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Process of Approval for the Code of Conduct Policy

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Read and download in PDF format the 2021 monthly update reports ​presented to the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board:
January 28, 2021  |  February 25, 2021  |  March 25, 2021  |  April 22, 2021  |  May 27, 2021

The Parks and Recreation Board approved a smoke-free policy for the City of Phoenix parks system. The policy prohibits the use of tobacco products on all city park property and areas outside of community/recreation centers. The policy will be incorporated into the Code of Conduct. 

Exceptions to the policy include allowing designated smoking areas at special events on park property and in special event venues/spring training facilities, as well as continuing to allow smoking at city golf courses provided the rules to do so 20 feet from buildings or doorways are followed. 

As with other park rules, Parks and Recreation Department staff will lead with education to ensure park users are in compliance​.

Questions about the Code of Conduct Policy can be answered by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.​​



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Consistent with Parks and Recreation Board direction, staff is continuing to implement the Code of Conduct. For the first 60 days, staff conducted strictly education about the new behavioral expectations in the Code of Conduct. Staff is continuing to lead with education when contacting park guests about the Code of Conduct, and the trespass policy contained in the Code of Conduct is now in effect as well. Staff has been providing monthly updates to the Parks and Recreation Board, which meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. (these meetings are currently being held virtually via the WebEx app). ​​​ ​

Questions about the Code of Conduct Policy can be answered by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.​​


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​Consistent with Parks and Recreation Board direction, staff is moving forward with implementation of the Code of Conduct. At the present time, Parks and Recreation staff at all levels is being trained on the Code of Conduct and the new behavioral expectations for parks and park facilities. Signage is also being finalized and ordered.​ 

Over a period of 60 days, staff will be conducting public outreach to inform the community and park users about the Code of Conduct before the trespass policy of the Code of Conduct goes into effect. During this time, laws and park rules will continue to be enforced, but trespass notices will not be issued for the new behavioral expectations in the Code of Conduct. 

Beginning this month, monthly written reports will be provided to the Parks and Recreation Board, which meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. (these meetings are currently being held virtually via the WebEx app). The monthly reports are available at the top of this webpage.​​ 

Questions about the Code of Conduct Policy can be answered by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.​​



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Staff presented an update to the Parks and Recreation Board regarding the status of implementing the Code of Conduct (Behavior Policy), which the Board approved during its October 25, 2019 meeting. 

During the meeting, staff updated the Parks and Recreation Board on its intent to move forward with the implementation process for the Code of Conduct in early 2021, including training Parks and Recreation staff, conducting public outreach to educate the community, designing and installing new signage and developing an IT solution for tracking trespass notices. 

Read the report presented to the Parks and Recreation Board​​

Questions about the Code of Conduct Policy can be answered by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.​​



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City Council Land Use and Livability Subcommittee Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019; 10 a.m.
Phoenix City Hall, 1st Floor Atrium, Assembly Rooms A, B and C
200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Questions about the Behavior Policy can be answered by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.​​

 


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Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019; 5 p.m.
Phoenix City Council Chambers
200 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Questions about the meeting and this agenda item can be answered by contacting the department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.​



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Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

Thursday, April 25, 2019; 5 p.m.
Phoenix City Council Chambers
200 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Questions about the meeting can be answered by contacting the department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.​



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There will be an item on the Thursday, March 28 Parks and Recreation Board meeting agenda regarding the creation of a Code of Conduct Policy to govern city parks and facilities. This item will be for information and discussion only, no action will be taken. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and provide public comment.

Read the report presented to the Parks and Recreation Board

Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2019; 5 p.m.
Phoenix City Council Chambers
200 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Questions about the meeting can be answered by contacting the department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.



Monday, March 4, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Devonshire Senior Center, 2802 E. Devonshire Ave.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Desert West Community Center, 6501 W. Virginia Ave.

Monday, March 11, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunnyslope Community Center, 802 E. Vogel Ave.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
South Mountain Community Center, 212 E. Alta Vista Rd.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Eastlake Park Community Center, 1549 E. Jefferson St.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 N. 40th St.

Questions about the process and upcoming public meetings can be answered by contacting the department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.




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Update as of February 6, 2019

There will be an item on the Wednesday, Feb. 27 City Council Parks, Arts, Libraries and Education Subcommittee meeting agenda regarding the creation of a Code of Conduct to govern city parks and facilities. This item will be for information and discussion only, no action will be taken. The meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., First Floor Assembly Rooms A, B and C. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and provide public comment.

Read the report presented to the City Council Parks, Arts, Libraries and Education Subcommittee

City Council Parks, Arts, Libraries and Education Subcommittee Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 27; 9:30 a.m.
Phoenix City Hall, First Floor Assembly Rooms A, B and C
200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Questions about the meeting can be answered by contacting the department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.


Update as of January 18, 2019

There will be an item on the Thursday, Jan. 24 Parks and Recreation Board meeting agenda regarding the creation of a Code of Conduct Policy to govern city parks and facilities. This item will be for information and discussion only, no action will be taken. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and provide public comment.

Read the report presented to the Parks and Recreation Board

Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019; 5 p.m.
Phoenix City Council Chambers
200 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Questions about the meeting can be answered by contacting the department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.


Update as of December 14, 2018

​The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of creating a Code of Conduct Policy to govern city parks and facilities. The policy will address behaviors that violate park rules, and city and state regulations. It also will ensure that parks and facilities are safe and accessible to the public.

During the month of January 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of public meetings to have dialogue with the community and gather feedback that will be used when developing the Code of Conduct Policy. At these meetings, residents will be able to interact with representatives from the city's Parks and Recreation, Neighborhood Services, Human Services, Law and Police departments.

Public Meeting Schedule:

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
South Mountain Community Center, 212 E. Alta Vista Rd.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Ln.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Steele Indian School Park, Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Rd.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Maryvale Community Center, 4420 N. 51st Ave.

Questions about the process and upcoming public meetings can be answered by contacting the department by phone at 602-262-6862 or e-mail.


 



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