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Goodyear councilmembers invite you to join them for a free forum. Wednesday, April 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Goodyear City Hall

190 North Litchfield Road, 85338

For questions, contact the Mayor and Council office at 623-882-7776.


InFocus Magazine Goodyear Communications Questions or comments, email: (l to r): Joe Pizzillo, Vice Mayor Wally Campbell, Bill Stipp, Mayor Georgia Lord, Sheri Lauritano, Laura Kaino, and Brannon Hampton. 2

From the Mayor The housing market in our city has evolved tremendously in recent years, and I am pleased to see such a variety of options in Goodyear.

The quality is consistently high across our city, with the style, sizes and Mayor amenities varying with Georgia Lord each development. Each housing option meets the varying needs of our growing community. From families, to professionals and retirees, residents of all ages live in our city. Our diverse community makes up a talented workforce and a cohort of dedicated volunteers, all contributing to our city in their own way. The increased density also helps to attract the restaurants, retail and entertainment that we all desire.

I carry fond memories of living in multi-family housing throughout my childhood and well into adulthood with my family. It was easy to establish new friendships in the tight-knit communities at various points in my life. Today, the amenities have advanced tremendously as we see resort-style living developing across our city. Now, after living in a single-family home for several years, I understand the benefits and adjustments of each lifestyle. Goodyear continues to attract the traditional singlefamily developments, as well as multi-family options, at a rapid rate. I hear from our community members every day, and regardless of where they live, they are genuinely excited to call Goodyear home. I am grateful our city offers quality yet affordable options that everyone deserves. Our neighborhoods are expanding, our workforce is strong, and there are new business opportunities because of it. I am excited for what is to come in the future and thrilled to have you in Goodyear.

Council Corner There has been a lot of recent economic development in Goodyear. We have seen exciting announcements from companies like Andersen Corporation, Vantage Data Council Member Bill Stipp Centers, and Stream Data Centers. Every city in the Valley is competing for these companies, but they have selected Goodyear. While we are excited to see this growth, I often receive questions about the lack of new retail, entertainment and restaurant growth. The recent pattern of development might lead to the misconception that the city is putting a higher priority on industrial growth than other sectors; this simply isn’t the case. I can honestly say that we share our residents’ desire for more stores and restaurants, and our Economic Development Department is working diligently to attract new businesses. The Goodyear market still needs to grow in order to be considered as a location for some of our most desired retailers and restaurants. Although our community

has seen significant growth, we are lacking in areas such as daytime population, strong traffic counts, and overall population density. All of these factors are important to attract key retail and restaurant brands. In today’s competitive retail environment, companies measure “developing markets” like Goodyear against “market ready” communities. Commercial space availability also hinders our ability to meet these businesses’ needs. Many times, locating retailers and restaurants are completely out of the city’s control and are wholly in the hands of the property owners. Property owners have the right to request a rezone, develop, sell or hold their land until such a time as they believe it to be most beneficial for their company. It can be frustrating when key retail/commercial land in the city remains vacant while residents are begging to support new businesses. I share this frustration, but industrial growth brings daytime jobs, jobs bring population, and population brings new residential options. We are excited to welcome companies to Goodyear, and I know that great restaurants and shopping are not far behind. April 2019


Keeping Our Neighborhoods Safe Did you know that 9 in 10 Goodyear residents feel safe in their neighborhoods, according to a recent survey?* Thanks, in part, to a very active and engaged community through the Neighborhood Block Watch program. It’s one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing residents and law enforcement together to make communities safer. A neighborhood block watch is made up of a group of people living in the same area. They want to make their neighborhood safer by working together and with police to reduce crime and improve their quality of life. In addition to making your community safer, some of the benefits of starting a watch include getting to know your neighbors and police better as well as a true sense of community. If you’re interested in forming a watch, register with the Goodyear Police Department:

Ofc. Dane Scheckel at 623-882-7424 or by email at For more information, please visit *Goodyear Satisfaction Survey, 2018

Everyone knows the famous catchphrase, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” But, did you know that falls are the most common hazard leading to unintentional death for adults ages 65 and older, accounting for more than 20,000 deaths a year*? Many of these fall injuries by older adults are linked to stairs, ramps, landings or floors. There are steps you can take to make your home safe. The Goodyear Fire Department offers free in-home safety check visits for residents age 60+ through Home SAFE Home. Trained fire department representatives will do a room-by-room assessment and check for any unsafe conditions. The safety check includes a customized home escape plan, 4

a list of supplies for an emergency go kit, a free carbon monoxide alarm and suggestions about how to stay safe from fires and falls. To register: or email *

