The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department has moved aggressively to make city parks and recreation facilities more sustainable. What does this mean? It means using capital improvement dollars to invest in energy and water efficiency to save money and preserve water. It means reusing and recycling materials to cut down on waste. It means designing buildings that require fewer chemical cleansers to keep clean. It means finding less toxic substitutes for cleaning and maintenance.
With new technologies to save water and energy, careful design, and thoughtful practices we have made our department and parks greener than ever. What's more, efficient design and new technologies will mean substantial long-run savings in operational costs.