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Parks and Recreation Services Update44Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClassF4C339E2F6614BDCBBABE70657A06CB7"><p>City of Phoenix recreation facilities are <strong>open</strong>​​. That includes all community and recreation centers, parks, trails, sports complexes, golf courses and <a href="/pgm">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>.<br></p><p>Indoor facilities are operating at limited capacity and indoor sports leagues are paused.<br></p><p>Additionally, the City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines and are requiring a mask or face covering when inside city facilities, regardless of vaccination status.​ <span style="color:#efefef;">#homepage #allpks​</span>​</p><p><span style="color:#efefef;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services</a>​</span></p></div>9/1/2021 7:00:00 AM12/31/2021 7:00:00 AM

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Cholla Trail Renovation Update​

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to provide this update on the current status of the Cholla Trail project. We intend to begin construction this winter on a new trail route for the popular Cholla Trail that services the east side of Camelback Mountain. The new, improved route will provide a much better trail experience for hikers and neighbors. Learn more about the project...

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A Holiday Tradition Returns!

Electric Light ParadeThe lights and sounds of the APS Electric Light Parade are returning this holiday season! APS and the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for a night of community and celebration. Entrants will interpret the theme of “Peace on Earth,” and are sure to light up the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 4, with their visually stunning displays!

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Phoenix Summit Challenge is back!

Phoenix Summit ChallengeOur nationally-recognized hiking event is calling on you to put your physical stamina and mental strength to the test. Whether you are pushing yourself to the limits in the PHX7, ramping things up in the PHX5, tackling your first PSC in the PHX4, or proving there are no barriers you cannot overcome in the PHX All Abilities, there is a challenge waiting for you.

This popular event will sell out, don't miss PSC21!



Register for Fall Classes & Sports

Register for Fall programs now! Hundreds of new classes are available. Whether you are interested in shedding those pandemic pounds or just need an affordable way get your kids active, there is a something that is right for you and your family.

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Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)​

Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) is operating on campuses citywide during the 2021-22 school year. 

The program provides a fun, supportive and educational place for youth ages 6 to 13 to spend critical afterschool hours.
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"Take a Hike. Do it Right."​​

Millions of people enjoy Phoenix hiking trails every year. Park Rangers educate trail users about important "Take a Hike. Do it Right."​ hiking safety guidelines. 

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In-Person and Virtual Recreation Programs​

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and its partners ​are offering a variety of in-person and virtual programs, classes, activities and resources. Learn more and register:



Register for ProgramsFind a ParkTake a HikeVisit a Recreation CenterPhoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)Play SportsPue​blo Grande ​MuseumPools & SwimmingPhoenix GolfArts, Culture, Education
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Making Phoenix a better place to live, visit and play!
Phoenix provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land with more than 200 miles of trails; 185 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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Hance Park Revitaliza​tion Project

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Cesar Chavez Community Center