Most Popular Places to Buy a Home in the Valley 1 1. 2 2. 3 3. 4 4. 5 5. 6 6. 7 7. 8 8. 9 9. 10. 10

85396 85143 85379 85308 85338 85326 85383 85388 85209 85339

Buckeye San Tan Valley Sun City Glendale Goodyear Buckeye Peoria Surprise Mesa Phoenix

*Data Source: Opendoor, 2018 data

Living in Goodyear = Choices When considering where to live in Goodyear, one word rings true: variety. Twenty years ago, there weren’t many options to consider in our city other than single family homes. Today, there are diverse housing options to accommodate families, those who are single, and seniors. As the population in Goodyear grows faster than ever, home builders and community developers are working quickly to keep up with the demand. “If you are a young family looking for your first home, you can find it in Goodyear. If you are a retiree looking for resort style active adult communities, you can find it in Goodyear. With the ability to offer a wide range of products to a wide range of buyers, it’s easy to see why so many of our members are building in Goodyear,” said Jackson Moll with the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona.

More affordable housing options in our city means more people coming to live here. That type of growth is very attractive to potential restaurants and retailers as they decide where to locate. “There’s a lot of cities in the valley, but the energy in Goodyear is great!” said Dale Fedewa, Managing Director at Urban Air Adventure Park which will open in the Spring. Fedewa said several factors went into their decision to come to Goodyear; growth was a big one.

“Goodyear has a great family and community environment. Absolutely, population and growth is important. It’s all about the kids and the families,” added Fedewa. April 2019


SINGLE FAMILY HOMES The number of new homes in Goodyear has increased nearly 50% over the last 5 years! New construction means a variety of home options, including: • Estate size homes • Smaller lot subdivisions with less maintenance • Modern attached triplex homes • Fresh new architecture • Energy efficient homes • RV garages • Attached “man caves” • Enhanced community amenities: lakes, golf courses, playgrounds, club houses, and trails

RENTALS Goodyear has more than doubled the amount of multi-family housing over the last three years. The city has nine existing communities with another 11 potentially on the way. Many offer resort-style living including social and wellness activities and splash pads. Others have “smart home” options including keyless door entry, doorbell cameras, and voice command capabilities. New in Goodyear: Avilla Centerra Crossing Estrella Pkwy. and Van Buren St. Now open Christopher Todd Communities at Estrella Commons Estrella Parkway & Van Buren St. Opening: Early 2020 Liv Goodyear PebbleCreek Pkwy. & Virginia Ave. Now open

Aviva Goodyear Falcon Drive & Indian School Rd. Opening: By late 2020 Christopher Todd Communities at Canyon Trails 173rd Ave. & Van Buren St. Opening: Unknown Grayson Place 159th Ave. & McDowell Opening: Unknown Hancock at Canyon Trails Garfield & Cotton Ln. Opening: Unknown Hudson Commons Estrella Pkwy. & Van Buren St. Opening: Unknown 6

Liv Goodyear

Potential projects going through city review process:

Top Rental Cities in the Valley 5 year increase in renters

Surprise . . . . . . . . . . . . 36% Avondale . . . . . . . . . . . 35% Peoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33% Goodyear . . . . . . . . . . 30% Gilbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28% *Data Source: RENTCafé


By Lennar Collection

Some residents are choosing homes that allow them to live with relatives under the same roof, but with privacy. Next Gen® - The Home Within A Home® includes a main home with all its standard features as well as a private suite which has its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom and living space. This option is popular for those wanting to live with elderly parents, long-term guests or returning children.

SENIOR & ASSISTED LIVING Goodyear is a place many seniors call home. Being able to live actively and independently, or through assisted living at several communities, can offer the best of two worlds. Seniors have the option to enjoy community living while being in close proximity to their children and grandchildren in the city.

Christopher Todd Communities, Estrella Commons

Goodyear Retirement Residence Near Indian School Rd. & Bullard Ave.

The Groves Near Virginia Ave. & PebbleCreek Parkway

The Pathways Assisted Living Near Indian School Rd. & PebbleCreek Pkwy.

Renaissance PebbleCreek Clubhouse Dr. & PebbleCreek Pkwy. Under construction

Estrella Estates Near Indian School Rd. & Bullard Ave.

PebbleCreek Clubhouse Dr. & PebbleCreek Pkwy.

