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El Mirage Halloween Harvest Festival


Celebrate Halloween in El Mirage by attending the City’s annual Halloween Harvest Festival on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at El Mirage Gentry Park, 14010 North El Mirage Road.  Admission and parking is free.  Some of the highlights of this year’s event include a pumpkin patch with free pumpkins for the first 500 families, horse and tractor drawn hayrides, a magic juggling show, a GIANT corn maze and costume contests for every age group.  An awesome Kid’s Zone will feature bouncy houses, face painting, music, and a variety of food offerings.  The Children’s Museum of Phoenix will be hosting the arts and crafts tent where children can make Pirate Hats and Halloween Skulls, all free! The El Mirage Community Market will also be onsite with vendors selling produce, crafts, and homemade items.

“I want to encourage families to come out and have a good time at our annual Halloween Harvest Festival,” said Mayor Lana Mook. “I would like to thank our sponsors who helped make this event possible.”

Costume Contests Age Group Times:

6:30 p.m. – 0-2 years old

7:00 p.m. – 3-5 years old

7:30 p.m. – 6-10 years old

8:00 p.m. – 11-15 years old

8:30 p.m. – 16 and older

The event is sponsored by APS, Park’s and Son’s, Walmart of El Mirage, Coco’s Towing, Andersen Renewable Windows, and the City of El Mirage.

City of El Mirage Welcomes Eight New Firefighters


Congratulations to the City of El Mirage’s eight new firefighters!

El Mirage Fire Department held a badge pinning ceremony for eight new firefighters. These firefighters have completed their first year on the job, or probationary period, and were sworn in by El Mirage Fire Chief Jim Wise as full firefighters.  Mayor Lana Mook stated, “We are extremely proud of our new firefighters and wish them the best of luck in their new roles.”

El Mirage Fire Department Receives New Thermal Imaging Camera from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Fire House Subs


On November 13, 2014, the City of El Mirage Fire Department received a new thermal imaging camera from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the life-saving capabilities of first responders and public safety organizations in communities served by Firehouse Subs by providing funding, resources and support.

The thermal imaging camera was on display today during a presentation ceremony held at the Firehouse Subs location near the Loop101 and 67th avenue in Glendale, AZ. Representatives from both the El Mirage Fire Department and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation were on hand as El Mirage gratefully accepted their new piece of life saving equipment.

El Mirage Fire Chief Jim Wise summed it up when he said, “We are extremely grateful to receive such a valuable piece of equipment from a truly first class organization such as Firehouse Subs. The El Mirage community will benefit from this as it allows our firefighters to rapidly detect fires, rescue victims, and save lives.”


Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently donated
a thermal imaging camera, worth more than $9,600 to the
City of El Mirage Fire Department. The donated camera will
detect body heat and hot spots in burning buildings, allowing
firefighters to reach victims quicker and put out deadly fires.

For more information contact Christopher House at (623) 583-7968/

Gateway Park

Photo Courtesy of the City of El Mirage

Photo Courtesy of the City of El Mirage

El Mirage is the perfect place to enjoy a day full of sunshine at Gateway Park.

Located directly off El Mirage road, the 13-acre park has something for every member of the family. Multi-use fields serve as the hub for team sports, and a ½-mile path awaits runners, parents jogging with strollers and owners walking dogs on leashes.

Families can enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the park’s ramadas and then spend the afternoon playing with their young children under the covered playground or in the area’s splash park. Older children can bring their skateboards to spend time in the 15,000 square foot plaza-style park, full of obstacles for skating enthusiasts to enjoy. Dog owners can join the fun, too, as they bring Fido on a trip to the dog park.