Peoria Implements Stage 1 of Drought Management Plan
In recognition of ongoing regional and statewide discussions related to the Colorado River shortage, the city of Peoria has declared Stage 1 Water Watch of the Drought Management Plan to raise awareness and encourage voluntary reduction measures. Within Stage 1, the city will be reducing municipal water use at city facilities and operations by at least 5%. Thanks to Peoria’s diverse water portfolio and continued investment in water conservation programs, there is no immediate impact to the city’s ability to deliver water and, currently, there are no mandatory water restrictions. To learn more about Peoria’s water supply, conservation efforts, and rebate programs, visit peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/water-services/water-supply/drought-preparation.
Register for Fall Sports Through Aug. 24
Early Registration for fall sports runs through Aug. 24, or until the league reaches maximum capacity. The early registration fee is $80 for residents and $110 for non-residents. The fall sports include:
• Flag football – Games on Friday nights, beginning Fri., Oct. 14.
• Machine pitch baseball, soccer, t-ball, and volleyball – Games on Saturdays starting Sat., Oct. 15.
To register or for more information, visit peoriaaz.gov/youthsports.
Peoria Firefighter Charities Hosts Drive-Thru Backpack Event
Back to school time is quickly approaching. Join the Peoria Firefighters Charities as they help students prepare for the school year with the second annual drive-thru backpack event on Sat., Aug. 6. The event will take place at the Peoria Sports Complex located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave. The backpack drive begins at 8 a.m. and will continue until supplies last. The backpacks and supplies are available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and students must be present to receive a backpack. For more information, visit pffc.org.
Peoria Community Center Receives Accessible Fitness Equipment
The Peoria Community Center has received five new pieces of accessible exercise equipment including two Sci-Fit Recumbent Steppers, a Sci-Fit Pro 2 (Recumbent Cycle / Upper Body Ergometer), a Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer and a Life Fitness Elliptical. The recumbent steppers and cycle are step-through designs. This makes it easier for anyone, regardless of ability, to step in and take a seat. These machines also feature removable seats and ramped platforms. The fitness equipment includes technology that allows wheelchair users to connect to their various assistive devices. The community center also retained a rower and elliptical for residents who are able and looking for a more intense cardio workout.
Become a Peoria Junior Ranger
Become a Junior Ranger with the city of Peoria! Children are encouraged to explore Peoria parks and trails, while completing all the activities in the Junior Ranger Activity Book. The book is available for download at peoriaaz.gov/recreation or at the Rio Vista Recreation Center and Sunrise Mountain Library. Once the book is complete, bring it to the Ranger’s Station at Paloma Community Park on the first Saturday of the month or Rio Vista Recreation Center on the third Saturday of the month.