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Know Your Rights! Did you know, April is National Fair Housing Month? The city of Goodyear supports fair housing. In fact, our Mayor & Council recently adopted a resolution, recognizing the city’s commitment to this effort. There are also federal laws in place protecting you from being discriminated against in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on color, race, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familiar status (having children under the age of 18 living in the home). Need to file a complaint? Contact Maricopa County:

Want training for providers or residents to learn your rights and responsibilities? Contact the Fair Housing Council: 602-252-3423 or

Keeping Neighborhoods Safe In the past 25 years, Goodyear has received an investment of more than $5.7 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. In that time period, nearly $2 million has been used for housing rehabilitation in Goodyear. For example, the city used the funds to improve water lines in Historic Goodyear, improving water pressure in homes and making fire hydrants work more effectively. Additionally, more than $3.8 million has been used to make neighborhoods safer by improving lighting and building accessible walkways. 8

Goodyear competes with other Valley cities to get these funds each year. Projects are selected and prioritized based on Maricopa County’s annual action plan.

Show your home some TLC While we may not have the harsh winters a lot of cities experience throughout the year, homeowners still need to regularly maintain their homes. A general rule is to budget $1 per square foot per year for maintenance on your home. So, if you own a 2,000-square-foot-home, budget $2,000 a year for repairs. How to keep your home in tip-top shape:

Inspect and change HVAC filters Inspect fire extinguishers Test your smoke/carbon dioxide detectors and replace batteries Check your water softener and add salt, if necessary Inspect for signs of termites Repairing stucco extends its life Inspect for roof damage

Trim trees away from electrical lines and roof Test GFCI outlets Tighten loose doorknobs and hinges; lubricate windows Repair drywall cracks early Look for evidence of leaks around plumbing Inspect garage door springs and lubricate moving parts Extend the life of water heater by draining it to remove sediment

Older homes may need some additional TLC Once your home turns 20-30 years old, major components may need to be replaced: Roofing HVAC system or evaporative cooler

Plumbing/pipes Major appliances

Sources: Information provided by a number of sources, including:;; and the National Association of Realtors

Hey mom, what’s that?

Son, more people in our city, means more places we can go to eat, shop and play!

That’s a new building. Lots of people live there now.









April 2019


Encouraging exploration of STEM career fields through engagement, education and empowerment

goodyearAZ Hackathon Hackathon in Goodyear! Don’t miss this opportunity to

showcase and expand your experience. Participants have the chance to flex their skills, work with fellow hackers and business entrepreneurs, and learn something new. Open to both male and female participants, 14 years of age or older, work developed in this event will be appraised by an experienced panel of judges; every participant will be rewarded for their contribution, but extra prizes available for standout Hackathon stars!

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May2- 4

Thursday, May 2 | 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3 | 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 4 | 9 a.m. to 7p.m.

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Goodyear Ballpark

1933 S. Ballpark Way, 85338

Participation is limited to the first 100 registrants For more info, visit

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Library Events or call 602-652-3000 Story Times Families with young children are invited to join us for songs, stories, and movement activities at the library. The library offers three story times designed with specific age groups in mind. Toddler (2-3 years) meets Tuesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Preschool (4-5 years) meets Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m., and Baby (up to 24 months) meets Thursday morning at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

In Stitches in Goodyear Meet fellow crochet, knitting, and sewing enthusiasts to share ideas, tips, and patterns. Novice to beginner needle crafters are welcome to bring their own project. Coffee will be provided. Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

Stay and Play At this program, kids get to play with and even

Hogwarts Academy Commemorate the founding of Hogwarts at the library with fellow witches and wizards! Enjoy magical exercises, learn Quidditch strategy, potion making, and Harry Potter-themed trivia, and lessons. Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in June & July.

check out developmentally appropriate toys from the library’s Toybrary partner. Every other Friday morning from 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Grand Canyon Balloon Show Sure Old McDonald had a farm, but

Paws for Reading Registered therapy dogs from Mutts on a Mission visit the children’s section of the library to practice reading with children age 5 years and up. This program is targeted to children 5-8 years of age. Every Saturday from 2-3 p.m.

Book Discussion for Adults The fourth Monday of every month at 1 p.m., adults are invited to come discuss the book of the month. Books are available at the library customer service desk in the weeks prior to the event. Book discussions are as follows: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeymoon in April; Where the Crawdads Sign by Delia Owens in May; and Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover in June.

did you know he also had an aquarium? With an octopus, a mermaid, and giant crab? Come see Arizona Rick present the coolest balloon show you have ever seen! June 15 at 11 a.m & 12 p.m.

Space Adventures

Join us to see Science Matter in America for their presentation, Space Adventures – What do we know about space? From gravity to wind to chemical reactions, outer space is a very different place from Earth. Learn about the properties of space, see how rockets make it to space, find out how to make a comet out of dry ice, and more! June 29 at 11 a.m.

The Sixties: The Rolling Stones

Hear rock historian Vincent Bruno tell the story of rock’s original “bad boys” as we journey with them through their early recordings and concerts as they earn the reputation of becoming the greatest rock n roll band with classics from “Satisfaction” to “Brown Sugar.” July 7 at 2 p.m.

