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Grand Canalscape Completed, Grand Celebration February 15https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/955Street Transportation2/14/2020 11:55:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/955/Newsroom_Streets_013.jpgGrand Canalscape Completed, Grand Celebration February 15<div class="ExternalClass4000563462C84CDBB67CAE0350028A6F"><html> <p>Transformative. That is the one word that sums up the award-winning city of Phoenix Grand Canalscape project, a 12-mile multiuse trail stretching from the I-17 to the Tempe border. Previously the dirt path sat mostly unused for anything other than canal maintenance work. Today, the Grand Canalscape is an attractive, lighted and landscaped route for bicycle and pedestrian use. </p><p>“This ambitious city project is complete now,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “People are surprised when I tell them that Phoenix has more canal miles than Venice or Amsterdam. Today we are integrating the canals into our communities to improve neighborhood access, add new public art spaces and contribute to a healthier Phoenix by introducing them as a recreational amenity.”</p><p>The Grand Canal arcs across Phoenix, providing an efficient route for bicycle and pedestrian commuters and provides important connections to bus and light rail lines, as well as the region’s growing pedestrian and bicycle network.</p><p>The Grand Canalscape, which will be the focus of a public grand celebration on Saturday, February 15, is fully ADA accessible and features new pedestrian bridges, new traffic signals to allow safe road crossings, artist-designed shade structures and seating areas. Along the path, there are 17 connections to neighborhoods for easy access on and off the canal.</p><p>“We are working hard to make the city safer for pedestrians and bicyclists in Phoenix, and we have installed High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signals and Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) where the Grand Canalscape crosses our streets,” Councilwoman Thelda Williams said.  She chairs the city’s Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. These crossing signals are activated only when a pedestrian or bicyclist needs to cross a road and stay dark unless activated.</p><p>“This project is a great example of the longstanding partnership between the City of Phoenix and Salt River Project (SRP),” said Kini Knudson, Street Transportation Director for the City of Phoenix, which managed the construction project. “SRP has been a superb partner every step of the way, sharing the city’s goal to improve connectivity by introducing this amazing new recreational asset to our residents and visitors.”  SRP manages the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation canal system in the Valley.  </p><p>“The completion of both phases of the Grand Canalscape project – the single-largest multiuse segment on SRP’s canal system – enhances connectivity to the Valley’s canal bank recreation system,” said Jim Duncan, manager of SRP’s Field Consulting Services. “Now, Valley residents will have the ability to walk, run or bike from the I-17 freeway in Phoenix to Tempe Town Lake and connect to other trails along the way.”</p><p>The Grand Canal was developed in the 1870s to bring water from the Salt and Verde rivers to the arid Salt River Valley region. It is the oldest remaining pioneer canal on the north side of the Salt River.</p><p>“The Grand Canalscape was a great way to leverage a federal TIGER grant to improve this important piece of Phoenix history and enhance safety by constructing a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle path,” said Karla Petty, Federal Highway Administration Arizona Division Administrator within the U.S. Department of Transportation (FHWA USDOT). “We applaud the City of Phoenix for using innovations and safety technologies promoted by FHWA like the advanced pedestrian crossing signals.”</p><p>TIGER stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery and the USDOT awarded $10.3 million for the project. Grand Canalscape was built in two phases that were completed in November and January. The first phase of the project was completed in partnership with the SRP Aesthetics Program. The second phase was made possible through the TIGER grant and the SRP Aesthetics Program.</p><p>The Grand Canalscape project recently won the Build Arizona award from the Association of General Contractors’ Arizona chapter. Build Arizona awards recognize excellence in project management, contribution to the community, sensitivity to the environment, innovation in construction techniques and a commitment to safety.</p><p>On Saturday, February 15, the canal will be alive with activity and entertainment when Mayor Gallego and City Council members host the <a href="/streets/grandcanalscape" target="_blank">Grand Canalscape Grand Celebration</a>.  </p><p>The free, all ages event is February 15 starting with a kickoff ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and continues until noon. The ceremonial grand opening will be just east of Central Avenue between Central High School and Brophy College Preparatory Academy. The event features sponsored entertainment and food and includes a variety of interactive activities along the canal from 9th Avenue to 7th Street (approximately one mile). </p> <p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p><strong>Supplemental Sidebar Details</strong><br><span style="color:darkblue;">About Canal Multi-Use Trails</span><br>Canal multiple-use developments such as the Grand Canalscape in Phoenix are a growing trend in the Valley and currently more than 80 miles of multi-use trails have been developed on the canal banks. SRP has allowed licensed recreational use of the canal banks since 1964 when the first recreational use agreement was signed by Maricopa County for the Sun Circle trail, a multi-purpose trail that circles the Valley following nearly 68 miles of canal. Since then, other cities have constructed paved and lighted bike paths, bankside landscaping and public art features.</p><p><span style="color:darkblue;">About SRP</span><br>SRP is the largest provider of water and power to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, delivering raw water to 11 Valley cities through a 131-mile canal system from a service area covering more than 375 square miles and a 13,000-square-mile watershed.</p><p><span style="color:darkblue;">About the US DOT Federal Highway Administration</span><br>The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationImage of Grandcanalscape at Central Ave and logoStreets#GrandCanalscape #ThingsToDoInPHX @CityofPhoenix @StreetsPHXCanal recreation trail, ADA accessible, trail connections, neighborhood connections, bridges, art features, connecting Phoenix, commuter optionsHeather Murphy602-292-3883602-495-7271Heather.Murphy@Phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/66/Heather_Murphy.jpgAshley Patton602-292-3704602-534-7490ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/67/Ashley_Patton.jpgStreetsPHX

 

 

