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Fiesta Bowl Commits $2M to Hance Park Revitalization Projecthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/732Parks and Recreation8/19/2019 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/732/fiesta bowl hance park announcement.jpgFiesta Bowl Commits $2M to Hance Park Revitalization Project<div class="ExternalClass0B95229B541F44BE854F956D004CEF2F"><html> <p>​As part of the Hance Park Partner Coalition, Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) announced today the seven-figure financial donation made by the Fiesta Bowl toward the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/hancerevitalization">Hance Park Revitalization Project</a> in Downtown Phoenix. Long celebrated as a leading local community organization, the Fiesta Bowl is the first major financial supporter of the project.</p> <p>A $2 million Fiesta Bowl legacy gift will be used specifically for the newly developed “Fiesta Bowl Play at Hance Park," which will be constructed on the west side of the park and opened in conjunction with the Fiesta Bowl's 50th Anniversary season. As part of the Fiesta Bowl's 50th Anniversary celebration, its community efforts will live on through this multi-generational playground for millions of Arizona residents and guests to enjoy.</p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Fiesta_Bowl_Play_Design.pdf">View design concepts of the Fiesta Bowl Play at Hance Park</a>.</p> <p>“This is an exciting day for the city of Phoenix as the Hance Park Revitalization Project takes an important and impactful step forward," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Construction of this play area will kick off the first phase of the project, and it is fitting that such a valuable community partner is helping to get it started. The city is grateful to the Fiesta Bowl for this significant commitment. Downtown Phoenix is a region where people want to live, work and spend their free time and a renovated Hance Park helps to further our growth."</p> <p>“We are thankful that the Fiesta Bowl organization has joined in this momentous project to make the first major commitment to revitalize Hance Park," added PCA Executive Director Jon Brodsky.  “The Fiesta Bowl is a fantastic partner, playing a major role in the community for nearly half a century. Now hundreds of thousands of people will enjoy fun and healthy activity year-round, thanks to the Fiesta Bowl's generosity."</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. The 32-acre Hance Park is located over the I-10 tunnel in downtown, between 3rd Avenue to the west and 3rd Street to the east, and is maintained by the city through a partnership 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 also is home to the Japanese Friendship Garden, Irish Cultural Center and Phoenix Center for the Arts.</p> <p>“When the Fiesta Bowl was created in 1971, our Founders made a commitment that the Fiesta Bowl would be Arizona's largest and most important community effort in history. We believe this Hance Park revitalization project is an important community effort for our future," said Fiesta Bowl Chairman of the Board Patrick Barkley. “This mega playground will promote fun and healthy lifestyles and a child who plays on this playground may one day play in a future Fiesta Bowl."</p> <p>“I'm thrilled about the commitment the Fiesta Bowl has made to the Hance Park Revitalization Project," said Phoenix District 7 Councilman Michael Nowakowski. “Hance Park hosts numerous festivals, concerts and special events year-round, but the addition of unique amenities like this play area will make it a destination for everyday use and recreation. A vibrant and active park is pivotal to the economic development of downtown, and this sponsorship will have a profound impact."</p> <p>As part of the Play at Hance Park commitment, the Fiesta Bowl is teaming up with four supporting partners. The first to join is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in making this playground dream come true for all Arizonans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is committed to healthy lifestyles and inspiring Arizonans to get healthier faster and stay healthier longer.</p> <p> <strong>ABOUT THE FIESTA BOWL ORGANIZATION:</strong> <br>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. As a nonprofit organization, it believes in the importance of community outreach and service. Through charitable giving, the organization strives to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that contribute to the success of communities through youth, sports and education. Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl has worked to increase its footprint across the state and work to benefit Arizonans year-round, during and outside of bowl season. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fiestabowl.org/">Visit FiestaBowl.org</a></p> <p> <strong>ABOUT 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. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixcommunityalliance.com/">Visit PhoenixCommunityAlliance.com</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. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dtphx.org/">Visit dtphx.org</a></p> <p> <strong>ABOUT 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. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hanceparkconservancy.org/">Visit HancePark.org</a></p> <p> <strong>ABOUT 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. <a target="_blank" href="/parks">Visit Phoenix.gov/Parks</a></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationFiesta Bowl Commits $2M to Hance Park Revitalization ProjectParks & RecGregg Bach602-350-1506602-262-4994gregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgPhoenixParks

 

 

