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Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation5/6/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass9AA58AB804614B75A65A99ACFB3E08B6"><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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><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><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">***<span style=""> </span><a href="/parks/pools" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">Select city pools and all splash pads will open on May 29</span>​</a> ***</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>*** </strong></span><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1883" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>City community/recreation centers will start a tiered reopening process on June 7​</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> ***</strong></span><a target="_blank"> </a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">​<span style=""><strong>*** All city park amenities and sports complexes reopened effective March 17 ***</strong></span><br style=""></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>*** Athletic field reservations resumed effective March 22 ***</strong></span><br style=""></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><span style=""><strong>*** Local tournaments (teams from Arizona only) resumed effective March 22 ***​</strong></span></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. <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​​​<br></p><p><strong>Will the city's public pools and splash pads be open in summer 2021?​</strong><br>The Parks and Recreation Department will open the following 12 city pools this summer: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope and University. </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). Complete details about the summer 2021 pool season and swim lesson availability can be found on the <a href="/parks/pools" target="_blank">Pools webpage​</a>.<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 facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>City parks, trails and golf courses have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.<br></p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1807" target="_blank">Following a vote by the City Council during its March 16 meeting​</a>, all city park amenities and sports complexes reopened effective March 17. Additionally, athletic field reservations and local tournaments (teams from Arizona only) resumed on March 22.</p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>While all ramadas have reopened, they remain available for first-come, first-served use only. The ramada reservation process continues to be paused until further notice.​</p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Effective May 10, the process will resume for community members to apply for a <a href="/parks/parks/party/special-activity-request-form" target="_blank">special activity request</a> to hold a private event in a city park with more than 50 people, such as a birthday party or family gathering. That includes resuming the process to apply for a <a href="/parks/parks/rules/beer-permit-guidelines" target="_blank">beer permit</a>, or for use of an inflatable bounce house or amplified sound on park property.​</p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Requests for a special event on park property that is open to the public still must be submitted for review by the <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">City Manager's Special Event Committee</a>. Examples of these events include festivals, food truck events, concerts, craft fairs, etc.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>Effective June 7, the following 11 community centers will reopen and offer summer youth camp and limited indoor programming by registration only.  <br></p><p></p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Deer Valley Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Phoenix+Deer+Valley+Community+Center/%4033.6665471%2c-112.1050588%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6f0e97a2e377:0x66a6d6abc1cebc39%218m2%213d33.6665471%214d-112.1028701?shorturl=1" target="_blank">2001 W. Wahalla Ln.</a></li><li>Desert West Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Desert+West+Community+Center/%4033.4764095%2c-112.2029176%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b151b437d3451:0xb3c5e9ae067a79c3%218m2%213d33.4764095%214d-112.2007289?shorturl=1" target="_blank">6501 W. Virginia Ave.</a></li><li>Eastlake Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Eastlake+Park/%4033.4462352%2c-112.051056%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b11ffc963d0e9:0x8a6e51bca5a5f6af%218m2%213d33.4462352%214d-112.0488673" target="_blank">1549 E. Jefferson St.</a></li><li>Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Goelet+A.+C.+Beuf+Community+Center/%4033.6970556%2c-112.1337991%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b65faf5f7875f:0xa6739f6457227eb%218m2%213d33.6970556%214d-112.1316104?shorturl=1" target="_blank">3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.</a></li><li>Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Longview+Neighborhood+Recreation+Center/%4033.4941506%2c-112.0542259%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b12813daba119:0x11ce4b4c3b56418a%218m2%213d33.494111%214d-112.0520099" target="_blank">4040 N. 14th St.</a></li><li>Maryvale Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Maryvale+Community+Center/%4033.5009204%2c-112.1696962%2c15z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x0:0x221e997cde141672%218m2%213d33.5009204%214d-112.1696962?shorturl=1" target="_blank">4420 N. 51st Ave.