Caption lakeblue: In addition to classes and programs, staff produced dozens of smaller special events in city parks that attracted thousands. This girl at Sunnyslope Park's Fall Festival shows off her face painting, which was free for all kids.
One of our main tools for our strategic plan goal of promoting health and fitness through all-ages recreational opportunities is our general interest classes and sports programs. Tens of thousands of participants enjoyed our classes and organized sports in 2012. Want more details on parks, playgrounds and other park amenities in Phoenix? View our About Us for facts and figures on the Phoenix parks and recreation system.
2012 General Interest Class and Sports Participation
Youth and Adult Sports League and Clinic Participants 10,582
Youth Class Participants: 9,465
Adult Class Participants: 7,070
PAC After-School and Center-based Full-day Summer Program: 10,662
Caption lakeblue: A participant at Longview Recreation Center's full-day summer program enjoyed getting up close with a lizard during a scheduled visit from a reptile expert.
Total attendance (includes: paid swim, sponsored swim
and programs): 447,201
Swimming Lessons: 17,450
Swim and Dive team: 1,425
Caption lakeblue: Dozens of visitors used their cell phones in 2012 to provide instant feedback via these QR Code signs at all our community centers and recreation facilities.
I-Phone or Android?
As part of our overall efforts to improve our customer service, we continued to make it easier for guests and customers to provide us feedback on the conditions of our facilities and the performance of our staff. Following up on our 2011 effort to bring QR code feedback stickers to all our parks, we added QR code Feedback signs at all of our community centers and recreation facilities. Giving residents the ability to instantaneously report a problem, or pass along a compliment, also allows us to improve our response times.