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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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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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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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Millions in Grant Funds Available!​
We are looking for non-profits and schools to support...

PAC ARPAAs a part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the City of Phoenix is offering substaintial grant opportunities for non-profits and schools that would like to provide provide free and affordable youth sports opportunities and after school programs for Phoenix youth.​

More details can be found at the Phoenix Parks and Recreation's American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 website phoenix​​.gov/parks/arpa​



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Register for classes and 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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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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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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The 44th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Art Markethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4020The 44th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Art MarketPueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park12/11/2021 4:00:00 PM12/12/2021 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 ​ The 44th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Art Market December 11-12, 9am - 4pm​ Join us for the 44th Annual Indian Market December 11th and 12th, 2021. We are excited to bring the market back after a year off! The Pueblo Grande Indian Art Market will take place on Saturday, December 11 & Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 9am – 4pm. Cost $5 (entrance to museum included) and the market is free to Indigenous peoples, military personnel (active and retired), Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members, children twelve and below, front-line workers and first responders. Each year the Pueblo Grande Indian Market features an exemplary artist. This year 's featured artis is Native American artist Robert (Bob) Lansing, who specializes in pottery which features detailed etchings of animals combined with Native American designs. This year KiHim (O'odham word for village) will be featured along the trail by the pithouses and extend out past the compound area, where visitors can engage in many hands-on activities. We will also have the O'odham Food Market and our beloved Food vendors, Kettlicious Popcorn and Frybread with Linda Taylor (Hopi) who will be demonstrating piki bread making and offering samples to visitors to taste. Thank you to The Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum for presenting the 44th Annual Indian Art Market at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park! We hope to see you there! Please visit https//www.pueblograndeindianmarket.org/ for more information. ​
FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3832FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline12/11/2021 4:00:00 PM12/11/2021 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/4003Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.12/12/2021 12:00:00 PM12/12/2021 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/4004Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.12/19/2021 12:00:00 PM12/19/2021 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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The 44th Annual Indian Art Market at Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2158Parks and Recreation12/11/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2158/Newsroom_Parks_001.pngThe 44th Annual Indian Art Market at Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park <div class="ExternalClass0FBEB320FA074987BD5875CD41CD5AC6"><html> <p>Join us for the 44th Annual Indian Market December 11th and 12th, 2021. We are excited to bring the market back after a year off. The Pueblo Grande Indian Art Market will take place on Saturday, December 11 & Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 9am – 4pm. Cost: $5 (entrance to museum included) and the market is free to Indigenous peoples, military personnel (active and retired), Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum memb​​ers, children twelve and below, front-line workers and first responders.</p> <p>Each year the Pueblo Grande Indian Market features an exemplary artist. This year's featured artist is Native American artist Robert (Bob) Lansing, who specializes in pottery which features detailed etchings of animals combined with Native American designs. This year Ki:Him (O'odham word for village) will be featured along the trail by the pithouses and extend out past the compound area, where visitors can engage in many hands-on activities. We will have the O'odham Food Market, our beloved Food vendors, Kettlicious Popcorn and Frybread, as well as Linda Taylor (Hopi) who will be demonstrating piki bread making and offering samples to visitors to taste.</p> <p>Thank you to The Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum for presenting the 44th Annual Indian Art Market at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park.</p> <p>We hope to see you there! </p> <p>Please visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.pueblograndeindianmarket.org/">https://www.pueblograndeindianmarket.org/</a> for more information.</p> <p>#IndianArtMarket #IndigenousArt #IndigenousArtists #FriendsofPGM #PGM​<br></p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br></p> <p> <strong>GUIDELINES FOR YOUR VISIT</strong> </p> <p> <strong>Stay Home if You're Sick</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>Wear a Face Mask</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>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br></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 Art Market, summer programs for children, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Check out <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/">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. Sunday 1 p/m/ - 4:45 p.m. Kids get in free on Sundays!</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
The 34th Edition of the APS Electric Light Parade Returns this Holiday Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125Parks and Recreation10/30/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2125/Newsroom_ELP _2021.pngThe 34th Edition of the APS Electric Light Parade Returns this Holiday Season<div class="ExternalClass35EBAD5DF86949AF9915BB2358ACFAED"><html> <p>The 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!</p> <p> The <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1i-DBP7605LHx4_Z5j42aO7q38jdTqLUT&ll=33.50742408820838%2c-112.07002815000001&z=14" target="_blank">2.3 mi. parade route​</a> starts at Central Ave. and Montebello Ave., travels south to Central Ave. and Camelback Rd., heads east along Camelback Rd. to 7th St., and continues south along 7th St. to its conclusion at Indian School Rd. The first parade entries will begin at 7 p.m. and take approximately 60 minutes to reach the end. It is strongly recommended that attendees arrive several hours in advance of the start of the parade. </p> <p> To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, multiple COVID-19 mitigation strategies have been implemented this year which includes reduced entries, reduced entry occupants, and the elimination of the preparade viewing event traditionally held the evening before the parade.  Additionally, it is strongly encouraged to social distance when possible, and wear masks.  