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Parks and Recreation Services Update41Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClassAAF05150334C447D8616046CD40FBFA4"><p>​The city's <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039" target="_blank">indoor recreational facilities are temporarily closed</a>.​​ </p><p>Outdoor recreational facilities are open normal hours of operation. That includes all parks, trails and golf courses​. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1646" target="_blank">All athletic field reservations and tournaments are canceled, and select park amenities and all sports complexes are closed until further notice</a>. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;"><span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;">#allpks <span style="font:400 13px / 1.6 "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;white-space:normal;display:inline;">​​​​​​<span style="color:#f2f2f2;"><span><span>#Homepage</span></span><span style="color:#444444;line-height:1.6;font-stretch:normal;"></span></span>​</span></span></span><br></p><p>Groups of 10 or less are permitted in city parks as long as individuals are spaced six feet apart, spectators are wearing masks or properly physically distanced, and the group is not participating in full contact athletic games and activities​.<br></p><p><a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Registration​</a> for in-person classes, programs and activities is paused until further notice. <br></p><p>Community members are encouraged to stay active by participating in the FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">PHXPlays at Home</a> and <a href="/parks/fitphx" target="_blank">FitPHX</a> virtual recreation programs. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;">#Community​Centers</span>​</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a></p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM12/1/2021 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation2/25/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass8033F12A03E8498A9642315EA272DAB1"><html> <p>Follow updates about which Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department services, facilities and programs are affected as the City of Phoenix works with the community to manage the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ​</p><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use the Translate button on the menu bar at the top of this page to read in another language​ ​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487" target="_blank"></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong style="">*** </strong></span><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1646" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>All Athletic Field Reservations and Tournaments are Canceled Effective December 3, 2020​</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong style=""> ***</strong>​</span><br style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">*** Groups of 10 or less are permitted in city parks as long as individuals are spaced six feet apart, spectators are wearing masks or properly physically distanced, and the group is not participating in full contact athletic games and activities​. ***​</strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:</strong><br>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources to help residents of all ages and abilities stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The schedule of FREE <a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX Virtual winter/spring 2021 fitness programs​</a> began in February and includes the popular weekly ​<a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36638" target="_blank">Fall Into Fitness</a> and monthly <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36640" target="_blank">Morning ​Yoga​</a> series.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>City parks, trails and golf courses have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but use of select park amenities and all sports complexes is being restricted. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1646">Following a vote by the City Council during its December 2, 2020 meeting​</a>, all athletic field reservations and tournaments at facilities managed by the city's Parks and Recreation Department are canceled effective December 3, 2020. The City Council vote also included closure of ramadas, picnic tables, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, and sports complexes in Phoenix parks effective December 3, 2020. </p><p>The closures and cancellations will be in place until the COVID-19 community spread metric returns to the moderate level in Maricopa County, as monitored by the Arizona Department of Health Services. <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Groups of 10 or less are permitted in city parks as long as individuals are spaced six feet apart, spectators are wearing masks or properly physically distanced, and the group is not participating in full contact athletic games and activities​.​ ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>Residents can find detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options at <a href="/parks" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>. </p><p><a href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande" target="_blank">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>'s outdoor trails are open. The indoor portion of the museum remains closed and all programs are paused. The museum is offering virtual lectures and other virtual ​activities.<br></p><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are open and offering varying levels of hours, access and programming:</p><p></p><p></p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li><a href="https://www.mlb.com/brewers/spring-training/ballpark" target="_blank">American Family Fields of Phoenix</a> (Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training)<br></li><li><a href="https://www.azscience.org/" target="_blank">Arizona Science Center​</a></li><li><a href="https://dbg.org/" target="_blank">Desert Botanical Garden</a></li><li><a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park</li><li><a href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/" target="_blank">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park</li><li><a href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/" target="_blank">North Mountain Visitor Center</a></li><li><a href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center" target="_blank">Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park</li><li><a href="https://thesundevils.com/facilities/phoenix-municipal-stadium/5" target="_blank">Phoenix Municipal Stadium</a> (Arizona State University baseball) </li><li><a style="" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park</li><li><a href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Zoo</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/">Pioneer and Military Memorial Park</a></li><li><a style="" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/" target="_blank">Shemer Art Center</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://tovreacastletours.com/">Tovrea Castle</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?