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Parks and Recreation Services Update36Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClass3A02F640594B462A825B0E331261CE79"><p>The city's <a href="/parks/pools" target="_blank">public pools and splashpads​</a> are closed for summer 2020​​​​​. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227" target="_blank">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>. ​</p><p>The city's <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039" target="_blank">indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>.​​ </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">The city's outdoor recreation facilities are open normal hours of operation. That includes parks, trails and golf courses​. Some <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">park amenities are temporarily closed</a>. Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes are temporarily closed. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;">#allpks <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;">#Homepage</span>​</span>​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">All large gatherings and events on city park property have been canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes groups and organizations that have a special activity request. ​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">​<a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Registration​</a> for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. Community members are encouraged to participate in the FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">PHXPlays at Home</a> and <a href="/parks/fitphx" target="_blank">FitPHX Virtual</a> recreation programs. <font color="#f2f2f2">#CommunityCenters #phxaquatics</font></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank">Review physical distancing guidelines for public parks and trails</a> ​​<br></p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM12/31/2020 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation9/18/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassD61E141B2086442C93853277FE1D452A"><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. ​The department cares deeply about the health of its staff and customers. <br></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br><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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"></a><strong>*** </strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"><strong>City of Phoenix Reservable Athletic Fields Reopened Effective September 10</strong></a><strong> ***</strong><br></p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:<br></strong>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 stay active and have fun during the COVID-19 pandemic. <br></p><p>Activities include the PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation series; Virtual Adaptive Recreation programs; Virtual Speaker Series; FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness, Bootcamp and Morning Yoga series; self-guiding codePHX resources, the Camp Colley Virtual Environmental Learning Program; and Daring Adventures Virtual Adventures series. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong></p><p>The City of Phoenix has one of the largest recreation systems in the nation. The city's 185 flatland parks are open normal hours of operation, including use of the following amenities: </p><ul><li>Open green space (for general use, but not for organized activities)<br></li><li><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487" target="_blank">Reservable athletic fields (reopened effective September 10, including restrooms in proximity to those fields)​</a><br></li><li>Walking paths<br></li><li>Tennis courts<br></li><li>Pickleball courts</li><li>Benches</li><li>Drinking fountains<br></li><li>Disc golf</li><li>12 dog parks<br></li><li>8 skate parks/plazas<br></li></ul><p>Additionally, the city's hiking trails are open. Trailhead restrooms are open.</p><p>The weekly <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Silent Sunday</a> event in South Mountain Park/Preserve will continue as scheduled.</p><p>Residents can find detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options at ​<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/parks"> Phoenix.gov/Parks</a> and via updates on the department’s social media accounts (<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">Facebook</a> and <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks"> Twitter</a>)​.</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 access and programming:</p><ul><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park is open, but operating modified hours.</li><li>Effective May 15, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park reopened.</li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park reopened for tours by appointment and group rentals of limited capacity. </li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/">Shemer Art Center</a> reopened to provide summer camps only. The Center reopened to the general public August 4.</li><li>Effective June 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a> reopened and is operating limited hours.</li><li>Effective June 16, the <a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a> reopened for members only. The Garden reopened by reservation to the general public July 6.</li><li>Effective July 7, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a> is offering a drive-thru experience only. A members only welcome back will be held from September 14 to 18, and the zoo will reopen to the general public September 19.</li><li>Effective September 4, Heritage Square's <a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/">Rosson House​</a> reopened for tours.</li><li>Effective September 4, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center​</a> reopened.</li><li>Effective September 19, <a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park will reopen.​<a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank"><br></a></li></ul><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?</strong><br>The following outdoor city recreational amenities are temporarily closed:</p><ul><li>Restrooms in parks (restrooms at trailheads are open)<br></li><li>Playgrounds</li><li>Basketball and volleyball courts</li><li>Fitness equipment</li><li>Ramadas</li><li>Picnic tables</li><li>Splashpads</li><li>Pools</li><li>Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes </li></ul><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">All city indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p>All in-person classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are paused. All large gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, including groups and organizations that have a special activity request.<br></p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or paused:</p><ul><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are postponed</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 are modified)<br></li><li>Adaptive and inclusive programs operated by non-profit partner Daring Adventures have been postponed​ (offices located in Telephone Pioneers Park are closed) <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></li></ul><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><ul><li>Ak-Chin Pavilion</li><li>American Family Fields of Phoenix<br></li><li>Horse Lovers Park</li><li>Irish Cultural Center in Hance Park<br></li><li>Phoenix Center for the Arts</li><li>Phoenix Municipal Stadium​</li><li>Pioneer and Military Memorial Park​​ and Smurthwaite House​</li><li>Rio Salado Audubon Center​<br></li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li>Thunderbird Arts Center<br></li><li>Tovrea Castle​<br></li></ul><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?<br></strong><a target="_blank" href="/parks/golf">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. </p><p>Golf cart rental/use is limited to one person at a time unless it is two family members. ​</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;"><strong>Will the city's public pools and splashpads be open this summer?