The 2013 Summer Community Services
brochure is now available online.
You can download the brochure in
pdf format using the link below. Printed copies will be distributed in
the Casa Grande Dispatch or can be picked up at the Parks and Rec
office, Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, the Police station and North
Beautiful home located in Ironwood Village 55+ Gated Community. This
home is upgraded throughout, to include custom screen door, polished
nickel hardware, plantation shutters throughout, extended patio,
upgraded pad and carpet, tile, water softener, mirrored closet doors in
master, raised toilets, ceiling fans, and so much more. The exquisite
kitchen comes with granite countertops, cherry cabinetry, all
appliances, undermount sink & reverse osmosis. 2 Year Transferable
Home Warranty if Buyer is interested. Call today to see!
The City of Casa Grande has been
recognized by national non-profit KaBOOM! as a 2013 Playful City USA
community for its efforts to give children the childhood they deserve by
providing ample opportunities for play. Casa Grande was one of only
217 communities across the country to earn this honor. This is the fifth
year Casa Grande has earned the national recognition.
generation of children play less than any previous generation despite
the vast benefits of play. The Journal of the American Academy of
Pediatrics reports that play is essential to the social, emotional,
cognitive and physical well-being of children.
Casa Grande has 11
neighborhood parks, 5 community parks and 3 regional parks. All of the
parks are open to residents and visitors. Most neighborhood parks offer
an array of amenities, including a children's play area and basketball
courts. Community parks offer similar amenities and are used regularly
to host city-wide events. Casa Grande Mountain Park has 20 miles of
hiking trails, providing families with an opportunity to recreate in an
outdoor setting surrounded by beautiful short and long range views, plus
spectacular desert vegetation. The trails were constructed entirely by
volunteers and offer varying levels of difficulty.
The City of
Casa Grande also offers many recreation programs for youth and adults of
all ages. From swimming lessons to youth sports and special interest
classes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Len Colla
Recreation Center is a multi-purpose recreation center that features a
full size gymnasium that provides indoor play opportunities year round.
by the Humana Foundation, Playful City USA is a national program from
KaBOOM! that celebrates and promotes local policies that increase play
opportunities for children and is a key platform in combating the lack
of play among children. To learn more, visit www.kaboom.org
This 2 Bedroom plus a Den is located in Ironwood
Village Gated Community. Great location with block wall for privacy and
only 1 neighbor! Home features beautiful tile in all the right places,
built-in entertainment center, bay windows, fireplace, sunscreens, &
insulated garage, this is a must see!
Grande was named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in
honor of its commitment to effective urban management. This is the 6th
year Casa Grande has earned the national designation. Arizona State
Forester Scott Hunt presented the City with the award on Friday, April
26 at the state capitol in Phoenix.
In order to be considered a
Tree City USA community, cities must have a tree care ordinance, a
comprehensive community forestry program, a tree board/department and an
Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Casa Grande Parks
Division partners with many community groups in order to maintain the
2,300 trees located in parks and rights of way. Volunteer groups include
the Casa Grande Valley Daughters of the American Revolution and youth
who assist in tree maintenance as part of their Eagle Scout project.
Last year, city staff trimmed over 650 trees.
improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property
values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree
City USA communities.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by
the Arbor Day Foundation, USDA Forest Service, and the National
Association of State Foresters. To learn more about the program, visit www.arborday.org/treecityusa
from left to right: Bill Schwind (Community Services Director), Scott
Hunt (State Forester), Alix Rogstad (Program Manager for the State
Forestry Division), Anita Avila (Management Analyst) and Rod Wood (Parks