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Parks and Recreation Services Update36Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClass3A02F640594B462A825B0E331261CE79"><p>The city's <a href="/parks/pools" target="_blank">public pools and splashpads​</a> are closed for summer 2020​​​​​. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227" target="_blank">Read a statement about city pools for summer 2020</a>. ​</p><p>The city's <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039" target="_blank">indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>.​​ </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">The city's outdoor recreation facilities are open normal hours of operation. That includes parks, trails and golf courses​. Some <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">park amenities are temporarily closed</a> and​​<a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1096" target="_blank"> access at high-traffic trailheads is temporarily limited</a>. Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes are temporarily closed. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">#allpks</span>​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">All large gatherings and events on city park property have been canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes groups and organizations that have a sports field reservation or special activity request. <font color="#f2f2f2">#Homepage <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#phxaquatics</span></font>​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">​<a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Registration​</a> for classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. <font color="#f2f2f2">#CommunityCenters </font></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank">Review physical distancing guidelines for public parks and trails</a> ​​</p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM8/1/2020 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation6/20/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass85F6290BDD624229B1A29745F1233622"><html> <p>Follow updates about which Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department services, facilities and programs are affected as the City of Phoenix works with the community to manage the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The department cares deeply about the health of its staff and customers. <a href="/newsroom/article/1352" target="_blank">Face Coverings Required in the City of Phoenix</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br><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><strong>Will the city's public pools and splashpads be open this summer?<br></strong>The city's 29 public pools and nine splashpads are closed for summer 2020. The closure includes cancellation of all swimming lessons, swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other activities and events held at city pools. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​</p><p>During a typical year, city pools are open six days a week seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through July (closed Fridays). During August through Labor Day, 11 select pools are open weekends only. Splashpads are open seasonally during a typical year from the last Saturday in May through October 1.</p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>The City of Phoenix has one of the largest recreation systems in the nation. The city's 185 flatland parks are open normal hours of operation, including use of the following amenities: </p><ul><li>Open green space</li><li>Walking paths</li><li>Tennis courts</li><li>Pickleball courts</li><li>Benches</li><li>Drinking fountains</li><li>Disc golf</li><li>12 dog parks</li><li>8 golf courses</li><li>7 skate parks/plazas</li></ul><p>Additionally, the city's hiking trails are open. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1096">Access is limited at several high-traffic hiking destinations</a>. Trailhead restrooms are open.</p><p>The weekly <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Silent Sunday</a> event in South Mountain Park/Preserve will continue as scheduled.</p><p>Residents can find detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options at ​<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/parks"> Phoenix.gov/Parks</a> and via updates on the department’s social media accounts (<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">Facebook</a> and <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks"> Twitter</a>)​.</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 access and programming:</p><ul><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park is open, but operating modified hours</li><li>Effective May 15, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park opened</li><li><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Effective May 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/">Enchanted Island Amusement Park</a> in Encanto Park opened</li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park opened for tours by appointment and group rentals of limited capacity </li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/">Shemer Art Center</a> opened to provide summer camps only. The Center is scheduled to open to the general public July 6</li><li>Effective June 13, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center</a> opened for members only. The Center opened to the general public June 20</li><li>Effective June 15, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a> opened </li><li>Effective June 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a> opened</li><li>Effective June 16, the <a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a> opened for members only. The Garden is scheduled to open to the general public July 6</li></ul><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?</strong><br>The following outdoor city recreational amenities are temporarily closed:</p><ul><li>Restrooms in parks (restrooms at trailheads are open)</li><li>Playgrounds</li><li>Basketball and volleyball courts</li><li>Fitness equipment</li><li>Ramadas</li><li>Picnic tables</li><li>Splashpads</li><li>Pools</li><li>Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes</li><li>Sports fields for organized activities </li></ul><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">All city indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p>All classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are suspended. All l​arge gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, including groups and organizations that have a sports field reservation or special activity request.