City Pools and Swim Lesson Information for Summer 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3061Parks and Recreation3/29/2024 3:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3061/2024-Pool-Information.pngCity Pools and Swim Lesson Information for Summer 2024<div class="ExternalClassCB253964A40144BBA9D88F973895345C"><html> <p>​Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff looks forward to seeing community members at City pools during summer 2024 and would like them to be aware of important details about pool operations and dates for swim lesson registration. </p> <p>The department will open 16 pools all season long and an additional two pools, one in June and one 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, Falcon, Harmon, Madison, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Roosevelt, Starlight, Sunnyslope, Washington </strong><strong>pools.</strong> These pools will be open May 25-27, June 1-July 28 (closed Fridays).</p> <p> <strong>Cielito Pool</strong> will be open in June, as well as Memorial Day Weekend. The open dates for Cielito pool are May 25- 27 and June 1- 27 (closed Fridays). </p> <p> <strong>David C. Uribe Pool</strong> will be open in July from July 1-28 (closed Fridays).</p> <p> <strong>Select pools open for extended season include </strong> <strong>Cortez, Encanto, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Roosevelt, Sunnyslope pools. These 8</strong> <strong> </strong> <strong>pools will be open </strong>weekends through Labor Day. Open dates are August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 and August 31 - September 2.</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: <strong>Cielito, Coronado, David C. Uribe, Deer Valley, Encanto, El Prado, Falcon, Harmon, Madison, Maryvale, Perry, Roosevelt, Starlight, Sunnyslope, Washington pools.</strong> </p> <h3> Swim Lessons for Youth and Adults </h3> <p>Swim lessons at city pools will be available to adults and youth ages six months and older. Registration for June classes begins on April 25, at 12 p.m. Registration for July classes begins on June 14, at 12 p.m. Swim lesson dates are staggered throughout the summer, as listed below:</p> <ul> <li><p>Session A: June 3-13</p></li> <li><p>Session B: June 17-27</p></li> <li><p>Session C: July 1-11 </p></li> <li><p>Session D: July 15-25</p></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 2024 and instructions about how to register is available on the <a href="/parks/pools/programs" target="_blank"><strong>Aquatics Programs webpage</strong></a>.</p> <p>Additionally, registration for swim lessons will begin at noon on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a select number of swim lessons will be provided at a discounted rate. <a href="/parks/pools/programs" target="_blank"><strong>Register online for swim lessons</strong></a>.</p> <h3> Kool Kids Pool Locations<br></h3><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 15 pools throughout the City of Phoenix. This year the Milwaukee Brewer's donated $60,683 and  Salt River Project (SRP) donated $10,000 to the program. </p> <p>Kool Kids pools are as follows: <strong>Cielito, Coronado, David C. Uribe, Deer Valley, Encanto, El Prado, Falcon, Harmon, Madison, Maryvale, Perry, Roosevelt, Starlight, Sunnyslope, Washington.</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> <h3> Junior Lifeguard Academy</h3><p>Junior Lifeguard Academy is a 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 20. </p> <h3> Water Exercise Classes<br></h3><p>This summer we welcome back water exercise classes, Aqua Fit! Classes will be offered at select locations. Find a class time online at phoenix.gov/pools.</p> <h3> Swim Team Returns!<br></h3><p> Swim team is being reinstated at six locations. It is a five-week program designed to enhance and improve swimming strokes for children ages 7 to 17 years old. Children will practice and compete by age groups in recreational meets with other City of Phoenix swim teams.</p><p>Swim Team pools are as follows: El Prado, Encanto, Madison, Paradise Valley, Sunnyslope, Washington pools.<br></p><h3>Pool Locations</h3> <ul> <li><p>Cielito Pool, 4551 N. 35th Ave</p></li> <li><p>Coronado Pool, 1717 N. 12th Street</p></li> <li><p>Cortez Pool, 3434 W Dunlap Ave</p></li> <li><p>David C. Uribe Pool, 3801 W Cactus Rd</p></li> <li><p>Deer Valley Pool, 19400 N. 19th Ave</p></li> <li><p>El Prado Pool, 6428 S. 19th Ave</p></li> <li><p>Encanto Pool, 2125 N. 15th Ave</p></li> <li><p>Falcon Pool, 3420 W. Roosevelt St</p></li> <li><p>Harmon Pool, 1425 S. 5th Ave</p></li> <li><p>Madison Pool, 1440 E. Glenrosa</p></li> <li><p>Maryvale Pool, 4444 N. 51st Ave</p></li> <li><p>Paradise Valley Pool, 17648 N. 40th Street</p></li> <li><p>Pecos Pool, 17010 S. 48th Street</p></li> <li><p>Perry Pool, 3131 E. Windsor Ave.</p></li> <li><p>Roosevelt Pool, 6246 S. 7th Street</p></li> <li><p>Starlight Pool, 7810 W. Osborn Road</p></li> <li><p>Sunnyslope Pool, 301 Dunlap Road</p></li> <li><p>Washington Pool, 6655 N. 23rd Ave.<br></p></li> </ul> <p>Find more information about specific pool and office hours, call 602-534-6587 or email <a href="mailto:aquatics.pks@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">aquatics.pks@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationSwim participants at Encanto PoolParks & Recpools, phoenixAdam Waltz602-781-1334602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/14/Adam_Waltz.jpgPhoenixParksCIty of Phoenix will open 18 pools this summer.



Nominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity5/28/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_035.jpgNominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClass45DB9EB98E384B5AA4FE4D2175B36DBC"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues has a proud history of honoring champions in the disability community that make a tremendous impact in the Valley.  <br></p><p>The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City of Phoenix are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.). The event honors exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>The award ceremony is held annually to recognize award winners that made a commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents and communities of Phoenix. It is our hope this will inspire others to emulate the honorees and provide inclusivity for the community of Phoenix.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award. Self-nominations are encouraged! Nominate yourself or others/businesses that demonstrate a commitment to community. D.A.R.E. award nominees represent the very best of Arizona.</p><p>Showcase the amazing work of individuals and businesses by nominating someone for the D.A.R.E Awards today! Nominations need to be submitted <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u&wdLOR=c74825640-F7DE-4979-9E8E-0BE38E5B8BBE" target="_blank">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Enjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3112S’edav Va’aki Museum5/25/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3112/WorldAtlatlDay_SVM_001.jpgEnjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museum<div class="ExternalClass40C168040722424893A66EDF1A4DE7F0"><html> <p>​On June 2nd, the City of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a  great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride<br></p> <p>In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'edav Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'edav Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></p> <p>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. ​<br></p> <p>This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'edav Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.      </p> <p>The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass3ABEAA7FF79940658F34287C8A5A0B52"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <p> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces. <br></p> <p> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project. <br></p> <p> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews



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