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Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3998Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.10/31/2021 12:00:00 PM10/31/2021 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 #SouthMountain Held every Sunday of the year, our “Silent Sundays" provide an opportunity to enjoy the park without the impacts of motor vehicle traffic. During Silent Sunday times, the park's roadways are closed to all motor vehicle traffic and are reserved for activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 1st Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 2nd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 3rd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 4th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted the entire day, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (All park gates are closed at 7 p.m.) 5th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. Parking is available at the South Mountain Activity Complex, which is accessed via the Central Ave. entrance and located imediately following the park's main entrance gate. From the South Mountain Activity Complex, there are several popular trailheads that are available to hikers with only a short walk. Trailheads that are accessed via other park entrance gates, such as Pima Canyon, are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures.​​ Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage ​​​​ ​
(Update) VIRTUAL PROGRAM "Water is Life": Panel Discussion https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4019(Update) VIRTUAL PROGRAM "Water is Life": Panel Discussion Webex11/4/2021 1:00:00 AM11/4/2021 2:30:00 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 ​ Explore Arizona's Water Heritage Storytelling Performance and Panel Discussion at Pueblo Grande Museum​ A conversation about the use of water in the community, it's history and the present situation of water sources in the Valley. Panelists from Gila River and Salt River Indian Communities, Salt River Project Research, Archives and Heritage Section, and the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University. Moderated by the Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum. Virtual Program "Water is Life A Panel Discussion" Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6 - 730pm Join the Meeting​ For more information about Pueblo Grande Museum's programs, please visit www.pueblogrande.com or call (602) 495-0901. ​
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3999Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.11/7/2021 12:00:00 PM11/7/2021 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 #SouthMountain Held every Sunday of the year, our “Silent Sundays" provide an opportunity to enjoy the park without the impacts of motor vehicle traffic. During Silent Sunday times, the park's roadways are closed to all motor vehicle traffic and are reserved for activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 1st Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 2nd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 3rd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 4th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted the entire day, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (All park gates are closed at 7 p.m.) 5th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. Parking is available at the South Mountain Activity Complex, which is accessed via the Central Ave. entrance and located imediately following the park's main entrance gate. From the South Mountain Activity Complex, there are several popular trailheads that are available to hikers with only a short walk. Trailheads that are accessed via other park entrance gates, such as Pima Canyon, are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures.​​ Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage ​​​​ ​
Pueblo Grande Museum Veterans Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4016Pueblo Grande Museum Veterans Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park11/11/2021 6:00:00 PM11/11/2021 11:00:00 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 Pueblo Grande Museum Veterans Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck Date Thursday November 11 Time 11 am – 4 pm Cost Free Admission * *Veterans Day Gourd Dance will take place outside. Museum and main interpretive trail will be closed. Join us in honoring the memory of all Veterans who have served our nation. Gourd Dancing starts at 1130 am. Conducted by the Arizona Territory Gourd Society. This event will be held outside and is FREE in honor of Veterans Day holiday. Due to COVID, please bring packaged food instead of homemade for potluck. Main dish provided by Arizona Territory Gourd Society. Vendors invited by invitation only. This is a Native American Recognition Day event. Visit aznard.org for more information. Supported in part by Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum. Address Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 495 – 0901 I pueblogrande.com
FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3831FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline11/13/2021 4:00:00 PM11/13/2021 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, is presenting activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Arizona and other supporting partners. These programs are free, but registration is required. Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Zoom. Participants will also need to download the free Zoom app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider. FitPHX Virtual Morning Yoga Morning Yoga, presented in partnership with Sutra Studios , is designed for all ages and experience levels. It will be held every second Saturday of the month from February 13 to December 11. Jump start your day, wake up your body and get your energy flowing. Learn more and register .​ ​​​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​​​​
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4000Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.11/14/2021 12:00:00 PM11/14/2021 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 #SouthMountain Held every Sunday of the year, our “Silent Sundays" provide an opportunity to enjoy the park without the impacts of motor vehicle traffic. During Silent Sunday times, the park's roadways are closed to all motor vehicle traffic and are reserved for activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 1st Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 2nd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 3rd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 4th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted the entire day, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (All park gates are closed at 7 p.m.) 5th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. Parking is available at the South Mountain Activity Complex, which is accessed via the Central Ave. entrance and located imediately following the park's main entrance gate. From the South Mountain Activity Complex, there are several popular trailheads that are available to hikers with only a short walk. Trailheads that are accessed via other park entrance gates, such as Pima Canyon, are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures.​​ Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage ​​​​ ​
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4001Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.11/21/2021 12:00:00 PM11/21/2021 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 #SouthMountain Held every Sunday of the year, our “Silent Sundays" provide an opportunity to enjoy the park without the impacts of motor vehicle traffic. During Silent Sunday times, the park's roadways are closed to all motor vehicle traffic and are reserved for activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 1st Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 2nd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 3rd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 4th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted the entire day, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (All park gates are closed at 7 p.m.) 5th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. Parking is available at the South Mountain Activity Complex, which is accessed via the Central Ave. entrance and located imediately following the park's main entrance gate. From the South Mountain Activity Complex, there are several popular trailheads that are available to hikers with only a short walk. Trailheads that are accessed via other park entrance gates, such as Pima Canyon, are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures.​​ Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage ​​​​ ​

 