City of Phoenix Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/6/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1054/Coronavirus_Impact.pngCity of Phoenix Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassB33F3D7516C8473490EF0224CCF10710"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <a href="/newssite/Documents/COVID19_Newsroom_Main_SP.pdf" target="_blank">Read this page in Spanish. Lea esta página​ en español (PDF)</a> <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use Translate button to read in another language​​</em></p><h3><strong>Updated!</strong> Resources Page<br></h3><p>Looking for more resources? <a href="https://Phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank"><strong>Visit the Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources page</strong></a>. Residents w​ith questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call <strong>(602) 2​62-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​​​​​​​​​ ​​​<br><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Downtown City Buildings Are Now Access<span style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;"> b</span><span style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;">y Appointment Only </span></h3><p></p><p><strong>Downtown City Buildings </strong><strong>By Appointment Only </strong>- In an effort to continue providing necessary city services, while protecting the health and safety of customers and employees in our facilities, the city of Phoenix is taking additional measures to limit foot traffic at the city’s downtown buildings. Beginning Monday, March 23, only people with appointments for service will have access to <strong>P​hoenix City Hall, the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, and the Public Transit Department administration building</strong>. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Read more about the changes</a>. You can also <a href="/Documents/CityServicesAppointmentContactList.pdf" target="_blank">download a contact list to make appointments (PDF)</a> for city services.​<br> <br></p><h3> City Services and Facilities Currently Closed or Impacted<br></h3><p>Residents with questions about city services and program​s affected by Coronavirus precautionary measures​ can call<strong> (602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.<br></p> <ul> <li><p><strong>Alarms Detail </strong>– No walk-in customers accepted. Call (602) 534-0322 for questions about false alarm or permit inquires and payments. <strong><a href="/newsroom/police/1079" target="_blank">Read detailed Alarm impacted services statement​</a></strong></p></li><li><p><strong>ARIZONA@WORK City of Phoenix Job​ Centers</strong> – Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Convention Center</strong> – All events at the Phoenix Convention Center and Venues (Orpheum Theatre and Symphony Hall) have been <a href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/Pages/Coronavirus-Protocol.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">postponed or rescheduled through May 10</a>. Visit your conference or event organizer’s website for event updates and rescheduled dates. No in-person or phone sales are being taken at the the Phoenix Convention Center Ticket Office at this time. <a href="/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1064" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Convention Center impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Council Meetings </strong>– City Council meetings are currently <a href="/newsroom/article/1047" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">being held audience-free</a>. Meetings can be streamed online and residents can provide comments via e-mail or phone.</p></li><li><p><strong>City Hall </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span>​ <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Services by appointment only</a></p></li><li><p><strong>City of Phoenix Retirees</strong> – The Phoenix Nationwide office is currently closed, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Customers can <a href="https://checkappointments.net/appts/5jrQfKGEir#showModal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">schedule a phone appointment </a>to avoid long hold times. Nationwide recomme​nds retirees contact their <a href="https://nationwidefinancial.com/media/pdf/NRM-9757AZ-PX.pdf?_ga=2.194075757.157521130.1584644955-2064238597.1584644955" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">local retirement representative​ </a>to​ address concerns or changes to their investment plan​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Community Meetings </strong>- Community meetings and outreach events in city buildings are temporarily suspended and city staff will not be attending community meetings during this time.</p></li><li><p><strong>Education Programs</strong> <span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Office of Youth and Education's AARP literary programs are cancelled.</p></li><li><p><strong>Family Service Centers </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p><strong>Fingerprinting</strong> - The City of Phoenix is tempor​​arily suspending fingerprinting services. If you need immediate fingerprinting please use a 3rd party vendor.</p></li><li><p><strong>Head Start</strong> - Home visits are suspended.