</a></li><li>Paradise Valley Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Paradise+Valley+Community+Center/%4033.6452755%2c-111.9991465%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x80d9519f830cfbe5:0x358a28ed24389c5e%218m2%213d33.6452755%214d-111.9969578?shorturl=1" target="_blank">17402 N. 40th St.</a></li><li>Pecos Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pecos+Community+Center/%4033.2918127%2c-111.9833636%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b0475bf1ce331:0x9bed0a6720a0f578%218m2%213d33.2918127%214d-111.9811749" target="_blank">17010 S. 48th St.</a></li><li>South Mountain Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+Mountain+Community+Center/%4033.3890796%2c-112.0727214%2c17z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b10386ddd3867:0x988967b1e014dd61%218m2%213d33.3890751%214d-112.0705327?shorturl=1" target="_blank">212 E. Alta Vista Rd.</a></li><li>Sunnyslope Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sunnyslope+Community+Center/%4033.5735106%2c-112.0642064%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6d762e8b74a5:0x87050aadd7899072%218m2%213d33.5735121%214d-112.0620158" target="_blank">802 E. Vogel Ave.</a></li><li>Washington Activity Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Washington+Activity+Center/%4033.5302398%2c-112.1097544%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6cd1de133811:0xfe53ef821da7b977%218m2%213d33.5302398%214d-112.1075657?shorturl=1" target="_blank">2240 W. Citrus Way</a><br></li></ul><p></p><p>That is part of a <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1883" target="_blank">tiered reopening plan​</a> for those facilities. Drop-in use of these facilities is not available. Information about summer youth camps is available on the <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=PHXPlays%20Summer%20Camp&viewMode=list" target="_blank">Activenet registration website​</a>. The facilities will be operated with a variety of COVID-19 protocols and safety amenities in place. <br></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>'s outdoor interpretative trails are open. The indoor portion of the museum remains closed and all in-person 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 dir="" class="" style=""><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.mlb.com/brewers/spring-training/ballpark">American Family Fields of Phoenix</a> (Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training)<br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center​</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center">Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://thesundevils.com/facilities/phoenix-municipal-stadium/5">Phoenix Municipal Stadium</a> (Arizona State University baseball) </li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/" style="">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a></li><li><a href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/" target="_blank">Pioneer and Military Memorial Park</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/" style="">Shemer Art Center</a></li><li><a href="https://tovreacastletours.com/" target="_blank">Tovrea Castle</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?</strong><br>Effective June 7, a <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1883" target="_blank">tiered reopening plan</a> will begin for community and recreation centers. The following 11 community centers will reopen at that time, and offer summer youth camp and limited indoor programming by registration only. </p><p></p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Deer Valley Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Phoenix+Deer+Valley+Community+Center/%4033.6665471%2c-112.1050588%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6f0e97a2e377:0x66a6d6abc1cebc39%218m2%213d33.6665471%214d-112.1028701?shorturl=1" target="_blank">2001 W. Wahalla Ln.</a></li><li>Desert West Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Desert+West+Community+Center/%4033.4764095%2c-112.2029176%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b151b437d3451:0xb3c5e9ae067a79c3%218m2%213d33.4764095%214d-112.2007289?shorturl=1" target="_blank">6501 W. Virginia Ave.</a><br></li><li>Eastlake Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Eastlake+Park/%4033.4462352%2c-112.051056%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b11ffc963d0e9:0x8a6e51bca5a5f6af%218m2%213d33.4462352%214d-112.0488673" target="_blank">1549 E. Jefferson St.</a></li><li>Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Goelet+A.+C.+Beuf+Community+Center/%4033.6970556%2c-112.1337991%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b65faf5f7875f:0xa6739f6457227eb%218m2%213d33.6970556%214d-112.1316104?shorturl=1" target="_blank">3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.</a></li><li>Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Longview+Neighborhood+Recreation+Center/%4033.4941506%2c-112.0542259%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b12813daba119:0x11ce4b4c3b56418a%218m2%213d33.494111%214d-112.0520099" target="_blank">4040 N. 14th St.</a></li><li>Maryvale Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Maryvale+Community+Center/%4033.5009204%2c-112.1696962%2c15z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x0:0x221e997cde141672%218m2%213d33.5009204%214d-112.1696962?shorturl=1" target="_blank">4420 N. 51st Ave.</a></li><li>Paradise Valley Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Paradise+Valley+Community+Center/%4033.6452755%2c-111.9991465%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x80d9519f830cfbe5:0x358a28ed24389c5e%218m2%213d33.6452755%214d-111.9969578?shorturl=1" target="_blank">17402 N. 40th St.