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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 park amenities, sports complexes, trails and golf courses​. <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;orphans:2;"><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;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">​</span><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;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"></span><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;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;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"></span><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;orphans:2;">#allpks <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;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">​​​​​​</span><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;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"></span><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;orphans:2;">#Homepage</span></span><span style="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;float:none;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"></span></span>​</p><p><a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Registration​</a> for in-person classes, programs and activities is paused until further notice. </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;orphans:2;">#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 AM1/1/2021 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation11/12/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassAAA3989831DA478CBF88E91AFF6B71CC"><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></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"></a><strong>*** </strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1557"><strong>All City Park Amenities and Sports Complexes Reopened Effective October 8​</strong></a><strong> ***​</strong><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>*** </strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"><strong>City of Phoenix Reservable Athletic Fields Reopened Effective September 10</strong></a><strong> ***</strong>​<br></p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:<br></strong>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 stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. <br></p><p>Activities include the PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation series; Virtual Adaptive Recreation programs; Virtual Chats for Seniors; Virtual Speaker Series; FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness, Boot Camp and Morning Yoga series; self-guiding codePHX resources; the Camp Colley Virtual Environmental Learning Program; and Daring Adventures Virtual Adventures series. <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><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, but use of select park amenities and sports complexes was being restricted. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1557">Following a vote by the City Council during its October 7 meeting, all amenities in city parks and sports complexes reopened effective October 8​</a>. </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>Effective October 12, Pueblo Grande Museum's outdoor trails reopened to the public. The indoor portion of the museum remains closed and all programs are paused.<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 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 reopened.</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 reopened 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> reopened to provide summer camps only. The Center reopened to the general public August 4.</li><li>Effective June 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a> reopened and is operating limited hours.</li><li>Effective June 16, the <a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a> reopened for members only. The Garden reopened 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> began offering a drive-thru experience. The zoo reopened to the general public September 19.</li><li>Effective September 4, Heritage Square's <a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/">Rosson House​</a> reopened for tours.</li><li>Effective September 4, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center​</a> reopened.</li><li>Effective September 19, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park reopened.​<a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/"><br></a></li></ul><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 recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p>All in-person classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are paused. <br></p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or paused:</p><ul><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are paused (effective October 12, the museum's outdoor trails reopened to the public) <br></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 are modified)<br></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<br></li><li>Horse Lovers Park</li><li>Irish Cultural Center in Hance Park<br></li><li>Phoenix Center for the Arts<br></li><li>Phoenix Municipal Stadium​</li><li>Pioneer and Military Memorial Park​​ and Smurthwaite House​</li><li>Rio Salado Audubon Center​<br></li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li>Thunderbird Arts Center<br></li><li>Tovrea Castle​<br></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. ​<br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"><strong>Will the city's public pools and splash pads be open in 2020?<br></strong>The city's 29 public pools and nine splash pads were closed for summer 2020. The closure included 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" style="color:rgb(32, 173, 149);text-decoration:none;">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">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. Splash pads are open seasonally during a typical year from the last Saturday in May through October 1.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></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?<br></strong>Registration for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed 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 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.​ <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

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 Parks and Recreation Board Meeting Packet
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 Papago Sports Complex - Multiuse Trail Project​

The cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale have partnered to build a new natural surface, multiuse trail in Papago Park and are asking for community input about the design and improvements. 

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Cesar Chavez Community Center

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Virtual Speaker Series: Helping Boys and Girls Thrivehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3666Virtual Speaker Series: Helping Boys and Girls ThriveOnline12/1/2020 12:00:00 AM12/1/2020 1:00:00 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 The Virtual Speaker Series is FREE and presented by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Human Services departments. This session will discuss child development and ways to help children build confidence, succeed and thrive. Registration is required . Registered participants will receive a unique code 4 to 6 hours prior to the session 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. Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually at Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​
FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3681FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into FitnessOnline12/2/2020 1:00:00 AM12/2/2020 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 fall 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 October 6 to December 8. 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: Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3682FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into FitnessOnline12/9/2020 1:00:00 AM12/9/2020 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 fall 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 October 6 to December 8. 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: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3592FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline12/19/2020 4:00:00 PM12/19/2020 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 .​​​​​

 

