​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!


 

 

Phoenix Lifeguards Help Save Man's Life After Car Accidenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2413Parks and Recreation7/12/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2413/Lifeguards-for-Newsroom.jpghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxVSa-JXwvcPhoenix Lifeguards Help Save Man's Life After Car Accident<div class="ExternalClass2B81D68052414B5DA3875396A09D137C"><html> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">N</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">ine City of Phoenix lifeguards jumped into action after witnessing a single car crash while working at a City pool. On Tuesday morning, the Phoenix Fire Department presented the nine lifeguards who responded with a life-saving award for their efforts.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">On June 27, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. a man experienced a cardiac event while driving and crashed his car into a pole and wall near Deer Valley Pool in north Phoenix. After witnessing and hearing the accident, nine City of Phoenix lifeguards responded to the crash, and performed CPR on the driver before Phoenix Fire personnel arrived and were able to get a pulse on him. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Pool staff initiated their Emergency Action Plan which includes clearing the pool of all swimmers before rushing across the street, many barefoot, and assisting the driver. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“We saw one bystander banging on his window, and that's when we realized he was unconscious," said Phoenix Lifeguard Hailey Jay. “As soon as [two bystanders] got him out of the car we directed them to move him away from the car because we could smell gas.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“They laid him down and we immediately checked pulse and breathing. We found neither."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Those nine Phoenix Lifeguards performed CPR, used an AED to shock the patient, putting pressure on the victim's wounds. Those lifeguards provided the care they were trained to give through the lifeguard certification process.  </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“We were trained and prepared for this entire situation," said Phoenix Lifeguard Annika Olsen. “We knew start to finish exactly what we were supposed to do. We also knew, in the end, when we were supposed to step away because we were trained in that too."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Two days after the crash, a staff member at the hospital where the victim was taken told pool staff that the victim was alive and breathing on his own. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“I'm so proud of these young adults for sticking to their training and saving this man's life," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Our lifeguards are some of the best in the nation, and their quick thinking and life-saving acts shows how vital lifeguards are as first responders in keeping our residents safe."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“This is just a true testament to their training," said Phoenix Fire Captain Todd Keller. “Early CPR doubles, almost triples, the survival rate of that victim."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">On Tuesday morning, the Phoenix Fire Department presented the nine lifeguards who responded with a life-saving award. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“They're very competent, well-trained individuals and they intervened," said Phoenix Firefighter, and former lifeguard, Troy Campbell. Campbell was one the firefighters from Station 41 who responded to the crash. Campbell told the young lifeguards, “you guys are my heroes."<br style=""></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksVideo
Phoenix’s Margaret T. Hance Park Selected as Super Bowl LVII Outdoor Festival Week Locationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2400Parks and Recreation6/29/2022 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2400/Margaret-T-Hance-Park-Sign-with-Crowd.jpgPhoenix’s Margaret T. Hance Park Selected as Super Bowl LVII Outdoor Festival Week Location<div class="ExternalClass68162FD1BD554074B53DA1C81A4443CC"><p> ​​T​he Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has selected Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix as the host site for an unforgettable fan experience the week leading up to Super Bowl LVII. The City of Phoenix is thrilled to welcome the NFL and its fans to the heart of downtown Phoenix. <br> <br> Free to the public, this multi-day outdoor festival will include an immersive fan experience with live music, entertainment, local cuisine, and multicultural celebrations.  <br> <br> “Downtown Phoenix has changed a lot since the last big game. We look forward to visitors experiencing the growth of business, restaurants, arts, entertainment, and our massively improved transportation," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This festival builds on the fan experience which will showcase our city to thousands of people. They'll discover why we are the fastest growing big city in America." <br> <br> “Our newly upgraded Margaret T. Hance Park will be the perfect green pocket of our downtown core to kick off 2023 Super Bowl festivities," District 7 Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari said. “Thousands of families and visitors will get to enjoy a state-of-the-art playground and desert oasis, all while getting a taste of our delicious local cuisine, diverse cultures and community."<br><br> “We are eager to welcome the diverse crowd of football fans to one of the City's most eye-catching parks while showcasing the best in entertainment and culture Phoenix has to offer," said Phoenix Parks and Recreation Director Cynthia Aguilar. “Phoenix Parks is ready to help provide an unforgettable fan experience."  <br> <br> Margaret T. Hance Park is a one-of-a-kind park that is inclusive to all Phoenix residents. Through a public-private partnership, the 32-acre park has experienced a multiphase renovation and revitalization. Visitors will be able to experience the new <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1663" target="_blank">Fiesta Bowl PLAY</a> at Hance Park, a 20,000 square-foot playground that features a climbing wall, a separate net climbing structure, a water mist play feature and a sand play area positioned under a shade canopy. Its other unique amenities include three animal-themed play structures – a Kit Fox, Black-Tailed Jackrabbit and Great-Horned Owl. <br> <br> In January 2023, the City of Phoenix will be opening a garden oasis at Hance Park. Earlier this year, the City <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2319" target="_blank">announced a partnership</a> with Republic Services to bring 33 native desert plants, 60 trees as well as 4,000 visually striking ground covers, vines, grasses, perennials, succulents, and shrubs. <br> <br> Learn more about the Hance Park and the Hance Park Revitalization Project at <a href="https://phoenix.gov/Parks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.</p>​</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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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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 PROJECT UPDATES:

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.  Visit the Cholla Trail Realignment Project Page for the latest updates!  

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Hance Park Revitaliza​tion Project

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Cesar Chavez Community Center

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Paradise Valley Community Center Jr. Suns Basketball Registration Openshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4356Paradise Valley Community Center Jr. Suns Basketball Registration OpensOnline at phoenix.gov/parks8/11/2022 8:00:00 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 ​Registration opens on 8/11/2022 for Phoenix Parks and Recreation jr. Suns Basketball at Paradise Valley Community Center. The activity is viewable as of 7/28/2022. Volunteer coaches are needed! No
4th Annual Portal Festhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/43574th Annual Portal FestPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/2/2022 9:00:00 PM10/2/2022 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 in the fun as Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Coalition present 4th Annual Portal Fest on Sunday, October 2nd from 2 – 4 p.m.! This outdoor family friendly event features children's craft activities, gallery chats, and demonstrations by indigenous artisans. People of all ages can enjoy music and dance cultural performances from Arizona tribal communities or spend an afternoon exploring the history of water in Arizona. No


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

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