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Portal to the Past Lecture Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2112Parks and Recreation10/25/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2112/Water Is Life.jpgPortal to the Past Lecture Series<div class="ExternalClassB2B286D587174BB5A96D035163F19783"><html> <p>​​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Explore Arizona's Water Heritage</strong></p> <p> <strong>Storytelling Performance and Panel Discussion at Pueblo Grande Museum​</strong> </p> <p>Join Cultural Coalition and Pueblo Grande Museum for two free programs exploring the most important resource to Arizona desert dwellers, from pre-Columbian to modern times, water. Building on the recent Portal to the Past Festival, these programs invite both families with young children and curious adults to learn more about the history of water in Arizona.</p> <p> <strong>“The Gila and The Salt – Our River Stories"</strong> family friendly program will take place outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum, and the <strong>“Water is Life Panel Discussion"</strong> will take place in the Museum's Community Room. </p> <p> <strong>Due to COVID considerations, each program is limited to 50 attendees. </strong> </p> <p> <em>Both programs are free and open to the public with an RSVP ticket available now at Eventbrite</em>.</p> <h3> Program Details: The Gila and The Salt - Our River Stories <br>Date: October 20 <br>Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm </h3><p style="text-align:justify;">Cost: Free via Eventbrite RSVP ticket *Space is limited to 50 attendees*<br>Where: Outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">A masked storytelling performance that narrates the stories of Arizonans in both the Salt and Gila Rivers communities and their centuries of water use in the Valley. Written and performed by Zarco Guerrero, artist and storyteller, and 2021 Arizona Humanities Award Recipient, this colorful, funny, and informative performance is enjoyable for the whole family.<br>Eventbrite RSVP - <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517</a></p> <h3>Program Details: Virtual Program "Water is Life: A Panel Discussion"</h3><h3>Wednesday, November 3, 2021</h3><h3>6 - 7:30pm<br></h3><p>​Cost: Free<br></p><p>Where: Webex<br></p> <p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A conversation about the use of water in the community, it's history and the present situation of water sources in the Valley. Panelists from Gila River and Salt River Indian Communities, Salt River Project Research, Archives and Heritage Section, and the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University. Moderated by the Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum.<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Webex Link: <a href="https://phoenixparks.webex.com/phoenixparks/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec809f7026f61377d98488367749ebdfe" target="_blank"><strong>Join the Lecture</strong></a><br> <br>For more information about Pueblo Grande Museum's programs, please visit <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901.<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
International Archaeology Day at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2119Parks and Recreation10/25/2021 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2119/SALT6.jpgInternational Archaeology Day at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park<div class="ExternalClass50260939650B47599FE80D113B74F250"><html> <h1>​​<br></h1><p>Every October the AIA (American Institute of Archaeology) and archaeological organizations around the world celebrate International Archaeology Day by presenting archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests.  #IAD has been a huge success since it's begun in 2019.  This year Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park participated in #IAD2021 both online and in person! From #IADArtifact of the Day on Instagram to #AskACurator on Twitter, PGM created excitement towards the event with a series of posts and announcements. On October 16, PGM hosted Mudslinging, where staff and volunteers sling mud to stabilize the walls of the platform mound. We hosted SALT (Studies of Ancient Lifeways and Technology) demonstrations, tested out our newest program Backwards Archaeology, and interacted with our expert volunteers at our Artifact Cart.  The day was filled if fun and learning! A big thank you for everyone (our guests, volunteers, mudslingers, demonstrators, and staff) for making this an amazing day! ​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p><p><img style="margin:5px;width:494px;" src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/PKS_Pueblo_Grande_Museum/Mudslinging%20IAD%202021.jpg" /></p><p><br></p><p><img style="margin:5px;width:494px;" src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/PKS_Pueblo_Grande_Museum/Artifact%20Cart_IAD2021.jpg" /></p><p><img style="margin:5px;width:494px;" src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/PKS_Pueblo_Grande_Museum/Backwards%20Archaeology_IAD2021.jpg" /><br></p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
New Exhibit Opening: “Ribellé: A Love Letter to the Sonoran Desert”https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2093Parks and Recreation10/6/2021 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2093/Newsroom_Parks_007.jpgNew Exhibit Opening: “Ribellé: A Love Letter to the Sonoran Desert”<div class="ExternalClass704ADAF8CA3D4D87818352F840BEF630"><html> <p></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p>Opening October 15<sup>th</sup>, “Ribellé: A Love Letter to the Sonoran Desert" will be on display at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park in the Community Gallery until May 2022.</p> <p>Remington Reble is a sustainable accessories designer and recent graduate of the Arizona State University Fashion Program. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Remington has developed an affinity for the beautiful and unique Sonoran Desert through frequent hiking and desert photography. He has channeled this inspiration in combination with his passion of fashion to design and handcraft accessories made of sustainable cactus leather. Taking cues from the ethos of designers like Rick Owens and Martin Margiela, along with the quality standards of Hermès, Remington Reble strives to create unique and Avant Garde alternative leather accessories that are completely hand-stitched in-house. Through his work, he aims to showcase how innovative materials and slow fashion are essential tools in the fashion industry's fight against climate change.<br></p><p><img style="margin:5px;width:494px;" src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/PKS_Pueblo_Grande_Museum/Ribellé%20A%20Love%20Story%20to%20the%20Sonoran%20Desert%20(7).png" /><br></p> <p> <strong>GUIDELINES FOR YOUR VISIT</strong> </p> <p> <strong> <em>Stay Home if You're Sick</em> </strong> </p> <p>If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. This is critical to the health and safety of our staff and communities.</p> <p> <strong> <em>Wear a Face Mask</em> </strong> </p> <p>Effective August 2, 2021, a mask or face covering will be required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccinations status. We have masks available for those who need them.</p> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p> <strong>Explore the Ancient Heart of Phoenix</strong> </p> <p>Pueblo Grande Museum is a 1,500-year-old archaeological site once inhabited by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People (Hohokam). Voted a Phoenix Point of Pride and listed as a National Historic Landmark, the Museum offers two accessible interpretive trails on the prehistoric village site. Visitors view a platform mound, ballcourt and irrigation canals. Indoor exhibits feature artifacts from the site and hands-on activities for kids. The museum provides preservation, education, and collaborative interpretation of the cultural history of the Phoenix area and is managed by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.</p> <p>Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures.  The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children's summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Check out <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901 for more information.</p> <p> <strong>Museum Hours:</strong>  October through April – Open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (kids get in free on Sunday!)  Pueblo Grande Museum is open most major holidays.</p> <p> <strong>Museum Admission:</strong>  Adults $6, Seniors (55+) $5, Children (6-17) $3, under 6 are Free ​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Portal to the Past Festivalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2089Parks and Recreation10/1/2021 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2089/Portal to the Past Unity Circle.jpgPortal to the Past Festival<div class="ExternalClass388A4A77D93B445FB0FDBD4603FC554E"><html> <h2><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Portal to the Past Festival celebrates water in the desert​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​</h2><p><span style="text-align:justify;background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The 3rd Annual Portal to the Past Festival by Cultural C​oalition, Inc. at Pueblo Grande Museum is happening this Sunday, October 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. This free family friendly event is perfect for people of all ages who love to learn about the cultures, art, and history of Arizona. The festival features a variety of indigenous artisans, music and dance performances, craft activities and talks celebrating Arizona's most precious resource: Water.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>Festival Details:</strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>Sunday, October 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034</li> <li>Remarks by Arizona State Representative Diego Rodriguez</li> <li>Legislative District 27</li> <li>Free admission to Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park</li> <li>Cruz, Tohono O'Odham Waila Band from the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community</li> <li>Cibecue Creek Apache Dance Group</li> <li>Artist Demonstrations: Jacob Butler - Etched Shell, Ron Carlos - Maricopa Pottery, and August Wood - Basket Weaving</li> <li>Upcycled craft activities for kids</li> <li>Gallery Talks with Museum Staff</li> <li>Food Trucks!!!</li> </ul> <p style="text-align:justify;"> <br>Join the fun and spend the afternoon at this outdoor festival dancing, creating, and connecting while exploring Arizona's rich water history and culture.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>AFTER THE FESTIVAL:</strong> Continue learning about the history of water in Arizona with these additional programs happening in October and November at Pueblo Grande Museum.<br><strong>October 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: The Gila and The Salt - Our River Stories</strong><br>A performance with masks narrating the stories of Arizonans in both the Salt and Gila Rivers throughout the centuries of water use in the Valley by artist and storyteller, and 2021 Arizona Humanities Award Recipient Zarco Guerrero.<br><strong>November 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Water is Life: Panel Discussion</strong><br>A community conversation about the use of water in Arizona communities, its history, and the present situation of water sources in the Valley with panelists from Gila and Salt River Indian Communities, Salt River Project Research, Archives and Heritage Section, and moderated by the Friends ofPueblo Grande Museum.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;"> <br><strong>ABOUT THE PORTAL FEST</strong><br>The 2019 inaugural Portal Festival unveiled the “Portal to the Past" art installation, a winner of the New Arizona Prize Water Public Art Challenge. The piece, designed by local Arizona artist Zarco Guerrero, is a sculptural gate that incorporates images acknowledging the importance of the complex canal system created by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People that we still use today. The “Portal" is located along the Grand Canalscape offering access to the grounds of Pueblo Grande Museum and an interpretive trail highlighting the accomplishments of the first inhabitants of the Valley of the Sun.