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Parks and Recreation Services Update41Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClassAAF05150334C447D8616046CD40FBFA4"><p>​The city's <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039" target="_blank">indoor recreational facilities are temporarily closed</a>.​​ </p><p>Outdoor recreational facilities are open normal hours of operation. That includes all parks, trails and golf courses​.​<br></p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1807" target="_blank">All park amenities and sports complexes reopened on March 17. Athletic field reservations and local tournaments (teams from Arizona only) resumed on March 22. Select city pools and all splash pads will open on May 29.​</a> <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;"><span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;"><span style="font:400 13px / 1.6 "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;white-space:normal;display:inline;">​​​​</span></span></span>​<br></p><p><a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Registration​</a> for in-person classes, programs and activities is paused until further notice. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">#Homepage <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#allpks </span>​</span>​​<br></p><p>Community members are encouraged to stay active by participating in the FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">PHXPlays at Home</a> and <a href="/parks/fitphx" target="_blank">FitPHX</a> virtual recreation programs. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;">#Community​Centers</span>​</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a></p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM12/1/2021 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation4/5/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass240A3019776A4D988D34E618FFBF6D3F"><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. ​</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></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use the Translate button on the menu bar at the top of this page to read in another language​ ​</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">​<span style=""><strong>*** All city park amenities and sports complexes reopened effective March 17, 2021 ***</strong></span><br style=""></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>*** Athletic field reservations resumed effective March 22, 2021 ***</strong></span><br style=""></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><span style=""><strong>*** Local tournaments (teams from Arizona only) resumed effective March 22, 2021 ***</strong></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>*** Select city pools and all splash pads will ​open on May 29, 2021 ***</strong></span><br></p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:</strong><br>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources to help residents of all ages and abilities stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The schedule of FREE <a href="/parks/fitphx" target="_blank">FitPHX Virtual winter/spring 2021 fitness programs​</a> began in February and includes the popular weekly ​<a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36638">Fall Into Fitness</a> and monthly <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36640">Morning ​Yoga​</a> series.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>City parks, trails and golf courses have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.<br></p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1807" target="_blank">Following a vote by the City Council during its March 16, 2021 meeting​</a>, all city park amenities and sports complexes reopened effective March 17, 2021. Additionally, athletic field reservations and local tournaments (teams from Arizona only) resumed on March 22, 2021.</p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>While all ramadas have reopened, they remain available for first-come, first-served use only. The ramada reservation process continues to be paused until further notice.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​</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>. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>'s outdoor interpretative trails are open. The indoor portion of the museum remains closed and all in-person programs are paused. The museum is offering virtual lectures and other virtual ​activities.<br></p><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are open and offering varying levels of hours, access and programming:</p><p></p><p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.mlb.com/brewers/spring-training/ballpark">American Family Fields of Phoenix</a> (Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training)<br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center​</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center">Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://thesundevils.com/facilities/phoenix-municipal-stadium/5">Phoenix Municipal Stadium</a> (Arizona State University baseball) </li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/" style="">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a></li><li><a href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/" target="_blank">Pioneer and Military Memorial Park</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/" style="">Shemer Art Center</a></li><li><a href="https://tovreacastletours.com/" target="_blank">Tovrea Castle</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?<br>​</strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">All city indoor recreational facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Completion of the <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Special Event COVID-19 Pre-Application</a> i</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">s required for consider</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">ation of</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> any event requested to be held on park property (</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">not to conflict with </span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">freedom of speech,</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> including religious and political)​</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>While all ramadas have reopened, they remain available for first-come, first-served use only. The ramada reservation process continues to be paused until further notice.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>​All in-person classes and programs, including city-operated youth and adult sports leagues, are paused. <br></p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or paused:</p><p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande">Pueblo Grande Museum​</a> is closed and all in-person programs are paused (the museum's outdoor interpretative trails are open, and virtual lectures and other virtual activities are being offered) </li><li>The Mobile Recreation program is paused<br></li><li>The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program is paused (PAC operates on school campuses citywide and will be paused until school schedules and protocols 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). <a target="_blank" href="https://www.daring-adventures.org/virtual-adventures">Activities are being offered virtually​</a>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></li></ul><p></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><p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><a href="http://ak-chinpavilion.com/" target="_blank">Ak-Chin Pavilion</a></li><li>Heritage Square's <a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/">Rosson House​</a> ​</li><li><a href="https://azhlp.com/" target="_blank">Horse Lovers Park​</a> (closed to spectators and non-event related visitors)</li><li><a href="https://www.azirish.org/" target="_blank">Irish Cultural Center</a> in Hance Park​</li><li><a href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Center for the Arts</a> (offering virtual and outdoor programs)</li><li><a href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/" target="_blank">Rio Salado Audubon Center</a>​</li><li><a href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/" target="_blank">Smurthwaite House</a></li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li><a href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/thunderbird-arts-center/" target="_blank">Thunderbird Arts Center​</a> (offering virtual and outdoor programs)</li></ul><p></p><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. ​<br></p><p><strong>Will the city's public pools and splash pads be open in 2021?​</strong><br>The Parks and Recreation Department will open the following 12 city pools this summer: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope and University. </p><p>Those pools will operate at a reduced capacity, have modified open swim and swimming lesson formats, and staff will follow an enhanced cleaning protocol. Youth age 17 and younger will receive free admission for open swim at all pools through the city's Kool Kids program.<br></p><div style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;"></div><p>The pools will operate on the city's normal seasonal schedule, and be open six days a week from May 29 to August 1 (closed Fridays), and on Saturdays and Sundays only from August 7 to September 6.</p><div style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;"></div><p>Swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other aquatics activities and special events will not be offered this summer. ​<br></p><p>Splash pads will be open May 29 through October 1. That is the city's normal seasonal schedule for that amenity. <br></p><p>​​<strong>​Can I get exercise outdoors and still practice responsible social or physical distancing?</strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"><br>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness. The Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible physical distancing while exploring all that the city's parks​ 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>.</span><br></p><p><strong>Are upcoming registration dates affected?</strong><br>Registration for in-person classes, programs and activities is paused until further notice. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities​</a>.<br></p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and athletic field reservations will receive a prorated refund. Credit will be placed on their Activenet account and be available for use the next time they register. If paid by credit card, the refund will automatically be applied to that card. Customers can request a refund by check, which could take up to 2 to 4 weeks to process. If a participant wishes to receive a check, they should contact the facility at which the program was being held. All administrative fees for cancelations and refunds have been waived.​ <br></p><p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

