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="ExternalClass606F7469D6C641F19AB372FC35B156CC"><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></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 target="_blank" 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"><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 target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=phxplays%20at%20home&viewMode=list"><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 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" target="_blank"><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 href="/pgm" target="_blank">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 target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">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 href="/formssite/Forms/appsar.aspx" target="_blank">special activity request</a> to hold a private or public special event in a city park. That includes applications for a <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=19" target="_blank">beer permit</a>, or for use of an <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=20">inflatable bounce house</a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=21">amplified sound​</a> on park property.</p><p>FREE <a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">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 target="_blank" 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">youth sports leagues</a> and other recreation <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">programs for youth and families​</a> is open. Fall indoor sports leagues are paused.<br></p><p>Registration for fall 2021 <a 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" target="_blank">adult softball leagues​</a> is open. League games are scheduled to begin September 7​.<br></p><p>The <a href="/parks/pac" target="_blank">Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)</a> program returns to schools citywide for the 2021-22 school year. <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=pac&viewMode=list">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 class="" dir="" style="font-size:13.3333px;"><li><a target="_blank" href="http://ak-chinpavilion.com/">Ak-Chin Pavilion​</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.mlb.com/brewers/spring-training/ballpark">American Family Fields of Phoenix</a><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><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park</li><li><a href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/" target="_blank">Heritage Square and Rosson House</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://azhlp.com/">Horse Lovers Park</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.azirish.org/" target="_blank">Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library</a> in Hance 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 href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Center for the Arts</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>  </li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/">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><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/">Rio Salado Audubon Center</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/">Shemer Art Center</a><br></li><li><a href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/" target="_blank">Smurthwaite House</a></li><li><a href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/thunderbird-arts-center/" target="_blank">Thunderbird Arts Center​</a> ​</li><li><a href="https://tovreacastletours.com/" target="_blank">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 href="/parks/pools" target="_blank">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 style="" class="" dir=""><li>The Mobile Recreation program is paused<br></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?</strong><br><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. <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 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 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 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 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



Burton Barr Central Library To Host Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Jun. 20https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/3137Library6/18/2024 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3137/Newsroom_Libraries_001.jpgBurton Barr Central Library To Host Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Jun. 20<div class="ExternalClass649E9591A9114228A5007BF2C91AA8F8"><html> <p> Join us on the 5th Floor of Burton Barr Central Library to celebrate the <a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/12295942" target="_blank">Summer Solstice </a>on Thursday, June 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  </p> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Welcome the first day of summer and the longest day of the year while witnessing the architectural magic of Burton Barr Central Library. Observe the moment when man-made engineering combines with the power of the sun to reveal the moment of solstice. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Since 1995, it’s been a tradition to welcome guests at Burton Barr Central Library on this special day. Residents leave in awe of the light and community that shines through this building. This year, Phoenix Public Library celebrates milestone markers such as the 90th anniversary of Arizona Room, the 15th anniversary of College Depot, and adding new amenities such as the Bookmobile to our catalog of cornerstone public resources.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>What to Know: </strong>This year’s commemorative Summer Solstice prints will pay homage to James McClintock and Dorothy McClintock, whose donation made the Arizona Room possible. We will also have special John Milton prints to celebrate the <a href="/newsroom/library/3099" target="_blank">historic treasure recently discovered in the Rare Book Room​</a> and Friends of the Phoenix Public Library will have t-shirts for sale.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>Activities: </strong>Head to <a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/12387838" target="_blank">MACH1 to celebrate the Summer Solstice​</a> to create your own solstice sun catcher! Using collaged tissue paper, we'll learn all about light and color and create fun sunlight-catching art pieces for you to hang up on your window at home. This is a walk-in program for children of all ages and their families.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Music will begin at 11:30 a.m. The solstice presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m.</span> </div> <div> <br> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNews
