Register for Riley’s Recreation Pass
Join Peoria youth at Rio Vista this summer with Riley’s Recreation Pass, a six-week self-guided program for ages 8 to 12 that will allow participants to try new exercises and recreational activities at their own pace. Participation in this program will include access to:
• Rio Vista Recreation Center (8866 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria) for the duration of the program (A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must be present in Rio Vista at all times if the participant is using the facility)
• Membership starter kit
• Fitness checklist and activities with challenges to complete each week at your own pace
• End of the program party with Riley Rabbit (Rio Vista’s official mascot) on July 31

The self-guided program runs from June 19 to July 30. The price is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents. To register, call 623-773-8600. All registration must be completed by June 9.

Join the Peoria Family and Youth Services Summer Program
Attention youth and teens, check out three fun summer programs offered by the city of Peoria Family and Youth Services. Programs for youth ages 7 to 11, and teens ages 12 to 17, are available at the Peoria Community Center (8335 W. Jefferson St).

The program runs Monday through Thursday through July 22 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, an offsite Teen Program is available at Sunrise Mountain High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $10 per week; each week will have activities, crafts, and games centered on a specific theme. For more information or to register, please call 623-773-7436.
Empire Group’s build-for-rent Village at Pleasant River breaks ground in Peoria
Scottsdale’s Empire Group of Companies has initiated construction on its second build-for-rent community, Village at Pleasant River, in Peoria. The 25-acre project with 246 standalone, single-story homes offers a distinctive blend of apartment and single-family home living.

Promising a “Living Simplified” experience, the Village provides amenities like a resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, community lounge, and smart home tech packages. Further conveniences include a dog park, BBQ and fire pit zones, and a secure gated entry.

Positioned near the new Taiwan Semiconductor plant, this development goes beyond being just a housing solution. It serves as a supportive community for the region’s expanding workforce and stands as an attractive alternative to traditional starter homes.

Leasing begins next year. For more information, visit

City Pools Now Open
Peoria’s three public pools are open for the summer. Peoria, Centennial, and Sunrise Mountain pools will have open swim through Sunday, August 6. Day passes for children ages 2 to 17 years old are $2 and adults 18 years old and older are $4. Residents can save money by purchasing seasonal individual passes for $30 or family passes for $100, which are valid for up to six family members who live in the same household. The city also provides swim lessons taught by certified instructors at each pool for $25 a session for Peoria residents. For more information about open swim or to register for lessons, visit

Bourbon & Bones Chophouse Bar Opens in Peoria

The much-anticipated Bourbon & Bones Chophouse and Bar opened Thursday, May 25 at 24985 N 83rd Ave, Suite 101, Peoria. The chophouse offers an elevated dining experience, focusing on USDA Prime grade steaks, Wagyu and wet-aged selections, alongside fresh seafood.

Bourbon & Bones isn’t just about food, it prides itself on an extensive selection of bourbons and signature cocktails, enhancing the dining experience. The bar, opening daily from 4 p.m., also offers an exclusive happy hour on weekdays, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., creating an inviting atmosphere for after-work wind-downs.

Attention to detail resonates not only in the menu but also in the restaurant’s operational hours, ensuring patrons can enjoy late dinners until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information or reservations, visit As Bourbon & Bones Chophouse and Bar opens its doors, it marks a new milestone in Peoria’s flourishing culinary scene, raising the bar for high-end dining and stellar service.