City Pools and Swim Lesson Information for Summer 2023https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2716Parks and Recreation4/10/2023 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2716/Pool-Information-for-Newsroom.jpgCity Pools and Swim Lesson Information for Summer 2023<div class="ExternalClassAE97E573B1664DC0BFC26312DA080614"><html> <p>​Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff looks forward to seeing community members at a City pool during summer 2023 and would like them to be aware of important details about pool operations and dates for swim lesson registration. <br></p> <p>The department will open 12 pools all season long and an additional six pools, three in June and three in July, for a total of 18 pools this summer. </p> <p>Pools open for the entire season: <strong>Coronado, Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Roosevelt, Starlight, Sunnyslope, Washington pools.</strong> These pools will be open May 27-29, June 3-July 30 (closed Fridays). </p> <p>Pools open selectively in June (and Memorial Day Weekend) include <strong>Cielito, Harmon and Perry pools</strong>. These three pools will be open May 27-29, June 3-29 (closed Fridays). </p> <p>Pools open selectively in July include <strong>Falcon, Pierce and University pools.</strong> These three pools will be open July 3-30 (closed Fridays). </p> <p> <strong>Select pools open for extended season include Cortez, Encanto, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Roosevelt, Sunnyslope, Pierce pools. These eight pools will be open </strong>weekends through Labor Day. Open dates are August 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 and September 2-4.</p> <p>Youth ages 17 and younger will receive FREE admission to swim at select Kool Kids pools. Adults can swim for $3 and seniors for $1 (age 60 and older). Kool Kids pools are as follows: Cielito, Coronado, Deer Valley, Encanto, El Prado, Falcon, Harmon, Maryvale, Perry, Pierce, Roosevelt, Starlight, Sunnyslope, University, Washington. </p> <p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Swim Lessons for Youth and Adults</strong> </span> </p> <p>Swim lessons at city pools will be available to adults and youth ages six months and older. Registration for ALL FOUR SESSIONS OPENS on May 4, at 12 p.m. Swim lesson dates are staggered throughout the summer, as listed below:</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>Session A: <strong>June 5 - 15</strong></li> <li>Session B: <strong>June 20 - 29</strong></li> <li>Session C: <strong>July 3 - 13</strong></li> <li>Session D: <strong>July 17 - 27</strong></li> </ul> <p>Due to the limited space available in each session and class, a registration waitlist will be maintained. The complete swim lesson schedule for 2023 and instructions about how to register is available on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pools/programs">Aquatics Programs webpage</a>.</p> <p>Additionally, registration for swim lessons will begin at noon on Thursday, May 4, 2023. Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a select number of swim lessons will be provided at a discounted rate. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pools/programs">Register online for swim lessons</a>.</p> <p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Kool Kids Pool Locations</strong> </span> </p> <p>The Kool Kids program is the result of a partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department and the Milwaukee Brewers to provide free swim admission for kids 17 and under at pools throughout the City of Phoenix. This year the Milwaukee Brewer's donated $58,493 to the program.</p> <p>Kool Kids pools are as follows: Cielito, Coronado, Deer Valley, Encanto, El Prado, Falcon, Harmon, Maryvale, Perry, Pierce, Roosevelt, Starlight, Sunnyslope, University, Washington<strong>.</strong></p> <p>The Parks and Recreation Department offers the Jr. Lifeguard and Lifeguard Academy programs for kids who may be interested in becoming future lifeguards.  </p> <p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Junior Lifeguard Academy</strong> </span> </p> <p>Junior Lifeguard Academy is a Cigna Healthcare-sponsored free program that teaches more than lifeguarding techniques, first aid and CPR/AED training. This five-week program also teaches, leadership, responsibility, and teamwork to youths 13 to 17 years old. At the end of the program, participants will demonstrate what they have learned at the All-City Skills Showcase on Saturday, July 22.</p> <p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Water Exercise Classes</strong> </span> <br> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong> </strong> </span>This summer we welcome back water exercise classes, Aqua Fit! Classes will be offered at select locations. Thanks to Cigna Healthcare, participants 50 years and older will receive discounted rates. Find a class time online at phoenix.gov/pools.</p> <p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Pool Locations</strong> </span> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>Cielito Pool, 4551 N 35th Ave</li> <li>Coronado Pool, 1717 N 12th Street</li> <li>Cortez Pool, 3434 W Dunlap Ave</li> <li>Deer Valley Pool, 19400 N. 19th Ave</li> <li>El Prado Pool, 6428 S. 19th Ave</li> <li>Encanto Pool, 2125 N. 15th Ave</li> <li>Falcon Pool, 3420 W Roosevelt St</li> <li>Harmon Pool, 1425 S. 5th Ave</li> <li>Maryvale Pool, 4444 N. 51st Ave</li> <li>Paradise Valley Pool, 17648 N. 40th Street</li> <li>Pecos Pool, 17010 S. 48th Street</li> <li>Perry Pool, 3131 E. Windsor Ave.</li> <li>Pierce Pool, 2150 N 46th St</li> <li>Roosevelt Pool, 6246 S. 7th Street</li> <li>Starlight Pool, 7810 W. Osborn Road</li> <li>Sunnyslope Pool, 301 Dunlap Road</li> <li>University Pool, 1102 W Van Buren St</li> <li>Washington Pool, 6655 N 23<sup>rd</sup> Ave.</li> </ul> <p>Find more information about specific pool and office hours, call 602-534-6587 or email aquatics.pks@phoenix.gov.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationKids at Public PoolParks & RecAdam Waltz602-781-1334602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govPhoenixParksThe department will open 12 pools all season long and an additional six pools, three in June and three in July, for a total of 18 pools this summer.



