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Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation8/18/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass7EBC4EC3282540B190EE3B2F000433BD"><html> <p>Follow updates about how Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department services, facilities and programs are affected due to 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><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​​​​</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Registration for PHXPlays fall 2021 </strong></span><a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&days_of_week=0000000&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=19&viewMode=list" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>youth sports leagues</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> and other recreation </strong></span><a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=phxplays%20at%20home&viewMode=list" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>programs for youth and families​</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> is open. Please note that indoor sports leagues continue to be paused. </strong></span></p><p><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Registration for fall 2021 </strong></span><a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=14&activity_keyword=adult%20softball&viewMode=list"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>adult softball leagues​</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> is open. League games are scheduled to begin September 7.</strong></span> ​<br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>The city's indoor and out​door recreation facilities are open​​. That includes all community and recreation centers, parks, trails, sports complexes, golf courses and <a target="_blank" href="/pgm">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>. Indoor facilities are operating at limited capacity, and are offering various programs and activities as the department’s tiered reopening plan progresses. <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Learn more and register for these programs and activities</a>.​​​​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p>All ramadas are open. Select ramadas require a reservation, but most are available for first-come, first-served use.​​<br></p><p>​The process has resumed to apply for a <a target="_blank" href="/formssite/Forms/appsar.aspx">special activity request</a> to hold a private or public special event in a city park. That includes applications for a <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=19">beer permit</a>, or for use of an <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=20" target="_blank">inflatable bounce house</a> or <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=21" target="_blank">amplified sound​</a> on park property.</p><p>FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">PHXPlays Sports Clinics​</a> for youth ages 4 to 17 are being offered during the month of August.</p><p>Registration for PHXPlays fall 2021 <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&days_of_week=0000000&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=19&viewMode=list" target="_blank">youth sports leagues</a> and other recreation <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=phxplays%20at%20home&viewMode=list" target="_blank">programs for youth and families​</a> is open. Fall indoor sports leagues are paused.<br></p><p>Registration for fall 2021 <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=14&activity_keyword=adult%20softball&viewMode=list">adult softball leagues​</a> is open. League games are scheduled to begin September 7​.<br></p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pac">Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)</a> program returns to schools citywide for the 2021-22 school year. <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=pac&viewMode=list" target="_blank">Registration</a> is open.​​<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:<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"></p><ul style="font-size:13.3333px;" dir="" class=""><li><a href="http://ak-chinpavilion.com/" target="_blank">Ak-Chin Pavilion​</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.mlb.com/brewers/spring-training/ballpark" target="_blank">American Family Fields of Phoenix</a><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><br></li><li><a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/">Heritage Square and Rosson House</a><br></li><li><a href="https://azhlp.com/" target="_blank">Horse Lovers Park</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azirish.org/">Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library</a> in Hance 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 target="_blank" href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/">Phoenix Center for the Arts</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>  </li><li><a 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><br></li><li><a href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/" target="_blank">Rio Salado Audubon Center</a><br></li><li><a href="https://shemerartcenter.org/" target="_blank">Shemer Art Center</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/">Smurthwaite House</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/thunderbird-arts-center/">Thunderbird Arts Center​</a> ​</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://tovreacastletours.com/">Tovrea Castle</a><br></li></ul><p><strong>Will the city's public pools and splash pads be open in summer 2021?