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Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation9/18/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassD61E141B2086442C93853277FE1D452A"><html> <p>Follow updates about which Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department services, facilities and programs are affected as the City of Phoenix works with the community to manage the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The department cares deeply about the health of its staff and customers. <br></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use the Translate button on the menu bar at the top of this page to read in another language​ ​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"></a><strong>*** </strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"><strong>City of Phoenix Reservable Athletic Fields Reopened Effective September 10</strong></a><strong> ***</strong><br></p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:<br></strong>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources to help residents of all ages stay active and have fun during the COVID-19 pandemic. <br></p><p>Activities include the PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation series; Virtual Adaptive Recreation programs; Virtual Speaker Series; FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness, Bootcamp and Morning Yoga series; self-guiding codePHX resources, the Camp Colley Virtual Environmental Learning Program; and Daring Adventures Virtual Adventures series. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong></p><p>The City of Phoenix has one of the largest recreation systems in the nation. The city's 185 flatland parks are open normal hours of operation, including use of the following amenities: </p><ul><li>Open green space (for general use, but not for organized activities)<br></li><li><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487" target="_blank">Reservable athletic fields (reopened effective September 10, including restrooms in proximity to those fields)​</a><br></li><li>Walking paths<br></li><li>Tennis courts<br></li><li>Pickleball courts</li><li>Benches</li><li>Drinking fountains<br></li><li>Disc golf</li><li>12 dog parks<br></li><li>8 skate parks/plazas<br></li></ul><p>Additionally, the city's hiking trails are open. Trailhead restrooms are open.</p><p>The weekly <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Silent Sunday</a> event in South Mountain Park/Preserve will continue as scheduled.</p><p>Residents can find detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options at ​<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/parks"> Phoenix.gov/Parks</a> and via updates on the department’s social media accounts (<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">Facebook</a> and <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks"> Twitter</a>)​.</p><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are open and offering varying levels of access and programming:</p><ul><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park is open, but operating modified hours.</li><li>Effective May 15, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park reopened.</li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park reopened for tours by appointment and group rentals of limited capacity. </li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/">Shemer Art Center</a> reopened to provide summer camps only. The Center reopened to the general public August 4.</li><li>Effective June 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a> reopened and is operating limited hours.</li><li>Effective June 16, the <a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a> reopened for members only. The Garden reopened by reservation to the general public July 6.</li><li>Effective July 7, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a> is offering a drive-thru experience only. A members only welcome back will be held from September 14 to 18, and the zoo will reopen to the general public September 19.</li><li>Effective September 4, Heritage Square's <a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/">Rosson House​</a> reopened for tours.</li><li>Effective September 4, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center​</a> reopened.</li><li>Effective September 19, <a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park will reopen.​<a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank"><br></a></li></ul><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?</strong><br>The following outdoor city recreational amenities are temporarily closed:</p><ul><li>Restrooms in parks (restrooms at trailheads are open)<br></li><li>Playgrounds</li><li>Basketball and volleyball courts</li><li>Fitness equipment</li><li>Ramadas</li><li>Picnic tables</li><li>Splashpads</li><li>Pools</li><li>Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes </li></ul><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">All city indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p>All in-person classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are paused. All large gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, including groups and organizations that have a special activity request.