<br>​</strong><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039" target="_blank">All city indoor recreational facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1646">Following a vote by the City Council during its December 2, 2020 meeting​</a>, all athletic field reservations and tournaments at facilities managed by the city's Parks and Recreation Department are canceled effective December 3, 2020. The City Council vote also included closure of ramadas, picnic tables, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, and sports complexes in Phoenix parks effective December 3, 2020. </p><p>The closures and cancellations will be in place until the COVID-19 community spread metric returns to the moderate level in Maricopa County, as monitored by the Arizona Department of Health Services.</p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Groups of 10 or less are permitted in city parks as long as individuals are spaced six feet apart, spectators are wearing masks or properly physically distanced, and the group is not participating in full contact athletic games and activities​.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Completion of the <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Special Event COVID-19 Pre-Application</a> i</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">s required for consider</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">ation of</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> any event requested to be held on park property (</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">not to conflict with </span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">freedom of speech,</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> including religious and political)​</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">. </span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>Residents can find detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options at <a href="/parks" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>. <br></p><p>All in-person classes and programs, including city-operated youth and adult sports leagues, are paused. <br></p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or paused:</p><p></p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are paused (the museum's outdoor trails are open) </li><li>The Mobile Recreation program is paused<br></li><li>The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program is paused (PAC operates on school campuses citywide and will be paused until school schedules and protocols are modified)</li><li>Adaptive and inclusive programs operated by non-profit partner Daring Adventures have been postponed​ (offices located in Telephone Pioneers Park are closed). <a href="https://www.daring-adventures.org/virtual-adventures" target="_blank">Activities are being offered virtually​</a>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></li></ul><p></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are closed: </p><p></p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li><a target="_blank" href="http://ak-chinpavilion.com/">Ak-Chin Pavilion</a></li><li>Heritage Square's <a href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/" target="_blank">Rosson House​</a> ​</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://azhlp.com/">Horse Lovers Park​</a> (closed to spectators and non-event related visitors)</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azirish.org/">Irish Cultural Center</a> in Hance Park​</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/">Phoenix Center for the Arts</a> (offering virtual and outdoor programs)</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/">Rio Salado Audubon Center</a>​</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/">Smurthwaite House</a></li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/thunderbird-arts-center/">Thunderbird Arts Center​</a> (offering virtual and outdoor programs)</li></ul><p></p><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?<br></strong><a href="/parks/golf" target="_blank">All eight of the city's public golf courses are open normal hours of operation, including restaurants</a>. On-course beverage cart service is available daily. CDC guidelines and physical distancing protocol is being followed. ​<br></p><p><strong>Will the city's public pools and splash pads be open in 2021?​</strong><br>A decision about pool and splash pad operations for summer 2021 has not been made. The city's 29 public pools and nine splash pads were closed for summer 2020. The closure included cancellation of all swimming lessons, swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other activities and events held at city pools. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227" target="_blank">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​ <br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">During a typical year, city pools are open six days a week seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through July (closed Fridays). During August through Labor Day, 11 select pools are open weekends only. Splash pads are open seasonally during a typical year from the last Saturday in May through October 1.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></p><p><strong>Can I get exercise outdoors and still practice responsible social or physical distancing?</strong><br>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness. The Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible physical distancing while exploring all that the city's parks​ system has to offer. The City of Phoenix is one of more than 1,000​​​​ organizations nationwide to have ​signed on in support of the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank">​social or physical distancing guidelines</a> when using a public park or trail. <a href="https://www.nrpa.org/about-national-recreation-and-park-association/press-room/NRPA-statement-on-using-parks-and-open-space-while-maintaining-social-distancing/" target="_blank">Read more on the NRPA website</a>.<br></p><p><strong>Are upcoming registration dates affected?<br></strong>Registration for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources. <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities​</a>.<br></p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and athletic field reservations will receive a prorated refund. Credit will be placed on their Activenet account and be available for use the next time they register. If paid by credit card, the refund will automatically be applied to that card. Customers can request a refund by check, which could take up to 2 to 4 weeks to process. If a participant wishes to receive a check, they should contact the facility at which the program was being held. All administrative fees for cancelations and refunds have been waived.​ <br></p><p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

