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Parks and Recreation Services Update36Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClass3A02F640594B462A825B0E331261CE79"><p>The city's <a href="/parks/pools" target="_blank">public pools and splashpads​</a> are closed for summer 2020​​​​​. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227" target="_blank">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>. ​</p><p>The city's <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039" target="_blank">indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>.​​ </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">The city's outdoor recreation facilities are open normal hours of operation. That includes parks, trails and golf courses​. Some <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">park amenities are temporarily closed</a>. Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes are temporarily closed. Sports fields are closed for organized activities. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">#allpks</span>​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">All large gatherings and events on city park property have been canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes groups and organizations that have a sports field reservation or special activity request. <font color="#f2f2f2">#Homepage <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#phxaquatics</span></font>​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">​<a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Registration​</a> for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. Learn about the FREE <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1383" target="_blank">PHXPlays at Home</a> and <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1395" target="_blank">FitPHX Virtual</a> recreation programs being offered this summer. <font color="#f2f2f2">#CommunityCenters </font></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank">Review physical distancing guidelines for public parks and trails</a> ​​</p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM9/1/2020 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation8/11/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassF7F80CECC96D44EFA0B57F0E88ADACDB"><html> <p>Follow updates about which Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department services, facilities and programs are affected as the City of Phoenix works with the community to manage the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The department cares deeply about the health of its staff and customers. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/article/1352">Face Coverings Required in the City of Phoenix</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use the Translate button on the menu bar at the top of this page to read in another language​ ​</em></p> <p><strong>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 resident of all ages stay active and have fun during the COVID-19 pandemic. </p><p>Activities include the PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation series; FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness, Bootcamp and Morning Yoga series; the Pueblo Grande Museum Virtual Summer Storytelling series; self-guiding codePHX resources, the Camp Colley Virtual Environmental Learning Program; and Daring Adventures Virtual Adventures series. <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p><strong>Will the city's public pools and splashpads be open this summer?<br></strong>The city's 29 public pools and nine splashpads are closed for summer 2020. The closure includes cancellation of all swimming lessons, swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other activities and events held at city pools. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​</p><p>During a typical year, city pools are open six days a week seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through July (closed Fridays). During August through Labor Day, 11 select pools are open weekends only. Splashpads are open seasonally during a typical year from the last Saturday in May through October 1.</p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>The City of Phoenix has one of the largest recreation systems in the nation. The city's 185 flatland parks are open normal hours of operation, including use of the following amenities: </p><ul><li>Open green space</li><li>Walking paths</li><li>Tennis courts</li><li>Pickleball courts</li><li>Benches</li><li>Drinking fountains</li><li>Disc golf</li><li>12 dog parks</li><li>8 golf courses</li><li>7 skate parks/plazas</li></ul><p>Additionally, the city's hiking trails are open. Trailhead restrooms are open.</p><p>The weekly <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Silent Sunday</a> event in South Mountain Park/Preserve will continue as scheduled.</p><p>Residents can find detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options at ​<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/parks"> Phoenix.gov/Parks</a> and via updates on the department’s social media accounts (<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">Facebook</a> and <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks"> Twitter</a>)​.</p><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are open and offering varying levels of access and programming:</p><ul><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park is open, but operating modified hours.</li><li>Effective May 15, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park opened.</li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park opened for tours by appointment and group rentals of limited capacity. </li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/">Shemer Art Center</a> opened to provide summer camps only. The Center opened to the general public August 4.</li><li>Effective June 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a> opened and is operating limited hours.</li><li>Effective June 16, the <a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a> opened for members only. The Garden opened by reservation to the general public July 6.</li><li>Effective July 7, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a> is offering a drive-thru experience only.</li></ul><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?