​</strong><br>The Parks and Recreation Department opened the following 12 city pools this summer: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope and University. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Effective July 10, Sunnyslope Pool was temporarily closed due to unexpected repairs. As a result, Roadrunner Pool is open as an alternative location.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>The pools will operate on the normal seasonal schedule, and be open six days a week from May 29 (Memorial Day weekend) to August 1 (closed Fridays), and on Saturdays and Sundays only from August 7 to September 6 (Labor Day). </p><p>New for summer 2021, six pools - El Prado, Encanto, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Starlight and Roadrunner - will be open on weekends only throughout the month of September. </p><p>Complete details about the summer 2021 pool season and swim lesson availability can be found on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pools">Pools webpage​</a>.<br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​ At pools, this includes indoor lobby, restroom, bathhouse and locker room areas. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>Splash pads will be open May 29 through October 1. That is the city's normal seasonal schedule for that amenity. ​<br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?​</strong><br>The following recreation programs are postponed or paused:<br></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>The Mobile Recreation program is paused<br></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?</strong><br><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. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> ​</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. <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 that were impacted by COVID-19 restrictions 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/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Broken Bats Lead to New Treeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2184Parks and Recreation12/21/2021 6:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2184/Break-a-Back-PHX-Newsroom.jpgBroken Bats Lead to New Trees<div class="ExternalClass4E00218902CC4AB0B985FD210BB6A054"><html>​Phoenix Parks and Recreation Partners with Arizona Diamondbacks to plant Nearly 100 Trees<br><br>Led by the Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 World Series Co-MVP and MLB Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, the Phoenix Parks' Northwest Division planted the trees as part of the Diamondback's “Break a Bat, Plant a Tree" program.  The Arizona Diamondbacks donated money to plant trees in City of Phoenix Parks for every broken bat during the season.  This year, the team broke 235 bats and donated $10,000 and helped plant 95 trees along the walking path at Deem Hills park on Friday, December 17. <br><br>Deem Hills was chosen as a site because it has a tree canopy of 15% and is a great candidate to shade one of our FitPHX walking paths.  The forestry section helped dig the holes and worked with the volunteers on the planting process.  <br><br> The Diamondbacks' “Break a Bat, Plant a Tree" Program, supported by Budweiser, has helped to plant more than 360 trees since 2015. <br><br>Phoenix is committed to creating an urban forest and increasing the number of trees and amount of shade in the city. <br><br>The Tree and Shade Master Plan presents Phoenix's leaders and residents a roadmap to creating a 21st Century desert city. The urban forest is a keystone to creating a sustainable city because it solves many problems with one single solution. By investing in trees and the urban forest, the city can reduce its carbon footprint, decrease energy costs, reduce storm water runoff, increase biodiversity, address the urban heat island effect, clean the air, and increase property values.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
5 Family-Friendly Hikes in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2177Parks and Recreation12/17/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2177/Piestewa Trail With Trail Rules.jpg5 Family-Friendly Hikes in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass4A911F6F7F9B4EC9B4E82D8E78580AB7"><html> Looking for a fun outdoor experience with family? Here are 5 fun family-friendly hikes in Phoenix that are safe for any skill level! <br><br> Remember before you take a hike, do it right:<br><br> <ol> <li>Watch the weather</li> <li>Dress appropriately</li> <li>Bring water</li> <li>Team up, carry a mobile phone</li> <li>Don't wander off the trail<br></li> </ol>  <br>Read more about the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation's Take a Hike, Do it Right checklist for a fun and safe hike. <br><br> <a href="/parks/trails/take-a-hike-do-it-right" target="_blank">https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/take-a-hike-do-it-right</a> <br><br> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Esplanade Trail at the Sonoran Preserv</strong><strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">e</strong> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty</strong>:  Easy<br> <strong>Distance</strong><strong>:</strong>  3.4 miles<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong>  127 feet<br><br> The first section of the Esplanade is flat and sparse. This trail is a gentle climb hosting some occasional sandy areas and quick turns that keep you alert. After crossing an old jeep trail, you'll begin to parallel the Cave Creek Wash and the hike gets more interesting. On your left is a continuation of the desert you just hiked through, but on your right is a nice tangle of ironwood, Palo Verde, various shrubs and often a nice grove of saguaros along the edge of the wash. The wash is very wide here. Be on lookout during monsoon season as some areas may be impassable.