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  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of virtual programs and activities.​​​​​​
  • The weekly Silent Sunday​ event is being held as scheduled in South Mountain Park/Preserve.

 

 

FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3825FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline5/8/2021 4:00:00 PM5/8/2021 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 .​​​​​​​​
FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3826FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline6/12/2021 4:00:00 PM6/12/2021 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 ​ 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 .​​​​​​​​
FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3827FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline7/10/2021 4:00:00 PM7/10/2021 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 .​​​​​​​​
FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3828FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline8/14/2021 4:00:00 PM8/14/2021 5:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ 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 .​​​​​​​​​
FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3829FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline9/11/2021 4:00:00 PM9/11/2021 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 .​​​​​​​
FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3830FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline10/9/2021 4:00:00 PM10/9/2021 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 .​​​​​​​​

 

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Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation4/5/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass240A3019776A4D988D34E618FFBF6D3F"><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. ​</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></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use the Translate button on the menu bar at the top of this page to read in another language​ ​</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">​<span style=""><strong>*** All city park amenities and sports complexes reopened effective March 17, 2021 ***</strong></span><br style=""></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>*** Athletic field reservations resumed effective March 22, 2021 ***</strong></span><br style=""></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><span style=""><strong>*** Local tournaments (teams from Arizona only) resumed effective March 22, 2021 ***</strong></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>*** Select city pools and all splash pads will ​open on May 29, 2021 ***</strong></span><br></p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:</strong><br>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources to help residents of all ages and abilities stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The schedule of FREE <a href="/parks/fitphx" target="_blank">FitPHX Virtual winter/spring 2021 fitness programs​</a> began in February and includes the popular weekly ​<a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36638">Fall Into Fitness</a> and monthly <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36640">Morning ​Yoga​</a> series.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>City parks, trails and golf courses have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.<br></p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1807" target="_blank">Following a vote by the City Council during its March 16, 2021 meeting​</a>, all city park amenities and sports complexes reopened effective March 17, 2021. Additionally, athletic field reservations and local tournaments (teams from Arizona only) resumed on March 22, 2021.</p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>While all ramadas have reopened, they remain available for first-come, first-served use only. The ramada reservation process continues to be paused until further notice.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​</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>. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>'s outdoor interpretative trails are open. The indoor portion of the museum remains closed and all in-person programs are paused. The museum is offering virtual lectures and other virtual ​activities.<br></p><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are open and offering varying levels of hours, access and programming:</p><p></p><p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.mlb.com/brewers/spring-training/ballpark">American Family Fields of Phoenix</a> (Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training)<br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center​</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center">Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://thesundevils.com/facilities/phoenix-municipal-stadium/5">Phoenix Municipal Stadium</a> (Arizona State University baseball) </li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/" style="">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a></li><li><a href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/" target="_blank">Pioneer and Military Memorial Park</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/" style="">Shemer Art Center</a></li><li><a href="https://tovreacastletours.com/" target="_blank">Tovrea Castle</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?<br>​</strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">All city indoor recreational facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Completion of the <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Special Event COVID-19 Pre-Application</a> i</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">s required for consider</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">ation of</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> any event requested to be held on park property (</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">not to conflict with </span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">freedom of speech,</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> including religious and political)​</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>While all ramadas have reopened, they remain available for first-come, first-served use only. The ramada reservation process continues to be paused until further notice.