<br></strong>The city's 29 public pools and nine splashpads are closed for summer 2020. The closure includes cancellation of all swimming lessons, swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other activities and events held at city pools. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227" style="color:rgb(32, 173, 149);text-decoration:none;">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​</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. Splashpads 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<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fparkssite%2FMediaAssets%2FGFX%5FCOVID%5FSocial%5FDistancing%2Ejpg"> social or physical distancing</a> 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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082">​social or physical distancing guidelines</a> when using a public park or trail. <a target="_blank" 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/">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 target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">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 2020 winter and spring classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and sports 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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"> <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, all large gatherings and events on city park property have been canceled or postponed until further notice.​​​

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FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3589FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline9/19/2020 4:00:00 PM9/19/2020 5:00:00 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, is presenting activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix 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 Morning Yoga Morning Yoga, presented in partnership with Sutra Studios , is designed for all ages and experience levels. It will be held every third Saturday of the month starting July 18 to December 19. Jump start your day, wake up your body and get your energy flowing. Learn more and register .​ ​​​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​
Virtual Speaker Series: Socio-emotional Child Developmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3657Virtual Speaker Series: Socio-emotional Child DevelopmentOnline9/21/2020 7:00:00 PM9/21/2020 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 Virtual Speaker Series is FREE and presented by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Human Services departments. This session will discuss social and emotional development in hildren​, and how it relates to current functioning and future success in school, relationships and life. Registration is required . Registered participants will receive a unique code 4 to 6 hours prior to the session 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 at Phoenix.gov/Parks .​
PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Adult - Sharing Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3647PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Adult - Sharing DayOnline9/23/2020 1:00:00 AM9/23/2020 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 ​Every Tuesday, Phoenix Parks and Department staff will lead a FREE 60-minute, live, video-streamed activity based on different themes. These activities are designed for those who are ages 18 and up. 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. For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website . Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​ ​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Sea Weekhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3639PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Sea WeekOnline9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM9/24/2020 1:00:00 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 ​​Every Wednesday, Phoenix Parks and Department staff will lead a FREE 60-minute, live, video-streamed activity based on different themes. These activities are designed for youth and families to enjoy together. 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. For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website . Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​ ​​
Virtual Speaker Series: Human Traffickinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3658Virtual Speaker Series: Human TraffickingOnline9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM9/29/2020 1:00:00 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 Virtual Speaker Series is FREE and presented by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Human Services departments. This session will include a presentation outlining the definition of human trafficking, how victims are recruited, risk factors and local resources for survivors. Registration is required . Registered participants will receive a unique code 4 to 6 hours prior ​​​​to the session 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 at Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Adult - Paint and Siphttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3648PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Adult - Paint and SipOnline9/30/2020 1:00:00 AM9/30/2020 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 ​Every Tuesday, Phoenix Parks and Department staff will lead a FREE 60-minute, live, video-streamed activity based on different themes. These activities are designed for those who are ages 18 and up. 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. For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website . Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​ ​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Karaokehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3640PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: KaraokeOnline10/1/2020 1:00:00 AM10/1/2020 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 ​Every Wednesday, Phoenix Parks and Department staff will lead a FREE 60-minute, live, video-streamed activity based on different themes. These activities are designed for youth and families to enjoy ​together. 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. For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website .​​​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​ ​​
2nd Annual Portal to the Past Festivalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/36672nd Annual Portal to the Past FestivalOnline10/4/2020 9:00:00 PM10/4/2020 11:00:00 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 ​Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Coalition present Virtual Portal Fest on Sunday, October 4th at 2pm! The event will be multistreamed through Cultural Coalition’s Facebook and YouTube Channel featuring musical performances by Randy Kemp, Tony Duncan, and Quetzal Guerrero, as well as dance performances from Indigenous Enterprise and O’odham basket dancers. There will also be an opportunity to take a sneak peak at Pueblo Grande’s new upcoming exhibit Rights and Resilience Celebrating Native American Women! The event is a celebration of the engineering ingenuity of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People. Schedule a Watch Party with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of learning and entertainment on Sunday, October 4, 2020 starting at 2 p.m. - STORYTELLING by Zarco Guerrero - ART by Thomas Breeze Marcus - DANCE by the Salt River & Gila River Indian Communities and Indigenous Enterprize - MUSIC by Randy Kemp, Tony Duncan, QVLN - HISTORY with virtual tours of the Museum and the archaeological site and its new exhibition. - ART activity with children’s with found objects from home Last year’s inaugural Portal festival unveiled the “Portal to the Past” art installation, a winner of the New Arizona Prize Water Public Art Challenge. The piece, designed by local Arizona artist Zarco Guerrero, is a sculptural gate that incorporates images acknowledging the importance of the complex canal system created by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People that we still use today. The “Portal” is located along the Grand Canalscape offering access to the grounds of Pueblo Grande Museum and an interpretive trail highlighting the accomplishments of the first inhabitants of the Valley of the Sun. ​ Visit the Facebook Event​ for updates on the schedule of performances.
PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Adult - Book Discussionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3649PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Adult - Book DiscussionOnline10/7/2020 1:00:00 AM10/7/2020 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 ​​Every Tuesday, Phoenix Parks and Department staff will lead a FREE 60-minute, live, video-streamed activity based on different themes. These activities are designed for those who are ages 18 and up. 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. For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website . Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​ ​​​​
Virtual Speaker Series: Basic Auto Carehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3659Virtual Speaker Series: Basic Auto CareOnline10/7/2020 7:00:00 PM10/7/2020 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 Virtual Speaker Series is FREE and presented by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Human Services departments. Learn the basics about your car, what maintenance you can do to prolong the life of your car (and save money), common auto failures and what to do during an emergency.​ Registration is required . Registered participants will receive a unique code 4 to 6 hours prior to the session 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 at Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​

 

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Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation9/18/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassD61E141B2086442C93853277FE1D452A"><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. ​The department cares deeply about the health of its staff and customers. <br></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br><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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"></a><strong>*** </strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"><strong>City of Phoenix Reservable Athletic Fields Reopened Effective September 10</strong></a><strong> ***</strong><br></p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:<br></strong>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 stay active and have fun during the COVID-19 pandemic. <br></p><p>Activities include the PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation series; Virtual Adaptive Recreation programs; Virtual Speaker Series; FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness, Bootcamp and Morning Yoga series; self-guiding codePHX resources, the Camp Colley Virtual Environmental Learning Program; and Daring Adventures Virtual Adventures series. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong></p><p>The City of Phoenix has one of the largest recreation systems in the nation. The city's 185 flatland parks are open normal hours of operation, including use of the following amenities: </p><ul><li>Open green space (for general use, but not for organized activities)<br></li><li><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487" target="_blank">Reservable athletic fields (reopened effective September 10, including restrooms in proximity to those fields)​</a><br></li><li>Walking paths<br></li><li>Tennis courts<br></li><li>Pickleball courts</li><li>Benches</li><li>Drinking fountains<br></li><li>Disc golf</li><li>12 dog parks<br></li><li>8 skate parks/plazas<br></li></ul><p>Additionally, the city's hiking trails are open. Trailhead restrooms are open.</p><p>The weekly <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Silent Sunday</a> event in South Mountain Park/Preserve will continue as scheduled.</p><p>Residents can find detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options at ​<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/parks"> Phoenix.gov/Parks</a> and via updates on the department’s social media accounts (<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">Facebook</a> and <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks"> Twitter</a>)​.</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 access and programming:</p><ul><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park is open, but operating modified hours.</li><li>Effective May 15, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park reopened.</li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park reopened for tours by appointment and group rentals of limited capacity. </li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/">Shemer Art Center</a> reopened to provide summer camps only. The Center reopened to the general public August 4.</li><li>Effective June 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a> reopened and is operating limited hours.</li><li>Effective June 16, the <a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a> reopened for members only. The Garden reopened by reservation to the general public July 6.</li><li>Effective July 7, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a> is offering a drive-thru experience only. A members only welcome back will be held from September 14 to 18, and the zoo will reopen to the general public September 19.</li><li>Effective September 4, Heritage Square's <a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/">Rosson House​</a> reopened for tours.</li><li>Effective September 4, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center​</a> reopened.</li><li>Effective September 19, <a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park will reopen.​<a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank"><br></a></li></ul><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?</strong><br>The following outdoor city recreational amenities are temporarily closed:</p><ul><li>Restrooms in parks (restrooms at trailheads are open)<br></li><li>Playgrounds</li><li>Basketball and volleyball courts</li><li>Fitness equipment</li><li>Ramadas</li><li>Picnic tables</li><li>Splashpads</li><li>Pools</li><li>Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes </li></ul><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">All city indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p>All in-person classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are paused. All large gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, including groups and organizations that have a special activity request.