<br></p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or paused:</p><ul><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are postponed</li><li>The Mobile Recreation program is paused<br></li><li>The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program is paused (PAC operates on school campuses citywide and will be paused until school schedules are modified)<br></li><li>Adaptive and inclusive programs operated by non-profit partner Daring Adventures have been postponed​ (offices located in Telephone Pioneers Park are closed) <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></li></ul><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are closed: </p><ul><li>Ak-Chin Pavilion</li><li>American Family Fields of Phoenix<br></li><li>Horse Lovers Park</li><li>Irish Cultural Center in Hance Park<br></li><li>Phoenix Center for the Arts</li><li>Phoenix Municipal Stadium​</li><li>Pioneer and Military Memorial Park​​ and Smurthwaite House​</li><li>Rio Salado Audubon Center​<br></li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li>Thunderbird Arts Center<br></li><li>Tovrea Castle​<br></li></ul><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?<br></strong><a target="_blank" href="/parks/golf">All eight of the city's public golf courses are open normal hours of operation, including restaurants</a>. On-course beverage cart service is available daily. CDC guidelines and physical distancing protocol is being followed. </p><p>Golf cart rental/use is limited to one person at a time unless it is two family members. ​</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"><strong>Will the city's public pools and splashpads be open this summer?<br></strong>The city's 29 public pools and nine splashpads are closed for summer 2020. The closure includes cancellation of all swimming lessons, swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other activities and events held at city pools. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227" style="color:rgb(32, 173, 149);text-decoration:none;">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">During a typical year, city pools are open six days a week seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through July (closed Fridays). During August through Labor Day, 11 select pools are open weekends only. Splashpads are open seasonally during a typical year from the last Saturday in May through October 1.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></p><p><strong>Can I get exercise outdoors and still practice responsible social or physical distancing?</strong><br>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness. The Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible<a target="_blank" href="/newssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fparkssite%2FMediaAssets%2FGFX%5FCOVID%5FSocial%5FDistancing%2Ejpg"> social or physical distancing</a> while exploring all that the city's parks​ system has to offer. The City of Phoenix is one of more than 1,000​​​​ organizations nationwide to have ​signed on in support of the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082">​social or physical distancing guidelines</a> when using a public park or trail. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nrpa.org/about-national-recreation-and-park-association/press-room/NRPA-statement-on-using-parks-and-open-space-while-maintaining-social-distancing/">Read more on the NRPA website</a>.<br></p><p><strong>Are upcoming registration dates affected?<br></strong>Registration for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities​</a>.<br></p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of 2020 winter and spring classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and sports field reservations will receive a prorated refund. Credit will be placed on their Activenet account and be available for use the next time they register. If paid by credit card, the refund will automatically be applied to that card. Customers can request a refund by check, which could take up to 2 to 4 weeks to process. If a participant wishes to receive a check, they should contact the facility at which the program was being held. All administrative fees for cancelations and refunds have been waived.​ <br></p><p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Watch the Cesar Chavez Community Center Groundbreakinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1510Parks and Recreation9/16/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/Vo14FQxHvUgWatch the Cesar Chavez Community Center Groundbreaking<div class="ExternalClass4E847B079180407AB3D90B8A74591FAA"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Watch PHXTV's coverage of Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Cesar Chavez Community Center in Cesar Chavez Park.</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p>Construction of the 34,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin in October and be completed in fall 2021. </p> <p>Read more about the event: <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1507">Phoenix Breaks Ground on Newest Community Center​</a><br></p> <p>The community can learn more about the design of the facility and follow construction updates by visiting the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/recreation-and-community-centers/centers-c/cesar-chavez-community-center">Cesar Chavez Community Center webpage</a>. <br></p> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksVideoparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Phoenix Breaks Ground on Newest Community Centerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1507Parks and Recreation9/16/2020 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1507/cesar_chavez_cc_groundbreaking.jpgPhoenix Breaks Ground on Newest Community Center<div class="ExternalClass4D33FF73302B40B6BB58CDB519A804FB"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department kicked off construction of the city’s newest community center with a ceremonial groundbreaking event in Cesar Chavez Park on Wednesday. </p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1510" target="_blank">Watch PHXTV's coverage of the event​</a>.​<br></p> <p>Mayor Kate Gallego,  District 7 Councilmember Michael Nowakowski and District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia joined a small group of community members and city staff to celebrate the occasion. The event also included a tribal blessing performed by Barnaby Lewis, a member of the Gila River Indian Community.