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>​All in-person classes and programs, including city-operated youth and adult sports leagues, are paused. <br></p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or paused:</p><p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande">Pueblo Grande Museum​</a> is closed and all in-person programs are paused (the museum's outdoor interpretative trails are open, and virtual lectures and other virtual activities are being offered) </li><li>The Mobile Recreation program is paused<br></li><li>The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program is paused (PAC operates on school campuses citywide and will be paused until school schedules and protocols 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). <a target="_blank" href="https://www.daring-adventures.org/virtual-adventures">Activities are being offered virtually​</a>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></li></ul><p></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><p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><a href="http://ak-chinpavilion.com/" target="_blank">Ak-Chin Pavilion</a></li><li>Heritage Square's <a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/">Rosson House​</a> ​</li><li><a href="https://azhlp.com/" target="_blank">Horse Lovers Park​</a> (closed to spectators and non-event related visitors)</li><li><a href="https://www.azirish.org/" target="_blank">Irish Cultural Center</a> in Hance Park​</li><li><a href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Center for the Arts</a> (offering virtual and outdoor programs)</li><li><a href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/" target="_blank">Rio Salado Audubon Center</a>​</li><li><a href="http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/" target="_blank">Smurthwaite House</a></li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li><a href="https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/thunderbird-arts-center/" target="_blank">Thunderbird Arts Center​</a> (offering virtual and outdoor programs)</li></ul><p></p><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. ​<br></p><p><strong>Will the city's public pools and splash pads be open in 2021?​</strong><br>The Parks and Recreation Department will open the following 12 city pools this summer: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope and University. </p><p>Those pools will operate at a reduced capacity, have modified open swim and swimming lesson formats, and staff will follow an enhanced cleaning protocol. Youth age 17 and younger will receive free admission for open swim at all pools through the city's Kool Kids program.<br></p><div style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;"></div><p>The pools will operate on the city's normal seasonal schedule, and be open six days a week from May 29 to August 1 (closed Fridays), and on Saturdays and Sundays only from August 7 to September 6.</p><div style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;"></div><p>Swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other aquatics activities and special events will not be offered this summer. ​<br></p><p>Splash pads will be open May 29 through October 1. That is the city's normal seasonal schedule for that amenity. <br></p><p>​​<strong>​Can I get exercise outdoors and still practice responsible social or physical distancing?</strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"><br>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness. The Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible physical distancing while exploring all that the city's parks​ 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>.</span><br></p><p><strong>Are upcoming registration dates affected?</strong><br>Registration for in-person classes, programs and activities is paused until further notice. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and several of its partner organizations, are offering a variety of FREE virtual programs, activities and resources. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities​</a>.<br></p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and athletic field reservations will receive a prorated refund. Credit will be placed on their Activenet account and be available for use the next time they register. If paid by credit card, the refund will automatically be applied to that card. Customers can request a refund by check, which could take up to 2 to 4 weeks to process. If a participant wishes to receive a check, they should contact the facility at which the program was being held. All administrative fees for cancelations and refunds have been waived.​ <br></p><p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Easter Weekend Restrictions in Phoenix Parkshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1838Parks and Recreation3/30/2021 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1838/Hayden_Park.jpgEaster Weekend Restrictions in Phoenix Parks<div class="ExternalClassE6613C14734B49A28335A0E558C7DB52"><html> <p>​As the Easter holiday weekend approaches, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department reminds residents that temporary restrictions will be in place at city parks on Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4.<br></p> <p> While all city parks and park amenities will remain open those two days, the following restrictions will be in place: </p> <ul> <li> <p>Parking lots will be closed<br> (Those with an accessibility parking placard will be allowed access)<br> (At parks with multiple parking lots, one lot will be designated for accessibility)</p> </li> <li> <p>Grilling will be prohibited<br> (This includes grilling in the city's desert parks and preserve land)<br></p> </li> </ul> <p><img class="" style="margin:0px 5px;width:420px;height:540px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/parkssite/MediaAssets/Easter_Restrictions_Phoenix_Parks_2021.jpg" /><br></p><p>Additionally, the parking lot near Hole in the Rock in Papago Park, that is accessed off Galvin Parkway, will be closed. Hole in the Rock, trails and all other amenities in Papago Park will be open. Parking at all other city trailheads will not be affected. </p> <p> Dog park users should also be aware that while dog parks will be open, parking lots associated with them also will be closed.