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  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of virtual programs and activities.​​​​​​
  • The FREE PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp​ will be offered for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 and 15. 
  • The weekly Silent Sunday​ event is being held as scheduled in South Mountain Park/Preserve.

 

 

PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Arts and Craftshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3869PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Arts and CraftsOnline3/8/2021 8:00:00 PM3/8/2021 9:00:00 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 PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Arts and Crafts​​ Let's create! Join us for fun craft and painting projects using basic supplies. Each project will be guided step-by-step by Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff. ​ Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Hikehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3879PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: HikeOnline3/8/2021 9:00:00 PM3/8/2021 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 ​The PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Virtual Hike​​​​​ Explore the Ocotillo Trail with Phoenix Park Ranger Washburn. He discovered a mysterious animal skull and needs your​ help figuring out what animal it came from. Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​​​​​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: STEMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3871PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: STEMOnline3/9/2021 8:00:00 PM3/9/2021 9:00:00 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 PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Science, Technology, Engi​​neering, Mathematics (STEM) Explore the exciting world of computer coding in this fun and interactive class! Discover how you can do STEM at home using household items. Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Disney World Tourhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3881PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Disney World TourOnline3/9/2021 9:00:00 PM3/9/2021 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 ​The PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Disney World Tour​​​​​ Be ready for a fun adventure and trivia as we visit Disney World's rides and attractions. Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3817FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into FitnessOnline3/10/2021 1:00:00 AM3/10/2021 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​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its winter/spring 2021 activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Arizona and other supporting partners. These programs are FREE, but registration is required. ​ ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Zoom. Participants will also need to download the free Zoom app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider. FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness Fall Into Fitness, presented in partnership with Energized by Exercise , is a family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. The 10-week series will be held each Tuesday from February 2 to April 6. Professional instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness and Core de Force. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Learn more and register . Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​​​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Sportshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3873PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: SportsOnline3/10/2021 8:00:00 PM3/10/2021 9:00:00 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 PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Sports​​ Experience classic sports and activities anywhere! This session blends instruction and entertainment to provide a fun hour of PHXPlays sports.​​ Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Name That Songhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3883PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Name That SongOnline3/10/2021 9:00:00 PM3/10/2021 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 ​The PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Name That Song​​​​ Listen to top-40 music and take your best guess at which song it is. Name the song and win a prize. Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Games and Triviahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3875PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Games and TriviaOnline3/11/2021 8:00:00 PM3/11/2021 9:00:00 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 PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Games and Trivia​​ Join us for a fun and interactive twist on new and classic games and trivia. Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​​​​

 

