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Health and Wellness
Kids at playHealth and well-being is as vital to sustainability as the environment and economy. Health and well-being refers to human health issues such as exercise and wellness, recreation, disease prevention, harmful chemicals, and obesity, but also to things like fostering safety and security, pride and satisfaction, and a sense of place within our community.

Use the information in this area to learn how you can improve your health and well-being, and how to make our community a better place at the same time!

Grow Food, Friendships, and Community at the Garden Patch! The Garden Patch

Did you know Avondale has a community garden located near the center of the city, right beside the Civic Center Library? It's called the Garden Patch, and you can be a part of it! The Garden patch has individual or shared plots for rent where you can join a supportive community and grow your own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Growing your own food can:

  • Save you money,
  • Help improve your diet,
  • Reduce your exposure to chemicals,
  • Reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with your food,
  • Improve your knowledge of plants and ecosystems, and
  • Get you outdoors and exercising.

All good things! But perhaps the most valuable thing you can get for joining the Garden Patch is a great group of friends and a strengthened sense of community. Gardeners help each other and work together to continuously make the Garden Patch, and Avondale, a great place to grow!

See what others are saying about Avondale's Garden Patch: 
Garden Patch sunflower
Garden Patch benefits article in AZCentral - by Rhonda Cagle
Garden Patch grand opening article in AZCentral - by David Madrid

You can also find the Garden Patch on Facebook

Keep yourself, your neighbors, and our air healthy this winter: Observe No Burn Days!Poor air quality in the Valley

When air pollution levels are on the rise and weather conditions create dry, stagnant conditions, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department will issue a No Burn Day. The purpose of the No Burn Day is to avoid adding pollution to our air when the forecast suggests air quality will approach or exceed the federal health standard. 

Every winter, Valley hospitals see a noticeable increase of patients (especially children and the elderly) with respiratory issues due to smoke from fireplaces. Most patients are children and the elderly, but even the healthiest adults can be affected.

No Burn Day restrictions last for a 24-hour period, starting at midnight, and include a ban on woodburning activity including fireplaces, fire pits, or open outdoor fires. 

Avoid burning on No Burn Days to keep our air clean and safe! It's the LAW!

For information on our City's Parks click here.