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>ABOUT CULTURAL COALITION</strong> <br>Cultural Coalition, Inc. is a local non-profit who has committed to supporting indigenous artists and encouraging youth arts education for over 25 years. We are dedicated to the education, promotion, and development of indigenous artists throughout Arizona. We provide our community with much needed artistic programs that highlight and amplify the cultural diversity of the Valley of the Sun.<br> </p> <p> <strong>GUIDELINES FOR YOUR VISIT</strong> </p> <p> <strong> <em>Stay Home if You're Sick</em> </strong> </p> <p>If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. This is critical to the health and safety of our staff and communities.</p> <p> <strong> <em>Wear a Face Mask</em> </strong> </p> <p>Effective August 2, 2021, a mask or face covering will be required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccinations status. We have masks available for those who need them.</p> <p> </p> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p> <strong>Explore the Ancient Heart of Phoenix</strong> </p> <p>Pueblo Grande Museum is a 1,500-year-old archaeological site once inhabited by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People (Hohokam). Voted a Phoenix Point of Pride and listed as a National Historic Landmark, the Museum offers two accessible interpretive trails on the prehistoric village site. Visitors view a platform mound, ballcourt and irrigation canals. Indoor exhibits feature artifacts from the site and hands-on activities for kids. The museum provides preservation, education, and collaborative interpretation of the cultural history of the Phoenix area and is managed by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.</p> <p>Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures.  The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children's summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Check out <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901 for more information.</p> <p> <strong>Museum Hours:</strong>  May through September – Open Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CLOSED Sunday and Monday and most major holidays.</p> <p> <strong>Museum Admission:</strong>  Adults $6, Seniors (55+) $5, Children (6-17) $3, under 6 are Free ​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation8/18/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass7EBC4EC3282540B190EE3B2F000433BD"><html> <p>Follow updates about how Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department services, facilities and programs are affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ​</p><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use the Translate button on the menu bar at the top of this page to read in another language​ </em></p><p><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​​​​</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Registration for PHXPlays fall 2021 </strong></span><a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&days_of_week=0000000&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=19&viewMode=list" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>youth sports leagues</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> and other recreation </strong></span><a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=phxplays%20at%20home&viewMode=list" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>programs for youth and families​</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> is open. Please note that indoor sports leagues continue to be paused. </strong></span></p><p><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Registration for fall 2021 </strong></span><a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=14&activity_keyword=adult%20softball&viewMode=list"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>adult softball leagues​</strong></span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> is open. League games are scheduled to begin September 7.</strong></span> ​<br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>The city's indoor and out​door recreation facilities are open​​. That includes all community and recreation centers, parks, trails, sports complexes, golf courses and <a target="_blank" href="/pgm">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>. Indoor facilities are operating at limited capacity, and are offering various programs and activities as the department’s tiered reopening plan progresses. <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Learn more and register for these programs and activities</a>.​​​​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p>All ramadas are open. Select ramadas require a reservation, but most are available for first-come, first-served use.​​<br></p><p>​The process has resumed to apply for a <a target="_blank" href="/formssite/Forms/appsar.aspx">special activity request</a> to hold a private or public special event in a city park. That includes applications for a <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=19">beer permit</a>, or for use of an <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=20" target="_blank">inflatable bounce house</a> or <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/reservation/landing/search?eventTypeIds=21" target="_blank">amplified sound​</a> on park property.</p><p>FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">PHXPlays Sports Clinics​</a> for youth ages 4 to 17 are being offered during the month of August.</p><p>Registration for PHXPlays fall 2021 <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&days_of_week=0000000&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=19&viewMode=list" target="_blank">youth sports leagues</a> and other recreation <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=phxplays%20at%20home&viewMode=list" target="_blank">programs for youth and families​</a> is open. Fall indoor sports leagues are paused.