</a></li><li>Pecos Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pecos+Community+Center/%4033.2918127%2c-111.9833636%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b0475bf1ce331:0x9bed0a6720a0f578%218m2%213d33.2918127%214d-111.9811749" target="_blank">17010 S. 48th St.</a></li><li>South Mountain Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+Mountain+Community+Center/%4033.3890796%2c-112.0727214%2c17z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b10386ddd3867:0x988967b1e014dd61%218m2%213d33.3890751%214d-112.0705327?shorturl=1" target="_blank">212 E. Alta Vista Rd.</a></li><li>Sunnyslope Community Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sunnyslope+Community+Center/%4033.5735106%2c-112.0642064%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6d762e8b74a5:0x87050aadd7899072%218m2%213d33.5735121%214d-112.0620158" target="_blank">802 E. Vogel Ave.</a></li><li>Washington Activity Center, <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Washington+Activity+Center/%4033.5302398%2c-112.1097544%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6cd1de133811:0xfe53ef821da7b977%218m2%213d33.5302398%214d-112.1075657?shorturl=1" target="_blank">2240 W. Citrus Way</a></li></ul><p></p><p>Drop-in use of those facilities is not available. All other community and recreation centers will remain closed until further notice.​​ <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The facilities will be operated with a variety of COVID-19 protocols and safety amenities in place.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>While all ramadas have reopened, they remain available for first-come, first-served use only. The ramada reservation process continues to be paused until further notice.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<br></p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or paused:</p><p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande">Pueblo Grande Museum​</a> is closed and all in-person programs are paused (the museum's outdoor interpretative trails are open, and virtual lectures and other virtual activities are being offered) <br></li><li>City-operated youth and adult sports leagues are paused until further notice<br></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)<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). <a target="_blank" href="https://www.daring-adventures.org/virtual-adventures">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 dir="" class="" style=""><li><a href="http://ak-chinpavilion.com/" target="_blank">Ak-Chin Pavilion</a></li><li>Heritage Square's <a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/">Rosson House​</a> ​<br></li><li><a href="https://azhlp.com/" target="_blank">Horse Lovers Park​</a> (closed to spectators and non-event related visitors)</li><li><a href="https://www.azirish.org/" target="_blank">Irish Cultural Center</a> in Hance Park​</li><li><a href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Center for the Arts</a> (offering virtual and outdoor programs)</li><li><a href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/" target="_blank">Rio Salado Audubon Center</a>​</li><li><a href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/" target="_blank">Smurthwaite House</a></li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li><a href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/thunderbird-arts-center/" target="_blank">Thunderbird Arts Center​</a> (offering virtual and outdoor programs)</li></ul><p></p><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. ​​<br></p><p>​​<strong>​Can I get exercise outdoors and still practice responsible social or physical distancing?</strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"><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 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>.</span>​<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 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/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Community Centers Will Reopen Starting June 7https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1883Parks and Recreation5/5/2021 10:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1883/gym youth basketball.jpgCommunity Centers Will Reopen Starting June 7<div class="ExternalClass1512A3FCE5AB4DBDB65AE6FDDA01957F"><html> <p>​​The Phoenix City Council approved on Wednesday a plan for the tiered reopening of community centers, to resume the process for special park permits and special activity requests for private events of more than 50 people held on park property, and to resume rentals of select pools by high school swim and dive teams.</p><p><strong>Tiered Reopening of Community Centers for Summer Youth Camps</strong><br>The city's community and recreation centers have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020, and the following 11 <a target="_blank" href="/parks/">Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department</a> facilities will reopen effective June 7 for annual summer youth camps and limited indoor recreation classes by registration only. Drop-in use of these facilities will not be available.  </p> <p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>Deer Valley Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Phoenix+Deer+Valley+Community+Center/%4033.6665471%2c-112.1050588%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6f0e97a2e377:0x66a6d6abc1cebc39%218m2%213d33.6665471%214d-112.1028701?shorturl=1">2001 W. Wahalla Ln.