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“Fall Into Fitness” Tuesdays in Hance Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/809Parks and Recreation 1/13/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/809/fall into fitness.jpg“Fall Into Fitness” Tuesdays in Hance Park<div class="ExternalClass223E1736FD1A4AED9A577683042F8108"><html> <p>​<a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX</a> and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" at Margaret T. Hance Park – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels.</p><p>Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). </p><div><div class="ExternalClass5E29511AD1394E25B43AB26ED150F953" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways.<span aria-hidden="true"></span> The event is held on the west side of Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., and free public parking is available.</p><p><a href="https://apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/fitphx-fall-into-fitness-at-hance-park/33994" target="_blank">Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities</a>. </p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants can visit the Parks and Recreation Department <a target="_blank" href="/calendar/parks">calendar</a> to view additional event details.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p></div></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

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Phoenix provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land with 200-plus miles of trails; 186 parks; 32 community and recreation centers; eight golf courses; 29 pools where thousands cool off and learn to swim each summer; and classes, programs and sports leagues where kids and adults learn, stay active and have fun.
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Register today for 2020 winter/spring programs, sports leagues, FREE codePHX classes and more.
 

Upcoming Special Events and Programming:

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2020 Program Registration Dates:

  • Summer Youth Camps - March 17, 6:30 p.m.
  • Summer Classes and Activities - April 23, 6:30 p.m.
  • Swimming Lessons and Aquatics - April 30, 6:30 p.m.

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Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails every year. Park Rangers want trail users to know "Take a Hike. Do it Right." safety guidelines.

Learn about Park Ranger-led hiking safety classes and other outdoor nature programs or become a volunteer Phoenix Park Steward.

Participate in South Mountain Park/Preserve Silent Sunday

Follow Piestewa Peak Trailhead Improvement Updates

 

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Learn about the Hance Park Revitaliza​tion Project

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Hance Park Public Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3251Hance Park Public MeetingBurton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.1/29/2020 11:30:00 PM1/30/2020 1:30:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Attend a public meeting to gather community input about the Hance Park Revitalization Project . This meeting will focus specifically on development of the area around the historic Winship House near 3rd Ave. and Portland St. Representatives from the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and plan designers HargreavesJones (previously Hargreaves Associates) will be available to discuss and explain. The meeting will be held in the library's second floor College Depot Auditorium.
Food Truck Fridayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3295Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 1/31/2020 6:00:00 PM1/31/2020 8:30:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Visit the heart of downtown Phoenix every Friday and order lunch from some of the Valley’s most popular food trucks. View the upcoming food truck schedule
U.P. Freeze - Polar Plungehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3347U.P. Freeze - Polar PlungeUniversity Park, 1002 W. Van Buren St.1/31/2020 11:30:00 PM2/1/2020 1:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b The second annual Polar Plunge will take place at 5 p.m., with participants taking a dip in the chilly University Pool (check-in and registration begins at 430 p.m.). A FitPHX "warm up" workout will follow the plunge. Free hot cocoa and cookies will be available. The fee for those who want to "take the plunge" is $10, with proceeds helping fund programming at University Park Recreation Center. Other donations are welcome. Participants also can register in advance by contacting the recreation center at the number listed below.
Kids Can Build!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3348Kids Can Build!Pueblo Grande Museum2/1/2020 4:30:00 PM2/1/2020 7:30:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Calling all future architects! Do you know how to build in the desert? Take a couple of lessons from the Hohokam to figure out how to build homes, villages, and waterways using a variety of materials, both prehistoric and modern. Conduct science experiments on what materials will work best in the desert climate and why! Then use all that knowledge for a building block challenge to see if you can build a water system that will bring water to your crops and village. Kids will also be able make their very own prehistoric bricks to take home. Cost is $15; advanced registration required by January 29. Register www.phoenix.gov/parks/classes-and-programs ActiveNet # 33564 ​​​
Great Canadian Picnichttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3367Great Canadian PicnicSouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 South Central Avenue2/1/2020 5:00:00 PM2/1/2020 10:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Everyone is invited to the 68th Annual Great Canadian Picnic, held in the South Mountain Park Activity Complex. This free family event features food trucks, live music, games and snow. Get more information at CanadianPicnic.com .
"You Can!" Festhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3304"You Can!" FestTelephone Pioneers Park, 1946 W. Morningside Dr.2/1/2020 5:00:00 PM2/1/2020 9:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​"You Can!" Fest is a free, family-oriented event designed to bring awareness to the many resources and services available citywide for people of all abilities. Built in 1988, Telephone Pioneers Park was the nation's first barrier free park. Visit DaringAdventures.org for more information. This event is produced by Daring Adventures in partnership with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Village Meadows Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Association.
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3227Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.2/2/2020 12:00:00 PM2/2/2020 5:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Silent Sunday is held every Sunday year-round. On those days, the park’s main roadway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park operating hours) on the fourth Sunday. During those times on those days, the park’s roadways are reserved for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. On Silent Sunday, park visitors who would like to park near the main Central Ave. entrance can do so in the Activity Complex, which can be accessed just inside the entry gate and within proximity to several popular trails and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center . Trailheads not accessed via the main Central Ave. entrance are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures. Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage .
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3255Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.2/5/2020 1:00:00 AM2/5/2020 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities . Held on the west side of Margar​​​et T. Hance Park​ (67 W. Culver St.).
Wednesday Wind Uphttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3308Wednesday Wind UpCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 2/5/2020 6:00:00 PM2/5/2020 8:30:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​​​Looking for a fix to the monotony of the work week? Downtown students and professionals are invited to this free lunchtime social event that brings together live music, food trucks (food for purchase), lawn games and other pop-up activities on the first Wednesday of the month.

