Barrel District Weekly Update 
Glendale's Barrel District
 April 16, 2021
City Announcements and Events
Special Update from the Libraries
All Glendale Public Libraries will resume full service on April 19, 2021.

Patron mask use will not be required; however, masks are available upon request.
Call 623-930-3600 or email with questions.
Click here for more information.
New Hours Effective Monday, April 19, 2021 (all branches)
Sunday           1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday           12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday          10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday     10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday         10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday              10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday         10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

**All locations will be closed April 16-18 to prepare for reopening.**
Glendale Adult Center

 The Adult Center is scheduled to reopen in June, following the completion of some repair work that has been on-going during it's closure due to COVID-19.
City of Glendale Reopening Plan
Our reopening plan is transitioning into phase 3. Staff is working to fully open facilities and programs on April 19th, with some exceptions. Below are some facilities of interest and the projected timing of their reopening:
  • City Hall – fully opened on April 19th
  • Libraries – fully opened on April 19th
  • Outdoor Parks – Fully opened unless under construction on April 19th
  • Ramadas and amenities all available for rent or use on April 19th
  • FRAC – Due to staffing limitations, FRAC will continue to operate under limited days and hours of operation. We are beginning the hiring process to bring more staff on board. As they are hired and trained we will make adjustments until we are eventually able to fully open and return to normal days and hours of operations. We will provide updates to the Council and community regarding any updates as they occur.
  • Pools – Fully open on June 7th at FRAC and June 8th at Rose Lane.
  • Adult Center – The center is currently undergoing construction renovations that will prohibit it from opening until the work is completed. Staff is working towards early June to have it reopened with normal days and hours of operation.
  • Gila River Arena – ASM will manage the use of the facility consistent with NHL COVID protocols for Coyotes games, and with ASM facility standards for non-NHL events.
  • Camelback Ranch- Will be managed by the teams under MLB protocols.

For Mayor Weier's Proclamation on Face Coverings, click here.
National Volunteer Week
Each year, the city of Glendale takes pride in partnering with these individuals on volunteer projects throughout our neighborhoods. Join us in celebrating volunteers, recognizing their impact, and encouraging volunteerism in our community.
To get involved, Click Here.
The Glendale Family Bike Ride goes virtual for 2021!
Register online, grab your helmet, check your bike, and take your family on a 6-mile bike ride in Glendale anytime between Saturday, April 10 through Saturday, April 17. There are several bike paths and trails available in Glendale. You can find them on our website or check out the MAG Bikeways Map at
Each participant who completes the ride will receive a Glendale Family Bike Ride fanny pack!

To register or to get more information, click here!
For more information, class schedule or to register, click here!

BONUS: Glendale residents that respond to an online survey, after each class, will be entered in a random drawing for a chance to win a free gift card for an eco-friendly item! 
The performances will take place at Murphy Park’s Amphitheater on Thursday – Sunday nights. Each evening, a different band will take the stage. This is a chance to plan a date night or an outing with family or friends and experience the local music scene under the stars.

The series kicks off on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are free of charge. There is also plenty of free parking.

For a list of all performers and more information, Click Here.
Click Image Above to Register for a Class
Spring is in the air, which means it is also
outdoor cat breeding season

Outdoor cats include community cats (stray lost and abandoned pet cats and unsocialized feral cats) as well as owned cats that are allowed to roam. Reducing the number of community cats and managing their care is the goal of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. The goal of the TNR programs is to get as many of these outdoor cats, spayed and neutered as possible to control breeding.

Click here for a PDF of resources to assist you or your neighbor if there is a
feral cat issue in your neighborhood.
Maricopa County has made the COVID-19 vaccine available for all people 16 years and older starting March 24.
Slots fill up quickly so we encourage you to look for a vaccine appointment as soon as possible. If you can't find an appointment, please check your county's site daily for the latest updates.   
LOCATIONS: Click here to find where you can get vaccinated on an interactive map of Maricopa County.
 Live @ the Library Is Back!
Live @ the Library is back with a series of virtual "watch parties"! Enjoy a pre-recorded concert with the performers on hand via Zoom to introduce and discuss their pieces, as well as answer your questions.

Click here for the schedule and to register.
(Event is free but will need to send you a Zoom link for the event.
·      Alice Ave, 61st Ave to 67th Ave
·      Streets from Butler Ave to south of Olive Ave, between 63rd Ave and 67th Ave – Polymer Modified Surface Seal (PMSS) application is currently taking place.
·      Streets north of Royal Palm Rd to Echo Ln, between 61st Ave and 63rd Ave – Polymer Modified Surface Seal (PMSS) application to begin April 22.
·      63rd Ave, Olive Ave to Peoria Ave – Micro Seal application to take place Spring 2021.
·      Streets between Peoria Ave and Cholla Street, between the Arizona Canal and 51st Ave – Latex Modified Surface Seal (LMSS) application to take place early Spring 2021.
·      Streets north of Northern Ave to Royal Palm Rd, between 57th Ave and 59th Ave
·      Royal Palm Rd, 59th Ave to 63rd Ave – Second Slurry Seal application for a Double Slurry Seal to take place Spring 2021.
·      Streets from Ironwood Drive to south of Peoria Ave, between 51st Ave and 53rd Ave – Polymer Modified Surface Seal (PMSS) to take place Spring 2021.
·      Streets between Mountain View Rd and Peoria Ave, between 59th Ave and 67th Ave – Slurry Seal application to take place Spring 2021.
·      55th Ave, Cholla Street to Cactus Rd -  Slurry Seal application to take place Spring 2021.

Should you have questions or need information, please contact our 24/7 project hotline at:
There are some fun virtual events happening in the month of April with our Glendale Public Libraries.
Click here for this month's events.
Teen Take & Make:
Poetry Magnet Boards
April 12 - April 24

April is National Poetry Month! Get those creative ideas flowing and craft your very own Magnetic Poetry Board! Kits are fully assembled and ready for pick up at any Glendale Public Library.
Available to teens 12-18. 
I introduced an idea designed to remind drivers of the importance of driving safely on neighborhood streets. 
They are 18" x 24" signs, red on one side and yellow on the other. 
Let me know if you'd like one for your yard.
Click HERE for your Free sign!

GlendaleOne is available online at or via mobile app from the App Store or Google Play
Watch the brief video below to learn more.
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