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Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign Educates Thousands Bringing Awareness and Resources to Prevent Domestic Violence

Sep. 29, 2015

The city of Phoenix’s domestic violence awareness campaign, “Paint Phoenix Purple,” has made significant strides since beginning in 2013 by educating and providing resources to thousands of people.

The campaign was started by the city of Phoenix in part due to the impact domestic violence calls have on city employees such as police officers, firefighters and staff from the Phoenix Family Advocacy Center.  The main goal of “Paint Phoenix Purple” continues to be that by educating people, domestic violence can be reduced and eventually eliminated in the community.

In 2013 the city created a Roadmap to Excellence plan to make Phoenix a national leader in ending domestic violence and serving its victims. Thus far, hundreds of victims have been helped, hundreds of others have been made aware of signs of abuse and resources available, other cities in Arizona have joined the campaign in addition to Maricopa County and the state of Arizona.  Some of Phoenix’s accomplishments are:

  • Creation of a centralized intake system — As a result, last fiscal year 11,777 calls were received with 1,420 screened for emergency shelter.  Additionally 332 people were placed in permanent housing by a city housing specialist.
  • Created a Domestic Violence Resource Manual for Employers to ensure that any employer in the nation has information about domestic violence and appropriate workplace response.
  • Participated in several youth town halls about domestic violence prevention resulting in the education of more than 375 students.
  • Engaged more than 12,000 students through resource fairs and art and dance contests.
  • Provided “In Their Shoes” training to more than 1,600 students in the Phoenix Union High School District.  This exercise allows participants to experience issues victims face.
  • Influenced other municipalities and governments, including Maricopa County to “Color the County Purple” and the state of Arizona to “Light Arizona Purple.”

Beginning Oct. 1 and throughout the month, the city of Phoenix will “Paint Phoenix Purple” in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Displaying purple throughout the community sends a strong message that there is no place for domestic violence in the workplace, homes, neighborhoods or schools.

Departments and employees will help raise awareness about the need to end domestic violence.  Some examples include:

  • Turning the lights purple at the top of Phoenix City Hall starting Oct. 1
  • Installing purple lights on Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights
  • Making the lighting crystals purple on Third Street between Washington and Monroe streets at the Convention Center
  • Installing “Paint Phoenix Purple” posters on city of Phoenix garbage trucks
  • Wearing purple throughout the month of October

“These creative and colorful displays are a reminder to the community that one in four women and one in seven men has been a victim of domestic violence. It impacts all of us,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “Painting Phoenix Purple also demonstrates our commitment to becoming a national leader in preventing and ending domestic violence.”

Residents also can show their support for the third annual campaign with displays of purple.  Homeowners can install a purple light bulb on their porch; join employees and wear purple throughout the month, especially on Oct. 15, which has been designated as the statewide day to raise awareness; use the hashtag #AZWearPurpleDay on social media; and tie a purple ribbon on car antennas, etc.  Together, the community can raise awareness about domestic violence and its impact on families.

“The city will continue to be a national leader in domestic violence prevention, and we’re counting on dedication from the entire community to make a difference,” said Councilwoman Laura Pastor, chairwoman of the Parks, Arts, Transparency and Education Subcommittee, which oversees the city’s efforts to combat domestic violence. “I encourage everyone in the city to Paint Phoenix Purple in October to show our commitment.”

For more information about the Paint Phoenix Purple campaign, visit paintphoenixpurple.org.  If you or someone you know is in need of victim services, call the city’s Family Advocacy Center at 602-534-2120 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

The success of this plan is based strongly on community support.  The city partners with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute and community leaders to implement the Roadmap to Excellence.

Media Contact:

Alejandro Montiel, 602-534-3443

General Contact:

Tamyra Spendley

Phone Number:

602-534-0576

Glendale Front Porch Festival

Porch 21st Annual Front Porch Festival – Saturday, October 17
October not only brings back the cooler weather, but the wonderful event season! Start off easy with our Front Porch Festival and Old Towne Marketplace Saturday, October 17 from 10a-4p in Historic Downtown Glendale. Stroll block after block and enjoy autumn decor, seasonal food treats and more! Click here to download the flyer.

Tres Rios Nature Festival in Avondale

Tres Rios Nature Festival

Two Great Tres Rios events:

FALL – Make a Difference Day at Tres Rios

Saturday
October 26, 2015
8:00 am – Noon
Location: B&M Wildlife Area
Expected Attendance: 500+ Volunteers

Make a Difference day is a special event where community volunteers come together to help make improvements to the Tres Rios area.  There is not a festival associated with this event, it is only a clean up so there are no exhibitor spaces.  There are a lot of opportunities to pitch in and help though!  Donate food, drinks or supplies for the clean up, or pull your organizations members together and volunteer to help!

