Current Sites

About the Program

The Maricopa County Shared Use Initiative focuses on the coordination and expansion of safe, affordable recreational spaces for community use and access to healthy food.

See below for a listing of all 2019 Shared Use grantee sites and locations. 

Project Activities
City of Avondale, Neighborhood & Family Services Department11465 W. Civic Drive, AvondalePlogging* and Produce events to promote physical activity, access to healthy foods and nutritional education

*Plogging is walking or jogging while picking up litter (Sweden) 
Cartwright School District5220 W. Indian School Rd., PhoenixCommunity garden to promote gardening, cooking and physical activity
Ignacio Conchos Elementary School, Roosevelt School District1718 W. Vineyard Rd., PhoenixZumba and yoga classes
Concordia Charter School142 N. Date St., MesaGarden education, nutrition classes and events than promote nutrition
Heart for the City Community Garden6233 N. 69th Ave., GlendaleIntroduce a 16-week Junior Master gardening class, a Farm to Table cooking class, and hands-on community garden field trips for Title I school students.
Iglesia Episcopal San Pablo / St. Paul Episcopal Church2801 N. 31st St., PhoenixProvide educational workshops and different family-friendly programs on movement and healthy cooking
Keep Phoenix Beautiful9901 N. 7th Ave. (Mountain View Park)Increase knowledge of the value of growing and eating fresh, non-processed foods in school and community settings.
William T. Machan Elementary School, Creighton School District2140 E. Virginia, PhoenixCommunity access to the school garden, playground, athletic fields and multipurpose room during non-school hours. Occasional community events to be held on campus.
Phoenix Elementary School District1817 N. 7th St., Phoenix
Utilize a school bus to increase the amount of healthy meals served to children and youth in the community during the months of June and July 2020 at four school sites.
TigerMountain Foundation, Garden of Tomorrow1823 E. Broadway Rd., PhoenixAdd lighting to our Garden of Tomorrow to expand our hours and upgrade the irrigation system to  increase water use efficiency.
TigerMountain Foundation, Spaces of Opportunity13th Ave. & Vineyard, PhoenixExpand our capacity to offer more youth the opportunity to be part of our Teen Market Workforce Development and Agriscaping initiatives at our Spaces of Opportunity garden.
Wickenburg Unified School District101 E. Coconino St., WickenburgProvide additional space for fitness classes and stretching in our free, 24/7/365 fitness facility, which is accessible to Wickenburg Unified School District and Southwest Food employees, friends and family.
Wilson School District3015 E. Fillmore St., PhoenixProvide educational resources, physical activities, and nutritional programs for community members of all ages.