​Parks and Recreation​

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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!


 

 

One-of-a-Kind Community Garden in Downtown Phoenix Unveiled in Advance of Super Bowl LVII https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2645Parks and Recreation2/1/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2645/Republic-Services-Sustainable-Garden.jpgOne-of-a-Kind Community Garden in Downtown Phoenix Unveiled in Advance of Super Bowl LVII <div class="ExternalClass52D76523A7074B3586179DF3EECFC675"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​​​​City of Phoenix officials, Republic Services and community leaders celebrated the unveiling of the Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park Wednesday in downtown Phoenix.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">During a ribbon-cutting event, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari, Republic Services President and CEO Jon Vander Ark and community partners including Phoenix Community Alliance and the Hance Park Conservancy revealed the one-of-a-kind sustainable garden at Margaret T. Hance Park.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“As Phoenix welcomes thousands of visitors to Hance Park for Super Bowl LVII in just a few days, this Republic Services Garden will be a must-see experience,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Public parks and open spaces are essential to healthy communities, and this sustainable garden is an investment that will pay dividends for those visiting and living in our downtown Phoenix community.” </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"I'm thrilled to finally showcase what a sustainable desert garden oasis can look like at Margaret T. Hance Park. Green spaces not only become a symbol of connected, active communities, but demonstrate the City's dedication to making Hance a world-class city destination," Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari said. " This one-acre addition to this downtown gem is sure to wow Super Bowl visitors and will greatly serve residents and families across our city for years to come." </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Fans of Super Bowl LVII, visitors and Phoenix residents will be able to enjoy the  garden, the latest component of the Hance Park Revitalization Project. The garden is sure to be an attraction to residents, visitors and anyone attending the Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s at Hance Park. Republic Services is the official Environmental Services Sponsor of the Experience.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In spring of 2022, the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Phoenix-based  Republic Services and Phoenix Community Alliance to announce the construction of the sustainable garden. The Republic Services Charitable Foundation’s $2 million sponsorship helped build the one-acre sustainable oasis featuring native desert plants and shaded walking and seating areas.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Republic’s vision is to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world, so we are proud to be working through our Charitable Foundation on our largest neighborhood revitalization project yet, right here in our hometown of Phoenix,” said Jon Vander Ark, Republic Services president and CEO. “This one-of-a-kind sustainable garden represents our commitment to creating cleaner, healthier and stronger spaces in the neighborhoods where our team members and customers live and work.” </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">When fully complete, the Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park will feature 33 native desert plants chosen for their ability to thrive in the Phoenix heat and their low water requirements. The diverse selection of plants will provide a habitat for pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. The area includes a recycled steel canopy to shade walking paths, seating areas and swings, and energy efficient LED lighting is included for nighttime use.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Phoenix Parks are essential to a healthy urban environment and this garden will serve as a gathering place where residents and visitors can explore and enjoy nature,” Parks and Recreation Board Chair Kelly Dalton said. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong style="">About the Hance Park Revitalization Project  </strong> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The <a target="_blank" href="/parks/hancerevitalization">Margaret T. Hance Park Revitalization Project</a> is a public-private partnership led by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, consisting of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Funding for the Hance Park Revitalization Project, estimated at $100 million, will come from public and private sources. City of Phoenix has dedicated $15 million of voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI) funds toward the project. A fundraising campaign is being led by the Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy to generate private funding.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">  </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>About Republic Services, Inc. </strong> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.republicservices.com/">Republic Services, Inc.</a> is a leader in the environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides customers with the most complete set of products and services, including recycling, solid waste, special waste, hazardous waste, container rental and field services. Republic's industry-leading commitments to advance circularity, reduce emissions and decarbonize operations are helping deliver on its vision to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world. </span></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Phoenix to Reopen West Plaza Park Featuring New Amenitieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2638Parks and Recreation1/25/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2638/IMG_1516.jpgPhoenix to Reopen West Plaza Park Featuring New Amenities<div class="ExternalClass40D70FE67E934744835950D332C89036"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">T</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">he City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Phoenix City Councilwoman Betty Guardado have partnered to reopen West Plaza Park featuring a wide range of new and improved amenities.</span></p> <p>“Offering Phoenix residents an environment where they can make memories, enjoy nature, spend time with their families and meet their fitness goals is exactly what this park was designed to do," said Phoenix City Councilwoman Betty Guardado. “This is a space that has amenities to fit the needs of all age ranges." </p> <p>West Plaza Park offers a brand-new butterfly garden, outdoor sport stations, a fitness equipment plaza, a large ramada complex, four small ramadas with ADA-compliant seating, benches and much more. </p> <p>The new garden is shaped like the pattern featured on Monarch butterfly wings and has several plants including Desert Milkweed, Pink Fairy Duster, Trailing Indigo Bush and Mexican Evening Primrose to attract common butterflies found in Phoenix.</p> <p>Phoenix residents are also able to enjoy various outdoor fitness activities including basketball, sand volleyball, cornhole, and a ping pong table. The fitness equipment plaza features a stationary bike, leg and arm extension, a chest and vertical press and abdominal bench.</p> <p>“I am truly proud of this park and everyone who helped make this project a reality. Thank you to Councilwoman Guardado and the Parks and Recreation team for making these amenities possible," says City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Director Cynthia Aguilar. </p> <p>The City is welcoming local media to the ribbon cutting event to help spread the word to Phoenix residents that West Plaza Park is now open.  <br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

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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 substantial 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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WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4570WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!Helen Drake Senior Center2/6/2023 5:00:00 PM2/6/2023 6:00:00 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 ​ Th is program focuses on walking as a way to de-stress, build mindful & intentional habits, and find a healthier YOU in 2023! This program is for all ages and abiltiies. To register, please call or visit the Helen Drake Senior Center Front Desk 602-262-4949 *This program is FREE for ​members. Annual membership = $20 for Phoenix residents | $40 for non-residents. No
FitLot Classeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4489FitLot ClassesRose Mofford Sports Complex2/8/2023 1:00:00 AM2/8/2023 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b FitLot classes are one hour full-body circuit trainings for all ages and abilities. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. ​​ No
FitPHX Fall into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4568FitPHX Fall into FitnessVirtual2/8/2023 1:00:00 AM2/8/2023 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ Fall into Fitness is a family-friendly social fitness experience for all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds. For more information and/or to register, visit www.phoenix.gov/fitphx No
South Phoenix Youth Center Grand ReOpeninghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4542South Phoenix Youth Center Grand ReOpening5245 S. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 850402/8/2023 10:00:00 PM2/8/2023 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 Join the Parks and Recreation Department and Councilmember Garcia as we celebrate the reopening and renovations at South Phoenix Youth Center with a ribbon cutting, light refreshments and activities for all to enjoy! ​ No
FitLot Classeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4490FitLot ClassesRose Mofford Sports Complex2/10/2023 1:00:00 AM2/10/2023 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b FitLot classes are one hour full-body circuit trainings for all ages and abilities. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. ​​ No


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Phone: 602-262-6862  /  E-mail: receptionist.pks@phoenix.gov

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