SPRING – Tres Rios Nature Festival 

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City of Peoria Public Events

September  2015
Date:  September 30
Event: Social Bridge
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Peoria Community Center
Description: Join this friendly group of Social Bridge players to enjoy a game or two of bridge, hone your skills and make new friends.
Contact Person: Bill Moss
Contact Phone:
Web Link:
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Date:  September 30
Event: Baby Steps
Time: 9:15a.m. – 10:15a.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: A foundation for reading begins at birth. Share activities that you can do with your baby by helping your baby step into reading.
Contact Person: Monique Clapp
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
Web Link:
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Date:  September 30
Event: Baby Steps
Time: 10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: A foundation for reading begins at birth. Share activities that you can do with your baby by helping your baby step into reading.
Contact Person: Monique Clapp
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
Web Link:
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Date:  September 30
Event: Story Time
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am
Location: Main Peoria Public Library
Description: Story times are designed to spark the imagination of children with stories, songs and finger plays. For children ages 3 to 5 years old.
Contact Person: Youth Services
Contact Phone: 623-773-7578
Web Link: library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/library/userdef/ud_storytime.aspx
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Date:  Wednesdays
Event: Story Time
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am
Location: Main Peoria Public Library
Description: Story times are designed to spark the imagination of children with stories, songs and finger plays. For children ages 3 to 5 years old.
Contact Person: Youth Services
Contact Phone: 623-773-7578
Web Link: library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/library/userdef/ud_storytime.aspx
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October  2015
Date:  October 1
Event: Smart Phones and Tablets – Apple Devices Only
Time: 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: This introductory class will remove some of the mystery many of us experience when using our new smart phones and tablets with the apple operating system. Downloading apps, taking and transferring photos, using the library’s mobile website and City of Peoria’s mobile app, and reading books and magazines or newspapers, and listening to music and audio books are some of the topics this class will introduce. Feel free to bring your tablet or phone, any cords you might need, and your passwords for them.
Contact Person: Cathy Coffman
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
Web Link:
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Date:  October 1
Event: Smart Phones and Tablets – Android Devices Only
Time: 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: This introductory class will remove some of the mystery many of us experience when using our new smart phones and tablets with the android operating system. Downloading apps, taking and transferring photos, using the library’s mobile website and City of Peoria’s mobile app, and reading books and magazines or newspapers, and listening to music and audio books are some of the topics this class will introduce. Feel free to bring your tablet or phone, any cords you might need, and your passwords for them.
Contact Person: Cathy Coffman
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Date:  October 1
Event: Veterans Memorial Board Meeting
Time: 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Location: Rio Vista Recreation Center – Riverside Room
Description: Veterans Memorial Board Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the Community Services Department for additional information.
Contact Person: Kirk Haines
Contact Phone: 623-773-7120
Web Link: www.peoriaaz.gov/content2.aspx?ID=7979
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Date:  October 1
Event: Toddler Time
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: Main Peoria Public Library
Description: This program is planned for children 18 months to 3 years old. There will be wonderful stories, music, finger plays and lots of giggles!
Contact Person: Youth Services
Contact Phone: 623-773-7578
Web Link: library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/library/userdef/ud_storytime.aspx
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Date:  October 1
Event: Family Story Time
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: Main Peoria Public Library
Description: Join Miss Alison on Thursday nights at 6pm to share books, stories, songs, rhymes and music in a fun interactive program that helps build literacy skills. Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers!
Contact Person: Youth Services
Contact Phone: 623-773-7562
Web Link: library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/library/userdef/ud_storytime.aspx
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Date:  October 1
Event: Westside Stitchers
Time: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Peoria Community Center
Description: This group works on any all all needlecraft projects: knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, beading and more. Having trouble finishing a project you started? Want to learn a new skill? Come join this friendly group! Free.
Contact Person: Bill Moss
Contact Phone: 623-773-7436
Web Link:
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Date:  October 1-4
Event: Classic Baseball Sophomore Fall Classic
Time: game times vary
Location: Peoria Sports Complex
Description: Classic Baseball wood bat tournament for players graduating in 2017 and younger to showcase their talents. Participating teams are from the United States and Canada. Admission is $6 per day, aged 18 and under are free. Tournament/weekend passes available. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call (602) 978-2929 or visit www.azfallclassic.com.
Contact Person: Classic Baseball
Contact Phone: 602-978-2929
Web Link: azfallclassic.com/events/az-sophomore-fall-classic/
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Date:  October 1
Event: Green Teens Up-Cycled Crafts
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Location: Main Peoria Public Library
Description: The first Thursday of each month is dedicated to making crafts from recycled/up cycled items. Oct 1st we’ll make Zombie Body Scrub: Dead skin remover. You have to see it to believe it!
Contact Person: Tonya Stuempfl or any other Librarian
Contact Phone: 623-773-7556
Web Link: library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/library/userdef/ud_teen_programs.aspx
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Date:  October 1
Event: Crazy Times with Madame Patchouli
Time: 10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: Come every week and enjoy songs, stories, and crafts with the eccentric and much loved Madame Patchouli.
Contact Person: Kathie Jackson
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
Web Link:
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Date:  October 1
Event: Crazy Times with Madame Patchouli
Time: 9:15a.m. – 10:15a.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: Come every week and enjoy songs, stories, and crafts with the eccentric and much loved Madame Patchouli.
Contact Person: Kathie Jackson
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
Web Link:
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Date:  October 1 – October 31
Event: Guess the Halloween candy in the jar win a gift card
Time: All Day – Every Day
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: Who doesn’t love candy? Come on in to Sunrise Mountain Library’s Teen section and try your hand at guessing how many pieces of candy are in the jar. If you guess correctly you will win a $15 gift card and…………….yep the whole jar of candy!
Contact Person: Library Staff
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Date:  October 2
Event: Songercize
Time: 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: Families will share songs and movement activities with their children.
Contact Person: Youth Staff
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Phoenix Water Park