Applications Open for Partner With a Principal Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/2436Education8/5/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/qef0h3DIgJIApplications Open for Partner With a Principal Program<div class="ExternalClassD7259CFFD8184EC6B2C91F23334F529B"><html> <p></p> <p>Business and community leaders will be on their way back to school for the Partner with a Principal program. During the weeks of Sept. 19 through Oct. 14, local corporate executives and community leaders will work alongside Phoenix public, charter and private school principals to actively participate in the school's administration for one day. </p> <p>After experiencing the life of a school principal for a day, the principals and their executive counterparts will discuss how local businesses, community leaders and schools can form lasting partnerships to improve the quality of education, workplace readiness and leadership development programs in Phoenix.<br></p> <p>Last year, 29 businesses partnered with 10 Phoenix school districts and three charter schools. Local businesses invested in Phoenix schools and provided resources to students such as science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) opportunities. <br></p> <p>Those interested in participating in the Partner with a Principal program, can register online at <a href="/education" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/education</a>. Applications open on Aug. 8 and the deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 2. All participants must attend a virtual information session also on Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. ​<br></p> <p>​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideo
MLK Awards Program Accepting Nominationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1458Equal Opportunity8/5/2022 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1458/Newsroom_EOD_013.jpgMLK Awards Program Accepting Nominations<div class="ExternalClass82D7F9EF3EB44F0584464F02A61AA990"><html> <p>If you know someone, including youth, who has made an impact on the quality of life of Phoenix residents, we urge you to nominate them for an award.</p> <p>The Living the Dream Award recognizes individuals who embody the ideas of Dr. King through their continued personal commitment to human relations and social justice.</p> <p>The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes exceptional individuals who have made Phoenix a better place to live through a lifelong dedication to promoting social and economic justice, defending civil rights, and enhancing the dignity of all people. Nominations must emulate the lifelong dedication of Calvin C. Goode.</p> <p>The deadline to submit a <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUMkZCNlZaTlpVVFhQV0hXTjNHMzdSRjFOSC4u">nomination form</a> online is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.</p> <p>For more information, call 602-534-1279. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Applications Open For Backyard Garden Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2435Environment & Sustainability8/3/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2435/raised bed garden 2.jpghttps://youtu.be/Uj3hPslz1LYApplications Open For Backyard Garden Program<div class="ExternalClass2E69FAB9CB8548B8BC9F48356C8C7A19"><html>​ ​The City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs is beginning the next cohort of the <a href="/oep/backyard-garden" target="_blank">Backyard Garden Program​</a>, where participants will receive, at no cost to them, a garden system, including training, support, and maintenance (as needed) for one year.<br><br>Thanks to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, the program already supplied 92 garden systems to community members in the first year. In year two, the program will provide 178 households with either a traditional raised bed garden (provided by <a target="_blank" href="https://tigermountainfoundation.org/non-profit-community-garden/">TigerMountain Foundation</a>), a regenerative agriculture system called a '<a target="_blank" href="https://lehrgarden.com/">LEHR Garden</a>,' or an aquaponics system (provided by <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nxthorizon.com/Home.html">NxT Horizon</a>).<br><br>“Literally I can go outside, harvest what I need, use it to cook that night. That's really convenient and inexpensive," said Xavier Jones, who has a city-funded aquaponics system in his backyard. He grew more than ten pounds of produce in the first few months.<br><br>Aquaponics systems grow produce on rafts floating in water. Inside the water are fish that provide nutrients for the plants, which in turn clean the water for the fish. Aquaponics expert and instructor Dr. George Brooks, Jr. makes the whole process simple for backyard gardeners.<br><br>“To see them as their individual plants start to grow and prosper and vine out and bloom and then produce fruit has been great," he said.<br><br>The City of Phoenix is looking for passionate community members with an interest in growing food and who are willing to make a yearlong commitment to backyard gardening. Gardens will be installed in either the fall of 2022 or early spring of 2023. <br><br>“It doesn't feel like work to me. It doesn't feel like a chore. It's something I'm passionate about," said Jayleen McGehee of working in the raised bed garden that was installed in her backyard for free. “I go outside, get sun, grow things, and I provide for my family, because food is expensive right now."<br><br>This program is for residents living in single-family homes only. Check out the <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix-gov.formstack.com/forms/bgp_2_en">application</a> for the full requirements. Applications for the Backyard Garden Program are open until 11:59 pm on August 30, 2022.​<br><br><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepVideo

 

 

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