<br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> Apache Wash Trailhead, 1600 E. Sonoran Desert Dr.<br> <strong>Access:</strong> Start at Apache Wash Trailhead. Proceed to Badger Brawl Trail. Turn right onto Apache Wash Loop. Continue north and turn right to proceed onto Esplanade Trail.<br> <strong>Parking & Entrance Hours</strong>: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.<br> <strong>Trail Hours</strong>: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.<br><br><br> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Palisade Trail at Deem Hills Park</strong> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty: </strong> Moderate<br> <strong>Distance:</strong>  1.5 miles<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong>  395 feet<br><br> Palisade Trail can be one of the quietest trails at Deem Hills as it takes some work to get to.  But once there, you often have 360 panoramic views of the city and the mountains to the east, north and west. <br><br> Palisade Trail can be accessed from the Water Tank Road to the east and the Circumference Tail in two areas, both north and east. It is a good trail for  running, as you can start out at the Water Tower Trail, connect to Palisade and come back the same way. Often you will forget you are in Phoenix on this trail as it can feel remote.  The Palisade also has two additional connectors to the Circumference Trail on the east side to make additional loops. The Palisade trail also shares .1 mile of the same trail tread as Basalt between the .45 and .55 section which is extremely rocky.<br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> 27428 N. 39th Ave.<br> <strong>Access:</strong>  Start from East Trailhead to connect to Deem Hills Circumference Trail going north. Turn left off of Deem Hills Circumference Trail onto Watertower Road. Turn left off of Watertower Road to proceed to Palisade Trail.<br> <strong>Parking & Entrance Hours</strong>: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.<br> <strong>Trail Hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.<br><br>  <br> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Ranger Trail at South Mountain</strong> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty:</strong> Moderate<br> <strong>Distance:</strong> 1.7 mi<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong> 800 ft.<br><br> The Ranger Trail provides a gradual climb through the foothills approaching the park's roadway. This trail also provides alternative routes through connections with the Derby Loop, Bajada Trail, and Las Lomitas​​​​ Loop, while traveling upward to the roadway. To reach the National Trail along the ridgeline, continue across the road and climb the steep switchbacks to reach the saddle in the mountain just east of “Goat Hill."<br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> Five Tables Trailhead, 10214 S. Central Ave.<br> <strong>Access:</strong> Start at the Park Main Entrance. Continue on Stephen Mather Dr. through the first four-way intersection. Take your next left and keep right to connect to Five Tables. From Five Tables, proceed to Ranger Trail.<br><div><strong>Entrance hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Sunset</div><div><strong>Trail Hours</strong>: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.<br></div><br><br> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail</strong> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty:</strong>  Moderate/Difficult    <br> <strong>Distance:</strong>  2.6 miles<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong>  150 feet<br><br> Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail is a natural desert material trail. The trail offers excellent views of surrounding mountain, north phoenix and east towards Scottsdale as well as nearby Shadow Mountain, North Mountain, and Shaw Butte.<br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> 15600 N. 16th Street<br> <strong>Access:</strong>  Start from Lookout Mountain Trailhead. Proceed to Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail.<br> <strong>Trailhead Hours:</strong> Sunrise to 7 p.m. or Sunset<br> <strong>Trail Hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.<br><br>  <br> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"><strong>Shaw Butte Trailhead at North Mountain</strong></span> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty:</strong>  Difficult<br> <strong>Distance:</strong>  4.0 miles<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong>  654 feet<br><br> A rocky and dirt loop trail that starts off easy at the trailhead. As you make your way up the Butte, the trail becomes very steep and rocky at some points, as well as asphalt at other points. It is not uncommon to encounter leashed dogs as well as mountain bikers. When reaching the top, you will pass  by the old "Cloud Nine" concrete foundation is all that remains of the early 1960s elite Phoenix area restaurant that burned to the ground and was never rebuilt. At this point, you will be offered beautiful 360 degree views of the valley. You may encounter wildlife and could even see a falcon diving after its prey. Dogs are more than welcome on this trail, as long as they are kept on a leash.  <br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> 12898 N. Central Ave<br> <strong>Access:</strong>  Start from Shaw Butte Trailhead.  Proceed to Shaw Butte Trail.<br> <strong>Trailhead Hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.<br> <strong>Trail Hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.<br><br><br><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
