FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2018
Public Information Officer
Kick Off Summer at Movie in the Park
CASA GRANDE, AZ - The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department invites the community to Movie in the Park, on Friday, April 27 at Carr McNatt Park, located at 1115 N. Brown Ave. The event will feature Disney's Coco, with activities beginning at 6:00 pm and the movie starting at 7:30 pm.
Families are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities including bounce houses, crafts and food trucks. The event is free and open to the public. Limited seating is available so blankets or low lawn chairs are encouraged.
For the latest updates on the Movie in the Park, or the Community Services Department's other family friendly events, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information about the event, please call (520) 421-8677, ext. 4561.
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CASA GRANDE, AZ - The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department invites the community and their families to come out and play at the 10th Annual Day of Play on Friday, September 8 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Carr McNatt Park.
Participants will enjoy music and activities such as whiffle ball, disc golf, an obstacle course and more. The local NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick competition will also be held during the event for children ages 6 to 15. Local organizations will also be present with informational booths, and at the end of the evening there will be a raffle for all participants for a brand new bicycle. All activities are free and open to the public.
This is a family event designed to celebrate the City of Casa Grande's Playful City USA designation, which the City has received for the ninth year in a row. Playful Cities are recognized as providing active play opportunities to residents of their community through programs and partnerships.
For the latest updates on the Day of Play event, or the Community Services Department's other family friendly events, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on this event or to host a play activity on this day, please call (520) 421-8677, ext 4561.
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City Launches Updated Website with New Features
CASA GRANDE, AZ - The City of Casa Grande is excited to announce the launch of its redesigned website, casagrandeaz.gov, which now contains several new features to enhance user experience, navigation, and content.
"We've spent several months evaluating and applying feedback, trends, and analytics in preparation for the launch of this new site," said Public Information Officer, Kayla Fulmer. "The new casagrandeaz.gov is just one of our many initiatives to make it as easy as possible for residents to get information, request services and find out what's happening in their city."
Residents and visitors are encouraged to explore the new website and its enhanced features, which include:
Questions and feedback on the new city website are encouraged, and can be directed to Web Services and Media Coordinator, Libby Hanks by email or at (520) 421-8600.
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CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Council Chambers at City Hall
510 E. Florence Blvd.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
All meetings are open to the public and all interested people are encouraged to attend. Can't make it in person? Meetings can be watched live on Cox Channel 11 or anytime on the City website by CLICKING HERE.
CASA GRANDE, AZ - The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department is pleased to announce the opening day of the Palm Island Family Aquatic Park on Saturday, May 27. On opening day, the facility will observe normal operating hours from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and admission will be free thanks to the American Federation for Children.
Following opening day, the pool will be open for public swimming Tuesdaythrough Sunday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, as well as on Memorial Day. Admission for children ages 2-17 is $1.00, adults 18 and older are $2.00, and children under the age of two are free. The Palm Island Family Aquatic Park is located at 1115 North Brown Ave.
For the latest updates on the Palm Island Family Aquatic Park, or the Community Services Department's other programs and activities, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information, please contact the Recreation Division at (520) 421-8677.
247 Fitness is offering unlimited guest privilege! Find out more by calling (520) 836-0613 0r visit 2080 N. Trekell Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122.
CASA GRANDE, AZ - From May 21 through May 27, the City of Casa Grande is proud to participate in National Public Works Week, an opportunity to honor the men and women who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Held each year in May, National Public Works Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society - the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.
As stated in his mayoral proclamation, "Public Works services provided in our community are an integral part of our citizen's everyday lives...and the support of an understanding and informed citizenry is vital to the efficient operation of public works systems such as water, sewers, streets and highways, public buildings, and solid waste collection," said Mayor Craig McFarland. "I do hereby urge all citizens to...recognize the contributions which public work officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life."
To kick off National Public Works Week, the city has launched the latest installment in its Department Spotlight series, featuring Public Works Director, Kevin Louis. The episode, which highlights the many functions and operations of the city's Public Works Department, can be viewed below or on the city's Youtube channel.
To learn more about the Public Works Department and its many divisions, visit www.casagrandeaz.gov/dept/publicworks/ or call (520) 421-8625.
CASA GRANDE, AZ - For the ninth year in a row, the City of Casa Grande is honored to receive the designation as a Playful City USA from national non-profit KaBOOM! Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.
Casa Grande joins 258 other communities across the nation in being recognized as a city that makes it as easy as possible for kids to play. In total, these communities feature more than 14,000 safe and engaging playspaces that serve more than four million kids.
The City of Casa Grande was able to obtain this designation through its efforts in providing recreation or play opportunities that meet KaBoom's community focused criteria.
Specific programs and projects that qualified for this recognition include the city's free Len Colla After School Program, its numerous community events hosted throughout the year at various locations, its partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of the Casa Grande Valley to provide free after school teen activities at the Vista Grande High School, and the updated Carr McNatt Master Plan project that will provide increased recreational opportunities at an existing site.
"I'm extremely proud to see Casa Grande continue to receive this important recognition," said Mayor Craig McFarland. "Play is critical for the well-being of our community's children, and it is important for city leaders and residents to continue to create great, safe places for kids to thrive. It is my hope that our residents are as proud of this as I am and will continue to take advantage of all that Casa Grande has to offer."
For more information about the Playful City USA designation, or the many opportunities for play in Casa Grande, visit the city's Facebook and Twitter pages, or contact the Recreation Division at (520) 421-8677.
CASA GRANDE, AZ - The City of Casa Grande Youth Commission and First American Credit Union will host a spring Community Shredding Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The shredding event is open to the public and there is no charge to shred up to five boxes of material. A donation to the Youth Commission is encouraged for those with more than five boxes of material to shred.
Members from the Casa Grande Public Works Department will be on-site to provide information and answer questions about recycling in the community. The event will be held in in front of First American Credit Union located at 958 E. Rodeo Rd. from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
For the latest updates on the Community Shredding Day, or the Community Services Department's other events, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information, please contact Jeff Molner at (520) 421-8677 ext. 4560.
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