Oct. 29, 2010
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is seeking additional area non-profit organizations interested in operating and maintaining city facilities that have been closed due to budget reductions.
This second phase of the process opens Monday, Nov. 1 and covers Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to operate and maintain the following facilities:
- Telephone Pioneer Park
- Telephone Pioneer Pool
- Recreation centers at Barrios Unidos, Grant, Smith, and Central parks
- Office space at the Pecos Community Center
Interested organizations will be able to download the first of the RFP materials on the city website at phoenix.gov/rfp beginning Nov. 1. Until the RFP process officially opens on this date, organizations with questions can call 602-534-1504 or request information by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Overall, the Parks and Recreation Department is seeking organizations that share the department’s mission -- “Building healthy communities through parks, programs, and partnerships” -- understand each facility’s intended use and demonstrate the capacity to provide services at a level similar to those the city offered prior to budget reductions. By issuing RFPs, the departments is insuring a competitive, fair and streamlined process that can be adapted to the unique requirements for each facility and the community it serves.