City of Phoenix Opens Rec Centers for Daycare Thursday, May 3

This page, originally published April 24, was updated Wednesday, May 2 when the city sent a new press release, below.

CITY OF PHOENIX — In response to school closures due to a statewide walk-out of teachers and other education staff, the city of Phoenix will extend hours at several of its recreation centers on Thursday, May 3.

The city facilities will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to provide a safe option for families with children ages 6 to 17 who are affected by the closures.

While no formal programming is planned, online pre-registration is strongly encouraged and will be available at Phoenix.gov/Parks.

Lunch will be provided, but participants are allowed to bring their own non-perishable lunch and/or snacks.

Depending on the facility, non-structured activities such as board games, sports, arts and crafts, and movies may be offered.

Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff will operate the centers as drop-in only, meaning that sign-in and sign-out is not required, and each parent or guardian dropping off a child will be required to sign a waiver and provide contact information.

Temporary Drop-in Recreation Sites for Thursday, May 3 
All sites open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Locations

Address

Regional Area

Phone

Is Lunch Provided?

Registration Activity #

Deer Valley Community Center 2001 W. Wahalla Ln.

Northwest

602-495-3735

Yes

25542

Desert West Community Center 6501 W. Virginia Ave.

West

602-495-3700

Yes

25543

Devonshire Senior Center 2802 E. Devonshire Ave.

Central

602-256-3130

Yes

25541

Eastlake Park Community Center 1549 E. Jefferson St.

Downtown

602-262-6759

Yes

25544

Faye Gray Recreation Center 5550 S. 20th St.

South

602-262-6836

Yes

25545

Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.

Northwest

602-534-4754

Yes

25546

Harmon Recreation Center 1425 S. 5th Ave.

Downtown

602-262-6898

Yes

25547

Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center 4040 N. 14th St.

Downtown

602-534-6570

Yes

25549

Marc Atkinson Rec Center 4535 N. 23rd Ave.

Central

602-495-5451

Yes

25550

Maryvale Community Center 4420 N. 51st Ave. ​​

West

602-262-5030

Yes

25551

Mountain View Community Center 1104 E. Grovers Ave.​

Northeast

602-534-2500

Yes

25553

Paradise Valley Community Center 17402 N. 40th St.

Northeast

602-495-3777

Yes

25556

Pecos Community Center 17010 S. 48th St.

Ahwatukee

602-495-5500

Yes

25554

South Mountain Community Center 212 E. Alta Vista Rd.

South

602-262-4874

Yes

25558

Sunnyslope Community Center 802 E. Vogel Ave.

Central

602-262-6661

Yes

25557

Sunnyslope Youth Center 1702 W. Peoria Ave.

Central

602-534-5088

Yes

25560

University Park Recreation Center 1002 W. Van Buren St.

Downtown

602-262-6800

Yes

25561

Washington Activity Center 2240 W. Citrus Way

Central

602-262-6971

Yes

25564

FAQ for City of Phoenix Temporary Drop-in Recreation

• The City of Phoenix will open recreation facilities from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 to provide a safe option for families with children ages 6 to 17 who are affected by school closures due to a statewide walk-out of teachers and other education staff.

• The city facilities will be operated as drop-in only. No formal programming is planned, but online pre-registration is encouraged by visiting Phoenix.gov/Parks.

• Parents/guardians should understand that this is not a traditional day care or a specialized camp program. Depending on the facility, non-structured activities such as board games, sports, arts and crafts, and movies may be offered.

• Food:  Lunch will be provided but participants are allowed to bring their own non-perishable lunch and/or snacks.

• Each parent/guardian dropping off a child will be required to sign a waiver and provide contact information.

• City staff is not authorized to monitor the distribution of any type of medication to children.
For questions and information contact 602-262-6862 or receptionist.pks@phoenix.gov

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