<br></p> <p>Construction of the 34,000-square-foot Cesar Chavez Community Center is scheduled to begin in October and be completed in fall 2021. The facility will be built in the northwest section of the park near the existing dog park and skate plaza. </p> <p>The project will cost $12 million and is being funded by the voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI). The facility was designed by Gabor Lorant​ Architects and the construction contractor is Sun Eagle Corporation.<br></p> <p>The community can learn more about the design of the facility and follow construction updates by visiting the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/recreation-and-community-centers/centers-c/cesar-chavez-community-center">Cesar Chavez Community Center webpage</a>. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Parks and Recreation Expands Virtual Programminghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1500Parks and Recreation9/11/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1500/virtual programs.jpgParks and Recreation Expands Virtual Programming<div class="ExternalClass23BAF43E9D48454D9C1C666DD5D60FA9"><html> <p>​​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department has expanded its PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation series to include fall programs. <br></p><p>Launched earlier this summer, the series will continue to provide weekly, free, live-streamed activities along with new fee-based classes through October. The fall schedule will also include a new free Virtual Speaker Series, presented in partnership with the city’s Human Services Department, and free Virtual Adaptive Recreation programs. The Adaptive Recreation series offers inclusive activities designed for youth and adults with and without developmental or intellectual disabilities.​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Free programs consist of a weekly, 60-minute activity on Tuesdays for those ages 18 and older, and on Wednesdays for youth and families. These activities are based on different themes. <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=PHXPlays%20at%20Home&viewMode=list">Learn more and register for PHXPlays at Home free activities</a>. <br></p><p>Fee-based, instructor-led programs will begin the week of September 14 and feature six weeks of classes, including areas of interest such as ballet, yoga and karate. Class size is limited. <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=PHXPlays%20at%20Home&viewMode=list">Learn more and register for PHXPlays at Home fee-based classes</a>. </p><p>The free Virtual Speaker Series will run weekly starting September 16 through November 30 and cover a wide-range of topics. <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=Virtual%20Speaker%20Series&viewMode=list">Learn more and register for the free Virtual Speaker Series</a>.<br></p><p>The free Virtual Adaptive Recreation program ​​includes various classes that offer sign language instruction, and painting and drawing activities. <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=30&viewMode=list" target="_blank">Learn more and register for the free Adaptive Recreation Program​</a>.<br></p><p>Registration is required for all programs, even those offered for free. Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live 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. <br></p><p>Learn about all Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/"> Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Reservable Athletic Fields in Phoenix Parks Reopen Sept. 10https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487Parks and Recreation9/3/2020 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1487/soccer_fields.jpgReservable Athletic Fields in Phoenix Parks Reopen Sept. 10<div class="ExternalClass23D159CBF2344D04B2381C2EB60AB70D"><html> <p>​​Following a vote during Wednesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, reservable athletic fields in city parks will reopen for games and practices effective September 10. Restrooms located within proximity to those fields will also reopen that day. To help manage the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, these fields have been closed since an April 2 order by the City Council.<br></p><p>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 limiting the number of participants on a field to 48 youth or 24 adults. The schedule will account for time needed to clean between reservations and reduce potential crowding. </p><p>Organizations and teams will agree to self-monitor and have a designated on-site compliance person. Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff will also monitor activity at these sites as they provide roving oversight at various parks. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="/parks/sports">Reserve an athletic field in a Phoenix park</a>. </p><p>Phoenix’s public parks, trails and golf courses have remained open throughout the pandemic, but select outdoor recreational amenities are temporarily closed until further notice as city staff and City Council continues to monitor COVID-19 positive case metrics. </p><p>Closed city park amenities include: </p><ul><li>Restrooms (in a park that does not have a reservable athletic field) <br></li><li>Playgrounds </li><li>Basketball and volleyball courts <br></li><li>Fitness equipment </li><li>Ramadas <br></li><li>Picnic tables <br></li><li>Splashpads <br></li><li>Encanto and Rose Mofford​ sports complexes <br></li></ul><p>Detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options and free virtual recreation 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
