​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

 

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/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
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/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
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/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Grand Reopening Celebration Held for Lenang Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1775Parks and Recreation2/24/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1775/Lenang_Park_sign.jpgGrand Reopening Celebration Held for Lenang Park<div class="ExternalClassCEF59E26AF4549FA83D53553B03B4FEF"><html> <p>​​A renovation of South Phoenix's Lenang Park was completed earlier this week, and on Wednesday District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia marked the occasion by participating in a ceremonial ribbon cutting. He was joined by residents from the nearby neighborhood and Parks and Recreation Department staff.<br></p><p>The mini park, located at <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lenang+Park/%4033.409386%2c-112.0249886%2c65m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m8%211m2%212m1%211slenang+mini+park%213m4%211s0x872b0fcab960771b:0x6eb6ca2e4b396bb%218m2%213d33.4094192%214d-112.0249547" target="_blank">2601 E. Southgate Ave.</a>, features a new basketball court, playground, turf area, benches and lighting. The playground​ includes multiple areas for climbing, a slide and swings. Lenang Park originally opened in 1969.</p><p>The renovation cost approximately $220,000 and was funded by the voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI).<br></p><p>City of Phoenix parks, hiking trails and golf courses 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 recreational 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 target="_blank" href="/parks">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Explore a New Playground in a Park Near Youhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1745Parks and Recreation2/5/2021 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1745/washington park playground slide.jpgExplore a New Playground in a Park Near You<div class="ExternalClassA74100318A7049BA93DB5D06E19AB986"><html> <p>​​During the last year, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department has opened more than a dozen new or renovated playgrounds in parks citywide. While use of a select few city park amenities is being restricted due to COVID-19, playgrounds, restrooms and the majority of other park features are available for the community to enjoy. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Read more about Parks and Recreation Department temporarily closed amenities and impacted services</a>.</p><p>The city's Parks and Recreation, and Neighborhood Services departments partnered to renovate a playground in 14 parks in 2020. Financial support came from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, which is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a result, the following parks received a new playground:</p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><p>Barrios Unidos, <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/FtttP5w6xoL2" target="_blank">1501 E. Mohave St.</a></p></li><li><p>Cave Creek Cholla, <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/ThNegKXymFw" target="_blank">2505 W. Cholla St.</a><br></p></li><li><p>Central, <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/bggsDfQWHTB2" target="_blank">140 E. Tonto St.</a><br></p></li><li><p>Edison, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Edison+Park/%4033.4580786%2c-112.0407235%2c209m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b0dfa0e1dc619:0xd9cec9845c5a9bf8%218m2%213d33.457772%214d-112.0411434" target="_blank">901 N. 19th St.</a><br></p></li><li><p>El Prado, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/El+Prado+Park/%4033.3868967%2c-112.1022085%2c498m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b0fdde9e8c0d7:0x207607ad5d7f194f%218m2%213d33.3869791%214d-112.1016715" target="_blank">6428 S. 19th Ave.  </a>  </p></li><li><p>Harmon, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Harmon+Park/%4033.4346859%2c-112.0805366%2c417m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b118e5825929f:0xeea59653c958031f%218m2%213d33.4353197%214d-112.0797085" target="_blank">1425 S. 5th Ave.</a></p></li><li><p>Lewis, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+Park/%4033.4357216%2c-112.053724%2c124m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m8%211m2%212m1%211slewis+park%213m4%211s0x872b1184006554a9:0xc38a9ff8135081d2%218m2%213d33.4356187%214d-112.0534072" target="_blank">1238 S. 13th Pl. </a>   </p></li><li><p>Madison, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Madison+Park/%4033.4992769%2c-112.050585%2c352m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m8%211m2%212m1%211sMadison+Park%213m4%211s0x872b1282f72245ab:0x92ef9b43c073ca20%218m2%213d33.4994697%214d-112.0487548" target="_blank">1440 E. Glenrosa Ave.</a>      </p></li><li><p>Nevitt, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.3861224%2c-111.9841469%2c132m/data=%213m1%211e3" target="_blank">6815 S. 44th Way</a>     </p></li><li><p>Perry, <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/qyxeg32fPMT2" target="_blank">2700 N. 32nd St.</a><br></p></li><li><p>Roosevelt, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Roosevelt+Mini+Park/%4033.4581272%2c-112.0776338%2c125m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b123bf45bbe45:0xd67acb529a6839b9%218m2%213d33.4581036%214d-112.0773994" target="_blank">837 N. 3rd Ave.  </a>  </p></li><li><p>University, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/University+Park/%4033.4519703%2c-112.0881358%2c18z/data=%214m8%211m2%212m1%211suniversity+park%213m4%211s0x0:0x488a89e2b55c7284%218m2%213d33.4523591%214d-112.0873851" target="_blank">1002 W. Van Buren St. </a></p></li><li><p>West Plaza, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/West+Plaza+Park/%4033.5318488%2c-112.150846%2c248m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m8%211m2%212m1%211swest+plaza+park%213m4%211s0x872b6b5c6af2939b:0x91088984dba029cb%218m2%213d33.5316396%214d-112.1508458" target="_blank">6549 N. 43rd Ave.</a></p></li><li><p>Winifred Green, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Winifred+Green+Park/%4033.5823755%2c-112.0970264%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6db34bd39c7b:0xfd255541c1f37606%218m2%213d33.5839556%214d-112.0964288" target="_blank">1608 W. Peoria Ave.</a></p></li></ul> <p>In December 2020, <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1663" target="_blank">one of the Valley's most unique playgrounds opened in Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix</a>. However, calling it a “playground" is an understatement. “Fiesta Bowl PLAY at Hance Park" is 20,000-square-feet and features a climbing wall, a separate net climbing structure, a water mist play feature and a sand play area positioned under a shade canopy. Its other one-of-a-kind amenities include three animal-themed play structures – a Kit Fox, Black-Tailed Jackrabbit and Great-Horned Owl. Those animal structures are made of 95 percent recycled plastic lumber.</p><p>In the short time it has been open, PLAY has become popular with the community and is being used daily by families from the nearby neighborhood as well as those from other parts of the Valley who have made the park a destination for a family outing. PLAY is located on the west end of the park and the parking lot at <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/67+W+Culver+St%2c+Phoenix%2c+AZ+85003/%4033.4622851%2c-112.0767482%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b123eff89b1d5:0x7b6b90ca49bc9e9b%218m2%213d33.4622851%214d-112.0745595" target="_blank">67 W. Culver St.</a> provides easy access to the new amenities. PLAY is the centerpiece of the first phase of the Hance Park Revitalization Project and was made possible thanks to a $2 million legacy gift from the Fiesta Bowl and supporting partners.</p><p>Also, during 2020, <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1610" target="_blank">the renovation of Longview Park included a new 4,900-square-foot playground</a> – an amenity the park did not have previously. Other park upgrades included a new ramada and picnic tables, and a perimeter sidewalk with benches and a drinking fountain. This park is located at <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.4938234%2c-112.0528798%2c241m/data=%213m1%211e3" target="_blank">4040 N. 14th St.</a>​ The project was funded by the voter approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI).<br></p><p>PPPI is a one tenth of one-cent sales tax (one cent for every $10 spent) that generates the main source of funding for Parks and Recreation Department capital improvement projects. PPPI was approved by voters in 1999 and renewed in 2008 for another 30 years.</p><p>Also funded by PPPI, renovated playgrounds debuted in recent weeks​ in Washington and Yunya parks.</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1725" target="_blank">The playground in Washington Park reopened in January</a> and is part of a 57-acre park site located at <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Washington+Park/%4033.5329348%2c-112.1076401%2c684m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m8%211m2%212m1%211swashington+park%213m4%211s0x872b6cd00dd1e7d9:0x43645530ddd0ee4b%218m2%213d33.5339913%214d-112.1080005" target="_blank">6655 N. 23rd Ave. </a>that also features a parkour-style challenge course, WalkPHX path, dog park and ample green space.</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1744" target="_blank">A renovation of the quarter-acre Yunya Park</a> was celebrated earlier this week. That project included installation of a new playground with play structures for youth ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 12. The park is located at <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/2831+W+Washington+St%2c+Phoenix%2c+AZ+85009/%4033.448223%2c-112.1232797%2c607m/data=%213m2%211e3%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b13e84c906781:0x9ad9a17d3ee50dc7%218m2%213d33.448223%214d-112.121091" target="_blank">2831 W. Washington St.</a></p><p>In addition to those 18 new or renovated playgrounds, the city's 185 parks are home to 160 playgrounds in total. Locate a playground in your neighborhood by visiting <a href="/parks/" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.</p> <p>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness, and the 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. City of Phoenix parks, hiking trails and golf courses have remained open normal hours of operation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>Community members using the city's outdoor recreational amenities should continue to follow these guidelines related to responsible physical distancing:</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><p>Do not use parks and trails if you are exhibiting symptoms</p></li><li><p> Wear a mask or face covering<br></p></li><li><p> Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer</p></li><li><p> Keep a safe distance of six feet or more from others<br></p></li></ul> <p>Detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options, free and fee-based virtual recreational 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/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Yunya Park Reopens Following Renovationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1744Parks and Recreation2/4/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1744/Photo_Yunya_Park_015.JPGYunya Park Reopens Following Renovation<div class="ExternalClass53FF0BC4E8474323B0E8BFC727401DDB"><html> <p>​​City of Phoenix District 7 Councilman Michael Nowakowski participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the grand re-opening of Yunya Park, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/2831+W+Washington+St%2c+Phoenix%2c+AZ+85009/%4033.448223%2c-112.1232797%2c607m/data=%213m2%211e3%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b13e84c906781:0x9ad9a17d3ee50dc7%218m2%213d33.448223%214d-112.121091">2831 W. Washington St.