The 44th Annual Indian Market at Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2158Parks and Recreation12/6/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2158/Newsroom_Parks_001.pngThe 44th Annual Indian Market at Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park <div class="ExternalClass7D51C1E96B654B10AFA2EF46D7239B8C"><html> <p></p><p></p><p>Join us for the 44th Annual Indian Market December 11 and 12, 2021, from 9 am - 4 pm. We are excited to bring the market back after a year off! Admission: $5 (entry to the museum is included). The market is free to indigenous peoples, military personnel (active and retired), Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members, children twelve and below, front-line workers and first responders.<br><br>The market features Native American artist Robert Lansing, who specializes in pottery with detailed etchings of animals combined with Native American designs. Don't miss the Ki:Him (O'Odham word for village) along the trail by the Replica pithouses compound area, where visitors of all ages can engage in hands-on activities. We will have the O'Odham Food Market, and food vendors, including Kettlicious Popcorn and Frybread, as well as Linda Taylor (Hopi), who will be demonstrating piki bread-making and offering samples for visitors to taste.<br><br>Many thanks to The Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum for presenting the 44th Annual Indian Market at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park.<br><br>We hope to see you there!<br></p><p>Please visit https://www.pueblograndeindianmarket.org/ for more information.​<br></p> <p>#IndianMarket #IndigenousArt #IndigenousArtists #FriendsofPGM #PGM​<br></p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br></p> <p> <strong>GUIDELINES FOR YOUR VISIT</strong> </p> <p> <strong>Stay Home if You're Sick</strong> </p> <p>If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. This is critical to the health and safety of our staff and communities.</p> <p> <strong>Wear a Face Mask</strong> </p> <p>Effective August 2, 2021, a mask or face covering will be required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccinations status. We have masks available for those who need them.</p> <p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br></p> <p>Pueblo Grande Museum is a 1,500-year-old archaeological site once inhabited by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People (Hohokam) . Voted a Phoenix Point of Pride and listed as a National Historic Landmark, the Museum offers two accessible interpretive trails on the prehistoric village site. Visitors view a platform mound, ballcourt and irrigation canals. Indoor exhibits feature artifacts from the site and hands-on activities for kids. The museum provides preservation, education, and collaborative interpretation of the cultural history of the Phoenix area and is managed by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.</p> <p>Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures.  The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Art Market, summer programs for children, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Check out <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901 for more information.</p> <p><strong>Museum Hours:</strong>  October through April: Open 7 Days a Week! Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Kids get in free on Sundays!</p> <p><strong>Museum Admission:</strong>  Adults $6, Seniors (55+) $5, Children (6-17) $3, Kids under 6 are Free!​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
The 34th Edition of the APS Electric Light Parade Returns this Holiday Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125Parks and Recreation10/30/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2125/Newsroom_ELP _2021.pngThe 34th Edition of the APS Electric Light Parade Returns this Holiday Season<div class="ExternalClass35EBAD5DF86949AF9915BB2358ACFAED"><html> <p>The lights and sounds of the APS Electric Light Parade are returning this holiday season! APS and the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for a night of community and celebration. Entrants will interpret the theme of “Peace on Earth," and are sure to light up the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 4, with their visually stunning displays!</p> <p> The <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1i-DBP7605LHx4_Z5j42aO7q38jdTqLUT&ll=33.50742408820838%2c-112.07002815000001&z=14" target="_blank">2.3 mi. parade route​</a> starts at Central Ave. and Montebello Ave., travels south to Central Ave. and Camelback Rd., heads east along Camelback Rd. to 7th St., and continues south along 7th St. to its conclusion at Indian School Rd. The first parade entries will begin at 7 p.m. and take approximately 60 minutes to reach the end. It is strongly recommended that attendees arrive several hours in advance of the start of the parade. </p> <p> To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, multiple COVID-19 mitigation strategies have been implemented this year which includes reduced entries, reduced entry occupants, and the elimination of the preparade viewing event traditionally held the evening before the parade.  Additionally, it is strongly encouraged to social distance when possible, and wear masks.  If you or a loved one is feeling sick, please stay home and consider enjoying the parade telecast from the comfort of your home. </p> <p><strong>Helpful tips for those planning to attend this year's parade:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Ave., just south of Camelback Rd.