</a></li><li>Desert West Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Desert+West+Community+Center/%4033.4764095%2c-112.2029176%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b151b437d3451:0xb3c5e9ae067a79c3%218m2%213d33.4764095%214d-112.2007289?shorturl=1">6501 W. Virginia Ave.</a></li><li>Eastlake Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Eastlake+Park/%4033.4462352%2c-112.051056%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b11ffc963d0e9:0x8a6e51bca5a5f6af%218m2%213d33.4462352%214d-112.0488673">1549 E. Jefferson St.</a></li><li>Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Goelet+A.+C.+Beuf+Community+Center/%4033.6970556%2c-112.1337991%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b65faf5f7875f:0xa6739f6457227eb%218m2%213d33.6970556%214d-112.1316104?shorturl=1">3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.</a></li><li>Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Longview+Neighborhood+Recreation+Center/%4033.4941506%2c-112.0542259%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b12813daba119:0x11ce4b4c3b56418a%218m2%213d33.494111%214d-112.0520099">4040 N. 14th St.</a></li><li>Maryvale Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Maryvale+Community+Center/%4033.5009204%2c-112.1696962%2c15z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x0:0x221e997cde141672%218m2%213d33.5009204%214d-112.1696962?shorturl=1">4420 N. 51st Ave.</a></li><li>Paradise Valley Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Paradise+Valley+Community+Center/%4033.6452755%2c-111.9991465%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x80d9519f830cfbe5:0x358a28ed24389c5e%218m2%213d33.6452755%214d-111.9969578?shorturl=1">17402 N. 40th St.</a></li><li>Pecos Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pecos+Community+Center/%4033.2918127%2c-111.9833636%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b0475bf1ce331:0x9bed0a6720a0f578%218m2%213d33.2918127%214d-111.9811749">17010 S. 48th St.</a></li><li>South Mountain Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+Mountain+Community+Center/%4033.3890796%2c-112.0727214%2c17z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b10386ddd3867:0x988967b1e014dd61%218m2%213d33.3890751%214d-112.0705327?shorturl=1">212 E. Alta Vista Rd.</a></li><li>Sunnyslope Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sunnyslope+Community+Center/%4033.5735106%2c-112.0642064%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6d762e8b74a5:0x87050aadd7899072%218m2%213d33.5735121%214d-112.0620158">802 E. Vogel Ave.</a></li><li>Washington Activity Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Washington+Activity+Center/%4033.5302398%2c-112.1097544%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6cd1de133811:0xfe53ef821da7b977%218m2%213d33.5302398%214d-112.1075657?shorturl=1">2240 W. Citrus Way</a></li></ul><p></p> <p>Those facilities will be operated with the following COVID-19 protocols and safety amenities in place.</p> <p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>Open at 50 percent capacity</li><li>A mask or face covering will be required per the <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">city's mandate</a></li><li>A COVID-19 screening survey will be required upon arrival at a facility</li><li>Temperature checks will be administered upon arrival at a facility</li><li>Public facing reception areas will provide contactless customer service (plexiglass barriers have been installed at all service desks)</li><li>Positioning of facility furniture and installation of signage to encourage physical distancing</li><li>Hand sanitizer stations and touchless light switches have been installed at all facilities</li><li>Fresh air intake volume has been increased at all facilities</li><li>Janitorial staff will clean high-touch surfaces and restrooms daily</li></ul><p></p> <p>In-person summer youth camps for ages 6 to 12 will be offered at those 11 locations starting the week of June 7. Options for camps and other indoor recreation classes will be viewable on the <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=PHXPlays%20Summer%20Camp&viewMode=list">Activenet registration website</a> starting May 7. Registration for summer camps and programs will open on May 12 at 4:30 p.m.</p> <p>Online registration is recommended, but in-person, walk-in registration will be available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on May 12 at the following community centers – Desert West (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Desert+West+Community+Center/%4033.4764095%2c-112.2029176%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b151b437d3451:0xb3c5e9ae067a79c3%218m2%213d33.4764095%214d-112.2007289?shorturl=1">6501 W. Virginia Ave.</a>), Eastlake (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Eastlake+Park/%4033.4462352%2c-112.051056%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b11ffc963d0e9:0x8a6e51bca5a5f6af%218m2%213d33.4462352%214d-112.0488673">1549 E. Jefferson St.</a>), Longview (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Longview+Neighborhood+Recreation+Center/%4033.4941506%2c-112.0542259%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b12813daba119:0x11ce4b4c3b56418a%218m2%213d33.494111%214d-112.0520099">4040 N. 14th St.</a>), Paradise Valley (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Paradise+Valley+Community+Center/%4033.6452755%2c-111.9991465%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x80d9519f830cfbe5:0x358a28ed24389c5e%218m2%213d33.6452755%214d-111.9969578?shorturl=1">17402 N. 40th St.</a>), South Mountain (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+Mountain+Community+Center/%4033.3890796%2c-112.0727214%2c17z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b10386ddd3867:0x988967b1e014dd61%218m2%213d33.3890751%214d-112.0705327?shorturl=1">212 E. Alta Vista Rd.