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Ribbon Cut on New Amenities in Deem Hills Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1792Parks and Recreation3/5/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1792/deems hills phase 3 ribbon cutting.JPGRibbon Cut on New Amenities in Deem Hills Park<div class="ExternalClass0104294404494685A07B12C1C5C86AF9"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix Vice Mayor and District 1 Councilwoman Thelda Williams participated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting as part of the grand opening celebration for new amenities in North Phoenix's Deem Hills Park on Friday. She was joined by community members as well as staff from the city's Parks and Recreation Department.<br></p> <p> The new amenities were constructed in line with phase 3 of the park's master plan, and include two pickleball courts and one tennis court, large and small ramadas with picnic tables and grills, and additional benches. Also added was a 0.7-mile nature trail. The park's existing parking lot was also expanded by more than two dozen spaces. <br></p> <p> The project cost approximately $3.2 million dollars and was funded by impact fees. </p> <p> Deem Hills Park, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/search/deem+hills+community+park/%4033.7290514%2c-112.1684836%2c495m/data=%213m1%211e3" target="_blank">5050 W. Andrea Ln.</a>, opened in 2008 and also features a playground, dog park, a basketball and volleyball court, restrooms, two lighted sports fields, a FitPHX WalkPHX​ path and a trailhead that connects to the <a href="/parks/trails/locations/deem-hills" target="_blank">Deem Hills Recreation Area</a>. </p> <p>City of Phoenix parks and hiking trails have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but use of some park amenities is being restricted – including basketball and volleyball courts, fitness equipment, ramadas and picnic tables, and sports complexes.</p> <p>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness, and the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible physical distancing while exploring all that the city's park system has to offer.</p> <p>Detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options, free and fee-based virtual recreation and fitness programs for all ages and ability levels, and guidelines for how to responsibly use city parks and trails during the pandemic is available at <a href="/parks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Parks and Recreation Offering a FREE Virtual Spring Break Camphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1784Parks and Recreation3/3/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1784/virtual sports class.jpgParks and Recreation Offering a FREE Virtual Spring Break Camp<div class="ExternalClass36D70CC911F6466F886CBC3893C8C95C"><html> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will present free virtual Spring Break activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 and March 15.<br></p><p>The PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp will provide two hours of weekday activities during those two weeks. Different themed programming will be offered each day from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants can register for all the activities or pick and choose based on their interest level. Programs range from arts and crafts, to sports and hiking, and trivia games and computer coding. A complete schedule and program descriptions are listed below.</p><p>View the Virtual Spring Break Camp informational flyer in <a href="/parkssite/Documents/Virtual_Spring_Break_Camp_ENG.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> or <a href="/parkssite/Documents/Vitrual_Spring_Break_Camp_SPA.pdf" target="_blank">Spanish</a></p><p>While the programming and activities are free, registration is required. Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.</p><p><strong>Online Registration:</strong><br>Sign up for the <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/37056" target="_blank">Virtual Spring Break Camp for the Week of March 8</a><br>Sign up for the <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/37057" target="_blank">Virtual Spring Break Camp for the Week of March 15</a></p> <p><strong>Programming and Activities Schedule:</strong></p> <p style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday, March 8 and 15</p><p><em>Arts and Crafts – 1 to 2 p.m.</em><br>Participate in fun craft and painting projects using basic supplies. Each project will be guided step-by-step by Parks and Recreation Department staff. </p> <p><em>Virtual Hike – 2 to 3 p.m. (March 8 only)</em><br>Explore the Ocotillo Trail with Park Ranger Washburn. He discovered a mysterious animal skull and needs your help figuring out what animal it came from.</p><p><em>Ancient Technology – 2 to 3 p.m. (March 15 only)</em><br>Learn about historic technology, such as adobe brick making and shell jewelry production.</p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">Tuesday, March 9 and 16<br></p><p><em>Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) – 1 to 2 p.m.</em><br>Explore the exciting world of computer coding in this fun and interactive class. Discover how you can do STEM at home using household items.</p><p><em>Disney World Tour – 2 to 3 p.m.</em><br>Participate in a fun adventure and trivia as we visit Disney World's rides and attractions.</p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, March 10 and 17</p><p><em>Sports – 1 to 2 p.m.</em><br style="">Experience classic sports and activities anywhere. This session blends instruction and entertainment to provide a fun hour of PHXPlays sports.</p><p><em>Name That Song – 2 to 3 p.m.</em><br>Listen to top-40 music and take your best guess at which song it is. Name the song and win a prize.</p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">Thursday, March 11 and 18</p><p><em>Games and Trivia – 1 to 2 p.m.</em><br>Participate in a fun and interactive twist on new and classic games and trivia.</p><p><em>Medieval Times Adventure – 2 to 3 p.m.</em><br>The history of knights, horsemanship and sword techniques come to life in this virtual adventure. This will include reading time with the queen.</p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">Friday, March 12 and 19</p><p><em>Music and Movement – 1 to 2 p.m.</em><br>Let's have some fun and dance! Make sure you have enough space to move around. Also, dress up or decorate your room for a Luau dance party.</p><p><em>Hip History Tour – 2 to 3 p.m.</em></p><p>If you like stories of ghosts and hauntings in Phoenix and other Arizona cities, then this is the hour to join us. Arizona's Hip Historian will amaze with interactive fun and Arizona trivia.<br></p><p>---<br></p><p>In addition to the PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp, the Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of additional free and fee-based virtual programs, and free FitPHX​ fitness activities, for all ages and ability levels. Information is available at <a href="/parks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Read the Latest Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1778Parks and Recreation2/26/2021 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1778/Fiesta Bowl PLAY newsroom.jpgRead the Latest Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClass7FA76657EF8C43D18480022841022BFD"><html> <p>​The <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_February_2021.pdf">latest issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> was published Friday and <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>​shares details about additional construction-related activity and landscape enhancements underway in the park’s west side, and also provides an update about the design of Phase 1.​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <span></span> </p> <p>The newsletter is brought to you by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, a public-private partnership consisting of the <a target="_blank" href="/parks">Phoenix Pa​​rks and Recreation Department​</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixcommunityalliance.com/">Phoenix Community Alliance</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://hanceparkconservancy.org/">Hance Park​ Conservancy</a>. The Coalition encourages everyone to share it with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.<br></p><p>The newsletter was first published in December 2019, and past issues are available on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/hancerevitalization/newsletter">Newsletter Archive webpage</a>.<br></p> <p>Additional information about the Hance Park Revitalization Project, and instructions for how to subscribe to the e-version of the newsletter, is available on the project website: <a target="_blank" href="/parks/hancerevitalization" title="">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization​</a>.​​​ ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews


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