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.



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
S'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closurehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3163S’edav Va’aki Museum7/11/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3163/MuseumClosure_SVM_003.jpgS'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closure<div class="ExternalClass5ADF6F13D8724658B6CD3CCF53FB4BC7"><html> <p> ​Beginning July 15th S'edav Va'aki Museum will be temporarily closed to the public for renovations. </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">After 50 years, the entrance lobby will get a new floor and a custom-made front desk. In addition, the space will become an inviting introduction to the O'Odham people, the descendants of the original inhabitants of the site, and our neighbors.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">In addition, after 20 years, the “Dig It" gallery will be transformed into a changing exhibit space so that the Museum can present many new and exciting topics to our visitors. For example, when we reopen, or inaugural exhibit in the new Connections gallery is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="">Following Their Roots</em></span> – a comprehensive look at indigenous farming techniques across the diverse ecosystems of Arizona. This will include a timely discussion of sustainable farming practices and indigenous food sovereignty.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Depending on renovation work, we anticipate opening our <strong style="">outside trail only</strong> for visitors in early August.  Visitors will be able to cool down and have access to restrooms in our Community Room area. The Museum will remain closed through September.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Please check back for specific details about trail openings, Museum reopening date, and exhibit opening dates.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">During the closure, if guests want to learn more about what the S'edav Va'aki Museum has to offer visit our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/education/virtual-programming"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Virtual Programming</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page. Prospective visitors can also take look at our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Online Exhibits</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page which has several platforms to view permanent and past exhibits or even take a virtual tour along the </span> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.4455837%2c-111.984458%2c3a%2c75y%2c178.83h%2c79.38t/data=%213m6%211e1%213m4%211sgq7cyYddvHHSqHlQrH_WGw%212e0%217i13312%218i6656?coh=205409&entry=ttu"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Interpretive Mound Trail</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;">. </span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Review Motorcycle Safety Tips https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3161Police7/11/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3161/IMG_9517.pngReview Motorcycle Safety Tips <div class="ExternalClassD9E33E584D13479F91A9A79E98BF164A"><html> <p>​​With National Motorcycle Day on the second Friday in July, the Phoenix Police Department would like to remind riders to enjoy their ride, but to be safe while doing it.</p> <p>Here are some tips for staying safe while out on a motorcycle:</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li> <strong>Wear proper gear.  </strong>Wear protective clothing such as a well fit jacket, gloves, riding boots and long pants, as well as a DOT approved helmet.</li> <li> <strong>Maintain your motorcycle.</strong> Like any vehicle, riders should make sure the motorcycle is in good running condition. Check the tire pressure, breaks, fluids, lights and mirrors.</li> <li> <strong>Stay visible. </strong>Do not ride in the blind spots of other vehicles. Always have headlights on, even during the daytime hours.</li> <li> <strong>Do not ride under the influence. </strong> Do not ride after drinking alcohol or taking drugs, including some prescriptions.</li> <li> <strong>Avoid inclement weather. </strong>This includes stormy weather and extreme heat.  </li> <li> <strong>Stay alert. </strong>Pay attention to the vehicles around you. Keep an eye out for debris in the roadway.<br></li> </ul> <p>The Traffic Education Safety Squad of the Phoenix Police Department likes to remind riders of the <strong>2-4-12 Rule</strong>.</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li>Keep a <strong>2 second</strong> distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.</li> <li>Look ahead <strong>4 seconds</strong>.</li> <li>Scan ahead <strong>12 seconds</strong>.</li> </ul> <p> <br> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews



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