</p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or suspended:</p><ul><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are postponed</li><li>The Mobile Recreation program has been suspended</li><li>The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program has been suspended (PAC operates on school campuses citywide and will be suspended until school schedules are modified)</li><li>Adaptive and inclusive programs operated by non-profit partner Daring Adventures have been postponed​ (offices located in Telephone Pioneers Park are closed)</li></ul><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1096">Limited access is 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</a>. Due to trail maintenance, Camelback Mountain's Cholla Trail is temporarily closed. The Cholla Trail closure is not related to COVID-19 and a date for when it will reopen has not been determined. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are closed: </p><ul><li>Ak-Chin Pavilion</li><li>American Family Fields of Phoenix</li><li>Heritage Square</li><li>Horse Lovers Park</li><li>Irish Cultural Center</li><li>Phoenix Center for the Arts</li><li>Phoenix Municipal Stadium​</li><li>Pioneer and Military Memorial Park​​ and Smurthwaite House​</li><li>Rio Salado Audubon Center​</li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li>Thunderbird Arts Center</li><li>Tovrea Castle​</li></ul><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?<br></strong><a target="_blank" href="/parks/golf">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. CDC guidelines and physical distancing protocol is being followed. </p><p>Golf cart rental/use is limited to one person at a time unless it is two family members. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>The<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Golf/PKS_Golf_Entry_Forms.pdf"> 2020 ​​Stroke Play Championship​</a> has been rescheduled for August 21-23.​​​</p><p><strong>Can I get exercise outdoors and still practice responsible social or physical distancing?</strong><br>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness. The Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fparkssite%2FMediaAssets%2FGFX%5FCOVID%5FSocial%5FDistancing%2Ejpg"> social or physical distancing</a> while exploring all that the city's park​ system has to offer. The City of Phoenix is one of more than 1,000​​​​ organizations nationwide to have ​signed on in support of the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082">​social or physical distancing guidelines</a> when using a public park or trail. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nrpa.org/about-national-recreation-and-park-association/press-room/NRPA-statement-on-using-parks-and-open-space-while-maintaining-social-distancing/">Read more on the NRPA website</a>.</p><p><strong>Are upcoming registration dates affected?</strong><br>Registration for classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. Due to community and recreation center temporary closures, youth camps and other programs will not be offered during summer 2020.</p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of winter and spring classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and sports field reservations 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.​ </p><p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong>     </a> </p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all large gatherings and events on city park property have been canceled or postponed until further notice.​​​

Silent Sunday​ is being held weekly as scheduled in South Mountain Park/Preserve.

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AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Panda Proud! https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3558AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Panda Proud! Online7/18/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 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 ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.
AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Green on Greenhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3559AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Green on GreenOnline7/25/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 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 ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.
AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3560AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? Online8/1/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 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 ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.
AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Saved by the Burphttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3561AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Saved by the BurpOnline8/8/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 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 ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.

 

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July 4th Holiday Restrictions Planned for Phoenix Trailheadshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1370Parks and Recreation7/1/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1370/dreamy_draw.jpgJuly 4th Holiday Restrictions Planned for Phoenix Trailheads<div class="ExternalClass36029DC97C974F9F8B862132F8EDA466"><html> <p>​To reduce fire danger, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will restrict access to trailheads located in the city's desert parks and mountain preserves on July 4 starting at 3 p.m. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1171">The annual ban of open fires in those areas that started on May 1 remains in effect</a>. Trailheads will reopen at the regularly-scheduled time on July 5.<br></p> <p>City of Phoenix Park Rangers will close entrance gates at 3 p.m. to Camelback Mountain, Deem Hills Recreation Area, Papago Park, Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, North Mountain Park, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, and South Mountain Park/Preserve. Additionally, the upper lookouts in South Mountain Park/Preserve will be emptied and closed at 1 p.m.