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Making Phoenix a better place to live, visit and play!

Phoenix provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land with more than 200 miles of trails; 185 parks; 32 community and recreation centers; eight golf courses; 29 pools where thousands cool off and learn to swim each summer; and classes, programs and sports leagues where kids and adults learn, stay active and have fun!


 

 

City of Phoenix Offers $3,000 Incentive to 2023 Certified Aquatics Staff https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2588Parks and Recreation12/7/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2588/Swim-Lesson-Lifeguard-for-Newsroom.jpgCity of Phoenix Offers $3,000 Incentive to 2023 Certified Aquatics Staff <div class="ExternalClass0AC1239A158B487C81AEAFC284BBFFCD"><html> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering </span><strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">$3,000</strong><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> in incentive pay for certified lifeguards. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department needs to hire </span><strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">pool managers, assistant managers and hundreds of lifeguards</strong><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> ahead of the 2023 pool season to safely open as many of the city's 29 public pools as possible.<br></span><br> <p>Eligible certified managers, assistant managers and lifeguards will receive $500 on the first paycheck, and the remaining $2,500 as a one-time payment at the end of the 2023 pool season. </p> <p>To receive the pay, a person must become certified as a lifeguard, work the entire summer through Labor Day weekend and finish in good standing. </p> <p>Also, for the first time, the department is offering a new 'Shallow Water Lifeguard' position. Shallow-water lifeguards will guard four feet of water and under. </p> <p> <em>“For the second season in a row, the City of Phoenix is making a direct investment into the safety of our residents, especially when it comes to children and water safety," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Not only do lifeguards watch over our residents while swimming, but they also provide affordable swim lessons throughout the summer."</em> </p> <p> <em>“To ensure we deliver the best service to our residents, Phoenix we must continue to raise wages and benefits for our essential employees," said District 5 Councilwoman and Community & Cultural Investment Subcommittee Chair Betty Guardado. “Our committee will continue to support the important efforts by our Parks and Recreation Department to address the shortages in our lifeguard and pool staffing levels."</em> </p> <p>The $3,000 incentive pay reimburses individuals for the cost and time spent obtaining the lifeguard certification and, <strong>when combined with the base hourly rate of per position, increases the rate of the follow positions to:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Pool Managers: $20.91/hour + $3,000 incentive =  <strong>$30/hour*</strong></li> <li>Assistant Pool Managers: $18.28/hour + $3,000 incentive = <strong>$27.65/hour*</strong></li> <li>Swim Lesson Instructor: $16.51/hour + $3,000 incentive =  <strong>$25.88/hour*</strong></li> <li>Lifeguards: $15.72/hour + $3,000 incentive =  <strong>$25.09/hour*</strong></li> <li>Shallow Water Lifeguard: $14.97/hour + $3,000 incentive = <strong>$24.34/hour*</strong></li> </ul> <p>The department is also offering a $250 employee referral payment. </p> <p>Get certified now so you are ready to interview in March! Certification classes have already begun and are available for registration at multiple locations through March. Lifeguards must complete the necessary training during the scheduled class times.</p> <p>Benefits of being a lifeguard: </p> <ol> <li>$3,000 incentive pay</li> <li>$15.72 an hour base pay</li> <li>Learn lifesaving skills</li> <li>Work in your neighborhood</li> <li>Keep your community safe and be a role model for kids</li> <li>Looks great on a college application or resume, demonstrates teamwork, responsibility, and leadership skills</li> <li>Meet other dedicated people</li> <li>Flexible summer shifts, ideal for students</li> <li>Have fun!</li> </ol> <p><a href="/parks/pools" target="_blank">StarGuard Training​</a> for lifeguard certification is required to become a lifeguard with the City of Phoenix. Those interested in becoming a lifeguard should register for a certification class right away. Applicants must be at least 15-years-old.   </p> <p> <em>*The estimated hourly wage is based on the $3,000 incentive divided by 360, the number of hours worked in a typical swim season and added to each position's hourly base rate of pay.​</em></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Pueblo Grande Museum Celebrates Its 45th Annual Indian Markethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2586Parks and Recreation12/6/2022 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2586/Anselm_Davis_Artist_B_David_Cathell_Photographer (1).jpgPueblo Grande Museum Celebrates Its 45th Annual Indian Market<div class="ExternalClass3E3317B5CD744178934B9BE7A599EEFE"><html> <p></p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;text-align:center;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" align="center"> <em>— Dwayne Manuel (Onk Akimel O’odham) is 2022 Featured Artist — </em> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;text-align:center;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" align="center"> <em> <br> </em> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">The Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum presents its 45th Annual Indian Market at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, </span> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(38, 40, 42) !important;" data-ogsc="rgb(38, 40, 42)">from 9 a.m.-4 p.m</span> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">. This annual event will include an art showcase with over 100 local and regional artists, contemporary and traditional performances, cultural demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">This year’s featured artist is Dwayne Manuel (Onk Akimel O’odham) from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. In 2010, Manuel received his Bachelor’s degree of Fine Art from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and his Masters of Fine Art from the University of Arizona School of Art in 2014. Manuel is known for his use of aerosol aesthetics in his art and installation pieces. He blends his use of this contemporary medium with imagery that honors his O’odham heritage and culture.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">Manuel has exhibited his work at many galleries and museums around the country and has completed commissioned art for Nike, Salt River Courts, Children’s Museum Tucson, The New Arizona Prize, and The Cheyenne River Youth Project.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;">The annual two-day event draws nearly 2,500 art supporters and enthusiasts who come to shop their favorite collections, peruse from vendors, and watch traditional and contemporary performances and cultural demonstrations. <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">In addition to Native American art vendors, the Indian Market will feature a main stage with entertainment provided by five-time world hoop dancing champion Tony Duncan, traditional Akimel O’odham basket dancers, and musical performances from bands Artificial Red (Randy Kemp) and One Way Sky from the Gila River Indian Community. Tribal Royalty will also be in attendance and the Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post 84 will post and retire colors on each day of the festival.  </span></p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">The event is family friendly featuring the Ki:Him (O’odham word for village) where visitors can engage in many hands-on activities. Some of these activities are especially suited to children of all ages. These activities include learning how to use an authentic bow and arrow; an atlatl to throw spears; creating a clay pot; making a beaded bracelet; incising a petroglyph, making paper masks; painting miniature gourds; learning how to hoop dance and more. Visitors will also be able to watch traditional Hopi piki bread being made and taste it when it’s finished. Guests will also be able to taste cooked tepary beans and juices made from native fruits.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;">Each day the market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4​​ p.m. It is free to Indigenous people, active and retired military personnel, Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members, children ages twelve and younger, and both police and fire personnel.</p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(38, 40, 42) !important;" data-ogsc="rgb(38, 40, 42)"> </span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(38, 40, 42) !important;" data-ogsc="rgb(38, 40, 42)">The Pueblo Grande Museum would like to thank Casino Arizona, Arizona Humanities, and Arizona Commission on the Arts. Each year, this event brings together people who are passionate about Native American Arts, Crafts and Culture, historic preservation and archaeology.  </span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black"> </span> </span> </strong> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">Event Details</span> </span> </strong> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;text-indent:36pt;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <strong>What: </strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">45th Annual Indian Market</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 72pt;"> <strong>Where: </strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington Street</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 72pt;"> <strong>When: </strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">Saturday, Dec. 10 - Sunday, Dec. 11</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 72pt;"> <strong>Time:</strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black"> 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 72pt;"> <strong>Cost: </strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">$5 (Entrance to museum included), free for Indigenous people, active and retired military personnel, Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members, children ages twelve and younger, and police and fire service personnel.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span> </p> <p>​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