Read the Latest Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1480Parks and Recreation9/1/2020 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1480/hance_park_construction_august_2020.jpgRead the Latest Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClassED9AE7AE479A48289E25989F61B393D3"><html> <p>​The <a href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_August_2020.pdf" target="_blank">latest issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> was published Monday and <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>includes a phase one construction update, a feature about project contractor Haydon Building Corp and the schedule for the park’s annual overseeding process.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p>The newsletter is brought to you by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, a public-private partnership consisting of the <a href="/parks" target="_blank">Phoenix Pa​​rks and Recreation Department​</a>, <a href="https://www.phoenixcommunityalliance.com/" target="_blank">Phoenix Community Alliance</a> and <a href="http://hanceparkconservancy.org/" target="_blank">Hance Park​ Conservancy</a>. The Coalition encourages everyone to share the newsletter with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.</p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;display:inline;float:none;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 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style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);display:inline;float:none;font-family:calibri;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;widows:2;word-spacing:0px;"></span> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;display:inline;float:none;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <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 title="" href="/parks/hancerevitalization" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>.​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Piestewa Peak Trailhead Project Earns Natural Resources Awardhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1450Parks and Recreation8/12/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1450/piestewa peak trailhead.jpgPiestewa Peak Trailhead Project Earns Natural Resources Award<div class="ExternalClassDDF4F5175E874AB9877D0C21D06C76C1"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s recent renovation of Piestewa Peak Trailhead was honored with the Natural Resources Award during the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association’s (APRA) Best of the Best Virtual Awards Ceremony held August 11. The ceremony was part of APRA’s annual conference, which is also being conducted virtually this week. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1449">Watch video of the awards ceremony</a>.<br></p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/736">In October 2019, the community celebrated the grand opening of new and upgraded amenities at Piestewa Peak Trailhead’s Brittlebush and Mesquite areas</a>. The project is part of a five-year infrastructure improvement plan for the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, which started in 2017, and is funded by the voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI).</p> <p>Trailhead improvements included reconfigured parking areas that are connected by a new 104-foot-long vehicle/pedestrian bridge that improved traffic flow and access to trails. Reengineering of the parking lots created an additional 22 parking spaces for what is one of the city's most popular hiking destinations. Trail users can also now enjoy a new building with six individual restrooms and a ranger station, three drinking fountains and a water bottle fill station, four new ramadas and two renovated ramadas, as well as improved sidewalks, curbing, lighting and signage. Additionally, a new 60-foot-tall concrete and steel entry monument was constructed to greet visitors as they enter the trailhead.</p> <p>The Phoenix Mountains Preserve is located within the ancestral homeland of what is today represented by the Tohono O'odham Nation, Gila River Indian, Ak-Chin Indian and Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian communities. Additionally, Piestewa Peak is named in honor of Lori Piestewa, the first Native American female to die in combat. </p> <p>The Parks and Recreation Department worked with J2 Engineering and Environmental Design, and Thomas+Crowley​ Landscape Architects to design the new and renovated features. The design addresses the significance of the location to the tribal community, as well as conservation and natural resource management.<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
APRA Best of the Best Awards Ceremonyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1449Parks and Recreation8/12/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/lAIJrrwubjsAPRA Best of the Best Awards Ceremony<div class="ExternalClass8FC722767DC849F8AB1BD1B36CA356F4"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s 2019 renovation of Piestewa Peak Trailhead's Brittlebush and Mesquite areas was honored with the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association’s (APRA) Natural Resources Award. </p> <p>APRA's Best of the Best Virtual Awards Ceremony was held August 11 in conjunction​ with the organization's annual conference, which is also being conducted virtually this week.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1450">Read more about this award-winning project</a>.​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksVideoparks-and-recreationParks & Rec

 

 

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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="ExternalClass3A20C750F0494BAAA7926AA5A46FAD6F"><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 PM10/30/2020 8:18:55 PM

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