</p><p>The following list of regulations will apply on July 4 in those areas:<br></p> <ul> <li>Fireworks are prohibited</li> <li>Open wood and charcoal fires are prohibited (part of annual fire ban already in effect) </li> <li>Propane or gas grills may be used, but only in established picnic areas</li> <li>Smoking outside enclosed vehicles is prohibited (part of annual fire ban already in effect)</li> <li>Alcoholic beverages prohibited</li> <li>Glass beverage containers prohibited</li> </ul> <p>As the temperature increases and humidity drops this time of year, those utilizing the city's desert parks and mountain preserves should use extra caution. Heat-related illness is common from May to October, and generally occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or overexerted their body based on physical condition or age. </p> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Phoenix Fire Department remind trail users to <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> and <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082">practice responsible physical distancing</a> when enjoying the city's desert parks and mountain preserves.</p> <p>All trail users should follow these important and potentially life-saving hiking safety guidelines:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Watch the Weather:</strong> Yes, "it's a dry heat" - but Arizona's temperature can be deceiving and deadly. Hike when it's cool outside, try early mornings and evenings when there's more shade. </li> <li> <strong>Dress Appropriately:</strong> Wear proper shoes, clothing, hat and sunscreen. </li> <li> <strong>Bring Water:</strong> Hydrate before you go. Have plenty of water, more than you think you need. Turn around and head back to the trailhead before you drink half of your water. </li> <li> <strong>Keep in Contact:</strong> Carry a mobile phone. </li> <li> <strong>Team Up:</strong> Hike with others. If hiking solo, tell someone your start and end times, and location. </li> <li> <strong>Be Honest:</strong> Do you have a medical condition? Asthma, heart problems, diabetes, knee or back problems? Don't push yourself! (Even trained athletes have been caught off guard by getting dehydrated on Arizona trails.) </li> <li> <strong>Don't Trailblaze:</strong> Enjoy the Sonoran Desert's beautiful and undeveloped landscape, but please stay on designated trails. </li> <li> <strong>Take Responsibility:</strong> Don't be "that person" - the one who wasn't prepared, shouldn't have been there for health reasons or ignored safety guidelines. Be the responsible hiker, who takes a hike and does it right!</li> </ul> <p>For the safety of pets, dogs are prohibited on any City of Phoenix trail when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. The Arizona Humane Society advises that temperatures in the 90s are also unsafe for pets to be outdoors. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azhumane.org/events/dont-leave-pets-kids-hot-cars/">Learn how to keep pets safe during Arizona's warm weather months</a>. </p> <p>Detailed information about Phoenix's 41,000-plus acres of desert parks and mountain preserves, and 200-plus miles of trails, is available at <a target="_blank" href="/parks">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>. </p> <p>Additional information about how residents can have fun this summer and keep their family and friends safe is available at <a target="_blank" href="/pio/summer">Phoenix.gov/Summer</a>.</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Read the Latest Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1369Parks and Recreation6/30/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1369/Hance_Park_June_2020.jpgRead the Latest Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClass09D1E6FA14E447B2AA5808DAEAF99E24"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>With summer 2020 upon us, construction for the first phase of the Hance Park Revitalization Project is in its fourth month and proceeding on schedule. The <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_June_2020.pdf">latest issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> was published Tuesday.</p> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_June_2020.pdf">June issue of the newsletter</a> includes <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>an update about the work construction crews have focused on in recent weeks, information from Phoenix Community Alliance about the progress of the redevelopment of downtown, and summer safety tips for outdoor recreation<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>.</p> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"></span> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"></span> <p>The newsletter is brought to you by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, a public-private partnership consisting of the <a target="_blank" href="/parks">Phoenix Pa​​rks and Recreation Department​</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixcommunityalliance.com/">Phoenix Community Alliance</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://hanceparkconservancy.org/">Hance Park​ Conservancy</a>. The Coalition encourages everyone to share the newsletter with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.</p> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"></span> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"></span> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"></span> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"></span> <p>Additional information about the Hance Park Revitalization Project and instructions for how to subscribe to the e-version of the newsletter is available on the project website: <a target="_blank" href="/parks/hancerevitalization" title="">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>.​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation6/20/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass85F6290BDD624229B1A29745F1233622"><html> <p>Follow updates about which Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department services, facilities and programs are affected as the City of Phoenix works with the community to manage the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The department cares deeply about the health of its staff and customers. <a href="/newsroom/article/1352" target="_blank">Face Coverings Required in the City of Phoenix</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br><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><strong>Will the city's public pools and splashpads be open this summer?<br></strong>The city's 29 public pools and nine splashpads are closed for summer 2020. The closure includes cancellation of all swimming lessons, swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other activities and events held at city pools. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​</p><p>During a typical year, city pools are open six days a week seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through July (closed Fridays). During August through Labor Day, 11 select pools are open weekends only. Splashpads are open seasonally during a typical year from the last Saturday in May through October 1.