Fans wear face masks as they watch a spring training baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers on Feb. 28, 2021, in Surprise. (Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP)
It’s been more than a year since the first COVID-19 restrictions were enacted. But with more than 1 million vaccinated Arizonans — and a lower number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the state — cities are reopening their facilities.
These are the public libraries, community centers, sports complexes and administrative buildings that have reopened across metro Phoenix.
Masks and social distancing are still required in all administrative buildings.
City Hall and Avondale Public Libraries have resumed regular hours.
Civic Center Library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sam Garcia Library is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A limited number of visitors are allowed into the library at a time.
Avondale City Court is closed for walk-ins. Contact the city about open court at [email protected]
The Avondale Resource Center, which provides a variety of human services, is open every weekday and the third Saturday of each month. A full schedule of activities is available at avondaleaz.gov.
Recreational facilities and parks are open. For more information, visit avondaleaz.gov.
Both the Downtown and Coyote Branch public libraries are open weekdays for express service hours between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Browsing and computer use is limited to one hour per person.
Buckeye’s outdoor recreational facilities, including trails and parks, are open for normal hours. Dr. Saide Recreation Center is open for modified hours with limited capacity. The Aquatic Center and Senior Center are closed to the public, but senior meal delivery will continue.
Buckeye City Hall is open by appointment only. The municipal court is open to the public following the state’s safety protocols.
For details on all other facilities, visit buckeyeaz.gov.
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Chandler’s four public libraries are open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors must register to use computers.
Recreational facilities, including city parks and indoor sports centers, are open to the public with modified hours. Reservations are required for some facilities. Visit chandleraz.gov for details.
Apache, Folly and Navarrete restrooms are temporarily closed.
The Senior Center is closed, but meal delivery is ongoing.
Chandler City Hall and Municipal Court are open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but only people with scheduled court dates can enter the court.
Chandler City Hall is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo: The Republic)
All city facilities are open to the public. This includes City Hall, City Court, the public library, recreational facilities, and park restrooms and ramadas.
El Mirage Public Library, which is operated by Maricopa County, is open for “pop-in” hours Monday through Saturday. Visitors can browse the library’s collection, pick up holds and manage their accounts, but computers and study rooms are restricted.
The city’s two public libraries, both operated by Maricopa County, are open for “pop-in” hours Monday through Saturday. Visitors can manage their accounts and browse the collections at Perry Library and Southeast Regional Library.
The Gilbert Community Center is open for recreational programs, but the Senior Center is closed. Senior meal delivery is continuing for those who rely on the service.
Most of Gilbert’s public parks and amenities are open to the public. Visit gilbertaz.gov for details.
Town Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gilbert Municipal Court is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Glendale’s four public libraries are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Services are limited. Visit glendaleazlibrary.com for more information.
The Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 90-minute sessions offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of guests are allowed into the basketball and pickleball courts and the fitness center.
Parks are open to the public. Reservations must be made for park amenities, including sports fields. Groups of 50 or more must submit a COVID-19 mitigation plan to the city.
City Hall remains open, and residents with court cases can enter City Court. Individuals without scheduled court dates can appear Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Goodyear Library, which is run by Maricopa County, is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 to 7 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for limited “pop-in” services.
Goodyear Municipal Court, City Council and Planning and Zoning meetings have reopened to the public.
City parks and park amenities, including the Goodyear Community Pool, playgrounds and ball courts, are open.
The Innovation Hub provides library space, mentoring and other resources as part of a $1.1 million library expansion. (Photo: The Republic)
The Guadalupe Library, which is run by Maricopa County, is open on weekdays beginning at 10 a.m. for limited “pop-in” services. For details, visit mcldaz.org.
Guadalupe Family Resource Center is offering in-person and online family support services and activities. A full schedule of events is located at facebook.com/guadfrc.
The Senior Center is closed, but meal delivery and curbside meal pick-up is available for participants between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Guadalupe Municipal Court is closed. For questions about cases, visit guadalupecourt.org.
Town Hall is open Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Residents must make appointments by calling or visiting guadalupeaz.org.
Litchfield Park Library, run by Maricopa County, is open for limited “pop-in” services Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Litchfield Park Recreation Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but the basketball court and pool are closed to the public. Hours are set to increase once the pool opens on Memorial Day weekend.
Groups of 50 or less should visit the city’s website to reserve park amenities.
City Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the city court is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mesa public libraries are open for limited services Monday through Saturday. Library services are on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Guests must register through the myLIBRO app to visit the library between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
City park guests must register to use park amenities, including athletic fields and ramadas. Up to 50 players are allowed on a field at a time.
Recreation centers are operating with various modifications. Visit mesaaz.gov for more details.
Mesa Municipal Court is open to the public with limited in-person appearances.
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor speaks at the dedication ceremony of the new $37 million Mesa Municipal Court in 2010. (Photo: The Republic)
Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library are open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Guests are limited to one hour in the library, and some services are restricted. See details at library.peoriaaz.gov.
All public parks and park amenities, minus splash pads, are open to the public. Groups of 10 or less can reserve sports fields and ramadas.
City Hall and the municipal court are open for normal hours. Contact the court if you wish to observe a hearing to ensure there is enough space.
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South Mountain Community Library is closed. All other public libraries are offering curbside pickup Monday through Saturday. Visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org for locations and hours.
All city parks and park amenities are open to the public. Athletic fields are available for group reservations and youth sports tournaments beginning March 22. Groups of 50 or more people must submit COVID-19 safety plans prior to reserving a field.
Twelve of 29 city pools will reopen on Memorial Day weekend.
Phoenix City Hall is open by appointment only. The municipal court is only serving those with scheduled appearances.
Civic Center Library is offering modified in-person services as well as curbside pick-up. Mustang and Appaloosa libraries are open for in-person and drive-thru services. Arabian Library is open for drive-thru visits only. Details are available at scottsdalelibrary.org.
All city parks and park amenities are open to the public for normal hours. Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers are open for lap swim.
Eldorado, Horizon and Mountain View Park community centers are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but gyms are closed.
Scottsdale’s One Civic Center is open to the public Monday through Thursday. City Hall is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. City Court is open by appointment only. Senior centers are closed, but some services are still available.
Asante, Hollyhock and Northwest Regional libraries, which are run by Maricopa County, are open for limited browsing and account management “pop-in” services. Visit mcldaz.org for detailed hours.
City parks and park amenities are open to the public, but Countryside, Sierra Montana and Villanueva recreation centers are closed. The Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool are open for lap and club swim and water aerobics only.
Surprise Resource Center, a social services center, is operating during normal hours by appointment only.
Walk-in services are unavailable at City Hall and the senior center. Surprise City Court remains open.
Tempe Public Library has mostly returned to regular programming Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meeting and study rooms are closed to the public. The book drop is open 24 hours.
All city parks are operating normally. Tempe is taking reservations for park amenities and athletic fields.
Pyle Adult Recreation Center and indoor gyms in Kiwanis, Escalante, Westside and North Tempe community centers are closed. Cahill and North Tempe senior centers are also closed until further notice.
City Hall is closed for walk-ins, but residents can make appointments by calling 480-350-4311. Tempe Municipal Court is open for necessary in-person business. Online services are available at courtcaseinfo.tempe.gov.
The Tempe Municipal Building will undergo a transformation over the next 10 years. (Photo: Paulina Pineda/The Arizona Republic)
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