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WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4569WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!Helen Drake Senior Center1/30/2023 5:00:00 PM1/30/2023 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ T his program focuses on walking as a way to de-stress, build mindful & intentional habits, and find a healthier YOU in 2023! This program is for all ages and abiltiies. To register, please call or visit the Helen Drake Senior Center Front Desk 602-262-4949 *This program is FREE for ​members. Annual membership = $20 for Phoenix residents | $40 for non-residents. No
FitLot Classeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4487FitLot ClassesRose Mofford Sports Complex2/1/2023 1:00:00 AM2/1/2023 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b FitLot classes are one hour full-body circuit trainings for all ages and abilities. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. ​​ No
FitPHX Fall into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4567FitPHX Fall into FitnessVirtual2/1/2023 1:00:00 AM2/1/2023 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Fall into Fitness is a family-friendly social fitness experience for all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds. ​ For more information and/or to register, visit www.phoenix.gov/fitphx No
FitLot Classeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4488FitLot ClassesRose Mofford Sports Complex2/3/2023 1:00:00 AM2/3/2023 2:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b FitLot classes are one hour full-body circuit trainings for all ages and abilities. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. ​​ No
WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4570WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!Helen Drake Senior Center2/6/2023 5:00:00 PM2/6/2023 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ Th is program focuses on walking as a way to de-stress, build mindful & intentional habits, and find a healthier YOU in 2023! This program is for all ages and abiltiies. To register, please call or visit the Helen Drake Senior Center Front Desk 602-262-4949 *This program is FREE for ​members. Annual membership = $20 for Phoenix residents | $40 for non-residents. No


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