14455 W. Van Buren Street, Ste. C101, 85338

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Goodyear Parks & Recreation



Goodyear Recreation Office 3075 N. Litchfield Road (623) 882-7525

The City of Goodyear’s Summer Recreation Program is a supervised, drop-in program designed for youth enrolling in first through eighth grade. In order to be eligible for this program, participants must have completed a full year of kindergarten. Each week will have a specific theme to coordinate with special presentations, games, and activities provided. Sites are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Resident Registration: April 1 until filled Non-Resident Registration: April 3 until filled Please note that this is not a licensed childcare facility, therefore, children may choose to sign themselves in or out at any time during program hours. All staff are CPR, First-Aid, & AED certified, and have completed a background check.

Weekly themes include: Pirate Week Futuristic Week

Let Freedom Ring Week Around the World Week

Toy Box Week

Challenge Week

Sports Extravaganza Week

Participate in:

Copper Trails Elementary School 16875 W. Canyon Trails Blvd. June 3 - July 19 Desert Thunder Elementary School 16750 W. Garfield St. June 3 - July 19 Centerra Mirage Elementary School 15151 W. Centerra June 3 - July 12

On-site Clubs Arts & Crafts Movie Days Cooking Class & more!


Indoor & Outdoor Activities Guest Presentations Games & Tournaments Video Gaming Yoga

Copper Trails & Desert Thunder Full Program Cost: $240 ($290 NR) Half Day Program Cost: $150 ($180 NR) Weekly Program Cost: $50 ($60 NR) Centerra Mirage Full Program Cost: $200 ($240 NR) Half Day Program Cost: $125 ($150 NR) Weekly Program Cost: $50 ($60 NR)

Field Trip Package: $55 ($70 NR) includes transportation to and from Summer Recreation locations, field trip T-shirt, and field trips; Urban Air Trampoline Park, Bowlero Bowling, Main Event, Harkins Movie Theaters, and Goodyear Community Pool. Please note participant must be enrolled in full day program.

Multi-Child Discounts are available for Goodyear residents. Visit for details. April April 2019 2019



Summer Swim Lessons (6 months to 18+)

Water safety is a very important skill for youth in Arizona to learn. The City of Goodyear offers swim lessons taught by American Red Cross certified instructors to teach children basic life-saving skills as well as stroke technique. Make sure your child gains the important benefits from learning to swim through water safety, coordination, social skills, and fitness. Classes are available for children six months of age up to adult lessons. Full descriptions and age requirements can be found online at Sessions are conducted over two weeks with eight 30 minute sessions. Session 1: May 20-31, registration available May 13-17 Session 2: June 3-14, registration available May 27-31 Session 3: June 17-28, registration available June 10-14 Session 4: July 1-12, registration available June 24-28 Session 5: July 15-26, registration available July 8-12 Registration for swim lessons takes place the week prior to each session. Goodyear residents may register on Monday and Tuesday; open registration begins on Wednesday. Registration deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. prior to each session.


Cost: $30 ($35 NR)



Goodyear Sharks Swim Team

Goodyear Sharks is a summer only swim team for boys and girls. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe atmosphere where swimmers work hard to improve, make friends, and enjoy their summer. This team is part of the Mar-West League and competes in swim meets across the West Valley. Practices are held Monday-Wednesday with swim meets on Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Divisions are based on age; swimming up a level is only allowed when participant is within one year of the age division. Age is determined as of June 1, 2019. A parent meeting will be held at the Goodyear Community Center during the first week of practice. The regular season begins May 13 and runs through July 11; July 20 for those participating in finals. Registration: March 11-June 1 (or until filled) Practice Schedule: May 13-May 24, Monday-Thursday, evening practices between 3:30-7:30 p.m. May 27- July 19, Monday-Wednesday, morning practices between 6:30-10:30 a.m. Cost: $70 ($85 NR) includes swim cap, team shirt, meet ribbons, and end of season trophy. Visit for more information.


Pool Rental Information

Dates: June 3-August 3 Monday-Wednesday: 7:15-8:15 p.m. Saturday: Level One, 8-9 a.m. Level Two, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost per class: $3 ($4 NR)

Cost (includes lifeguards): 10-100 people, $125 per hour; 101160 people, $150 per hour

Junior Guard Program

The Junior Lifeguard Program is for youth age 12-14 interested in becoming a lifeguard. This program will expose participants to a variety of guarding skills including assisting with swim lessons, special events, customer service skills, safety enforcement, and aquatic facility maintenance. Participants who are accepted will commit to 40 scheduled volunteer hours and must attend all classes to be eligible. Participants will recieve a shirt, hat, and whistle. Please visit for more information including prerequisites and application process.