</a> A small group of city staff joined in the festivities, while community members from the nearby neighborhood enjoyed the new park features.<br></p><p>The renovation of the quarter-acre pocket park, originally built in 1949, was recently completed. The project included installation of a new playground with amenities for those ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 12, as well as a resurfaced basketball court with new poles, backboards and rims. Additionally, a new walking path was installed, along with a grill, benches and picnic table. Improvements also included new landscaping, turf, trees and an irrigation system.</p><p>The project cost approximately $215,000 and was funded by the voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI).</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. City of Phoenix parks, hiking trails and golf courses 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>Detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options, free and fee-based virtual recreational 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 target="_blank" href="/parks/">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.​</p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
FitPHX Sets Schedule for Free 2021 Virtual Programshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1730Parks and Recreation1/29/2021 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1730/fitphx_virtual_instructor.jpgFitPHX Sets Schedule for Free 2021 Virtual Programs<div class="ExternalClass64C3D5365E1F4CC98F9F0C8B33D90877"><html> <p>​​<a href="/parks/fitphx" target="_blank">FitPHX</a>, the city's healthy community initiative, begins its schedule of free winter/spring virtual fitness programs during the first week of February. Thanks to a collaboration with <a href="https://local.aarp.org/phoenix-az/" target="_blank">AARP Arizona</a> and other supporting partners, the popular weekly Fall Into Fitness and monthly Morning Yoga series will continue to be streamed on the Zoom app. </p><p>The 10-week <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36638" target="_blank">Fall Into Fitness program</a>, presented in partnership with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/883763715483610/" target="_blank">Energized by Exercise</a>, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday from February 2 to April 6. The <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36640" target="_blank">Morning Yoga series</a>, presented in partnership with <a href="https://www.sutrastudios.com/" target="_blank">Sutra Studios</a>, will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month from February through December.</p><p>These programs, which were offered in recent years as in-person activities in Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, were moved to an online format during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the activities are free, registration is required. Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream. Visit <a href="/parks/fitphx" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/FitPHX​</a> to learn more and register, or to find information about other free city health and wellness initiatives.<br></p><p>Fall Into Fitness virtual workout classes from summer and fall 2020 are available on-demand for free on the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7IZMUFhNA9rTlLMWuWEV3Q" target="_blank">Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department YouTube channel</a>. <br></p><p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of additional free and fee-based virtual recreation programs this year for all ages and ability levels. Details and registration information is available at <a href="/parks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Read the Latest Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1729Parks and Recreation1/29/2021 2:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1729/fiesta_bowl_play_at_hance_park.jpgRead the Latest Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClass9A9EFA856EAC4E0A83BDE1AD9077642B"><html> <p>​​The <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_January_2021.pdf">latest issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> was published Thursday and <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>​reviews the significant and exciting progress made on the park’s redevelopment effort during 2020. This edition also features a time-lapse video of phase 1A of construction, which was completed last month.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></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.</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> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec

 

 

Parks and RecreationPhoenixParkshttps://www.phoenix.gov/parksParks and Recreationparks-and-recreationParks & Rechttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7IZMUFhNA9rTlLMWuWEV3Qhttps://nextdoor.com/agency-detail/az/phoenix/city-of-phoenixphxparksphoenixparksTwitter

 

 

Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass5E1C8ECD68C34BF2BE3CC99850DFEE02"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM4/30/2021 8:18:55 PM

​Share this pageArchived Press Releases