<br></p><p>Registration for fall 2021 <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=14&activity_keyword=adult%20softball&viewMode=list">adult softball leagues​</a> is open. League games are scheduled to begin September 7​.<br></p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pac">Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)</a> program returns to schools citywide for the 2021-22 school year. <a href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=pac&viewMode=list" target="_blank">Registration</a> is open.​​<br></p><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are open and offering varying levels of hours, access and programming:<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"></p><ul style="font-size:13.3333px;" dir="" class=""><li><a href="http://ak-chinpavilion.com/" target="_blank">Ak-Chin Pavilion​</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.mlb.com/brewers/spring-training/ballpark" target="_blank">American Family Fields of Phoenix</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.azscience.org/" target="_blank">Arizona Science Center​</a></li><li><a href="https://dbg.org/" target="_blank">Desert Botanical Garden</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/" target="_blank">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/">Heritage Square and Rosson House</a><br></li><li><a href="https://azhlp.com/" target="_blank">Horse Lovers Park</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azirish.org/">Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library</a> in Hance Park​​</li><li><a href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/" target="_blank">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park</li><li><a href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/" target="_blank">North Mountain Visitor Center</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/">Phoenix Center for the Arts</a> ​</li><li><a href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center" target="_blank">Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park</li><li><a href="https://thesundevils.com/facilities/phoenix-municipal-stadium/5" target="_blank">Phoenix Municipal Stadium</a>  </li><li><a href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park</li><li><a href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Zoo</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/">Pioneer and Military Memorial Park</a><br></li><li><a href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/" target="_blank">Rio Salado Audubon Center</a><br></li><li><a href="https://shemerartcenter.org/" target="_blank">Shemer Art Center</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/">Smurthwaite House</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/thunderbird-arts-center/">Thunderbird Arts Center​</a> ​</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://tovreacastletours.com/">Tovrea Castle</a><br></li></ul><p><strong>Will the city's public pools and splash pads be open in summer 2021?​</strong><br>The Parks and Recreation Department opened the following 12 city pools this summer: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope and University. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Effective July 10, Sunnyslope Pool was temporarily closed due to unexpected repairs. As a result, Roadrunner Pool is open as an alternative location.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>The pools will operate on the normal seasonal schedule, and be open six days a week from May 29 (Memorial Day weekend) to August 1 (closed Fridays), and on Saturdays and Sundays only from August 7 to September 6 (Labor Day). </p><p>New for summer 2021, six pools - El Prado, Encanto, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Starlight and Roadrunner - will be open on weekends only throughout the month of September. </p><p>Complete details about the summer 2021 pool season and swim lesson availability can be found on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/pools">Pools webpage​</a>.<br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​ At pools, this includes indoor lobby, restroom, bathhouse and locker room areas. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>Splash pads will be open May 29 through October 1. That is the city's normal seasonal schedule for that amenity. ​<br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?​</strong><br>The following recreation programs are postponed or paused:<br></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>The Mobile Recreation program is paused<br></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?</strong><br><a href="/parks/golf" target="_blank">All eight of the city's public golf courses are open normal hours of operation, including restaurants</a>. On-course beverage cart service is available daily. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. A mask or face covering is required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> ​</p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:</strong><br>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources to help residents of all ages and abilities stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​​​​<br></p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and athletic field reservations that were impacted by COVID-19 restrictions will receive a prorated refund. Credit will be placed on their Activenet account and be available for use the next time they register. If paid by credit card, the refund will automatically be applied to that card. Customers can request a refund by check, which could take up to 2 to 4 weeks to process. If a participant wishes to receive a check, they should contact the facility at which the program was being held. All administrative fees for cancelations and refunds have been waived.​ <br></p><p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews


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