​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Housing</strong> - <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/newsroom/housing/1063" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Housing Department impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Human Resources</strong> – New recruitments and hiring processes will be limited to critical positions citywide; any job interviews will be conducted by video conference. In-person recruitment, selection processes, and new hire events will be temporarily postponed.</p></li><li><p><strong>Job Training Workshops</strong> – Workshops are <a href="/newsroom/ced/1046" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">canceled this week</a></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Libraries</strong> – All Phoenix Public Library locations and book drops <a href="/newsroom/library/1044" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">are temporarily closed</a>. All programming is also suspended. Electronic resources are available online at  <a href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org" target="_blank">http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>. <a href="/newsroom/library/1067" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Library impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Municipal Court</strong> – Trials are being <a href="/newsroom/article/1049" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">continued or cancelled</a>.</p></li><li><p><strong>Parks and Recreation</strong> – <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All playgrounds, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, and sports complexes located within city parks​ are closed​​.​ All restrooms located in city parks are closed. City parks will remain open normal posted hours for residents to enjoy green space, walking paths, dog parks, skate parks, and tennis and pickleball courts, while practicing social or physical distancing.​ Limited access ia available at Papago Park’s Hole in the Rock, Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon Trailhead, Piestewa Peak Trailhead, and South Mountain Park’s Pima Canyon Trailhead and Dobbins Lookout. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All indoor recreation facilities are closed. All classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are suspended. Gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, which includes organizations that have a sports field reservation. Registration for lifeguard and aquatics staff training, and 2020 summer classes, programs and activities are postponed until further notice. The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program has been suspended. Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and many city-owned facilities that are operated by partner organizations are also closed or have modified hours. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Read detailed Parks & Recreation impacted services statement (including refunds)</a>  ​</p></li><li><p><strong>Planning and Development Department – </strong>Services will be offered online, by telephone or by appointment only. PDD inspection requests will follow modified practices. Staff has been redeployed to create Remote Customer Service Counters and will answer questions about development and zoning questions by phone or e-mail from your home or private workspace. <a href="/pdd/contact-us" target="_blank">Find a list of direct phone numbers and e-mail addresses for appropriate staff</a>​. If you're unsure who to contact or have general questions about services call (602) 262-7811 or <a href="mailto:ppd@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email</a>. <a href="/pdd/project-tools" target="_blank">Online project tools</a> are available and <a href="/pdd/onlineservices/electronic-plan-review" target="_blank">new projects and resubmittals</a> can be done electronically. If you have paper plans currently in queue and need assistance to submit plans electronically, please contact the Electronic Plan Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or email​​. ​Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or <a href="mailto:epr.support@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email​</a>​​. </p></li><li><p><strong>Property Management Unit </strong>– Only five people will be allowed in the lobby at one time. To facilitate the process, please come prepared with the <a href="/police/property-crimes/property-management-unit" target="_blank">Property Release Form</a> already completed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Police Public Records </strong>– Closed to in-person customers. Online and phone customers only. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 262-1885 or use the <a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">online portal</a>.</p></li><li><p><strong>Public Transit - </strong>Express and RAPID bus service scheduled are reduced. Public Transit Centers are closed.<strong> </strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Trans​it impacted services statement​</strong></a><strong>​</strong></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Senior Centers</strong> – All 15 city Senior Centers are closed. Senior Center members can coordinate in-home meal service with their Senior Center Manager​.</p></li><li><p><strong>Street Transportation</strong> - <a href="/streets/traffic-management" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Right-of-Way Management is not processing any special event or block party permits</a> for events taking place through at least May 4. Guidance will be revised as needed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Vehicle Impounds</strong> – Closed to walk-in customers. Call (602) 495-2096 for more details.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>VITA</strong> – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program services are suspended.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>Volunteer Programs</strong> – All city volunteer programs, with the exception of critical public safety programs, are being suspended for the next two weeks.