Parks and Recreation Services Update36Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClass3A02F640594B462A825B0E331261CE79"><p>All ​​​Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039">indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>.​​ <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;">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/1102">city park amenities are temporarily closed</a> and​​<a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1096"> access at high-traffic trailheads is temporarily limited</a>. <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;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;">#allpks</span>​<br></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. <font color="#f2f2f2">#Homepage </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">Parks and Recreation Impacted Services Update</a><br><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082">Responsible Social or Physical Distancing for Parks and Trails</a> ​​<br></p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM5/1/2020 7:00:00 AM

 

 

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​​​Eastlake Park Community Center

1549 E. Jefferson St.
(16th St. and Jefferson St.)
Phone: 602-262-6759


Community Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays

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Community Center Programs:

​​Clas​sesSports LeaguesFitness MembershipEastlake PoolEastlake Park

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Nearby Resources:​

Harmon Branch Library

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Upcoming Events:

 

 

Postponed: Art in the Garden and Sparkling Teahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3503Postponed: Art in the Garden and Sparkling TeaShemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Rd.4/4/2020 5:00:00 PM4/4/2020 11:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​This fun, mid-morning and afternoon event will feature a colorful display of garden-themed artist tents, showcasing the latest in florals, botanicals, ceramics, wood and wearable art, as well as live music, a variety of art and garden demonstrations, food and beverages, and a silent auction, followed by a ticketed, Sparkling Tea on the garden patio. Learn more about this event and purchase tickets for the Sparkling Tea Party .
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3451Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.4/5/2020 12:00:00 PM4/5/2020 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 ​Silent Sunday is held every Sunday year-round. On those days, the park’s main roadway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park operating hours) on the fourth Sunday. During those times on those days, the park’s roadways are reserved for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. On Silent Sunday, park visitors who would like to park near the main Central Ave. entrance can do so in the Activity Complex, which can be accessed just inside the entry gate and within proximity to several popular trails and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center . Trailheads not accessed via the main Central Ave. entrance are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures. Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage
Canceled: Food Truck Fridayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3460Canceled: Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 4/10/2020 6:00:00 PM4/10/2020 8:30:00 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 ​Visit the heart of downtown Phoenix every Friday and order lunch from some of the Valley’s most popular food trucks. View the upcoming food truck schedule
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3452Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.4/12/2020 12:00:00 PM4/12/2020 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 ​Silent Sunday is held every Sunday year-round. On those days, the park’s main roadway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park operating hours) on the fourth Sunday. During those times on those days, the park’s roadways are reserved for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. On Silent Sunday, park visitors who would like to park near the main Central Ave. entrance can do so in the Activity Complex, which can be accessed just inside the entry gate and within proximity to several popular trails and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center . Trailheads not accessed via the main Central Ave. entrance are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures. Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage

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​Eastlake Community Center  offers children of all ages, adults and seniors cultural programs, dance classes (hip-hop, jazz, ballet, African, tap, tumbling, cheer, pom), arts and crafts, pottery, Jujitsu, aerobics and sports as well as a fitness room with state-of-the-art resistance and aerobic machines. The center and its namesake park played a central role in the civil rights movement in Arizona. They were home to many civil rights rallies, visits from civil right leaders and were the starting point of many civil rights marches to the Arizona State Capital. It is host to Annual Juneteenth Celebrations and the Phoenix Arts Commission Civil Rights Memorial.

Eastlake Park History:

"Phoenix Park", as it was called back in the 1890's, was developed by Moses Sherman specifically to give passengers of his tram line a pleasant place to spend time while waiting for the next tram. A tree lined lake covered much of the existing park. In 1914, it was purchased by the city of Phoenix and became Eastlake Park.
Eastlake Park has been the focal point of African American history in Phoenix for much of its existence. Until it outgrew the space, the park was the home of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. The park has been home to many civil rights rallies, visits from civil right leaders and the starting point of all civil rights marches to the Capital. It is home to the Annual Juneteenth Celebration and the Phoenix Arts Commission Civil Rights Memorial.

The trolleys no longer run and the lake has been drained, but Eastlake Park lives on as a vital community asset. It is a place where children, teens, adults and seniors from across the valley meet to participate in outstanding cultural programs.

All can enjoy low cost classes in dance (hip-hop, jazz, ballet, African dance, tap, tumbling, cheer, pom), arts and crafts, pottery, Jujitsu and aerobics. Sports programs include basketball; t-ball, coach pitch and kid pitch (sponsored by the Arizona Diamondbacks), flag football (sponsored by the Arizona Cardinals), track, softball wiffleball, kickball, and splatterball, are offered at a minimal fee. Educational classes in computer, cooking, sewing, teen council, tutoring and mentoring are also offered throughout the year. Activity Schedule

Eastlake Park embraces the spirit of Phoenix.

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