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“Fiesta Bowl PLAY at Hance Park” Openshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1663Parks and Recreation12/15/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1663/fiesta_bowl_play_ribbon_cutting.jpg“Fiesta Bowl PLAY at Hance Park” Opens<div class="ExternalClassACA3DEAA781442E49F819F58CF74D8C2"><html> <p>​Completion of the $8.6 million phase 1A of the <a href="/parks/hancerevitalization" target="_blank">Margaret T. Hance Park Revitalization Project</a> was celebrated by the Hance Park Partner Coalition on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the “Fiesta Bowl PLAY at Hance Park."<br></p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1667" target="_blank">Watch PHXTV's coverage of the event​</a>.<br></p> <p> The 20,000-square-foot PLAY is the centerpiece of this opening phase of the park's renovation and was made possible thanks to a $2 million legacy gift from the Fiesta Bowl and supporting partners. The grand opening of PLAY comes in conjunction with the Fiesta Bowl's 50th Anniversary, and its community efforts will live on through this one-of-a-kind play area for millions to enjoy for years to come. <br></p> <p> In August 2019, the <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/732" target="_blank">Phoenix Community Alliance announced the Fiesta Bowl's legacy gift​</a> as part of a groundbreaking ceremony for PLAY, which is located on the west side of the park. It was the first significant monetary contribution to the park's revitalization effort. </p> <p> As part of the PLAY commitment, the Fiesta Bowl has teamed up with three supporting partners: Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, BHHS Legacy Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Those organizations have contributed as part of their missions to support healthy lifestyles and strengthen the community where we live, work and play. </p> <p> “ I remember breaking ground 16 months ago here at Hance Park and it's incredible to see the playground come to life here for our community," Fiesta Bowl Chairman of the Board Patrick Barkley said. “As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, the Fiesta Bowl honors the commitment from our Founders in 1971 to be a community catalyst and that will continue to grow here at Hance Park for generations in the future. Our partners in Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, BHHS Legacy Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona were instrumental in this significant project."  <br></p> <p> PLAY features a climbing wall, a separate net climbing structure, a water mist play feature and a sand play area positioned under a shade canopy. Its other unique amenities include three animal-themed play structures – a Kit Fox, Black-Tailed Jackrabbit and Great-Horned Owl. The animal play structures are made of 95 percent recycled plastic lumber and are GreenCircle Certified. <br></p> <p> “The city is grateful to the Fiesta Bowl and its partners for this significant commitment to the Hance Park Revitalization Project," Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “Their legacy gift jump-started this important renovation of the park, which is crucial to the ongoing revitalization and growth of downtown. It's also exciting to celebrate this beautiful new playground for what it offers to families: a place for their kids to get outside, jump around and play during this otherwise difficult year. By masking and physically distancing, they can do it safely and have some fun!" <br></p> <p> “Celebrating the opening of this new amenity is a thrill, and I'm grateful for the commitment of the Fiesta Bowl and its partners to make it a reality," Phoenix District 7 Councilman Michael Nowakowski said. “Having unique features like this one, make the park a destination for residents citywide and creates a neighborhood park for those who live nearby. A vibrant and active park will also help attract families and visitors to our growing downtown for years to come." <br></p> <p> The Hance Park Revitalization Project is a public-private partnership led by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, consisting of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy. A fundraising campaign is ongoing to generate $45 million of private funds to continue phase one. Follow the latest project and park news at <a href="/parks/hancerevitalization" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>. </p> <p> The balance of the cost of phase 1A was funded by the Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI), which is a voter-approved sales tax that supports annual capital improvements to facilities managed by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. </p> <p> The City of Phoenix has partnered with HargreavesJones, an award-winning international landscape architecture firm, to lead the redevelopment of Hance Park. Construction is being managed by contractor Haydon Building Corp. <br></p> <p> “We sincerely thank the Fiesta Bowl Organization for being the lead supporter of the Hance Park Revitalization Project," Phoenix Community Alliance Executive Director John Hamby said. “As we continue to make Downtown Phoenix a live/work/play/learn neighborhood and destination, the addition of unique amenities like the Fiesta Bowl PLAY will make Hance Park an every-day recreation opportunity for the local community and must-see destination for visitors. Every great city has a great urban park, and this sponsorship is the catalyst for a vibrant and active park that will contribute to the continued revitalization of Downtown. “   <br></p> <p> The 32-acre Hance Park is located over the Interstate-10 tunnel in downtown, between 3rd Avenue to the west and 3rd Street to the east and is maintained by the city through an agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). The City of Phoenix's Burton Barr Central Library is located adjacent to the park off Central Avenue. The park is also home to the Japanese Friendship Garden, Irish Cultural Center and Phoenix Center for the Arts. <br></p> <p> ---<br></p> <p> <strong>About the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department:</strong> <br> The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land with 200-plus miles of trails; 185 parks; 32 community and recreation centers; classes and sports programs where kids and adults learn, stay active and have fun; eight golf courses; and 29 pools where thousands cool off and learn to swim each summer. Visit <a href="/parks/" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a> </p> <p> <strong>About the Phoenix Community Alliance: </strong> <br> Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) is an affiliate of Downtown Phoenix, Inc. and the premier membership organization for Downtown leaders. Through the alliance of a strong and diverse membership, PCA fulfills its mission to activate, advocate, and build the Phoenix we want. Visit <a href="https://www.phoenixcommunityalliance.com/" target="_blank">PhoenixCommunityAlliance.com</a> </p> <p> <strong>About the Hance Park Conservancy:</strong> <br> The Hance Park Conservancy was established in 2010 and is the catalyst for a new chapter of public space renewal in Phoenix, advocating for the park and protecting its future. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has been instrumental in developing the Hance Park Master Plan and actively raising funds to help make this plan a reality. Visit <a href="http://hanceparkconservancy.org/" target="_blank">HancePark.org</a> </p> <p> <strong>About the Fiesta Bowl Organization: </strong> <br> Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl is a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans during and outside of college football bowl season. As a nonprofit organization, it is driven by its vision for the importance of community outreach and service. Through the PlayStation® Fiesta Bowl, Guaranteed Rate Bowl and our year-round events, such as the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade, corporate partnerships and numerous community events throughout the year, the organization provides charitable giving to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that serve communities through youth, sports and education. Visit <a href="https://www.fiestabowl.org/" target="_blank">FiestaBowl.org</a> </p> <p> <strong>About Downtown Phoenix Inc.:</strong> <br> Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI) is a community development group created in 2013 to advance the continued revitalization of Downtown Phoenix. A collaboration of business leaders, the City of Phoenix and community leaders, DPI coordinates activities between the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Phoenix Community Alliance and Downtown Phoenix Community Development Corporation. Visit <a href="https://dtphx.org/" target="_blank">dtphx.org</a>      <br></p><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationRibbon-cutting ceremony for new playgroundParks & RecGregg Bach602-350-1506602-262-4994gregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgPhoenixParks

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security12/1/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassB585F0FDA99740F2BC1294C5017C4273"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security12/1/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass8E9048228EAB4BB8A8E92278515138D0"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ <h3>Wednesday, December 1, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Deer Valley Community Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 2001 W. Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 2, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Agave Library<br> 23550 N 36th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85310<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 3, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, December 4, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> AGEEZ Hair Center<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 542 W Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Oso Park<br> 3451 N. 75th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, December 6, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cholla Library<br> 10050 N Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 7, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, December 8, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> La Pradera Park<br> 36830 N. 39th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 9, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 10, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, December 11, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Tillman Middle School<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4309 E. Belleview Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, December 13, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:015 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br> 7602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 14, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Ironwood Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4333 E Chandler Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85048<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, December 15, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Adam Diaz Senior Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4115 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85019<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> ​​ <br>​<br>​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Public Transit Gathering Feedback on Proposed Service Changeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/2156Public Transit12/1/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2156/Public_Transit_Newsroom_47.jpgPublic Transit Gathering Feedback on Proposed Service Changes<div class="ExternalClass2E05C955EE7F4ECAB03DD3D393B01BF9"><html> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p>Attention public transit riders! Share your thoughts by Dec. 5, 2021 on the proposed service changes for April 2022. Proposed changes include expanding service, increasing frequency and route modifications. </p> <p>• Route 128—Stapley Dr: Expand weekday service span to 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Improve Saturday and Sunday service span to 6 a.m.-9 p.m. and increase frequency to 30 minutes.</p> <p>• Avondale ZOOM: Modify route to run along 107th Ave. and Thomas Rd. instead of Lakeshore Dr. and 111th Ave. Change bus stop locations for rider convenience and efficiency.</p> <p>• Phoenix—MARY Circulator: Extend route along 59th Ave. to run clockwise around Estrella Village via Fillmore St. and Roosevelt St. </p> <p>• Scottsdale 68th St/Camelback Rd: Extend route along Camelback Rd. to provide service to Indian School Rd. between Miller Rd. and Hayden Rd.<br></p> <p>Give your comments on these proposed changes now through Dec. 5, 2021. Here are ways you can submit your feedback and view information: </p> <p>• Taking the online survey: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PA22WEB" target="_blank">surveymonkey.com/r/PA22WEB</a></p> <p>• Email: <a href="mailto:input@valleymetro.org?subject=April%20%2722%20proposed%20service%20changes" target="_blank">input@valleymetro.org</a><br></p> <p>• The public hearing for Proposed April 2022 Service Changes was on November 16, 2021. To view a recording of this meeting, please <a href="https://youtu.be/ud_Zo9Z-YSs" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p>• To view the Spanish translation of this meeting, <a href="https://youtu.be/iKFh4sNJLYc" target="_blank">click here</a>.<br></p> <p>For more information visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules/service-changes/april-2021" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/maps-schedules/service-changes/april-2021​</a>.<br></p> <div> <br> </div> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews

 

 

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