</strong><br>The following outdoor city recreational amenities are temporarily closed:</p><ul><li>Restrooms in parks (restrooms at trailheads are open)</li><li>Playgrounds</li><li>Basketball and volleyball courts</li><li>Fitness equipment</li><li>Ramadas</li><li>Picnic tables</li><li>Splashpads</li><li>Pools</li><li>Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes</li><li>Sports fields for organized activities </li></ul><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">All city indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p>All in-person classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are suspended. All l​arge gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, including groups and organizations that have a sports field reservation or special activity request.</p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or suspended:</p><ul><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are postponed</li><li>The Mobile Recreation program has been suspended</li><li>The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program has been suspended (PAC operates on school campuses citywide and will be suspended until school schedules are modified)</li><li>Adaptive and inclusive programs operated by non-profit partner Daring Adventures have been postponed​ (offices located in Telephone Pioneers Park are closed) <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></li></ul><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are closed: </p><ul><li>Ak-Chin Pavilion</li><li>American Family Fields of Phoenix</li><li>Arizona Science Center</li><li>Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Encanto Park</li><li>Heritage Square</li><li>Horse Lovers Park</li><li>Irish Cultural Center in Hance Park</li><li>Phoenix Center for the Arts</li><li>Phoenix Municipal Stadium​</li><li>Pioneer and Military Memorial Park​​ and Smurthwaite House​</li><li>Rio Salado Audubon Center​</li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li>Thunderbird Arts Center</li><li>Tovrea Castle​</li></ul><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?<br></strong><a target="_blank" href="/parks/golf">All eight of the city's public golf courses are open normal hours of operation, including restaurants</a>. On-course beverage cart service is available daily. CDC guidelines and physical distancing protocol is being followed. </p><p>Golf cart rental/use is limited to one person at a time unless it is two family members. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>The<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Golf/PKS_Golf_Entry_Forms.pdf"> 2020 ​​Stroke Play Championship​</a> has been rescheduled for August 21-23.​​​</p><p><strong>Can I get exercise outdoors and still practice responsible social or physical distancing?</strong><br>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness. The Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fparkssite%2FMediaAssets%2FGFX%5FCOVID%5FSocial%5FDistancing%2Ejpg"> social or physical distancing</a> while exploring all that the city's 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>.<br></p><p><strong>Are upcoming registration dates affected?</strong><br>Registration for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. <br></p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of 2020 winter and spring classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and sports field reservations will receive a prorated refund. Credit will be placed on their Activenet account and be available for use the next time they register. If paid by credit card, the refund will automatically be applied to that card. Customers can request a refund by check, which could take up to 2 to 4 weeks to process. If a participant wishes to receive a check, they should contact the facility at which the program was being held. All administrative fees for cancelations and refunds have been waived.​ </p><p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong>     </a> <br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

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

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

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of virtual programs and activities.

 

 

PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Space/Star Wars Themehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3575PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Space/Star Wars ThemeOnline8/12/2020 8:00:00 PM8/12/2020 9:00:00 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 ​​Each Wednesday from July 8 through August 12, Phoenix Parks and Department staff will lead a FREE 60-minute, live, video-streamed activity based on different themes. These activities are designed for youth and families to enjoy together. Registration is required. Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider. PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation Program schedule and themes Wednesday, July 8 – 6 to 7 p.m. (Youth Sports theme) Wednesday, July 15 – 1 to 2 p.m. (Superhero theme) ​Wednesday, July 22 – 2 to 3 p.m. (Disney theme) Wednesday, July 29 – 6 to 7 p.m. (Video Games theme) Wednesday, August 5 – 6 to 7 p.m. (Circus theme) Wednesday, August 12 – 1 to 2 p.m. (Space / Star Wars theme) For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website . 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/3588FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline8/15/2020 4:00:00 PM8/15/2020 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 Phoenix 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 third Saturday of the month starting July 18 to December 19. 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: Fitness Bootcamphttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3585FitPHX Virtual: Fitness BootcampOnline8/18/2020 1:00:00 AM8/18/2020 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its summer 2020 activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix 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 Fitness Bootcamp Fitness Bootcamp, presented in partnership with Valley of the Sun YMCA , will be held each Monday from July 13 to August 31. YMCA instructors lead this circuit-style class that combines cardio, strength and speed for a heart pumping workout that will bring participant's fitness to the next level. This is designed as a fun and supportive 60-minute session. 