Daily Archives: April 10, 2009

How to register for Phoenix Parks and Recreation summer programs

[Source: City of Phoenix] — Parents will soon be approaching crunch time for finding ways to keep kids active, engaged, and safe through the summer break.  The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering a host of full-day, drop-in recreation programs, classes, sports leagues, and instruction for summer, all of which is viewable online here.  Parents also can sign up for the department’s e-mail newsline for regular alerts about upcoming registration dates and deadlines.  When registration opens at 10:30 a.m. on April 25, participants can sign up for programs online with a major credit card from any Internet-connected computer.

  • Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. on May 2 for swim classes and aquatics programs at the 21 city pools open this summer.
  • In addition to dozens of sites for our full-day Phoenix Afterschool Center program, many community centers will be hosting full-day, structured recreation programs.  Parents can choose from a number of options –- from four-week programs to full summer, ten-week programs.  Prices vary but generally average about $30 a week.
  • New for this year, city of Phoenix golf courses will be hosting weeks-long golf clinics to introduce Phoenix youth to the great game of golf.  The clinics will be low-cost, intensive clinics that will get kids ready to head out on the course.
  • Parents also can choose from among dozens of community center-based general interest classes from dance, to music to visual arts as well as basketball and other sports leagues and instructional clinics.
  • Adults aren’t left out and can choose from the same number of high quality, low cost programs.

All registration periods begin at 10:30 a.m.  Program schedules and registration information are in the Classes and Programs link here.  For general information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 602-262-6862

CenPhoTV for the week of 04/10/2009

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Changes at Phoenix Convention Center and Downtown Development Office

[Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] — Jay Green, the city official who oversaw the $600 million expansion of the Phoenix Convention Center, will retire at the end of the month…  Green will be replaced by John Chan the city’s former downtown development director…

The downtown development office was recently consolidated with several other units to help the city save money.  Chan joined the city’s economic development department in 1992 and became downtown development director in 2006.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]