Wet’n’Wild Phoenix Water Park

Spread among its 25-acre facility, Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix features Maximum Velocity, a dueling water coaster (the world’s first). Riders “race” in side-by-side tracks. Other thrill rides include Tornado, a funnel ride, Serpentine Complex, a bowl ride, Mammoth Falls, a half-pipe ride, and Desert Racers, a six-lane mat racing slide. For guests who prefer their thrills slightly toned down, Wet ‘n’ Wild offers Raging Rivers, a family raft ride.

For those with a weaker heart, the park offers Cactus Cooler, an 1100 foot long lazy river, and Monsoon Bay, a large wave pool. And for younger kids, there’s Boogie Board Beach, an interactive water play structure with a tipping bucket and smaller kiddie slides, and Soak ’em Playground, a play pool with pint-sized slides.

Food and beverage available. Seasonal hours.

 

Contact Information

4243 W Pinnacle Peak Road
Glendale, AZ 85310

Phone: (623) 201-2000
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Goodyear Community Park

Splash Pad

The Splash Pad, located at the Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Rd., is open seasonally from the 3rd Monday in April through 3rd Monday in October. Daily hours are from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Splash Pad users please read below. Please note: the Splash Pad may be closed for multiple days due to repairs from improper use, vandalism, or unsanitary conditions. Read about CDC’s recommendations on health swimming [PDF] and know “Your LAAPS” [PDF] before use.

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Splash Pad User Rules
Please review CDC’s recommendations on health swimming [PDF] and know “Your LAAPS” [PDF] before use.
What is Crypto?

Crypto is a germ that causes diarrhea. Crypto, short for Cryptosporidium, is found in infected people’s stool and cannot be seen by the naked eye. This germ is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive for long periods of time and makes it resistant to chlorine disinfection found in pools.

Why should I be concerned about Crypto?

During the past two decades, Crypto has become recognized as one of the most common causes of waterborne illness in the United States. The germ is found in every part of the United States and the world.

How is Crypto spread at aquatic facilities?

Crypto is not spread by contact with blood. Crypto can be spread:

  • By swallowing recreational water contaminated with Crypto. Recreational water is water from swimming pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, fountains, lakes, rivers, springs, ponds, or streams that can be contaminated with sewage or feces from humans or animals.
  • By putting something in your mouth or accidentally swallowing something that has come in contact with the stool of a person or animal infected with Crypto.
  • By swallowing Crypto picked up from surfaces (such as lounge chairs, picnic tables, bathroom fixtures, and changing tables) contaminated with stool from an infected person.
How do I protect my family and myself?

Healthy swimming behaviors are needed to protect you and your kids from recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and will help stop germs from getting in the pool in the first place.

Here are six “P-L-E-As” that promote Healthy Swimming:

  1. Please don’t swim when you have diarrhea.
  2. Please don’t swallow the pool water.
  3. Please practice good hygiene. Take a shower before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.
  4. Please take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often.
  5. Please change diapers in a bathroom and not at poolside.
  6. Please wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming.
According to the Center for Disease Control, you must raise the Chlorine level to 40 ppm for a minimum of 30 hours. Please promote Healthy Swimming for you, your family and others around you!

Smoke Free Parks

All parks in the city of Goodyear are now smoke-free environments, providing park visitors with healthier, more pleasant environments for recreation and relaxation, as well as reducing litter and cleanup costs. Designated areas for smokers will be offered in parking lot areas.

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