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: Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3579FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into FitnessOnline8/19/2020 1:00:00 AM8/19/2020 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its summer 2020 activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix 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 Fall Into Fitness Fall Into Fitness, presented in partnership with Energized by Exercise , is a family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. It will be held each Tuesday from July 14 to September 1. Professional instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness and Core de Force. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. 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: Fitness Bootcamphttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3586FitPHX Virtual: Fitness BootcampOnline8/25/2020 1:00:00 AM8/25/2020 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its summer 2020 activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix 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 Fitness Bootcamp Fitness Bootcamp, presented in partnership with Valley of the Sun YMCA , will be held each Monday from July 13 to August 31. YMCA instructors lead this circuit-style class that combines cardio, strength and speed for a heart pumping workout that will bring participant's fitness to the next level. This is designed as a fun and supportive 60-minute session. 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: Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3580FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into FitnessOnline8/26/2020 1:00:00 AM8/26/2020 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its summer 2020 activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix 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 Fall Into Fitness Fall Into Fitness, presented in partnership with Energized by Exercise , is a family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. It will be held each Tuesday from July 14 to September 1. Professional instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness and Core de Force. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. 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: Fitness Bootcamphttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3587FitPHX Virtual: Fitness BootcampOnline9/1/2020 1:00:00 AM9/1/2020 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its summer 2020 activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix 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 Fitness Bootcamp Fitness Bootcamp, presented in partnership with Valley of the Sun YMCA , will be held each Monday from July 13 to August 31. YMCA instructors lead this circuit-style class that combines cardio, strength and speed for a heart pumping workout that will bring participant's fitness to the next level. This is designed as a fun and supportive 60-minute session. 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: Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3581FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into FitnessOnline9/2/2020 1:00:00 AM9/2/2020 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its summer 2020 activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix 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 Fall Into Fitness Fall Into Fitness, presented in partnership with Energized by Exercise , is a family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. It will be held each Tuesday from July 14 to September 1. Professional instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness and Core de Force. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. 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 Recreation8/11/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassF7F80CECC96D44EFA0B57F0E88ADACDB"><html> <p>Follow updates about which Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department services, facilities and programs are affected as the City of Phoenix works with the community to manage the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The department cares deeply about the health of its staff and customers. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/article/1352">Face Coverings Required in the City of Phoenix</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong><em>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</em></strong></a><em> </em><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use the Translate button on the menu bar at the top of this page to read in another language​ ​</em></p> <p><strong>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 resident of all ages stay active and have fun during the COVID-19 pandemic. </p><p>Activities include the PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation series; FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness, Bootcamp and Morning Yoga series; the Pueblo Grande Museum Virtual Summer Storytelling series; self-guiding codePHX resources, the Camp Colley Virtual Environmental Learning Program; and Daring Adventures Virtual Adventures series. <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Learn more and register for these FREE programs and activities</a>.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p><strong>Will the city's public pools and splashpads be open this summer?<br></strong>The city's 29 public pools and nine splashpads are closed for summer 2020. The closure includes cancellation of all swimming lessons, swim and dive teams, the water basketball league, and other activities and events held at city pools. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​</p><p>During a typical year, city pools are open six days a week seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through July (closed Fridays). During August through Labor Day, 11 select pools are open weekends only. Splashpads are open seasonally during a typical year from the last Saturday in May through October 1.</p><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department facilities are open and available for use?