Open Swim

Summer Season: May 25-August 3, Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays from 1-6 p.m. Fall Season: August 4-September 2, Saturday and Sundays from 1-6 p.m. Lap Swimming: One lane will be reserved for lap swimming during all open swim hours Daily Facility Admission: $1.50 per person, children three and under are free

The Goodyear Community Pool is available to reserve for private parties from May 1-September 3. Reservations must be at least 14 days in advance and must be made in person at the Goodyear Recreation Office. Reservation availability is typically Friday-Sundays between 6:30-9:30 p.m. Please call the Recreation Office at 623-882-7352 for details.

Water Aerobics

Stay cool this summer and join us for adult water aerobics classes. This low impact activity offers cardio, resistance, stretching, and fun! No pre-registration is necessary, drop in during any one of the nights class is offered. Dates: June 3-August 3 Monday-Wednesday: 7:15-8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 8-9 a.m. Cost per class: $3 ($4 NR)

Southwest Valley YMCA

All Goodyear residents recieve 10% off facility membership all year long. The YMCA offers private, semiprivate, and group swimming lessons. Visit for details. Healthy Kids Day: The Y’s largest national youth initiative, bringing children and families together to inspire healthy habits. April 27, 9 a.m. to noon. Safety Around Water: The Y will offer free lessons to the community for two weeks. May 13-24.

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CardioWave was developed to give class participants the most beneficial one-hour workout in the floating fitness world, which combines the immense benefits of aquatic based stability training with the emphasis of building functional strength via high intensity interval training.



Aikido Self-Defense (6-12 yrs)

CrossFit Fury Kids Programs (6-12 yrs)

Goodyear Community Center, 420 E. Loma Linda Blvd E-mail:

540 N. Bullard Ave., Suite 15 623-932-4338; register through CrossFit Fury

Aikido is a defensive martial art where the defender uses the attacker’s own energy to avoid and neutralize the attack. It employs joint locks, take downs, and throws. Emphasis is on humility, mutual respect, and reconciliation. April 2-26, May 7-30, June 4-28, July 2-30 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Cost: $40 ($50 NR) per session, payable to the City of Goodyear at the time of registration.

Art Boss (10-18 yrs) Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road E-mail: Art Boss 101-Introduction to Comic Art April 17 to May 15, Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Advancement classes are by referral only. View full list of classes at

Fury Warriors (3-5 yrs)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. 6 weeks for $70; Daily Sessions from $15

Fury CrossFit Kids(6-12 yrs)

This class works on skill movements and efficient excercise with an active game in each class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-5:45 p.m., Saturdays, 8-8:45 a.m. Monthly: $115; Daily Sessions from $15; Punchcards from $130

CrossFit Student Athlete (13+ yrs)

This program is a CrossFit based strength and conditioning program for junior and high school athletes in their on or off season. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Monthly: $115; Daily Sessions from $15; Punchcards from $130

Introduction to Karate (6+ yrs)

Class Cost: $69 payable to Art Boss due first day of class. Registration Fee: $10 ($20 NR). Pre-registration is required.

Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road 480-712-0489; E-mail:

Cross Lifeline Emergency Training

This is a beginning karate class in which we start with the fundamentals and build upon skills at your own pace. Shotokan Karate is a fun and easy way to learn self defense, develop confidence, and promote a healthy lifestyle in a family oriented enviornment.

Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road E-mail:

Childcare & Babysitting Safety (CABS) (10-16 yrs)

This course includes hand washing, changing diapers, bottlefeeding, basic first aid, CPR, and choking prevention. Students receive a two-year certification upon successful completion of the class and a workbook. Please bring a sack lunch.

April 1-22, April 29-May 20 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Cost: $20 per session for individuals, $15 per additional family member to be paid to instructor on the first day of class.

April 20, May 11, June 22, July 20 Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Cost: $40 exact cash, or check made payable to Cross Lifeline Training, paid at time of class. Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, May 18 8 to 11 a.m. Goodyear Community Park 3151 N. Litchfield Road


My Play Date (1-4 years) This program consists of fun activities for young children and their caregiver. Each week has a new theme to explore through songs, books, games, crafts, and free play. Please bring a toy or two to share for free play. April 26-May 31; Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $25 ($35 NR) per session. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool ABC’s & 123’s (3-5 years) Participants will be involved in activities involving letter and number recognition, shapes, colors, seasons, and other preschool principles. Exercise, arts & crafts, story time, safety, snacks, games, and songs will be part of the curriculum. Children must be potty trained. April 2-May 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $115 ($150 NR) per session. Pre-registration is required.