</a>) and Washington (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Washington+Activity+Center/%4033.5302398%2c-112.1097544%2c17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b6cd1de133811:0xfe53ef821da7b977%218m2%213d33.5302398%214d-112.1075657?shorturl=1">2240 W. Citrus Way</a>). After May 12, in-person registration will be available by appointment only at the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/contact-parks">Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's division offices</a>.</p> <p>Summer youth camps will be operated at 50 percent capacity and participants will be required to wear a mask or face covering. Additionally, as part of COVID-19 protocol, lunch will be held outdoors. Misting or cooling towers will be used in the outdoor eating areas, and an indoor contingency plan will be used on days when there is inclement weather, or the forecast includes a heat advisory. Camp participants will be provided a pre-packaged lunch or can bring their own lunch daily. Also, swimming pool activities and field trips will not be a part of this year's summer camp programming.<br></p> <p>City staff continues to work with public health professionals to monitor the Arizona Department of Health Services Community Transmission indicators. Once Phoenix has reached the moderate spread risk category, the city's remaining 16 community centers will reopen, capacity levels at centers will increase to 75 percent, and open gym and fitness room activities will resume at reduced capacities by reservation only.</p> <p><strong>Permit Process for Private Events Held on City Park Property</strong><br>Effective May 10, the process will resume for community members to apply for a special activity request to hold a private event in a city park with more than 50 people, such as a birthday party or family gathering. That includes resuming the process to apply for a beer permit, or for use of an inflatable bounce house or amplified sound on park property.</p> <p>Requests for a special event on park property that is open to the public still must be submitted for review by the <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">City Manager's Special Event Committee</a>. Examples of these events include festivals, food truck events, craft fairs, etc.</p><p><strong>Rentals of City Pools by High School Swim and Dive Teams</strong><br>Select city pools will be available for rental use by high school swim and dive teams for the 2021 fall season. All teams will be required to follow city and Arizona Interscholastic Association COVID-19 safety guidelines.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Parks and Recreation Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting Projecthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1877Parks and Recreation4/30/2021 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1877/la pradera park tree planting.jpgParks and Recreation Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting Project<div class="ExternalClass60B96E57FE6B4397B10628DE02E248D4"><html> <p>​​Friday is National Arbor Day, and the <a target="_blank" href="/parks">Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department</a> celebrated the occasion by completing a large tree planting project in La Pradera Park, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.5365564%2c-112.1454763%2c785m/data=%213m1%211e3">6830 N. 39th Ave.</a> Department staff worked this week to add 29 new trees to the park, and the final five trees were planted today. The trees will add shade throughout the 37-acre park.​​<br></p><p>Funding for the project was made possible thanks to a grant and partnership between the city's <a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX</a> initiative, <a target="_blank" href="https://maricopacounty.github.io/park-rx-arizona/">ParkRx Arizona</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://vitalysthealth.org/">Vitalyst​​ Health Foundation</a>, <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5302/Public-Health" target="_blank">Maricopa County ​Department of Public Health​</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aztrees.org/">Arizona Community Tree Council</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.honorhealth.com/">HonorHealth</a>, and <a target="_blank" href="https://dffm.az.gov/">Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management</a>.​<br></p><p>Through the partnership, healthcare and social service providers "prescribe" to their patients to get outside, enjoy nature and spend time at a local park. The ParkRx Arizona ​initiative supports enhancements that make parks more inviting for community members to explore.<br></p><p>To date this year, more than 500 trees have been planted on City of Phoenix park property. As the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department continually works to expand the city's shade tree canopy, it has planted an average of 1,500 trees during each of the last four years.</p><p>In March, Phoenix was one of 120 cities worldwide to be recognized on the Arbor Day Foundation's <a target="_blank" href="https://treecitiesoftheworld.org/">"Tree Cities of the World"</a> listing. The city also has been distinguished by the Arbor Day Foundation as <a target="_blank" href="https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecityusa/">“Tree City USA"</a> for 35 consecutive years. ​<br></p><p><img src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/Photo_Tree_Planting_00039.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:495px;" /><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
