data to Identify the Persistent Patterns of Early Phoenix Irrigation Speaker Dan Garcia ​ As part of the Annual Arizona Scitech Festival, Pueblo Grande Museum will be hosting a lecture series for three Fridays in February free and open to the public.​ The locations of ancient and historical structures can persist through time and be preserved in modern street layouts and property lines. The Salt River Valley and Maricopa Canals were the first irrigation canals excavated in the Valley since ancient times and are significant in the development of what would become modern Phoenix. The canals were abandoned, infilled, and mostly forgotten by the mid-20 th Century, but their precise locations across the city can still be found using Google Earth, geographic information technology, publicly available data, and a keen eye. This presentation will be led by Dan Garcia, who is Salt River Project's Senior Cultural Resource Manager.​
Movie in the Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3432Movie in the ParkAlkire Park, 1602 W. Pima St.2/22/2020 1:00:00 AM2/22/2020 4:00:00 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 Friends of Alkire free Movie in the Park Series is sponsored by District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia. Join community members to watch the movie Toy Story 3. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Other Movie in the Park events are scheduled to be held in Alkire Park on Friday, March 20 and Friday, April 17. The movies for those events are to be announced.
Arizona Matsurihttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3426Arizona MatsuriSteele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd.2/22/2020 5:00:00 PM2/23/2020 12:00:00 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 ​Arizona Matsuri is an annual two-day festival that celebrates Japanese culture and heritage. Visit AZMatsuri.org for additional event information.
Mata Ortiz Pottery & Zapotec Weavers Show & Salehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3343Mata Ortiz Pottery & Zapotec Weavers Show & SalePueblo Grande Museum2/22/2020 6:00:00 PM2/22/2020 10:00:00 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 This show and sale willl feature a variety of Mata Ortiz pottery and Zapotec weavings of all sizes and price ranges. Discover the prehistoric roots of the beautiful Mata Ortiz ceramics tradition from Dr. John V. Bezy and learn about the intricate process of painting these pots from master artist Oralia Lopez. Visit with internationally renowned Zapotec weavers known for finely woven textiles from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. Free event made possible through the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pueblo Grande Museum.​
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3230Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.2/23/2020 12:00:00 PM2/24/2020 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 ​Silent Sunday is held every Sunday year-round. On those days, the park’s main roadway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park operating hours) on the fourth Sunday. During those times on those days, the park’s roadways are reserved for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 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 and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center . 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 .
10 to the End Hikehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/337110 to the End HikeMountain View Park, 9901 N. 7th Ave.2/23/2020 2:00:00 PM2/23/2020 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 ​Hike 10 scenic miles with Phoenix Park Rangers along Trail 100, The Charles M. Christensen Memorial Trail, in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. This trek starts at Mountain View Park and concludes at the 40th Sreet Trailhead. Return transportation will be provided to Mountain View Park. Learn more and register .
Arizona Matsurihttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3427Arizona MatsuriSteele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd.2/23/2020 5:00:00 PM2/24/2020 12:00:00 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 ​Arizona Matsuri is an annual two-day festival that celebrates Japanese culture and heritage. Visit AZMatsuri.org for additional event information.
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3258Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.2/26/2020 1:00:00 AM2/26/2020 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities . Held on the west side of Margar​​​et T. Hance Park​ (67 W. Culver St.).

 

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Read the February 2020 Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/956Parks and Recreation 2/13/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/956/m3f.jpgRead the February 2020 Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClass7817FA854C74465CA902CAC4AB9233A8"><html> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?1d5d881909fda8250758ffde3a8f90d9f5778c9416cceaa0">February issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> is out and includes an updated construction schedule, a preview of the M3F music festival and a closer look at the city of Phoenix's project partners.</p> <p>The newsletter is brought to you by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, a public-private partnership consisting of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy. The Coalition encourages everyone to share this newsletter with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.</p> <p>Additional information about the Hance Park Revitalization Project is available on the project website: <a title="" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?59d83e00cc00dfd2493f3c77c1785af793d7d7dafa221e92" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
“Fall Into Fitness” Tuesdays in Hance Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/809Parks and Recreation 1/13/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/809/fall into fitness.jpg“Fall Into Fitness” Tuesdays in Hance Park<div class="ExternalClass223E1736FD1A4AED9A577683042F8108"><html> <p>​<a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX</a> and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" at Margaret T. Hance Park – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels.</p><p>Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). </p><div><div class="ExternalClass5E29511AD1394E25B43AB26ED150F953" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways.<span aria-hidden="true"></span> The event is held on the west side of Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., and free public parking is available.</p><p><a href="https://apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/fitphx-fall-into-fitness-at-hance-park/33994" target="_blank">Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities</a>. </p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants can visit the Parks and Recreation Department <a target="_blank" href="/calendar/parks">calendar</a> to view additional event details.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p></div></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Read the January 2020 Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/808Parks and Recreation 1/10/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/808/hance_site_plan.jpgRead the January 2020 Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClass124C8F0FC6F84C75B0D7E80FADE32009"><html> <p>​The calendar has turned to a new year, and new decade, and the Hance Park Revitalization Project will take a major step forward in 2020. The <a title="Read the January 2020 Hance Park Newsletter in PDF format" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_January_2020.pdf" target="_blank">January issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> includes information about the next public meeting, upcoming park programs and activities, and an updated construction timeline.</p> <p>The newsletter is brought to you by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, a public-private partnership consisting of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy. The Coalition encourages everyone to share this newsletter with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.</p> <p>Additional information about the Hance Park Revitalization Project is available on the project website: <a title="" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?59d83e00cc00dfd2493f3c77c1785af793d7d7dafa221e92" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>.</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews


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