<br></p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or paused:</p><ul><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are postponed</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 are modified)<br></li><li>Adaptive and inclusive programs operated by non-profit partner Daring Adventures have been postponed​ (offices located in Telephone Pioneers Park are closed) <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></li></ul><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><ul><li>Ak-Chin Pavilion</li><li>American Family Fields of Phoenix<br></li><li>Horse Lovers Park</li><li>Irish Cultural Center in Hance Park<br></li><li>Phoenix Center for the Arts</li><li>Phoenix Municipal Stadium​</li><li>Pioneer and Military Memorial Park​​ and Smurthwaite House​</li><li>Rio Salado Audubon Center​<br></li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li>Thunderbird Arts Center<br></li><li>Tovrea Castle​<br></li></ul><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?<br></strong><a target="_blank" href="/parks/golf">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. </p><p>Golf cart rental/use is limited to one person at a time unless it is two family members. ​</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;"><strong>Will the city's public pools and splashpads be open this summer?<br></strong>The city's 29 public pools and nine splashpads are closed for summer 2020. The closure includes cancellation of all swimming lessons, swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other activities and events held at city pools. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227" style="color:rgb(32, 173, 149);text-decoration:none;">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​</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. Splashpads 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<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fparkssite%2FMediaAssets%2FGFX%5FCOVID%5FSocial%5FDistancing%2Ejpg"> social or physical distancing</a> 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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082">​social or physical distancing guidelines</a> when using a public park or trail. <a target="_blank" 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/">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 target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">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 2020 winter and spring classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and sports 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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Watch the Cesar Chavez Community Center Groundbreakinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1510Parks and Recreation9/16/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/Vo14FQxHvUgWatch the Cesar Chavez Community Center Groundbreaking<div class="ExternalClass4E847B079180407AB3D90B8A74591FAA"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Watch PHXTV's coverage of Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Cesar Chavez Community Center in Cesar Chavez Park.</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p>Construction of the 34,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin in October and be completed in fall 2021. </p> <p>Read more about the event: <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1507">Phoenix Breaks Ground on Newest Community Center​</a><br></p> <p>The community can learn more about the design of the facility and follow construction updates by visiting the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/recreation-and-community-centers/centers-c/cesar-chavez-community-center">Cesar Chavez Community Center webpage</a>. <br></p> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksVideo
Phoenix Breaks Ground on Newest Community Centerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1507Parks and Recreation9/16/2020 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1507/cesar_chavez_cc_groundbreaking.jpgPhoenix Breaks Ground on Newest Community Center<div class="ExternalClass4D33FF73302B40B6BB58CDB519A804FB"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department kicked off construction of the city’s newest community center with a ceremonial groundbreaking event in Cesar Chavez Park on Wednesday. </p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1510" target="_blank">Watch PHXTV's coverage of the event​</a>.​<br></p> <p>Mayor Kate Gallego,  District 7 Councilmember Michael Nowakowski and District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia joined a small group of community members and city staff to celebrate the occasion. The event also included a tribal blessing performed by Barnaby Lewis, a member of the Gila River Indian Community.<br></p> <p>Construction of the 34,000-square-foot Cesar Chavez Community Center is scheduled to begin in October and be completed in fall 2021. The facility will be built in the northwest section of the park near the existing dog park and skate plaza. </p> <p>The project will cost $12 million and is being funded by the voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI). The facility was designed by Gabor Lorant​ Architects and the construction contractor is Sun Eagle Corporation.<br></p> <p>The community can learn more about the design of the facility and follow construction updates by visiting the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/recreation-and-community-centers/centers-c/cesar-chavez-community-center">Cesar Chavez Community Center webpage</a>. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews


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