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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of virtual programs and activities.​​​​​​



APS Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4031APS Electric Light ParadeStarts at Central Ave. & Montebello Ave., Ends at 7th St. & Indian School Rd.12/5/2021 2:00:00 AM12/5/2021 4:00:00 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 A Holiday Tradition Returns! ​ The lights and sounds of the APS Electric Light Parade are returning this holiday season! APS and the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for a night of community and celebration. Entrants will interpret the theme of “Peace on Earth,” and are sure to light up the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 4, with their visually stunning displays! For more informat​ion ... phoenix.gov/elp To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, multiple COVID-19 mitigation strategies have been implemented this year which includes reduced entries, reduced entry occupants, and the elimination of the preparade viewing event traditionally held the evening before the parade. Additionally, it is strongly encouraged to social distance when possible, and wear masks. If you or a loved one is feeling sick, please stay home and consider enjoying the parade telecast from the comfort of your home.​​​​
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4002Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.12/5/2021 12:00:00 PM12/5/2021 5:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ Silent Sunday #SouthMountain Held every Sunday of the year, our “Silent Sundays" provide an opportunity to enjoy the park without the impacts of motor vehicle traffic. During Silent Sunday times, the park's roadways are closed to all motor vehicle traffic and are reserved for activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 1st Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 2nd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 3rd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 4th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted the entire day, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (All park gates are closed at 7 p.m.) 5th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. Parking is available at the South Mountain Activity Complex, which is accessed via the Central Ave. entrance and located imediately following the park's main entrance gate. From the South Mountain Activity Complex, there are several popular trailheads that are available to hikers with only a short walk. Trailheads that are accessed via other park entrance gates, such as Pima Canyon, are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures.​​ Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage ​​​​ ​
The 44th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Art Markethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4020The 44th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Art MarketPueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park12/11/2021 4:00:00 PM12/12/2021 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 ​ The 44th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Art Market December 11-12, 9am - 4pm​ Cost $5 (entrance to museum included); Market is free to Indigenous peoples, military personnel (active and retired), Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members, children twelve and below, front-line workers and first responders. Please join the Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum as they present the 44 th Annual Indian Art Market at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. The Pueblo Grande Indian Market will take place on Saturday, December 11, & Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 9 am – 4 pm. Market features over 100 artisan booths, traditional Native American performances, demonstrations, and Native foods. The event is family friendly featuring the KiHim (O'odham word for village) where visitors can engage in many hands-on activities. The entire museum and park are open to the public during this event with price of admission. We want to thank Casino Arizona, Arizona Humanities, Cook Native American Ministries Foundation for their generous sponsorships. Casino Arizona's sponsorship of all front-line workers and first responders' admission fees in appreciation for their service and especially their service through the pandemic is especially timely. The Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum will take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety of festival participants, volunteers, and attendees, complying with local, state, and federal guidelines to slow the spread of Covid-19. The safety of our communities and attendees is foremost in all the planning and production of this event. Please visit https//www.pueblograndeindianmarket.org/ for more information.



Parks and Recreation Services Update44Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClassF4C339E2F6614BDCBBABE70657A06CB7"><p>City of Phoenix recreation facilities are <strong>open</strong>​​. That includes all community and recreation centers, parks, trails, sports complexes, golf courses and <a href="/pgm">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>.<br></p><p>Indoor facilities are operating at limited capacity and indoor sports leagues are paused.<br></p><p>Additionally, the City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines and are requiring a mask or face covering when inside city facilities, regardless of vaccination status.​ <span style="color:#efefef;">#homepage #allpks​</span>​</p><p><span style="color:#efefef;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services</a>​</span></p></div>9/1/2021 7:00:00 AM12/31/2021 7:00:00 AM

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Phoenix attracts some of the most recognized events in the nation, including the Super Bowl, NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four and College Football Playoff National Championship Game. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, first class hospitality options and worldclass event venues, Phoenix has become one of the top event destinations in the nation. Add in world-class hiking, renowned golfing options, numerous historic and cultural experiences, and the perfect combination of downtown energy mixed with uptown relaxation, and Phoenix is a great place to live, visit and play.