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade is a rain or shine event. Check the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/weather">weather forecast</a> and dress accordingly.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.</p> </li> <li> <p>Crowds for this event have grown large in recent years and viewing spots along the parade route are first-come, first-served. Spectators often start arriving hours prior to parade time to reserve a spot.</p> </li> <li> <p>Parking is available on city streets around the parade route and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Private lots near the parade area often offer parking for a fee.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators should try to minimize and gather any trash and litter generated during the parade to ease post-event cleanup.</p> </li> <li> <p>Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.</p> </li> <li> <p>Road closures and restrictions affect all parade areas hours before the event; come early and expect delays.</p> </li> <li> <p>Check out the parade route at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix Parks and Recreation - APS Electric Light Parade</a>.</p> </li> </ul> <p> <br><strong>Parade Broadcast Schedule:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>ABC15 will broadcast the parade Sunday, December 5th and Saturday, December 25th.</p> </li> <li> <p>PHXTV will air the parade throughout the month of December.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade will be available for view on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">APS Electric Light Parade website</a>.<br></p> </li> </ul> <p> <br> <strong>Production and Sponsors</strong> </p> <p>APS Electric Light Parade is produced and coordinated by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. This year's parade is made possible thanks to the support of many sponsors and partners, including <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aps.com/en/About/Community/In-the-Community">APS</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://nphx.org/">North Phoenix Baptist Church</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/">ABC15</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.mlb.com/dbacks">Arizona Diamondbacks</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azcardinals.com/">Arizona Cardinals</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nba.com/suns/">Phoenix Suns</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://fiestabowl.org/">Fiesta Bowl</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ibew387.com/">IBEW Local 387</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://pollackinvestments.com/">Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/">ABC15 Arizona</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://kez999.iheart.com/">99.9 KEZ</a>, and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aps.com/en/About/Our-Company/Energy-Resources/Nuclear-generation">Palo Verde Generating Station</a>.<br><br>For more parade information, visit <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">phoenix.gov/elp</a> or email the parade team at <a target="_blank" href="mailto:elp@phoenix.gov">elp@phoenix.gov</a><br><br><strong>Follow us:</strong><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">facebook.com/phoenixparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks">twitter.com/phoenixparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/phxparks">Instagram/phxparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz">youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Select Phoenix Trails will be Restricted During Days of Extreme Heathttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2123Parks and Recreation10/29/2021 1:40:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2123/Camelback_96ppi-01.jpgSelect Phoenix Trails will be Restricted During Days of Extreme Heat<div class="ExternalClass9A692371683940038D4D7351A85D6338"><html> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board has voted to formally adopt a program limiting hiking on some trails during extreme heat.<br></p><p>The vote during today's Board meeting follows a 2 ½ -month pilot program from July 13 to September 30, where the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, in coordination with the Phoenix Fire Department, closed Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon and Cholla Trails, and all trails associated with Piestewa Peak Trailhead in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days when the National Weather Service (NWS) issued an Excessive Heat Warning.<br><br>Under the policy, hiking will be limited on those same trails, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the NWS issues an Excessive Heat Warning. The Board has authority to implement park rules such as these with the intent to promote safety for both the hiking public and first responders. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board plans to monitor rescue data as part of annual evaluations.<br><br>During times that trail access is limited, parking lot gates will be closed and signage will be posted. Closure information also will be communicated through the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/">Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's</a> website and social media accounts, and to local resorts and hotels. Additionally, Phoenix Park Rangers will be visible at those locations to remind and educate trail users about the restrictions.<br><br>During the Valley's warm weather months, and regardless of whether an Excessive Heat Watch is in effect, it is recommended that trail users hike during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade.<br><br>To help with that recommendation, extended summer hours are in effect annually from June through September at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/north-mountain">North Mountain Park</a> and <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/piestewa-peak">Piestewa Peak Trailhead</a> in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Pima Canyon Trailhead</a> in South Mountain Park/Preserve. To provide an extra two hours of availability and promote hiking after 7 p.m., parking lot entrances are open until 9 p.m. at those locations. Year-round at those three trailheads, parking lots open at 5 a.m., and trails are open until 11 p.m.<br><br>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation, and Fire departments have worked in partnership since 2015 to share the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> hiking safety message and continue to lead with education about responsible hiking. All trail users should follow these important and potentially life-saving hiking guidelines:<br><br></p><ul><li><p>Watch the Weather: Yes, "it's a dry heat" – but Arizona's temperature can be deceiving and deadly. Hike when it's cool outside, try early mornings and evenings when there's more shade.</p></li><li><p>Dress Appropriately: Wear proper shoes, clothing, hat, and sunscreen.</p></li><li><p>Bring Water: Hydrate before you go. Have plenty of water, more than you think you need. Turn around and head back to the trailhead before you drink half of your water.</p></li><li><p>Keep in Contact: Carry a mobile phone.</p></li><li><p>Team Up: Hike with others. If hiking solo, tell someone your start and end times, and location.</p></li><li><p>Be Honest: Do you have a medical condition? Asthma, heart problems, diabetes, knee or back problems? Don't push yourself! (Even trained athletes have been caught off guard by getting dehydrated on Arizona trails.)</p></li><li><p>Don't Trailblaze: Enjoy the Sonoran Desert's beautiful and undeveloped landscape, but please stay on designated trails.</p></li><li><p>Take Responsibility: Don't be "that person" – the one who wasn't prepared, shouldn't have been there for health reasons, or ignored safety guidelines. Be the responsible hiker, who takes a hike and does it right!</p></li></ul><p>For the safety of pets, dogs are prohibited on any City of Phoenix trail when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. The Arizona Humane Society advises that temperatures in the 90s are also unsafe for pets to be outdoors. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azhumane.org/events/dont-leave-pets-kids-hot-cars/">Learn how to keep pets safe during Arizona's warm weather months</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Portal to the Past Lecture Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2112Parks and Recreation10/25/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2112/Water Is Life.jpgPortal to the Past Lecture Series<div class="ExternalClassE1EFE64B10994ACE9F56B048161A6973"><html> <h2>​​Explore Arizona's Water Heritage: Storytelling Performance and Panel Discussion at Pueblo Grande Museum​</h2> <p>Join Cultural Coalition and Pueblo Grande Museum for two free programs exploring the most important resource to Arizona desert dwellers, from pre-Columbian to modern times, water. Building on the recent Portal to the Past Festival, these programs invite both families with young children and curious adults to learn more about the history of water in Arizona.</p> <p> “The Gila and The Salt – Our River Stories" family friendly program will take place outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum, and the “Water is Life Panel Discussion" will take place online via webex. </p> <p> <em>Due to COVID considerations, each program is limited to 50 attendees.</em></p> <h4> Program Details: The Gi​la and The Salt - Our River Stories </h4><p>Date: October 20 <br>Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm </p><p>Cost: Free via Eventbrite RSVP ticket *Space is limited to 50 attendees*<br>Where: Outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum</p> <p>A masked storytelling performance that narrates the stories of Arizonans in both the Salt and Gila Rivers communities and their centuries of water use in the Valley. Written and performed by Zarco Guerrero, artist and storyteller, and 2021 Arizona Humanities Award Recipient, this colorful, funny, and informative performance is enjoyable for the whole family.<br>Eventbrite RSVP - <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517</a></p> <h4>Program Details: Virtual Program "Water is Life: A Panel Discussion"</h4><p>Date: November 3</p><p>Time: 6 - 7:30 pm</p><p>Cost: Free<br>Where: Webex<br></p> <p> </p><p>A conversation about the use of water in the community, it's history and the present situation of water sources in the Valley. Panelists from Gila River and Salt River Indian Communities, Salt River Project Research, Archives and Heritage Section, and the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University. Moderated by the Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum.<br></p><p>Webex Link: <a href="https://phoenixparks.webex.com/phoenixparks/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec809f7026f61377d98488367749ebdfe" target="_blank">Join the Lecture</a><br> <br>For more information about Pueblo Grande Museum's programs, please visit <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901.​<br></p><p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>GUIDELINES FOR YOUR VISIT</strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>Stay Home if You're Sick</strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. This is critical to the health and safety of our staff and communities.