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Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation8/18/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass7EBC4EC3282540B190EE3B2F000433BD"><html> <p>Follow updates about how Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department services, facilities and programs are affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ​</p><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use the Translate button on the menu bar at the top of this page to read in another language​ </em></p><p><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​​​​</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Registration for PHXPlays fall 2021 </strong></span><a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&days_of_week=0000000&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=19&viewMode=list" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>youth sports leagues</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> and other recreation </strong></span><a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=phxplays%20at%20home&viewMode=list" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>programs for youth and families​</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> is open. Please note that indoor sports leagues continue to be paused. </strong></span></p><p><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Registration for fall 2021 </strong></span><a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=14&activity_keyword=adult%20softball&viewMode=list"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>adult softball leagues​</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> is open. League games are scheduled to begin September 7.</strong></span> ​<br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>The city's indoor and out​door recreation facilities are open​​. That includes all community and recreation centers, parks, trails, sports complexes, golf courses and <a target="_blank" href="/pgm">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>. Indoor facilities are operating at limited capacity, and are offering various programs and activities as the department’s tiered reopening plan progresses. <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Learn more and register for these programs and activities</a>.​​​​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p>All ramadas are open. Select ramadas require a reservation, but most are available for first-come, first-served use.​​<br></p><p>​The process has resumed to apply for a <a target="_blank" href="/formssite/Forms/appsar.aspx">special activity request</a> to hold a private or public special event in a city park. That includes applications for a <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=19">beer permit</a>, or for use of an <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=20" target="_blank">inflatable bounce house</a> or <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=21" target="_blank">amplified sound​</a> on park property.</p><p>FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">PHXPlays Sports Clinics​</a> for youth ages 4 to 17 are being offered during the month of August.</p><p>Registration for PHXPlays fall 2021 <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&days_of_week=0000000&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=19&viewMode=list" target="_blank">youth sports leagues</a> and other recreation <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=phxplays%20at%20home&viewMode=list" target="_blank">programs for youth and families​</a> is open. Fall indoor sports leagues are paused.<br></p><p>Registration for fall 2021 <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=14&activity_keyword=adult%20softball&viewMode=list">adult softball leagues​</a> is open. League games are scheduled to begin September 7​.<br></p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pac">Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)</a> program returns to schools citywide for the 2021-22 school year. <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=pac&viewMode=list" target="_blank">Registration</a> is open.​​<br></p><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are open and offering varying levels of hours, access and programming:<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"></p><ul style="font-size:13.3333px;" dir="" class=""><li><a href="http://ak-chinpavilion.com/" target="_blank">Ak-Chin Pavilion​</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.mlb.com/brewers/spring-training/ballpark" target="_blank">American Family Fields of Phoenix</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.azscience.org/" target="_blank">Arizona Science Center​</a></li><li><a href="https://dbg.org/" target="_blank">Desert Botanical Garden</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/">Heritage Square and Rosson House</a><br></li><li><a href="https://azhlp.com/" target="_blank">Horse Lovers Park</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azirish.org/">Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library</a> in Hance Park​​</li><li><a href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/" target="_blank">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park</li><li><a href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/" target="_blank">North Mountain Visitor Center</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/">Phoenix Center for the Arts</a> ​</li><li><a href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center" target="_blank">Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park</li><li><a href="https://thesundevils.com/facilities/phoenix-municipal-stadium/5" target="_blank">Phoenix Municipal Stadium</a>  </li><li><a href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park</li><li><a href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Zoo</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/">Pioneer and Military Memorial Park</a><br></li><li><a href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/" target="_blank">Rio Salado Audubon Center</a><br></li><li><a href="https://shemerartcenter.org/" target="_blank">Shemer Art Center</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/">Smurthwaite House</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/thunderbird-arts-center/">Thunderbird Arts Center​</a> ​</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://tovreacastletours.com/">Tovrea Castle</a><br></li></ul><p><strong>Will the city's public pools and splash pads be open in summer 2021?​</strong><br>The Parks and Recreation Department opened the following 12 city pools this summer: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope and University. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Effective July 10, Sunnyslope Pool was temporarily closed due to unexpected repairs. As a result, Roadrunner Pool is open as an alternative location.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>The pools will operate on the normal seasonal schedule, and be open six days a week from May 29 (Memorial Day weekend) to August 1 (closed Fridays), and on Saturdays and Sundays only from August 7 to September 6 (Labor Day). </p><p>New for summer 2021, six pools - El Prado, Encanto, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Starlight and Roadrunner - will be open on weekends only throughout the month of September. </p><p>Complete details about the summer 2021 pool season and swim lesson availability can be found on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pools">Pools webpage​</a>.<br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​ At pools, this includes indoor lobby, restroom, bathhouse and locker room areas. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>Splash pads will be open May 29 through October 1. That is the city's normal seasonal schedule for that amenity. ​<br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?​</strong><br>The following recreation programs are postponed or paused:<br></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>The Mobile Recreation program is paused<br></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?</strong><br><a href="/parks/golf" target="_blank">All eight of the city's public golf courses are open normal hours of operation, including restaurants</a>. On-course beverage cart service is available daily. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> ​</p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:</strong><br>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources to help residents of all ages and abilities stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​​​​<br></p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and athletic field reservations that were impacted by COVID-19 restrictions will receive a prorated refund. Credit will be placed on their Activenet account and be available for use the next time they register. If paid by credit card, the refund will automatically be applied to that card. Customers can request a refund by check, which could take up to 2 to 4 weeks to process. If a participant wishes to receive a check, they should contact the facility at which the program was being held. All administrative fees for cancelations and refunds have been waived.​ <br></p><p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks and Recreation Impacted Services UpdateParks & Rec @PhoenixParks #PHXPlays #HikeRight #swimPHXGregg Bach602-350-1506602-262-4994gregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgPhoenixParks

 

 

Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant recipients named https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2398Environment & Sustainability6/24/2022 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2398/Newsroom _OEP_1.jpgAgri-Food Tech Innovation Grant recipients named <div class="ExternalClass2447CD2BC23645AD976DE7A7028DC810"><html> <p>​The Phoenix City Council <a href="/cityclerksite/City%20Council%20Meeting%20Files/6-15-22%20Formal%20Agenda-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">approved</a> seven recipients of the <a href="/oep/food-grants" target="_blank">Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant</a> to help them adopt agri-food technologies and innovations into their operations.</p> <p>The grant is part of the ARPA-funded <a href="/oep/food-overview" target="_blank">Phoenix Resilient Food System Initiative</a>, which provides for increased local food production and access to healthy foods; support for food banks, food pantries and community agencies; and business and employment opportunities throughout the food system spectrum.</p> <p>The Office of Environmental Programs selected five recipients that are committed to advancing food equity through their modern methods and processes:</p> <ul style="" class="" dir=""> <li> <strong> <a href="https://freshkube.com/?msclkid=a088bbb4d0b011ec89a257f28f5a93cf" target="_blank">FreshKube Inc.</a> </strong>will put the grant funding toward sensors, refrigeration, and solar panels as they help small growers and distributors. The money will allow them to build six mini containers and a portable micro-solar farm, giving growers cost-effective, transportable, temperature-controlled containers that can be powered by renewable energy.<br></li> <li> <strong> <a href="https://sites.google.com/asu.edu/indoorfarminglab" target="_blank">Arizona State University (ASU) Indoor Farming Lab</a> </strong> is focusing on Indoor Vertical Farming (IVF). The Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant will help the research lab conduct two, three-day workshops about the benefits of IVF within the food system. Funds will pay for personnel, publication, and training expenses. ASU is also providing a 100% cost share match.</li> <li> <strong> <a href="https://lehrgarden.com/" target="_blank">Lehr Innovations LLC</a> </strong>, with its existing Linking Ecosystem and Hardware for Regeneration (LEHR) Gardens, is no stranger to agricultural technology. With this grant, Lehr Innovations will be able to improve growing efficiency by building a testing site to measure the differences in water usage, soil carbon sequestration, costs, and productivity between its LEHR gardens and traditional, in-ground farming methods.</li> <li> <strong> <a href="http://www.nxthorizon.com/Home.html" target="_blank">NxT Horizon LLC</a> </strong> uses aquaponics to help urban farmers maximize food yield without toxic wastes or chemical runoffs. Funds awarded to NxT Horizon will go toward developing a pilot program to demonstrate methods using the giant freshwater prawn within the Phoenix Backyard Garden Program's aquaponics garden system.</li> <li> <strong> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/yobroaz/" target="_blank">YoBro Farms</a> </strong> will expand its vertical microgreen growing business by implementing an outdoor, solar-powered farming system that will enhance resiliency and expand sustainable food production practices. The farm will use funds to buy photovoltaic supplies, a shed, and other materials.</li> </ul> <p>The Office of Mayor Kate Gallego is awarding funds to the following:<br></p> <ul style="" class="" dir=""> <li> <strong> <a href="https://phxfood.coop/" target="_blank">Phoenix Food Cooperative</a> </strong> will create the “Phoenix Cooperative Food Hub," a tech-enabled online directory and marketplace for producers, consumers, and distributors in the Phoenix food system. Grant funds will be used primarily for labor costs as Phoenix Food Cooperative establishes Phoenix's first cooperative grocery store that aggregates local food sources from Phoenix growers and producers and connects residents, retailers, and other consumers.</li> <li> <strong> <a href="https://homerfarms.com/" target="_blank">Homer Farms Inc.​</a> </strong>, a vertical farm startup, will locate in Phoenix to build the first vertical farm in the City of Phoenix. The facility will use LED lights and deep-water hydroponic cultivation technologies, which will produce a minimum of 500,000 pounds of produce per year while using 95 percent less water than traditional agriculture. Grant funds will be used for equipment such as growing racks and lighting. </li> </ul> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNews
Critical Incident Briefing: June 10, 2022 – 91st Avenue and McDowell Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2397Police6/24/2022 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dyrzqgg5X4Critical Incident Briefing: June 10, 2022 – 91st Avenue and McDowell Road<div class="ExternalClass981DB1335D1C4D3EB02FFF2DDD533B68"><html> <p>​</p> <p> <strong>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong> <br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an in-custody death which occurred on June 10, 2022.</p> <p>This incident occurred in the area of 91st Avenue and McDowell Road when Phoenix police received several calls about a man believed to be under the influence, banging his head against a vehicle, and acting erratic.</p> <p>Officers were dispatched to the scene and learned the subject of the call may also be bleeding. Tolleson fire personnel were also dispatched. </p> <p>The first officer to arrive at the business saw the subject of the call, later identified as Caleb Blair, and attempted to give him commands via a public announcement system. The officer saw Blair nude, and acting erratically. Additional officers arrived and Blair was detained for his safety and taken to a shady section of the parking lot. Officers also requested fire personnel, who were staging nearby, to respond to the scene.</p> <p>Minutes later, the Tolleson Fire Department arrived on the scene and began treating Blair. After a short time, his handcuffs were removed to better provide medical care.</p> <p>While being treated, Blair lost consciousness. Life saving measures were rendered, and he was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.</p> <p>The officers involved in this incident are assigned to the Maryvale-Estrella Precinct and have 5, 6, and 7 years of service respectively, with the department.</p> <p>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.</p> <p>Public records law requires redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
Celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week – Consider a Career in Public Works!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2394Public Works (Trash and Recycling)6/23/2022 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2394/Newsroom_PublicWorks_WRWW2022.pngCelebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week – Consider a Career in Public Works!<div class="ExternalClassF9D5E09EC1064C1E8B842915CE40FB35"><html> <p>With more than 600 employees under its Solid Waste arm, the City of Phoenix Public Works Department provides trash, recycling and other waste diversion services to more than 400,000 households within Phoenix's 500+ square miles. Last year, this team collected nearly 700,000 tons of refuse, recycling and green organics. Join us in thanking these public servants during <a href="https://www.wasterecyclingworkersweek.org/" target="_blank">Waste and Recycling Workers Week</a>, and every week, for their dedication to making Phoenix a clean and sustainable place to live.</p> <p>Solid Waste Equipment Operators (SWEO), or garbage truck drivers, are at the heart of this massive operation. These professionals are reliable yet flexible – they always get the job done, but still make time to high-five excited toddlers along their routes.</p> <p>As Phoenix rapidly grows, so does the need for these essential workers. The Public Works Department is actively recruiting to fill more than 40 SWEO vacancies. </p> <p>A career as a SWEO is rewarding and has many opportunities for advancement and on-the-job training. There are opportunities for current CDL drivers and apprenticeships for those seeking their CDL. Learn more and apply at <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Jobs</a>.​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNews

 

 

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