</p></li> </ul><h3><br>City Services Still in Operation<br></h3><ul><li><p><strong>911, Police, Fire</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>A</strong><strong><strong>i</strong>rport Operation</strong><strong>s</strong> – Some European and Canadian impacts. <a href="/newsroom/aviation/1066" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Airport impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Services Customer Pay Stations</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Finance and Procurement</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Outdoor City Parks, Trails, Golf Courses, Dog Parks, Skate Parks </strong>– <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank"><strong>Read more detailed information about outdoor Parks and Recreation facilities that are open</strong></a> and <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank"><strong>Learn about responsible social distancing when visiting a park or trail</strong></a></p></li></ul><ul><li><p><strong>Public Transit, including Dial-a-Ride </strong>– Visit <a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Valley Metro website</a> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>for current trip schedules. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Transit impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Trash and Recycling Services</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1071" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Works impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Street Maintenance</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/1069" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Streets impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Water and Wastewater</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/water-services/1070" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Water Department impacted services statement</strong>​</a>​</p></li></ul><h3><br>City Services Still Available O​nline:</h3><p>The city is also continuing to provide access to a variety of online services.</p><ul><li><p><a href="/pdd/onlineservices/inspectrequest" target="_blank">Building Inspections</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://Phoenix.gov/PHXTV" target="_blank">PHXTV Streaming</a> – Watch City Council meetings and regular programming </p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=billdocuments" target="_blank">City Services Bills</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/mayorcouncil" target="_blank">Contact Mayor & City Council Members</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/law/victims" target="_blank">Crime Victim Services</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/eod" target="_blank">Equal Opportunity Department Case Management</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.planenoise.com/copad/q3qH4u/" target="_blank">Flight Path Noise</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/auditor/fraud-reporting" target="_blank">Fraud Reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=graffiti" target="_blank">Graffiti Removal Requests​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/housing" target="_blank">Housing Programs</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">Library Services</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/nsd" target="_blank">Neighborhood Services Programs</a> – While staff is not currently attending community meetings, services can still be requested via email and phone.</p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=phxcares" target="_blank">Phoenix C.A.R.E.S. about Homelessness reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/payonline" target="_blank">PHX Pay Online</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">Police Public Records Requests</a></p></li><li><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=shoppingcart" target="_blank">Report Abandoned Shopping Carts</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=fenceindisrepair" target="_blank">Report Fence in Disrepair</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=illegalsign" target="_blank">Report Illegal Signs</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=inoperablevehicle" target="_blank">Report Inoperable Vehicles​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=litter" target="_blank">Report Litter + Debris​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=nondustproofparking" target="_blank">Report Non-Dust-Proof Parking​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/police/policereport" target="_blank">Report Non-Emergency Crime</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/pdd/non-permitted-construction" target="_blank">Report Non-Permitted Construction</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=outsidestorage" target="_blank">Report Outside Storage​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=other" target="_blank">Report Property Violations</a> </p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/traffic-signal-issues" target="_blank">Report Traffic Signal Issue</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=unsecuredstructure" target="_blank">Report Unsecured Structures</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/waterservices/contact/water-services-administration" target="_blank">Report Water Leak</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=weedsordeadplants" target="_blank">Report Weeds or Dead Plants</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=solidwastecontainer" target="_blank">Request Trash, Recycle or Green Organics Container</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publicworks/roll-off-rental" target="_blank">Roll-Off Rentals</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publicworks/residential-recycling" target="_blank">Solid Waste Diversion Programs</a> </p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=sstwaterservice" target="_blank">Start/Stop/Transfer Water Services or Trash</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/neighborhood-traffic-programs-services/street-light-information/street-light-repair" target="_blank">Street Light Repair Requests</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=streetmaintenance" target="_blank">Street Maintenance​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publictransit" target="_blank">Public Transit Services</a> – Transit still operating. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Transit Centers are closed.</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/designmgmt/utility-coordination/permits/utility-permit-application" target="_blank">Utility Permit</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/waterservices" target="_blank">Water Services</a></p></li></ul><p><strong>Looking for more resources?</strong> Visit the <a href="https://phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank">Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources Page</a>. Residents with questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call (602) 262-3111 or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​​​​​​​​ </p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Storytimes Online Receive Positive Reviews https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1120Library4/6/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1120/Newsroom_Library_Storytimes-with-Gretchen.jpgStorytimes Online Receive Positive Reviews <div class="ExternalClass2EA3E91D97454E19A54D56945485BC28"><html> <p>​Phoenix Public Library's Storytimes Online With Gretchen are big hit with parents and children.  These interactive video programs include play, singing, and dancing.  Storytimes build vocabulary, important prereading and motor skills in young children. Since launching just over two weeks ago the program has been viewed over 2500 times.  </p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/RAKmagazine"> <strong>Raising Arizona Kids</strong> </a> recommends it to their subscribers, calling Storytime with Gretchen, “terrific—a joy to watch." </p> <p>Library customer Zaida Dedolph posted, “Just want to give a shoutout to Gretchen at <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhxLibrary/">@PhxLibrary</a>. Your YouTube videos have gotten my toddler through some tough times this week."</p> <p>Currently there are seven video sessions posted on the Phoenix Public Library <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_2mHW_Gw4wzZ6fqFw-FxGLzq9EIRMc1q">site</a> with more being added every week. Phoenix Public Library is dedicated to bringing you quality programs and resources during this unprecedented time. Check out all our online resources at phoenixpubliclibrary.org. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/phxlibrary, follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/phoenixpubliclibrary and “like us" on Facebook  <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">at f</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">acebook.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">com/</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">phoenixpubliclibrary</span></p> <p> <em>​Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirst.org</em> </p> <p> <em> </em> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNews
Restrooms in Phoenix Parks Closed Until Further Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1119Parks and Recreation 4/4/2020 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1119/playground sign.jpgRestrooms in Phoenix Parks Closed Until Further Notice<div class="ExternalClass779B394A31EF42709F52254F664F67E8"><html> <p>​In response to concerns related to the coronavirus, effective Saturday, April 4 at 5 p.m. and until further notice, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will temporarily close all restrooms located in its public parks. The decision was made after receiving additional guidance Friday from Governor Doug <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd30848">Ducey</span></span> regarding essential services and recreational activities.</p><p>This adds restrooms to the already in effect list of closed city park amenities that do not allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene. Those amenities include playgrounds, picnic tables, <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd50040">ramadas</span></span>, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, and sports complexes. </p> <p>Detailed information about the city's parks and their amenities is available by visiting <a href="/parks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>. Being outdoors is important for health and wellness, and the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible physical distancing. The department will continue to work with the community to manage this public health emergency, and asks that residents follow these guidelines:</p> <ul><li>Refrain from using parks or trails if they are exhibiting symptoms</li><li>Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails</li><li>Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains</li><li>While on trails, warn other users of their presence as they pass, and step aside to let others pass</li><li>Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times</li><li>Observe CDC minimum recommended social or physical distancing of six feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.</li><li>Consult their local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up-to-date recommendations on park and trail use</li></ul> <p>For additional information about local response to the coronavirus, visit the <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5302/Public-Health" target="_blank">Maricopa County Department of Public Health</a> and the <a href="https://www.azdhs.gov/" target="_blank">Arizona Department of Health Services</a> websites.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=16https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/16/S275a.jpgHealth Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)<div class="ExternalClass6158472297AD4DAC86558FE3A36DD428"><html>Read the City of Phoenix impacted services update; one comprehensive page to track what's open and operating and what's temporarily impacted.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/10543/9/2020 10:17:13 PM5/30/2020 10:17:13 PM

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