New Playground Debuts in Jackrabbit Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1875Parks and Recreation4/27/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1875/jackrabbit park playground.jpgNew Playground Debuts in Jackrabbit Park<div class="ExternalClassA94C78615EAA49E186D858DEAA4B8BE2"><html> <p>City of Phoenix District 2 Councilman Jim Waring joined members of the nearby neighborhood and city staff in Jackrabbit Park on Tuesday morning to celebrate the grand opening of a new playground. The councilman gave brief remarks and participated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting that signified the official opening of the recently completed amenity.<br></p><p><img src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/Photo_Jackrabbit_Park_00071.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:463px;vertical-align:middle;" class="" /><br></p><p>The new playground features climbing structures and slides for those ages 2 to 12, as well as toddler and youth swings, and seat spinners. Also included in the play area are 11 ADA accessible play activities and a wheelchair accessible dome-shaped climber. </p><p>The ground level of the entire playground is covered in ADA accessible engineered wood fiber. Shade canopies are built into the play structures, and several new benches and a drinking fountain are located along the perimeter.</p><p>The project cost $110,000 and was funded by the voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI).</p><p>Located at 60th St. and Paradise Ln. (<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jackrabbit+Park/%4033.6344896%2c-111.9505832%2c497m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b740092ce23f5:0xc8df0c928e37cb20%218m2%213d33.6336728%214d-111.9496568" target="_blank">6002 E. Paradise Ln.</a>), the approximately 17-acre, basin-style park opened in 1986. In addition to the playground, it also offers ample green space and area lighting.​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
City Pools and Swim Lesson Information for Summer 2021https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1870Parks and Recreation4/23/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1870/paradise valley pool.jpgCity Pools and Swim Lesson Information for Summer 2021<div class="ExternalClassD523482A4F654FB58E2513BC0E19C309"><html> <p>​The <a target="_blank" href="/parks/">Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department</a> is preparing for the summer 2021 pool season, and would like the community to be aware of important details about pool operations and upcoming dates for swim lesson registration.<br></p><p>The department will open the following 12 city pools this summer: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope​ and University. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pools/find-a-pool/">Find a city pool near you</a>.</p><p>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>Capacity at the pools has been modified this summer and customers will need to reserve a time to participate in open swim. The reservation process for open swim times will be available starting May 27. Open swim will be available in three 90-minute time blocks each day, and reservations can be made up to three days in advance each Monday and Thursday throughout the season. Youth must be accompanied by someone at least 16 years old for open swim, and youth age 17 and younger will receive FREE admission to open swim at all pools.<br></p><p>Reservations for open swim can be made by visiting the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pools">Pools webpage</a>.<br></p><p>All swim lessons at city pools will be offered for FREE during summer 2021 and available to youth ages 3 to 12. Lessons will be presented in four sessions and registration for each session will open on dates staggered throughout the summer, as listed below:<br></p> <ul style="" class="" dir=""><li><p>Session A: June 7 to June 17 – registration opens May 13 at 4:30 p.m.<br> </p></li><li><p>Session B: June 21 to July 1 – registration opens June 10 at 4:30 p.m.<br></p></li><li><p>Session C: July 5 to July 15 – registration opens June 24 at 4:30 p.m.</p></li><li><p>Session D: July 19 to July 29 – registration opens July 8 at 4:30 p.m.</p></li></ul> <p>Due to COVID-19 protocols, the number of classes and number of students in a class have been reduced this summer. Additionally, based on student skill level, a parent or guardian will be required to accompany their child in the water for some lessons.</p><p>The complete swim lesson schedule for 2021 and instructions about how to register is available on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pools/programs">Aquatics Programs webpage</a>.</p><p>Adult swim lessons, water aerobics, swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other special events and programs will not be offered at city pools this summer.​​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Fire Ban in Desert Parks and Preserves Starts May 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1858Parks and Recreation4/21/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1858/phoenix mountains preserve.jpgFire Ban in Desert Parks and Preserves Starts May 1<div class="ExternalClass657EF5BAE4ED4B2E93B10AE796E63E31"><html> <p>​​T​​he <a href="/parks/" target="_blank">Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department</a> will put into effect its annual ban of open fires in the city's desert parks and mountain preserves starting Saturday, May 1. The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department's <a href="https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/maricopa-countys-regional-parks-set-may-1-as-annual-fire-ban-start-date/" target="_blank">annual fire ban goes into effect the same day​</a>.