</strong><br>The City of Phoenix has one of the largest recreation systems in the nation. The city's 185 flatland parks are open normal hours of operation, including use of the following amenities: </p><ul><li>Open green space</li><li>Walking paths</li><li>Tennis courts</li><li>Pickleball courts</li><li>Benches</li><li>Drinking fountains</li><li>Disc golf</li><li>12 dog parks</li><li>8 golf courses</li><li>7 skate parks/plazas</li></ul><p>Additionally, the city's hiking trails are open. Trailhead restrooms are open.</p><p>The weekly <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Silent Sunday</a> event in South Mountain Park/Preserve will continue as scheduled.</p><p>Residents can find detailed information about the city's outdoor recreational options at ​<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/parks"> Phoenix.gov/Parks</a> and via updates on the department’s social media accounts (<a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">Facebook</a> and <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks"> Twitter</a>)​.</p><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are open and offering varying levels of access and programming:</p><ul><li><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixtenniscenter.org/">Phoenix Tennis Center</a> in Washington Park is open, but operating modified hours.</li><li>Effective May 15, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/">Japanese Friendship Garden</a> in Hance Park opened.</li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/phoenix-indian-school-visitors-center"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center</a> in Steele Indian School Park opened for tours by appointment and group rentals of limited capacity. </li><li>Effective June 1, <a target="_blank" href="https://shemerartcenter.org/">Shemer Art Center</a> opened to provide summer camps only. The Center opened to the general public August 4.</li><li>Effective June 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a> opened and is operating limited hours.</li><li>Effective June 16, the <a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a> opened for members only. The Garden opened by reservation to the general public July 6.</li><li>Effective July 7, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixzoo.org/">Phoenix Zoo</a> is offering a drive-thru experience only.</li></ul><p><strong>Which Parks and Recreation Department services, programs and facilities are affected?</strong><br>The following outdoor city recreational amenities are temporarily closed:</p><ul><li>Restrooms in parks (restrooms at trailheads are open)</li><li>Playgrounds</li><li>Basketball and volleyball courts</li><li>Fitness equipment</li><li>Ramadas</li><li>Picnic tables</li><li>Splashpads</li><li>Pools</li><li>Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes</li><li>Sports fields for organized activities </li></ul><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">All city indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p>All in-person classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are suspended. All l​arge gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, including groups and organizations that have a sports field reservation or special activity request.</p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or suspended:</p><ul><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are postponed</li><li>The Mobile Recreation program has been suspended</li><li>The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program has been suspended (PAC operates on school campuses citywide and will be suspended until school schedules are modified)</li><li>Adaptive and inclusive programs operated by non-profit partner Daring Adventures have been postponed​ (offices located in Telephone Pioneers Park are closed) <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></li></ul><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>The Parks and Recreation Department has agreements with many partner organizations that operate city-owned facilities, of which the following​ are closed: </p><ul><li>Ak-Chin Pavilion</li><li>American Family Fields of Phoenix</li><li>Arizona Science Center</li><li>Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Encanto Park</li><li>Heritage Square</li><li>Horse Lovers Park</li><li>Irish Cultural Center in Hance Park</li><li>Phoenix Center for the Arts</li><li>Phoenix Municipal Stadium​</li><li>Pioneer and Military Memorial Park​​ and Smurthwaite House​</li><li>Rio Salado Audubon Center​</li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li>Thunderbird Arts Center</li><li>Tovrea Castle​</li></ul><p><strong>How are city golf courses affected?<br></strong><a target="_blank" href="/parks/golf">All eight of the city's public golf courses are open normal hours of operation, including restaurants</a>. On-course beverage cart service is available daily. CDC guidelines and physical distancing protocol is being followed. </p><p>Golf cart rental/use is limited to one person at a time unless it is two family members. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>The<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Golf/PKS_Golf_Entry_Forms.pdf"> 2020 ​​Stroke Play Championship​</a> has been rescheduled for August 21-23.​​​</p><p><strong>Can I get exercise outdoors and still practice responsible social or physical distancing?</strong><br>Being outdoors is important for health and wellness. The Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible<a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fparkssite%2FMediaAssets%2FGFX%5FCOVID%5FSocial%5FDistancing%2Ejpg"> social or physical distancing</a> while exploring all that the city's 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>.<br></p><p><strong>Are upcoming registration dates affected?</strong><br>Registration for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. <br></p><p><strong>Will participants of suspended or canceled programs receive a refund?</strong><br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Participants of 2020 winter and spring classes, programs, sports leagues, Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) and sports field reservations will receive a prorated refund. Credit will be placed on their Activenet account and be available for use the next time they register. If paid by credit card, the refund will automatically be applied to that card. Customers can request a refund by check, which could take up to 2 to 4 weeks to process. If a participant wishes to receive a check, they should contact the facility at which the program was being held. All administrative fees for cancelations and refunds have been waived.