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Popular Phoenix Trails to Close During Extremely Hot Dayshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3080Parks and Recreation4/22/2024 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3080/Trail-Closure-at-Piestewa-Peak.jpgPopular Phoenix Trails to Close During Extremely Hot Days<div class="ExternalClassED91D3EB345F479CB56F4199D66815AB"><html> <p>Three popular City of Phoenix hiking trails will close during extremely hot days.<br></p> <p>On days when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning, Camelback Mountain's Echo and Cholla Trails and all trails associated with Piestewa Peak Trailhead in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve will close from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.​<br></p> <p>During Excessive Heat Warnings, trail access is limited, parking lot gates will be closed, and signage will be posted. Closure information will be posted on the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's website and social media accounts, and to local resorts and hotels. Additionally, Phoenix Park Rangers will be visible at those locations to remind and educate trail users about the restrictions. Email notifications are also available by <a href="/parks/trails/take-a-hike-do-it-right" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">signing up for “Hiking and Heat Updates" online.</strong></a> </p> <p>To help with that recommendation, extended summer hours are in effect annually from June  through September at North Mountain Park and Piestewa Peak Trailhead in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and Pima Canyon Trailhead in South Mountain Park/Preserve. To provide an extra two hours of availability and promote hiking after 7 p.m., parking lot entrances are open until 9 p.m. at those locations. Year-round at those three trailheads, parking lots open at 5 a.m., and trails are open until 11 p.m. All other trails within the Phoenix parks system will remain open.</p> <p>During the Valley's warm weather months, and regardless of whether an Excessive Heat Watch is in effect, it is recommended that trail users hike during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade.</p> <p>Looking for an open trail? There are more than 200 miles of open trails within the City of Phoenix. Visit <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/trails" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">Phoenix.gov/trails</strong></a><span style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);"> </span>to plan your next hike.</p> <p> <strong>BACKGROUND</strong> </p> <p>In summer 2021, the Parks and Recreation Department ran a 2 ½ month pilot program from July 13 to September 30 in which they closed these same trails to reduce heat-related injuries and deaths and reduce the risk of injuries to rescue personnel.</p> <p>In October of 2021, the Parks and Recreation Board formally adopted the program limiting hiking on some trails from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on National Weather Service issued Heat Warning days.</p> <p>The first full season of the Trails and Heat Safety Program ran from May 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022, for a duration of 153 days. There were 18 <a href="http://www.weather.gov/" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);"><span style="">National Weather Service</span> </strong></a>(NWS) issued Heat Warning Days and, therefore, 18 resulting trail closure days in 2022. In 2023, there were 42 trail closure days. </p> <p>In August of 2023, the Parks and Recreation Board expanded the trail closure program to cover the entire year (previously ​May – October) and extended the closure hours to begin at 9 a.m. (previously 11 a.m.). <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2852" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">Read more about the board's decision.</strong></a> </p> <p> <strong>TAKE A HIKE, DO IT RIGHT</strong> </p> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation, and Fire departments have worked in partnership since 2015 to share the <a href="/parks/trails" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">“Take a Hike. Do it Right. </strong></a><span style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">"</span> hiking safety message and continue to lead with education about responsible hiking. All trail users should follow these important and potentially life-saving hiking guidelines:</p> <p>•Dress Appropriately: Wear proper shoes, clothing, hat, and sunscreen.</p> <p>•Bring Water: Hydrate before you go. Have plenty of water, more than you think you need. Turn around and head back to the trailhead before you drink half of your water.</p> <p>•Keep in Contact: Carry a mobile phone.</p> <p>•Team Up: Hike with others. If hiking solo, tell someone your start and end times, and location.</p> <p>•Be Honest: Do you have a medical condition? Asthma, heart problems, diabetes, knee or back problems? Don't push yourself! (Even trained athletes have been caught off guard by getting dehydrated on Arizona trails.)</p> <p>•Don't Trailblaze: Enjoy the Sonoran Desert's beautiful and undeveloped landscape, but please stay on designated trails.</p> <p>•Take Responsibility: Don't be "that person" – the one who wasn't prepared, shouldn't have been there for health reasons, or ignored safety guidelines. Be the responsible hiker, who takes a hike and does it right!</p> <p>For the safety of pets, dogs are prohibited on any City of Phoenix trail when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. The Arizona Humane Society advises that temperatures in the 90s are also unsafe for pets to be outdoors. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationPark Ranger sits at closed trailhead. Parks & RecAdam Waltz602-781-1334602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/14/Adam_Waltz.jpgPhoenixParks

