I am delighted to share an amazing example of a successful public-private partnership in Goodyear that showcases how to develop a healthy community through design of the physical environment. The partnership is launching the Community Health Park and has created new web pages to provide updates on the park’s progress. This project is consistent with Goodyear’s vision to be a city that supports healthy lifestyles and the environment in the west valley.
The Community Health Park showcases important work in the cross-cutting area of the built environment as identified in our State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). The project reflects one of the specific tactics of the SHIP to “promote, expand, and connect open space and recreational facilities to create opportunities to be physically active.”
The Goodyear Community Health Park Partnership exists to make well-being a way of life. The City of Goodyear is joined by Abrazo, the Goodyear Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission, Adelante, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America in this partnership. Our Office of Community Innovations represents ADHS on the Advisory Board for the project.
The partnership is actively seeking public input for setting short- and long-term directions for the Community Health Park. Multiple outreach efforts, including public meetings and a survey, are being used to ensure community input is gathered for the park project. Visit the project’s web pages to learn more about the plans for the park and opportunities to provide input.