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Read the Latest Hance Park Newsletterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1636Parks and Recreation11/24/2020 2:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1636/hance_park_play_area.jpgRead the Latest Hance Park Newsletter<div class="ExternalClassAE656DEC206D47B199C4785FAD4895FA"><html> <p>​The <a href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Hance/Hance_Park_Newsletter_November_2020.pdf" target="_blank">latest issue of the Hance Park Newsletter</a> was published Monday and includes photos of the “Fiesta Bowl Play at Hance Park” play area as it takes form, a construction update as phase 1A of the park's revitalization project nears its December completion date, and information about free fitness programs being offered this fall by <a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX</a>.<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 href="https://www.phoenixcommunityalliance.com/" target="_blank">Phoenix Community Alliance</a> and <a href="http://hanceparkconservancy.org/" target="_blank">Hance Park​ Conservancy</a>. The Coalition encourages everyone to share it with family, friends and the organizations in which they are involved to help spread information and awareness about the project.</p> <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" title="" href="/parks/hancerevitalization">Phoenix.gov/Parks/HanceRevitalization</a>.​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Fire Ban in Phoenix's Desert Parks and Preserves Ends Dec. 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1628Parks and Recreation11/18/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1628/deem_hills.jpgFire Ban in Phoenix's Desert Parks and Preserves Ends Dec. 1<div class="ExternalClass4ED96B80A08A4612818A0AC807206DCE"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual​ ban of open fires in the city's desert parks and mountain preserves on December 1. That date coincides with the ending of the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department's​ <a href="https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/maricopa-countys-regional-parks-prepare-to-lift-annual-fire-ban-121/" target="_blank">annual fire ban in its regional parks</a>.<br></p> <p>Typically lifted during the month of October, the ban was extended this year due to the unseasonably warm and dry fall weather. Park users are reminded that vegetation in these areas remains dry and caution should be taken any time they are using an open fire. </p> <p>In consultation with the Phoenix Fire Department, <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1171">the ban went into effect on May 1</a>, and prohibits open wood and charcoal fires. Propane or gas grills are not part of the ban, but can only be used in established picnic areas. <br></p> <p>The ban applies to Camelback Mountain, Deem Hills Recreation Area, Papago Park, Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, North Mountain Park, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, and South Mountain Park/Preserve. It does not apply to the city's flatland parks.</p> <p>Motorists traveling through or near Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves should use extreme care with smoking materials and dispose of those only in their vehicle's ash tray. Smoking outside an enclosed vehicle is prohibited year-round in those natural areas.</p> <p>To protect their homes, residents whose property borders the city's preserve land may remove dry shrubs, brush and grasses, and trim dead branches from trees within the 10-foot strip of land that borders their property. By creating this 10-foot “buffer zone" residents can help to protect their homes from potential brush fires in the adjacent preserve land.</p> <p>Preserve neighbors also should check irrigation lines and pool back-flush hoses to ensure that water is not seeping into the preserve. Outside water sources encourage unnaturally dense vegetation growth, which increases fire risk.<br></p> <p>For general information regarding removing vegetation, residents can contact a Phoenix Park Ranger at 602-495-5458 or <a target="_blank" href="mailto:natural.resources.pks@phoenix.gov">natural.resources.pks@phoenix.gov</a>.</p> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Phoenix Fire Department remind trail users to <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> and practice responsible physical distancing when enjoying the city's desert parks and mountain preserves. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails">View a hiking safety checklist and guidelines for physical distancing when on the trail</a>.<br></p> <p>Detailed information about Phoenix's 41,000-plus acres of desert parks and mountain preserves, and 200-plus miles of trails, is available at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068Parks and Recreation11/12/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1068/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngParks and Recreation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassAAA3989831DA478CBF88E91AFF6B71CC"><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></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"></a><strong>*** </strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1557"><strong>All City Park Amenities and Sports Complexes Reopened Effective October 8​</strong></a><strong> ***​</strong><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>*** </strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1487"><strong>City of Phoenix Reservable Athletic Fields Reopened Effective September 10</strong></a><strong> ***</strong>​<br></p><p><strong>Stay active by participating in FREE virtual recreation programs and activities:<br></strong>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 stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. <br></p><p>Activities include the PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation series; Virtual Adaptive Recreation programs; Virtual Chats for Seniors; Virtual Speaker Series; FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness, Boot Camp and Morning Yoga series; self-guiding codePHX resources; the Camp Colley Virtual Environmental Learning Program; and Daring Adventures Virtual Adventures series. <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><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, but use of select park amenities and sports complexes was being restricted. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1557">Following a vote by the City Council during its October 7 meeting, all amenities in city parks and sports complexes reopened effective October 8​</a>. </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>Effective October 12, Pueblo Grande Museum's outdoor trails reopened to the public. The indoor portion of the museum remains closed and all programs are paused.<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 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 reopened.</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 reopened 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> reopened to provide summer camps only. The Center reopened to the general public August 4.</li><li>Effective June 15, <a target="_blank" href="https://northmountainvisitorcenter.org/">North Mountain Visitor Center</a> reopened and is operating limited hours.</li><li>Effective June 16, the <a target="_blank" href="https://dbg.org/">Desert Botanical Garden</a> reopened for members only. The Garden reopened 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> began offering a drive-thru experience. The zoo reopened to the general public September 19.</li><li>Effective September 4, Heritage Square's <a target="_blank" href="https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/">Rosson House​</a> reopened for tours.</li><li>Effective September 4, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azscience.org/">Arizona Science Center​</a> reopened.</li><li>Effective September 19, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/">Enchanted Island Amusement Park​</a> in Encanto Park reopened.​<a target="_blank" href="https://www.enchantedisland.com/"><br></a></li></ul><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 recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>. </p><p>All in-person classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are paused. <br></p><p>The following recreation facilities or programs are closed, postponed or paused:</p><ul><li>Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and all programs are paused (effective October 12, the museum's outdoor trails reopened to the public) <br></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 are modified)<br></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<br></li><li>Horse Lovers Park</li><li>Irish Cultural Center in Hance Park<br></li><li>Phoenix Center for the Arts<br></li><li>Phoenix Municipal Stadium​</li><li>Pioneer and Military Memorial Park​​ and Smurthwaite House​</li><li>Rio Salado Audubon Center​<br></li><li>South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)</li><li>Thunderbird Arts Center<br></li><li>Tovrea Castle​<br></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. ​<br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"><strong>Will the city's public pools and splash pads be open in 2020?<br></strong>The city's 29 public pools and nine splash pads were closed for summer 2020. The closure included 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" style="color:rgb(32, 173, 149);text-decoration:none;">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>.​​</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">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. Splash pads are open seasonally during a typical year from the last Saturday in May through October 1.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></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?<br></strong>Registration for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed 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 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.​ <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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