If you or a loved one is feeling sick, please stay home and consider enjoying the parade telecast from the comfort of your home. </p> <p><strong>Helpful tips for those planning to attend this year's parade:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Ave., just south of Camelback Rd.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade is a rain or shine event. Check the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/weather">weather forecast</a> and dress accordingly.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.</p> </li> <li> <p>Crowds for this event have grown large in recent years and viewing spots along the parade route are first-come, first-served. Spectators often start arriving hours prior to parade time to reserve a spot.</p> </li> <li> <p>Parking is available on city streets around the parade route and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Private lots near the parade area often offer parking for a fee.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators should try to minimize and gather any trash and litter generated during the parade to ease post-event cleanup.</p> </li> <li> <p>Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.</p> </li> <li> <p>Road closures and restrictions affect all parade areas hours before the event; come early and expect delays.</p> </li> <li> <p>Check out the parade route at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix Parks and Recreation - APS Electric Light Parade</a>.</p> </li> </ul> <p> <br><strong>Parade Broadcast Schedule:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>ABC15 will broadcast the parade Sunday, December 5th and Saturday, December 25th.</p> </li> <li> <p>PHXTV will air the parade throughout the month of December.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade will be available for view on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">APS Electric Light Parade website</a>.<br></p> </li> </ul> <p> <br> <strong>Production and Sponsors</strong> </p> <p>APS Electric Light Parade is produced and coordinated by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. This year's parade is made possible thanks to the support of many sponsors and partners, including <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aps.com/en/About/Community/In-the-Community">APS</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://nphx.org/">North Phoenix Baptist Church</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/">ABC15</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.mlb.com/dbacks">Arizona Diamondbacks</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azcardinals.com/">Arizona Cardinals</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nba.com/suns/">Phoenix Suns</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://fiestabowl.org/">Fiesta Bowl</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ibew387.com/">IBEW Local 387</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://pollackinvestments.com/">Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/">ABC15 Arizona</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://kez999.iheart.com/">99.9 KEZ</a>, and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aps.com/en/About/Our-Company/Energy-Resources/Nuclear-generation">Palo Verde Generating Station</a>.<br><br>For more parade information, visit <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">phoenix.gov/elp</a> or email the parade team at <a target="_blank" href="mailto:elp@phoenix.gov">elp@phoenix.gov</a><br><br><strong>Follow us:</strong><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">facebook.com/phoenixparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks">twitter.com/phoenixparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/phxparks">Instagram/phxparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz">youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Select Phoenix Trails will be Restricted During Days of Extreme Heathttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2123Parks and Recreation10/29/2021 1:40:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2123/Camelback_96ppi-01.jpgSelect Phoenix Trails will be Restricted During Days of Extreme Heat<div class="ExternalClass9A692371683940038D4D7351A85D6338"><html> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board has voted to formally adopt a program limiting hiking on some trails during extreme heat.<br></p><p>The vote during today's Board meeting follows a 2 ½ -month pilot program from July 13 to September 30, where the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, in coordination with the Phoenix Fire Department, closed Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon and Cholla Trails, and all trails associated with Piestewa Peak Trailhead in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days when the National Weather Service (NWS) issued an Excessive Heat Warning.<br><br>Under the policy, hiking will be limited on those same trails, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the NWS issues an Excessive Heat Warning. The Board has authority to implement park rules such as these with the intent to promote safety for both the hiking public and first responders. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board plans to monitor rescue data as part of annual evaluations.<br><br>During times that trail access is limited, parking lot gates will be closed and signage will be posted. Closure information also will be communicated through the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/">Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's</a> website and social media accounts, and to local resorts and hotels. Additionally, Phoenix Park Rangers will be visible at those locations to remind and educate trail users about the restrictions.<br><br>During the Valley's warm weather months, and regardless of whether an Excessive Heat Watch is in effect, it is recommended that trail users hike during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade.<br><br>To help with that recommendation, extended summer hours are in effect annually from June through September at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/north-mountain">North Mountain Park</a> and <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/piestewa-peak">Piestewa Peak Trailhead</a> in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Pima Canyon Trailhead</a> in South Mountain Park/Preserve. To provide an extra two hours of availability and promote hiking after 7 p.m., parking lot entrances are open until 9 p.m. at those locations. Year-round at those three trailheads, parking lots open at 5 a.m., and trails are open until 11 p.m.<br><br>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation, and Fire departments have worked in partnership since 2015 to share the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> hiking safety message and continue to lead with education about responsible hiking. All trail users should follow these important and potentially life-saving hiking guidelines:<br><br></p><ul><li><p>Watch the Weather: 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.</p></li><li><p>Dress Appropriately: Wear proper shoes, clothing, hat, and sunscreen.</p></li><li><p>Bring Water: 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.</p></li><li><p>Keep in Contact: Carry a mobile phone.</p></li><li><p>Team Up: Hike with others. If hiking solo, tell someone your start and end times, and location.</p></li><li><p>Be Honest: 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.)</p></li><li><p>Don't Trailblaze: Enjoy the Sonoran Desert's beautiful and undeveloped landscape, but please stay on designated trails.</p></li><li><p>Take Responsibility: 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!</p></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>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews


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