April 2019




Beginning Dance (5+ yrs)

Gymnastics for Tiny Tumblers, Parent Tot (1-2 yrs)

Fundamentals of basic modern jazz dance including turns, steps and basic kicks, posture, and dance positions. April 1-29, May 6-27, June 3-24; Mondays, 5-6 p.m. $75 per monthly session

Fun open gym for children to play and discover the wonderful world of gymnastics. Parent participation is required. May 17-July 12; Fridays, 3:40-4:10 p.m. May 18-July 13; Saturdays, 9-9:30 a.m. $45 per 8-week session

Beginning Tumbling (5+ yrs)

Gymnastics for Tiny Tumblers (3-4 yrs)

Basic floor tumbling and trampoline class covering forward rolls, backward rolls, bridges, handstands, cartwheels, and jumps. April 1-29, May 6-27, June 3-24; Mondays, 5-6 p.m. $75 per monthly session

Fun open gym for children to play and discover the wonderful world of gymnastics. Parent participation is required. May 17-July 12; Fridays, 4:15-5 p.m. May 18-July 13; Saturdays, 9:45-10:30 a.m. $55 per 8-week session

Lil’ Prince & Lil’ Princess Tumblers (3-5 yrs)

Tumble N Fit (4-6 yrs) (7-12 yrs)

Class covers forward rolls, backward rolls, bridges, stretches, balance, body mechanics, coordination, jumps, as well as ballet positions and counts. April 1-29, May 6-27, June 3-24; Mondays, 6-6:30 p.m. $50 per monthly session

3810 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 309, 623-230-2798

Intro to Parent Tot Walkers (1-2 yrs)

Students learn through structured stations on the floor, bars, beam, and vault. Parent participation required. April 2-30, May 7-28, June 3-24; Tuesdays, 10:50-11:20 a.m. Cost: $35 per monthly session

Intro to Independent Movers (3-4 yrs)

Students learn through structured stations on the floor, bars, beam, and vault. April 1-29, May 6-27, June 3-24; Mondays, 3:30-4:10 p.m. Cost: $50 per monthly session

Intro to Soaring One’s (5-6 yrs) (7-14 yrs)


14200 W. Van Buren St., Suite 101 623-932-1053;

13735 W. Auto Drive 480-634-0933;

Beyond Gymnastics


Estrella Gymnastics (1-12 yrs)

AZ Dynasty Cheer & Dance (3+ yrs)

Students learn foundational skills of floor, beam, bars, and vault. Focus is on safety, proper form, and technique. April 5-26, May 3-31, June 7-28; Fridays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 3-24, May 1-29, June 5-26; Wednesday, 2:30-3:20 p.m. Cost: $65 per monthly session

A fun-filled class which includes a combination of tumbling and age appropriate fitness games and activities. May 17-July 12 4-6 years: Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 7-12 years: Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $75 per 8-week session

Cheer N Tumble (6-12 yrs)

A fun-filled class for dancers, tumblers, and cheerleaders. May 15-July 10, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $100 per 8-week session

Southwest Ballet Theatre (4+ yrs)

540 N. Bullard Ave., Suite 15 623-932-4338;

Pre-Ballet (4-5 yrs)

Develop creative movement skills, musicality, rhythm, coordination, expression, character, and confidence. Classes foster a nurturing environment that enables each child to learn life skills and form a life long love of ballet and the arts.

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern Dance (6+ yrs)

Ballet for all levels; beginners, intermediate, advanced, pre-pointe, and pointe. Register online through

You are invited to Boots and Bling, a special occasion for girls of all ages and their mother, grandmother, or special mother figure in their life. Activities include dancing, raffles, contests, catered dinner and beverages. Tickets are limited and available through advanced sales. Deadline is April 19 or until filled. Cost: $15 per person ($20 NR) Saturday, April 27 from 6-9 p.m. Palm Valley Community Center 14145 W. Palm Valley Blvd.


JuiceBox Dance Academy (3-14 yrs) 500 N. Bullard Ave., #32, 623-570-2414 E-mail:

Ballet Hip Hop Combo 2 (6-9 yrs)

Develop dance skills such as balance, vocabulary, and performance for a fun, creative dance class. April 2-30 ; Tuesdays, 6:30-7:20 p.m. $50 per monthly session

Hip Hop and Grooves (5-7 yrs) (6-9 yrs)

Focus is on basic fundamentals of hip hop, body coordination, floor work, musicality, and freestyle. April 1-29, May 6-20 5-7 years: Mondays, 6:30-7:20 p.m. 6-9 years: Mondays, 5:30-6:20 p.m. $50 per monthly session

Beginning Tap & Jazz (6-9 yrs)

Students will focus on the basic fundamentals of hip hop, body coordination, floor work, musicality, and freestyle. February 5-26, March 5-26; Tuesday, 4:30-5:20 p.m. $50 per monthly session

Hip Hop Breaking & Footwork (8-13 yrs)

Focus is on the basic fundamentals of hip hop, body coordination, floor work, musicality, and freestyle. April 2-30, May 7-21; Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $50 per monthly session Learn about Summer Camp offerings through or call 623-570-2414.

