Neighborhoods to Host G.A.I.N. Events

G.A.I.N., Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods, is a statewide day of celebration for the success of crime prevention through community involvement. Goodyear neighborhoods are encouraged to celebrate by planning their own community event on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. 

Registered Neighborhood G.A.I.N. events:

Canada Village: Canada Village Park, W. Lynnwood St. and N. 181st Ave. from 10AM - 1PM 
BBQ in the park: hot dogs, hamburgers, chips provided. Bring your own lawn chair.

Historic Goodyear: Palmateer Park, E. La Crescenta Ave. and W. Western Ave. from 11AM - 1PM 
Potluck lunch, jumping castle, treasure hunt, face painting, raffles.

North Subdivisions: Park De Paz, N. Manzanita Dr. and E. Calle Adobe Ln. from 10AM - 1PM 
Hotdogs, balloons, and games.

Palm Valley Phase 2 & 3: Neighborhood Park located, N. 146th Ave. and W. Indianola Ave. from 6PM - 9PM
HOA will be showing The Lego Movie at 6:30 PM, drinks and snacks provided.

Rio Paseo: Rio Paseo Park, W. Virginia Ave. and 152nd Dr. from 10AM - 1PM 
Block Watch member meet and greet, bouncy house for kids, yard games, hot dogs and snacks. Bring a dessert/treat to share.

Serenity in Estrella Mountain Ranch: S. 183rd Ave. south of W. Thistle Landing Dr. from 11AM - 2PM
Lunch, and activities for kids

For more information on GAIN, contact:
Christina Plante, neighborhood services, 623-882-7801
Officer James Nottingham, 623-606-4044
Officer Eric Webster, 623-606-4742


G.A.I.N. is a statewide day of celebration for the success of crime prevention through community involvement.

Host a community event* in your neighborhood between 10AM-1PM on Nov. 1st, and register it with the City of Goodyear by October 3rd to get a FREE  “Involvement Kit” to help with your event!

Registered Events Will Get: 

  • An involvement kit, filled with brochures, fliers and goodies to give away during your event.
  • A special visit from city officials like mayor, council, and/or the police or fire chief.
  • An added attraction such as a police motorcycle, police car or fire truck.

Things to Do at Your Event:

  • Establish a Neighborhood Watch. 
  • Introduce Neighborhood Watch leaders.
  • Welcome new residents. 
  • Give crime prevention tips.
  • Public safety-themed chalk art contest.
  • Face painting.
  • Water balloon toss or Hula-hoop contest.
  • Scavenger hunt.
  • Beautify a common area.
  • Neighbor-helping-neighbor projects.

Things to Eat at Your Event:

  • BYO Picnic
  • Potluck
  • Order Pizza
  • Hamburgers and Hot Dogs prepared on existing neighborhood park grill