City of Phoenix, Republic Services Inc. to Celebrate Reveal of Margaret T. Hance Park Sustainable Garden

WHAT: Republic Services Garden Reveal

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver Street

WHO: Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari, Republic Services President and CEO Jon Vander Ark, Parks and Recreation Board Chair Kelly Dalton, Downtown Phoenix, Inc. President and CEO Devney Majerle, Phoenix Community Alliance, Hance Park Conservatory

Fans of Super Bowl LVII, visitors and Phoenix residents will soon be seeing a greener downtown as the City’s one-of-a-kind garden is revealed to the public, the latest component of the Hance Park Revitalization Project.

In spring of 2022, the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Republic Services and Phoenix Community Alliance to announce the building of a sustainable garden at Margaret T. Hance Park. Republic Services’ $2 million sponsorship helped build the one-acre sustainable oasis featuring native desert plants and shaded walking and seating areas.

The Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park will feature 33 native desert plants chosen for their ability to thrive in the Phoenix heat and their low water usage requirements. This garden is sure to be a main attraction to residents and anyone attending the Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s at Hance Park.

Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the country, and consistently ranks as one of the fastest growing large cities. The 32-acre Hance Park is in the middle of important cultural, arts, educational and community institutions, and serves as a unique intersection between several neighborhoods in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The $2 million sponsorship is one of the largest contributions ever made to the first phase of the $45 million Hance Park revitalization efforts.

Read more about the Hance Park Revitalization Project.

Media is invited to the reveal event and interviews will be available.

Please email Jennifer Parks-Sturgeon to confirm attendance or call (480) 495-3806.