</p> <p>In consultation with the Phoenix Fire Department, smoking and charcoal fires are included in the ban due to the extreme fire danger that the combination of low humidity, increased temperatures, excessive dry vegetation, and frequent high winds create each spring.</p> <p>The ban applies to Camelback Mountain, Deem Hills Recreation Area, Lookout Mountain, Papago Park, Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, North Mountain Park, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, and South Mountain Park/Preserve.</p> <p>The ban does not apply to the city's flatland parks.</p> <p>For those using the city's desert parks and preserve land, the fire ban stipulates the following:</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><p>Open wood and charcoal fires are prohibited<br></p></li><li><p> Propane or gas grills may be used, but only in established picnic areas</p></li><li><p> Smoking outside enclosed vehicles is prohibited year-round</p></li><li><p> Fireworks are prohibited year-round</p></li></ul> <p>Motorists traveling through or near Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves should use extreme care with smoking materials and dispose of those only in their vehicle's ash tray.</p> <p>To protect their homes, residents whose property borders the city's preserve land may remove dry shrubs, brush and grasses, and trim dead branches from trees within the 10-foot strip of land that borders their property. By creating this 10-foot "buffer zone" residents can help to protect their homes from potential brush fires in the adjacent preserve land.</p> <p>Preserve neighbors also should check irrigation lines and pool back-flush hoses to ensure that water is not seeping into the preserve. Outside water sources encourage unnaturally dense vegetation growth, which increases fire risk.</p> <p>For general information regarding removing vegetation, residents can contact a Phoenix Park Ranger at 602-495-5458 or <a href="mailto:natural.resources.pks@phoenix.gov." target="_blank">natural.resources.pks@phoenix.gov </a>.</p> <p>As the temperature increases and humidity drops this time of year, those utilizing the city's desert parks and mountain preserves should use extra caution. Heat-related illness is common from May to October, and generally occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or overexerted their body based on physical condition or age.<br></p> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Phoenix Fire Department remind trail users to <a href="/parks/trails" target="_blank">"Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> when enjoying the city's desert parks and mountain preserves. <a href="/parks/trails" target="_blank">View a hiking safety checklist and guidelines</a>.</p> <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 href="https://www.azhumane.org/events/dont-leave-pets-kids-hot-cars/" target="_blank">Learn how to keep pets safe during Arizona's warm weather months</a>.</p> <p>Detailed information about Phoenix's 41,000-plus acres of desert parks and mountain preserves, and 200-plus miles of trails, is available at <a href="/parks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>. ​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Easter Weekend Restrictions in Phoenix Parkshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1838Parks and Recreation3/30/2021 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1838/Hayden_Park.jpgEaster Weekend Restrictions in Phoenix Parks<div class="ExternalClassE6613C14734B49A28335A0E558C7DB52"><html> <p>​As the Easter holiday weekend approaches, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department reminds residents that temporary restrictions will be in place at city parks on Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4.<br></p> <p> While all city parks and park amenities will remain open those two days, the following restrictions will be in place: </p> <ul> <li> <p>Parking lots will be closed<br> (Those with an accessibility parking placard will be allowed access)<br> (At parks with multiple parking lots, one lot will be designated for accessibility)</p> </li> <li> <p>Grilling will be prohibited<br> (This includes grilling in the city's desert parks and preserve land)<br></p> </li> </ul> <p><img class="" style="margin:0px 5px;width:420px;height:540px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/Easter_Restrictions_Phoenix_Parks_2021.jpg" /><br></p><p>Additionally, the parking lot near Hole in the Rock in Papago Park, that is accessed off Galvin Parkway, will be closed. Hole in the Rock, trails and all other amenities in Papago Park will be open. Parking at all other city trailheads will not be affected. </p> <p> Dog park users should also be aware that while dog parks will be open, parking lots associated with them also will be closed.