Phoenix PD Launches New Tool for Crime Victims https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3167Police7/17/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/--PqVAqQ6MAPhoenix PD Launches New Tool for Crime Victims <div class="ExternalClassEF069D04D0BC41579915DF0112894F37"><html> <p> The Phoenix Police Department is embracing the digital era with the launch of a new customer service tool aimed at enhancing communication with the community. Developed by SPIDR Tech, a leading public service platform for public safety, this software integrates seamlessly with existing computer systems to keep those who call for police services informed and provide real-time updates to victims of crimes. </p><p>When someone calls 911 or the Department’s non-emergency number from a cellphone, they will now receive a text message confirming their call. In cases of delayed response by the officers, an automated message will be sent to the caller letting them know about the delay. Delays may occur due to officers being diverted to a higher-priority calls or a high volume of calls in the city. </p><p>The innovative technology does not stop there. Callers will have the opportunity to give feedback through a user-friendly automated survey about their experience with the Department. The survey will be mobile-friendly and be received as a link on their phone, allowing the caller to complete the survey at their convenience. </p><p>“We want to hear from the public about how we’re doing. This valuable feedback will help us identify and understand areas where we can improve,” said Interim Phoenix Police Chief Michael Sullivan.   </p><p>In addition to the text messaging service, victims will have access to real-time notifications and updates on the status of their case. By signing up through our new Victim Portal on the Department’s website, victims will have 24/7 access to information about their case along with automatic alerts and updates regarding arrests sent via text or email. Traditional methods of case updates through phone calls will still be available.   </p><p>“One of the guiding principles of the Department’s Crime Reduction Plan released earlier this year was to be community and victim-centered. This will allow us to communicate with and better inform the people we serve,” said Sullivan.  </p><p>SPIDR Tech services are set to launch on August 6, 2024. </p><p>This service marks a significant step toward enhanced community engagement and streamlined communication.  ​​<br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
Erin MacFarlane Named New Library Services Directorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/3166Library7/16/2024 6:19:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3166/PHXNewsroom_ErinMacFarlane.jpgErin MacFarlane Named New Library Services Director<div class="ExternalClassEC2521659D024232A739D5B39E9448DC"><html> <p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span></p><div>Following a competitive nationwide recruitment process, Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton has announced that Erin MacFarlane has been selected as the next Library Services Director, effective July 29, 2024. <br></div><div><br></div><div>MacFarlane brings 26 years of experience in education and libraries to our team. She started her library career at the Phoenix Public Library in 2006. She’s spent the last 14 years in various positions at the Maricopa County Library District, most recently se​rving as Deputy Director.</div><div><br></div><div>During her time at Maricopa County, Erin significantly expanded library access by implementing virtual library programs, digital library card registration, and curbside pickup of library materials. <br></div><div><br></div><div>She played a crucial role in establishing key community partnerships, including an award-winning program with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to expand library material access in county jails. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Erin also works with the American Library Association and the Arizona Library Association on public policy initiatives that promote intellectual freedom and access to electronic resources for an open information society. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Erin holds an undergraduate degree in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Arizona.<br></div><div><br></div><div>MacFarlane replaces Rita Hamilton, <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/library/3046">who retired from the City in April </a>after serving as the City Librarian for 13 years. Mitch Menchaca, the City’s Arts and Culture Director has been serving as Interim City Librarian.<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNews
Award-Winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Returns July 17https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/3164Aviation7/12/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3164/newsroom_aviation_105.jpgAward-Winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Returns July 17<div class="ExternalClass187F835ED3DB40DDB08C1200662AB328"><html> <p>With summer upon us, Arizonans might be looking to escape the summer heat. However, an airport is not an easy experience for everyone and can be overwhelming for an estimated seven million people in the United States experiencing dementia. To help alleviate that stress, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is thrilled to offer our award-winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop for the third time.<br><br>The Guest and Employee Experience Team at Phoenix Sky Harbor recognizes the importance of the Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop, as it continues to help passengers with dementia and their care providers plan and learn how to navigate a busy airport.<br><br>“We understand that navigating an airport is not the same experience for all, and when you add in the variable of dementia, it can be even more challenging.” said PHX’s Guest and Employee Experience Superintendent, Misty Cisneros-Contreras. “This workshop has proven to provide a valuable service to our community and an opportunity for our passengers dealing with dementia to be prepared and ready to fly next time they visit Phoenix Sky Harbor.” <br><br>The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop is a unique opportunity that puts representatives from the airport and TSA all in one room to share information and tips while answering questions from family members of those with dementia and care providers.<br><br>The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Those interested in learning more or wishing to attend the workshop can email <a href="mailto:skyharbor@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">skyharbor@phoenix.gov</a>. Include in the subject line “Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Registration.” Those interested in attending should register in advance as seating for the event is limited.<br><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor was the first airport in the country to offer this type of workshop and was recognized by Airports Council International – North America as the best Customer Experience Program for Large Airports as part of their Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications and Customer Experience Awards in 2023.<br><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $44 billion. On an average day, more than 1,000 aircraft and more than 130,000 passengers arrive at and depart from Phoenix Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews



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