</p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>The City of Phoenix has one of the largest recreation systems in the nation. The city's 185 flatland parks are open normal hours of operation, including use of the following amenities: </p><ul><li>Open green space</li><li>Walking paths</li><li>Tennis courts</li><li>Pickleball courts</li><li>Benches</li><li>Drinking fountains</li><li>Disc golf</li><li>12 dog parks</li><li>8 golf courses</li><li>7 skate parks/plazas</li></ul><p>Additionally, the city's hiking trails are open. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1096">Access is limited at several high-traffic hiking destinations</a>. Trailhead restrooms are open.</p><p>The weekly <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Silent Sunday</a> event in South Mountain Park/Preserve will continue as scheduled.</p><p>Residents can find detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options at ​<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/parks"> Phoenix.gov/Parks</a> and via updates on the department’s social media accounts (<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">Facebook</a> and <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks"> Twitter</a>)​.</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 access and programming:</p><ul><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park is open, but operating modified hours</li><li>Effective May 15, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park opened</li><li><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Effective May 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/">Enchanted Island Amusement Park</a> in Encanto Park opened</li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park opened for tours by appointment and group rentals of limited capacity </li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/">Shemer Art Center</a> opened to provide summer camps only. The Center is scheduled to open to the general public July 6</li><li>Effective June 13, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center</a> opened for members only. The Center opened to the general public June 20</li><li>Effective June 15, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a> opened </li><li>Effective June 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a> opened</li><li>Effective June 16, the <a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a> opened for members only. The Garden is scheduled to open to the general public July 6</li></ul><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?</strong><br>The following outdoor city recreational amenities are temporarily closed:</p><ul><li>Restrooms in parks (restrooms at trailheads are open)</li><li>Playgrounds</li><li>Basketball and volleyball courts</li><li>Fitness equipment</li><li>Ramadas</li><li>Picnic tables</li><li>Splashpads</li><li>Pools</li><li>Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes</li><li>Sports fields for organized activities </li></ul><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">All city indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p>All classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are suspended. All l​arge gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, including groups and organizations that have a sports field reservation or special activity request.</p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or suspended:</p><ul><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are postponed</li><li>The Mobile Recreation program has been suspended</li><li>The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program has been suspended (PAC operates on school campuses citywide and will be suspended until school schedules are modified)</li><li>Adaptive and inclusive programs operated by non-profit partner Daring Adventures have been postponed​ (offices located in Telephone Pioneers Park are closed)</li></ul><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1096">Limited access is 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</a>. Due to trail maintenance, Camelback Mountain's Cholla Trail is temporarily closed. The Cholla Trail closure is not related to COVID-19 and a date for when it will reopen has not been determined. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are closed: </p><ul><li>Ak-Chin Pavilion</li><li>American Family Fields of Phoenix</li><li>Heritage Square</li><li>Horse Lovers Park</li><li>Irish Cultural Center</li><li>Phoenix Center for the Arts</li><li>Phoenix Municipal Stadium​</li><li>Pioneer and Military Memorial Park​​ and Smurthwaite House​</li><li>Rio Salado Audubon Center​</li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li>Thunderbird Arts Center</li><li>Tovrea Castle​</li></ul><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?<br></strong><a target="_blank" href="/parks/golf">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. CDC guidelines and physical distancing protocol is being followed. </p><p>Golf cart rental/use is limited to one person at a time unless it is two family members. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>The<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Golf/PKS_Golf_Entry_Forms.pdf"> 2020 ​​Stroke Play Championship​</a> has been rescheduled for August 21-23.​​​</p><p><strong>Can I get exercise outdoors and still practice responsible social or physical distancing?</strong><br>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness. The Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fparkssite%2FMediaAssets%2FGFX%5FCOVID%5FSocial%5FDistancing%2Ejpg"> social or physical distancing</a> while exploring all that the city's park​ system has to offer. The City of Phoenix is one of more than 1,000​​​​ organizations nationwide to have ​signed on in support of the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082">​social or physical distancing guidelines</a> when using a public park or trail. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nrpa.org/about-national-recreation-and-park-association/press-room/NRPA-statement-on-using-parks-and-open-space-while-maintaining-social-distancing/">Read more on the NRPA website</a>.</p><p><strong>Are upcoming registration dates affected?</strong><br>Registration for classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. Due to community and recreation center temporary closures, youth camps and other programs will not be offered during summer 2020.</p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of winter and spring classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and sports field reservations 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.​ </p><p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong>     </a> </p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews


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