 

 

Phoenix Police Successfully Completes Multi-Day Operation to Reduce Crimehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3106Police5/17/2024 9:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3106/Newsroom-FullCourtPress-001.jpgPhoenix Police Successfully Completes Multi-Day Operation to Reduce Crime<div class="ExternalClass6FEBDDB60500437E9BD0B645D8F84945"><html>​The Phoenix Police Department is proud to announce the successful completion of Operation Full Court Press, a five-day multi-agency initiative focused on enhancing public safety by proactively addressing violent offenders in the City of Phoenix. This coordinated effort underscores our commitment to creating a safer community for all residents.<br><br>Operation Full Court Press brought together Phoenix PD, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Adult Probation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. By leveraging our partners' expertise and resources, we made significant strides in improving safety and security in our city.<br><br>The operation took place from May 6th through May 10th and resulted in the following:<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><ul><li>570 arrests</li><ul><li>342 felony arrests</li><li>228 misdemeanor arrests</li><li>13 juveniles</li></ul><li>Over 3,700 fentanyl pills seized</li><li>Nearly 30 grams of methamphetamine seized</li><li>25 firearms seized<br></li><li>Two recovered stolen vehicle investigations with arrests<br></li></ul>A probation search led to the discovery of a clandestine drug lab, resulting in a search warrant and seizure of multiple firearms, fentanyl, psychedelics, methamphetamine and firearm accessories, such as suppressors. <br><br>The operation also aided in arrests involving gangs, human exploitation and trafficking, prostitution and organized retail crime.<br><br>“I commend all the officers who worked diligently to make the week very successful," said Commander Julie Egea. “These officers work at this level every week, this week just happens to capture what they do city-wide."<br><br>Together, the Phoenix Police Department and our community can work to make Phoenix safer every day. The department encourages the community to be an active participant in the clearance of outstanding warrants. If you know anyone who has an outstanding warrant, please contact the Phoenix Police Department or <a target="_blank" href="https://silentwitness.org/">Silent Witness</a> to remain anonymous.​​<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
City of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3105City Manager5/17/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3105/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgCity of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass18A8371A20914A6392CDECB6B29DECA1"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">C</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ity of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.</span></p> <p>Here's how City services are affected: <br></p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste Collection: </strong>Curbside collection will not change during the week of Memorial Day. Trash and recycling collection will happen as regularly scheduled on Memorial Day.<br></p> <p> <strong>T</strong><strong><strong>r</strong>ansfer Stations: </strong>Both the 27th Ave. and North Gateway transfer stations will be closed on Monday, May 27.<br></p> <p> <strong>Public Works Customer Contact Center: </strong>The Contact Center will be closed on Monday, May 27. It will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Residents can call 602-262-6251.<br></p> <p>L<strong>ibrary: </strong>All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the holiday. Visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> for more details. The heat relief Respite Center (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/burton-barr">Burton Barr Central Library</a>) and Cooling Centers (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/cholla">Cholla</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/harmon">Harmon </a>and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/yucca">Yucca ​</a>libraries) extended hours will be open for heat relief services only from noon – 10 p.m. Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/eResources are available 24/7.<br></p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters: </strong>All parking meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.   <br></p> <p> <strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities: </strong>City of Phoenix Community centers will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the holiday. Parks and trails will be open for regular hours, but please review “<a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails">Take a Hike. Do it Right</a>." safety guidelines before visiting a trail. City pools will be open for open swim from noon to 6 p.m., however there will be no programming.  <br></p> <p> <strong>S'edav Va'aki Museum</strong> will be closed on Monday, May 27. <br></p> <p> <strong>Public Transit: </strong>Both bus and light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule Monday, May 27. There is no Express or RAPID bus service and Customer Service is closed. The following public transit centers also are closed: Ed Pastor, Sunnyslope and Central Station. Check <a href="http://ValleyMetro.org" target="_blank">ValleyMetro.org​</a> for schedules. <br></p> <p> <strong>Dial-a-Ride </strong>service will be available, by reservation, between 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more about the Dial-a-Ride service, visit <a target="_blank" href="/dial-a-ride">Phoenix.gov/dial-a-ride</a>.<br></p> <p> <strong>S</strong><strong><strong>ky</strong> Harbor International Airport:</strong> If you plan to park at the airport, reserve your parking in advance. Book your parking at <a target="_blank" href="https://skyharbor.com/phxreserve">skyharbor.com/parkphx</a>. Come early even if you have a reservation. You can also Use our Find A Spot tool to see parking availability. This can be found at <a target="_blank" href="https://apps.skyharbor.com/findaspot/">skyharbor.com/findaspot</a>.   <br></p> <p>Passengers can view security checkpoint wait times on <a target="_blank" href="https://skyharbor.com/">skyharbor.com</a> or on one of the flight information display boards in each terminal. You can use any security checkpoint in Terminal 4 to access any gate.   </p> <p>The PHX Reserve program allows guests to schedule a specific time for their TSA security screening. All you need to do is reserve your time and show up at your assigned checkpoint at your appointment time. Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://skyharbor.com/phxreserve">skyharbor.com/phxreserve.</a>   </p> <p>Confirm flight status with your airline before heading to the airport, then give yourself plenty of time. Arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight departs if you are flying domestically, three hours if you are flying internationally.   </p> <p>Finally, look for Navigators dressed in purple. Navigator volunteers serve all over the Airport by providing directions, information, and friendly assistance. They serve as a welcoming presence to more than 120,000 passengers each day, truly making it America's Friendliest Airport®.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews
Phoenix to Celebrate First Official 602 Day on June 2https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/3104Articles and Features5/16/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3104/602Day_Public_May162024.pngPhoenix to Celebrate First Official 602 Day on June 2<div class="ExternalClass2F9B15B0CE85404795CA08395CD2FBA6"><html> <div> <h4> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> ​How do you 602? </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> For the first time, the City of Phoenix will celebrate June 2 (6/02) as 602 Day.</span> </h4> </div> <div> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Phoenix is celebrating 602 Day by working with local businesses and organizations to promote events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate civic pride. This year, more than 100 participants including attractions, restaurants, shops and community organizations are joining the festivities by offering special $6.02 deals or hosting events.</span> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said, “We are excited to launch 602 Day festivities in Phoenix to celebrate the incredible place we all call home. I invite residents to join their friends and families for a day or two of fun showing support for small businesses and iconic Phoenix institutions. Let’s show the world how we 602!"</span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The community is encouraged to celebrate Phoenix by participating in the festivities, taking advantage of the deals, and supporting our partners on Sun. June 2 and in the days leading up to 602 Day. June is typically the start of the slower season for many local businesses, and 602 Day aims to kick off the summer with local pride.</span> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Many communities across the country celebrate an area code day. C</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">ity area code days typically involve local businesses providing discounts, musical entertainment, food, art events, or other cultural celebrations</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">.</span> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">602 is Phoenix’s most prominent and historically significant area code, established in 1947. To l</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">earn more about 602 Day and to view a list of participating businesses visit </span> <a href="http://www.602day.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">602Day.com</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">.</span> </span> </p> </div> </html></div>News

 

 

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