<br></p> <p> Phoenix Park Rangers and other city staff will work as ambassadors at parks citywide during the holiday weekend to educate residents about these restrictions. Park users can expect to find parking lot gates locked and ungated lots barricaded. Those restrictions will go into effect after parks close on Friday, April 2. </p> <p> Traditionally, the Saturday and Sunday of the Easter holiday weekend are the busiest two days of activity annually in City of Phoenix parks, as families and large groups gather to celebrate. These temporary restrictions are intended to limit the possibility of large group gatherings this weekend. </p> <p> Being outdoors is important for health and wellness, and the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside and exercise, and to use city parks this Saturday and Sunday the same way they would during a typical spring weekend. </p> <p> It is recommended that community members using the city's outdoor recreational amenities follow these guidelines: </p> <ul> <li> <p>Do not use public recreational amenities if you are exhibiting symptoms of illness</p> </li> <li> <p>Wearing a mask or face covering is recommended</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 and free virtual recreation and fitness programs is available at <a target="_blank" href="/parks">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Phoenix Park Amenities Will Begin Reopening March 17https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1807Parks and Recreation3/16/2021 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1807/playground_park_sign.JPGPhoenix Park Amenities Will Begin Reopening March 17<div class="ExternalClassAA8E113FEB314A8EA6375364374087D9"><html> <p style="text-align:left;">​​The Phoenix City Council approved a plan during its Tuesday meeting to begin reopening the city's outdoor recreational amenities tomorrow (March 17), as well as procedures to resume athletic field reservations and local tournaments (teams from Arizona only)​ this month (March 22), and open select city pools this summer. The Council also approved Easter weekend restrictions for parks citywide.<br></p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">"The COVID numbers are encouraging, and suggest that we are headed in the right direction," Mayor Kate Gallego said. "From the start, we've made data- and science-based decisions to ensure the safety and well-being of Phoenix residents. Today, with the decision to cautiously and carefully return to play, we are again following what the science is telling us. Yet, while we want our residents, especially children, to get out into the fresh air, we need to remember that the pandemic is not over. I encourage every individual to stay vigilant and take safety precautions including masks and physical distancing."</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p>Effective Wednesday, the process to reopen ramadas and picnic tables, basketball and volleyball courts, fitness equipment and sports complexes will begin in all city parks. All other park amenities have been open since October 8, 2020, following a Council vote one day earlier, and all city parks, hiking trails and golf courses have maintained normal hours of operation throughout the pandemic. Use of some city park amenities has been restricted intermittently since a Council decision on April 2, 2020. While all ramadas will reopen, they remain available for first-come, first-served use only. The ramada reservation process continues to be paused until further notice.<br></p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">Athletic field reservations and local tournaments at facilities managed by the city's Parks and Recreation Department will resume effective March 22. Reservations and tournaments at those facilities have been paused since December 3, 2020. Organizations and teams participating in activities on these fields will be required to follow various safety procedures; including having spectators, officials and coaches wear a mask or face covering; maintaining six feet between the field and spectators; and having an on-site contact to work with city staff.</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">The Parks and Recreation Department will open the following 12 city pools this summer: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope and University. Those pools will operate at a reduced capacity, have modified open swim and swimming lesson formats, and staff will follow an enhanced cleaning protocol. Youth age 17 and younger will receive free admission for open swim at all pools through the city's Kool Kids program.</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">The pools will operate on the city's normal seasonal schedule, and be open six days a week from May 29 to August 1 (closed Fridays), and on Saturdays and Sundays only from August 7 to September 6.</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">Swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other aquatics activities and special events will not be offered this summer. Additional details about the 2021 pool season, and information regarding registration for swimming lessons, will be available later this month. </p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">During the Easter holiday weekend (April 3 to 4), all city parks and amenities will remain open, but parking lots will be closed (those with an accessibility placard will be allowed access). Additionally, grilling and large gatherings will be prohibited. Historically during Easter weekend, thousands of visitors gather in city parks.</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">Being outdoors is important for health and wellness, and the Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside and exercise. Community members using the city's outdoor recreational amenities should continue to follow these guidelines. </p><ul style="text-align:left;" class="" dir=""><li style="">Do not use public recreational amenities if you are exhibiting symptoms of illness </li><li style="">Wear a mask or face covering </li><li style="">Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer <br></li><li style="">Keep a safe distance of six feet or more from others </li></ul><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">Detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options and free virtual recreation and fitness programs is available at <a href="/parks/" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec

 

 

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