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>Wear a Face Mask</strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Effective August 2, 2021, a mask or face covering will be required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccinations status. We have masks available for those who need them.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Pueblo Grande Museum is a 1,500-year-old archaeological site once inhabited by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People (Hohokam) . Voted a Phoenix Point of Pride and listed as a National Historic Landmark, the Museum offers two accessible interpretive trails on the prehistoric village site. Visitors view a platform mound, ballcourt and irrigation canals. Indoor exhibits feature artifacts from the site and hands-on activities for kids. The museum provides preservation, education, and collaborative interpretation of the cultural history of the Phoenix area and is managed by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures.  The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Art Market, summer programs for children, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Check out <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901 for more information.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>Museum Hours:</strong>  October through April: Open 7 Days a Week! Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Kids get in free on Sundays!</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>Museum Admission:</strong>  Adults $6, Seniors (55+) $5, Children (6-17) $3, Kids under 6 are Free!​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
International Archaeology Day at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2119Parks and Recreation10/25/2021 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2119/SALT6.jpgInternational Archaeology Day at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park<div class="ExternalClassC85F77F10C6C4448B210CA1CBADD1AF4"><html> <p>​​​Every October the AIA (American Institute of Archaeology) and archaeological organizations around the world celebrate International Archaeology Day by presenting archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests.  #IAD has been a huge success since it's begun in 2019.  This year Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park participated in #IAD2021 both online and in person! From #IADArtifact of the Day on Instagram to #AskACurator on Twitter, PGM created excitement towards the event with a series of posts and announcements. On October 16, PGM hosted Mudslinging, where staff and volunteers sling mud to stabilize the walls of the platform mound. We hosted SALT (Studies of Ancient Lifeways and Technology) demonstrations, tested out our newest program Backwards Archaeology, and interacted with our expert volunteers at our Artifact Cart. The day was filled with fun and learning! A big thank you for everyone (our guests, volunteers, mudslingers, demonstrators, and staff) for making this an amazing day! ​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <img style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;margin:5px;width:494px;" src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/PKS_Pueblo_Grande_Museum/Mudslinging%20IAD%202021.jpg" /><br><p><br></p><p><img style="margin:5px;width:494px;" src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/PKS_Pueblo_Grande_Museum/Artifact%20Cart_IAD2021.jpg" /></p><p><img style="margin:5px;width:494px;" src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/PKS_Pueblo_Grande_Museum/Backwards%20Archaeology_IAD2021.jpg" /><br></p><p></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>GUIDELINES FOR YOUR VISIT</strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>Stay Home if You're Sick</strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. This is critical to the health and safety of our staff and communities.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>Wear a Face Mask</strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Effective August 2, 2021, a mask or face covering will be required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccinations status. We have masks available for those who need them.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Pueblo Grande Museum is a 1,500-year-old archaeological site once inhabited by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People (Hohokam) . Voted a Phoenix Point of Pride and listed as a National Historic Landmark, the Museum offers two accessible interpretive trails on the prehistoric village site. Visitors view a platform mound, ballcourt and irrigation canals. Indoor exhibits feature artifacts from the site and hands-on activities for kids. The museum provides preservation, education, and collaborative interpretation of the cultural history of the Phoenix area and is managed by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures.  The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Art Market, summer programs for children, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Check out <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901 for more information.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>Museum Hours:</strong>  October through April: Open 7 Days a Week! Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Kids get in free on Sundays!</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>Museum Admission:</strong>  Adults $6, Seniors (55+) $5, Children (6-17) $3, Kids under 6 are Free!​​<br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec

 

 

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