Steppin’ Out Performing Arts (3+ yrs)


13331 W. Indian School Road, Litchfield Park 623-399-9722;

Ballet/Jazz Combo (3-5 yrs)

June 7-July 5, Fridays, 10-10:45 a.m.

We Can Dance Two (Parent/Tot) (2-3 yrs) June 7-July 5, Fridays, 11-11:45 a.m.

Ballet/Tap Combo (3-5 yrs)(5-8 yrs)

June 7-July 5, Fridays, 9-9:45 a.m. June 8-July 20, Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m. June 8-July 20, Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m. (5-8 yrs)

Cheer, Hip Hop, & Tumble (7+ yrs) June 8-July 20, Saturdays, 12-12:45 p.m.

Class Fee: $35 per six week session due at the first class.

April 2019


ADULT SPORTS Adult Softball League

Goodyear’s Adult Softball program offers an excellent recreational opportunity for adults. Emphasis is placed on healthy competition in a recreational atmosphere. Leagues play a doubleheader, 14-game scheduled with a seasonending single elimination tournament. Wednesday Men’s League: June 19-August 7 Thursday Men’s League: June 20-August 15 Friday CoEd League: June 21-August 9 Sunday CoEd League: June 16-August 4 A mandatory League Manager’s Meeting will be held at Goodyear Library Room on Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Rosters are due at the coaches meeting. Please visit our website for more detailed information on rosters and league rules. Returning Team Registration: May 27-31 Open Registration: June 3-7 Location: Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road Cost: $400 ($475 NR)


Adult Softball Free Agent List


Don’t have a team and would like to play? This referral service allows individuals to register as a free agent. Every season the list will be distributed at the Manager’s meeting and throughout the season upon request. Visit our website to learn more about the free agent process.

Big Goal 8v8 Soccer

Hosted by AZ CoEd Soccer, this organization maintains sportsmanlike conduct on the field in a league designed for men over 30 and women over 18. Play soccer with a group of friends and make new ones in this adult CoEd league. Teams consist of ten players with two women minimum per roster. League Dates: Fridays, February 22-April 19 Location: Thomas Park, 14433 W. Thomas Road Cost: $50 per player, includes referees, lined field, and on-site coordinator. No additional team fees required. Register as a team or free agent at For questions, please contact Filipe at or via phone at 623-308-1731.

Aikido is a defensive marital art where the defender uses the attacker’s own energy to avoid and neutralize the attack. Suitable for the non-athlete of all ages. April 2-26, May 7-30, June 4-27, July 2-30 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $50 ($60 NR) per session payable to City of Goodyear.

Buying a Home Seminar Goodyear Library Community Room 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C102 At this free seminar we will discuss home buying and selling in terms that are easy to understand; renting vs. buying, credit and its challenges, all about qualifying, loan programs, and down payment options. This seminar is free, however, preregistration is required. April 27, May 18; Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cross Lifeline Emergency Training Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road

AED, CPR, & First Aid (16+ yrs)

This class provides certification in Automated External Defibrillator, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Adult, Child, & Infant, and First Aid. Topics include legal considerations, personal safety, control of bleeding, what to do for burns, poisonings, severe allergic reactions, seizures, strokes and cardiac arrest. April 16, May 21, June 18, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $30 exact cash, check or money order made payable to Cross Lifeline Training, paid at time of class. Registration Fee: $10 ($20 NR) Pre-registration is required

CrossFit Fury Adult Programs 540 N. Bullard Ave., Suite 15 623-932-4338

CrossFit Fury

CrossFit Fury provides a resourceful and supportive community where anyone can improve their fitness and live a healthier, fuller life. Operated by professional coaches who are passionate about health and fitness, Fury offers small group classes of varying levels, personal training, and specialty classes such as Yoga, Barbell, and Endurance. Monthly Autopay: $135; Daily Sessions from $15 View full list of class schedules and register online at

Pickleball Clinic

Come learn about Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in America, on the new courts at Goodyear Community Park. These clinics are free and open to the public.


Goodyear Community Center 420 E. Loma Linda Blvd.