<br></p> <p> Phoenix Park Rangers and other city staff will work as ambassadors at parks citywide during the holiday weekend to educate residents about these restrictions. Park users can expect to find parking lot gates locked and ungated lots barricaded. Those restrictions will go into effect after parks close on Friday, April 2. </p> <p> Traditionally, the Saturday and Sunday of the Easter holiday weekend are the busiest two days of activity annually in City of Phoenix parks, as families and large groups gather to celebrate. These temporary restrictions are intended to limit the possibility of large group gatherings this weekend. </p> <p> Being outdoors is important for health and wellness, and the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside and exercise, and to use city parks this Saturday and Sunday the same way they would during a typical spring weekend. </p> <p> It is recommended that community members using the city's outdoor recreational amenities follow these guidelines: </p> <ul> <li> <p>Do not use public recreational amenities if you are exhibiting symptoms of illness</p> </li> <li> <p>Wearing a mask or face covering is recommended</p> </li> <li> <p>Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer</p> </li> <li> <p>Keep a safe distance of six feet or more from others<br></p> </li> </ul> <p>Detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options and free virtual recreation and fitness programs is available at <a target="_blank" href="/parks">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Phoenix Park Amenities Will Begin Reopening March 17https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1807Parks and Recreation3/16/2021 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1807/playground_park_sign.JPGPhoenix Park Amenities Will Begin Reopening March 17<div class="ExternalClassAA8E113FEB314A8EA6375364374087D9"><html> <p style="text-align:left;">​​The Phoenix City Council approved a plan during its Tuesday meeting to begin reopening the city's outdoor recreational amenities tomorrow (March 17), as well as procedures to resume athletic field reservations and local tournaments (teams from Arizona only)​ this month (March 22), and open select city pools this summer. The Council also approved Easter weekend restrictions for parks citywide.<br></p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">"The COVID numbers are encouraging, and suggest that we are headed in the right direction," Mayor Kate Gallego said. "From the start, we've made data- and science-based decisions to ensure the safety and well-being of Phoenix residents. Today, with the decision to cautiously and carefully return to play, we are again following what the science is telling us. Yet, while we want our residents, especially children, to get out into the fresh air, we need to remember that the pandemic is not over. I encourage every individual to stay vigilant and take safety precautions including masks and physical distancing."</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p>Effective Wednesday, the process to reopen ramadas and picnic tables, basketball and volleyball courts, fitness equipment and sports complexes will begin in all city parks. All other park amenities have been open since October 8, 2020, following a Council vote one day earlier, and all city parks, hiking trails and golf courses have maintained normal hours of operation throughout the pandemic. Use of some city park amenities has been restricted intermittently since a Council decision on April 2, 2020. While all ramadas will reopen, they remain available for first-come, first-served use only. The ramada reservation process continues to be paused until further notice.<br></p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">Athletic field reservations and local tournaments at facilities managed by the city's Parks and Recreation Department will resume effective March 22. Reservations and tournaments at those facilities have been paused since December 3, 2020. Organizations and teams participating in activities on these fields will be required to follow various safety procedures; including having spectators, officials and coaches wear a mask or face covering; maintaining six feet between the field and spectators; and having an on-site contact to work with city staff.</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">The Parks and Recreation Department will open the following 12 city pools this summer: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope and University. Those pools will operate at a reduced capacity, have modified open swim and swimming lesson formats, and staff will follow an enhanced cleaning protocol. Youth age 17 and younger will receive free admission for open swim at all pools through the city's Kool Kids program.</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">The pools will operate on the city's normal seasonal schedule, and be open six days a week from May 29 to August 1 (closed Fridays), and on Saturdays and Sundays only from August 7 to September 6.</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">Swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other aquatics activities and special events will not be offered this summer. Additional details about the 2021 pool season, and information regarding registration for swimming lessons, will be available later this month. </p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">During the Easter holiday weekend (April 3 to 4), all city parks and amenities will remain open, but parking lots will be closed (those with an accessibility placard will be allowed access). Additionally, grilling and large gatherings will be prohibited. Historically during Easter weekend, thousands of visitors gather in city parks.</p><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">Being outdoors is important for health and wellness, and the Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside and exercise. Community members using the city's outdoor recreational amenities should continue to follow these guidelines. </p><ul style="text-align:left;" class="" dir=""><li style="">Do not use public recreational amenities if you are exhibiting symptoms of illness </li><li style="">Wear a mask or face covering </li><li style="">Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer <br></li><li style="">Keep a safe distance of six feet or more from others </li></ul><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><p style="text-align:left;">Detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options and free virtual recreation and fitness programs is available at <a href="/parks/" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews


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