 

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“Fall Into Fitness” Tuesdays in Hance Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/809Parks and Recreation 1/13/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/809/fall into fitness.jpg“Fall Into Fitness” Tuesdays in Hance Park<div class="ExternalClass223E1736FD1A4AED9A577683042F8108"><html> <p>​<a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX</a> and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" at Margaret T. Hance Park – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels.</p><p>Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). </p><div><div class="ExternalClass5E29511AD1394E25B43AB26ED150F953" style="box-sizing:border-box;"><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways.<span aria-hidden="true"></span> The event is held on the west side of Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., and free public parking is available.</p><p><a href="https://apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/fitphx-fall-into-fitness-at-hance-park/33994" target="_blank">Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities</a>. </p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants can visit the Parks and Recreation Department <a target="_blank" href="/calendar/parks">calendar</a> to view additional event details.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p></div></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Read the January 2020 Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/808Parks and Recreation 1/10/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/808/Hance Park Newsletter - January 2020 newsroom image.jpgRead the January 2020 Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClassF689B1CF57B947808F3A3A5203609E1E"><html> <p>​The calendar has turned to a new year, and new decade, and the Hance Park Revitalization Project will take a major step forward in 2020. The <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_January_2020.pdf" title="Read the January 2020 Hance Park Newsletter in PDF format">January issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> includes information about the next public meeting, upcoming park programs and activities, and an updated construction timeline.</p> <p>The newsletter is brought to you by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, a public-private partnership consisting of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy. The Coalition encourages everyone to share this newsletter with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.</p> <p>Additional information about the Hance Park Revitalization Project is available on the project website: <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?59d83e00cc00dfd2493f3c77c1785af793d7d7dafa221e92" title="">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>.</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Watch the 33rd Annual APS Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/740Parks and Recreation 12/16/2019 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/740/elp band 2.jpghttps://youtu.be/83_1jdm_66oWatch the 33rd Annual APS Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClass81732B8B3F7142E49485ECF3D13D1670"><html> <p>​Get in the holiday spirit by streaming a <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">replay of this year's APS Electric Light Parade, courtesy of media partner ABC15 Arizona. </span></p><p><span>PHXTV (Channel 11) will re-air the parade broadcast as well. Catch it three times a day from December 16 through January 1 (Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.).</span></p><p>And, ABC15 Arizona will replay it Christmas Day at 6 a.m.</p><p>Follow the latest news about the APS Electric Light Parade at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix.gov/ELP</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksVideo


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