Dates: April 6, May 11 10 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. Beginner - for those new to the game 11:20 to 12:40 p.m. Novice - players rated 2.5 and 3.0 12:40 to 2 p.m. Advanced - players rated 3.0 and above Location: Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road

Scrapbooking Social Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road 623-980-6704 Designed for beginning or experienced scrappers, this drop-in social will kick your scrapbooking abilities into high gear. Materials are not included. April 13, May 18; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Cost: $10 ($13 NR) Pre-registration is required.


Aikido Self Defense (13+ yrs)

April 2019



Senior Activities & Trips

Pre-registration is required. Payment may be made by phone for Senior Programs. Please call 623-882-7525 to register.

Cards & Games

Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road


Gather with fun, friendly people to play games such as Sequence, Rummikub, or Mexican Train. Light snacks and water will be provided. This activity is free.


April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18 Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Lunch & Bunco

Goodyear Community Room, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite C102 Join us for lunch and a game of Bunco. Prizes are awarded in five categories. The lunch menu will vary each month and will feature food from a local Goodyear restaurant. April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2 Wednesdays, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Cost: $15

Senior Trips

Dolly Steamboat, Twilight Dinner Cruise Cruise the secluded inner waterways of Tortilla Flat for a two and a half hour sightseeing dinner cruise on Canyon Lake. Embark upon a large double decker paddleboat to see spectacular views while enjoying a meal that will consist of two main entrees and sides. Price includes transportation, boat cruise meal + tax and gratuity. Cameras are permitted. No refunds after April 26. Friday, May 17; depart 2:45 p.m. & return 9:30 p.m. Cost: $119 ($123 NR)

Prescott Bluegrass Festival Grab your lawn chairs and join us in the mile high city of Prescott for the Annual Bluegrass Festival. Enjoy live music and relax under a shaded elm tree among the cool mountain breeze. Stroll through the historic downtown streets of Prescott for shopping, eating, and oldfashion saloons. Price includes transportation, lunch is on your own. No refunds after June 14. Saturday, June 22; depart 7:00 a.m. & return 6:30 p.m. Cost: $40 ($44 NR)

Blazin’ M Ranch, Cottonwood

Travel back in time and enjoy a wide variety of Western sights and activities the way they were enjoyed by early settlers. Play a lively game of horseshoes and try your skills at the shoot-in gallery with a real Colt .45 using wax bullets. Chuck wagon dinner is included. Price includes transportation, admission, entertainment, and dinner. No refunds after March 29. Friday, April 12; depart 2:15 p.m. & return at midnight Cost: $87 ($91 NR)

Arizona Culinary Institute Prepare to delight your taste

buds during this tour of Arizona Culinary Institute in Scottsdale. Visit includes a tour of the kitchens, staff instruction about teaching methods and how to properly set a formal dining table, followed by lunch prepared by students. Price includes transportation, tour, and lunch. No refunds after June 9.

Tuesday, July 16; depart 10:15 a.m. & return 4:00 p.m. Cost: $52 ($63 NR)

Gilbert Sanchez

Fast Facts

Public Works — Solid Waste

Childhood nickname: Gilly

How long you’ve worked for the city? Sixteen years. What are you currently working on? Educating residents on steps they can take to help reduce contamination in our citywide recycling program.

Next on your bucket list: Run a half marathon Cannot start the morning without: Coffee

Favorite thing about working for the city? I enjoy interacting with our residents and the positive work environment and culture of the city. See what Gilbert does each day by watching On the Job with Julie:

Click on the GY@Work playlist

Favorite sports team: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Core Value? Adaptability

Favorite movie? Tombstone and Gladiator

What you like to do in your spare time? Spend time with my family, hike and travel.

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Roadrunner Harley-Davidson

20,000 sq. ft. sales and service – 30 jobs Near McDowell Rd. & Pebble Creek Pkwy. Expected opening: First Quarter 2020

Budget Mini Storage

9+ acre expansion Newly remodeled 1,800 sq. ft. office Near MC85 and Estrella Pkwy. Grand Opening: April 26

April 1

5 p.m.

Work Session

April 8

6 p.m.

Council Meeting

April 15

5 p.m.

Work Session

April 22

5 p.m. 6 p.m.

Work Session Council Meeting

Work Session times are subject to change. Visit to view updates. Council meetings and work sessions are held at Goodyear Justice Center, Goodyear Municipal Complex, 14455 W. Van Buren St., B101. Visit for meeting schedules and to watch City Council meetings.

April 2019


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Profile for City of Goodyear

InFocus - Issue 105 - April 2019  

City of Goodyear, Arizona monthly magazine

InFocus - Issue 105 - April 2019  

City of Goodyear, Arizona monthly magazine

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