​ </p><p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong>     </a> <br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Read the Latest Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1434Parks and Recreation7/31/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1434/Hance Park July 2020 Construction.jpgRead the Latest Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClassA369B7BC73464D31A550A64A4E6FE6D3"><html> <p>​​Now in its fifth month, construction on phase one of the <a href="/parks/hancerevitalization" target="_blank">Margaret T. Hance Park Revitalization Project</a> has made considerable progress and continues to proceed on schedule. Driven by <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/732" target="_blank">a $2 million legacy gift from the Fiesta Bowl​</a>, the first phase of the park’s renovation is scheduled for completion in December 2020. ​​<br></p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_July_2020.pdf">latest issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> was published Friday and provides a closer look at the “Fiesta Bowl Play at Hance Park” play area, an update about the work being done by construction crews and information about free FitPHX activities previously held in the park that are being offered virtually this summer.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p>The newsletter is brought to you by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, a public-private partnership consisting of the <a target="_blank" href="/parks">Phoenix Pa​​rks and Recreation Department​</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixcommunityalliance.com/">Phoenix Community Alliance</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://hanceparkconservancy.org/">Hance Park​ Conservancy</a>. The Coalition encourages everyone to share the newsletter with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.</p> <span style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;cursor:text;orphans:2;float:none;"> </span> <span style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;"></span> <span style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;cursor:text;orphans:2;float:none;"> </span> <span style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;float:none;"></span> <span style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;cursor:text;orphans:2;float:none;"> </span> <span style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;"></span> <span style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;cursor:text;orphans:2;float:none;"> </span> <span style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;float:none;"></span> <span style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;cursor:text;orphans:2;float:none;"> </span> <p>Additional information about the Hance Park Revitalization Project and instructions for how to subscribe to the e-version of the newsletter is available on the project website: <a target="_blank" href="/parks/hancerevitalization" title="">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>.​​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
FitPHX Goes Virtual with Summer Programshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1395Parks and Recreation7/11/2020 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1395/FitPHX_Fall_Into_Fitness.jpgFitPHX Goes Virtual with Summer Programs<div class="ExternalClass05356B4D6E1A4468B9D2A614EE9D96B1"><html> <p>​<a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX​</a>, the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its summer 2020 activities virtually starting this month. Eight weeks of programming will begin the week of July 13, and includes the popular Fitness Bootcamp and Fall Into Fitness series. The schedule also features a new monthly Morning Yoga series. All three programs are presented thanks to the sponsorship of <a target="_blank" href="https://local.aarp.org/phoenix-az/">AARP Phoenix</a> and other supporting partners.</p><p>These programs are free, but registration is required. Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live 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.</p><p><strong>FitPHX Virtual: Fitness Bootcamp</strong><br>Fitness Bootcamp, presented in partnership with <a target="_blank" href="https://valleyymca.org/">Valley of the Sun YMCA</a>, will be held each Monday from July 13 to August 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. YMCA instructors lead this circuit-style class that combines cardio, strength and speed for a heart pumping workout that will bring participant's fitness to the next level. This is designed as a fun and supportive 60-minute session. <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36136">Learn more and register</a>.</p><p><strong>FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into Fitness</strong><br>Fall Into Fitness, presented in partnership with <a target="_blank" href="http://energizedbyexercise.com/">Energized by Exercise</a>, is a family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. It will be held each Tuesday from July 14 to September 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. Professional instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness and Core de Force. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36135">Learn more and register</a>.</p><p><strong>FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yoga</strong><br>Morning Yoga, presented in partnership with <a target="_blank" href="https://www.sutrastudios.com/">Sutra Studios</a>, is designed for all ages and experience levels. It will be held every third Saturday of the month starting July 18 to December 19 from 9 to 10 a.m. Jump start your day, wake up your body and get your energy flowing. <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search/detail/36137">Learn more and register</a>.​ </p><p>Learn more about other city health and wellness initiatives on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX webpage</a>.</p><p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of other free virtual programs and activities this summer. Learn more at <a href="/parks/" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.</p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews


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