Safety Considerations While Driving During Monsoon Stormshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3136Police6/18/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3136/Newsroom Graphic Monsoon.pngSafety Considerations While Driving During Monsoon Storms<div class="ExternalClassF0D2DF5C7CA74A50B93D8B9ADA5F273A"><html> <p>​Stay safe before, during and after the storm hits. Inclement weather forms rapidly during our monsoon season and presents a dangerous driving conditions for all valley drivers.</p> <p>With the monsoon season upon us, heavy rains, strong winds, and flash flooding will be experienced by many Phoenicians. The Phoenix Police Department would like to remind our community of a few safety tips before, during and after monsoon storms. </p> <p>Before leaving check: <br></p> <ul> <li>Gas is topped off</li> <li>Windshield wipers are good</li> <li>Major components in your car are working</li> <li>Recent weather reports</li> <li>Your travel route and secondary routes</li> </ul> <p></p> <p>If you find yourself driving DURING a monsoon storm don't panic and follow the 1-2-3's<br></p> <ol> <li>Slow down and pull into the nearest parking lot or residential street </li> <li> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Turn your lights off</span> </li> <li> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Wait out the storm</span> </li> </ol> <p></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> </p> <p>If you are on the freeway and cannot exit to find a parking lot:<br></p> <ol> <li>Pull off to the far-right side of road and turn you lights off<br></li> <li>Set parking brakes and keep feet off the pedals<br></li> <li>Wait out the storm <br></li> </ol>After the storm: <br><ul><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Have a towel and water bottle to clean your windows. This will provide a better view for your drive home. </span></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Driving after a haboob storm take your time, the roads will be covered with objects left over from the wind such as down trees, power lines and pooled up water areas.</span></li></ul></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Phoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3134Parks and Recreation6/17/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3134/Fabulous-Phoenix-Fourth.jpgPhoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024<div class="ExternalClass244F2B2B1D674A099D86B80625E51D18"><html> <p>​​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the return of its annual fireworks events, Fabulous Phoenix 4th, Light up the Sky and After Dark in the Park. <br></p> <p>Fabulous Phoenix 4th takes place at Steele Indian School Park (300 E. Indian School Road) on Thursday July 4, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.</p> <p>Light Up the Sky occurs on Wednesday, July 3, 2024,  from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  at American Family Fields of Phoenix, 3600 N. 51st Ave.  </p> <p>After Dark in the Park takes place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Deer Valley Park, 1 9602 N. 19th Ave. Fireworks being at 8:45 p.m.</p><p>The 36th Annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th features one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest with more than 7,800 aerial effects. This free, non-alcoholic family event attracts thousands of attendees.</p> <p>The event will include a spectacular fireworks display with plenty of food, music, and games for all ages. We look forward to seeing you all at Fabulous Phoenix 4th!</p> <p> <b>Know Before You Go<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Please note on July 3, the entire park will be closed for event load-in until 6:00 p.m. event time on July 4.</span> </p> <p> <b>Is there an admission fee?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Admission is FREE! Vendors will be selling a variety of items, including food and beverage, arts and crafts, and promotional items. </span> <em style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ATMs will NOT be available for this year's event, please plan accordingly.</em> </p> <p> <b>How do I get to the event?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Fabulous Phoenix 4th is held at Steele Indian School Park, located at 3rd St. and Indian School Rd. There is no vehicle entrance and no public parking at the event. There are three pedestrian entrances: Central Ave. and Glenrosa Ave., 3rd St. and Indian School Rd., and 7th St. just north of Turney Ave.</span> </p> <p>Learn more about road closures for the event on the <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/special-events/fabphx4/know-before-you-go" target="_blank"><strong>Know Before You Go</strong></a> site.<br> <br><b>What should I definitely bring?<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Lots of cold water! Though water will be available for purchase at the event, having an ample supply of water will help ensure that you stay hydrated. Also, it's suggested that you bring shade. Personal shade devices are allowed and encouraged, however, at sunset all standing shade devices must be lowered and safely put away.</span></p> <p> <b>What items can I NOT bring?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Items you cannot bring include drones, alcohol, fold-out tables, personal fireworks, barbecue grills, glass bottles, pets (service animals are permitted), laser pointers, skateboards, inline skates and kites. Fishing is prohibited during the event.</span> </p> <p>For more tips and information, visit our <a href="/parks/special-events/fabphx4" target="_blank"><strong>Fabulous Phoenix 4th website</strong></a>. For recorded event information call 602 534 FEST (3378).<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews



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