Scottsdale Update - Sept. 21, 2017


Reminder: Take precautions when hiking. Three mountain rescues occurred within 45 minutes of each other this weekend in Scottsdale. While the weather is cooling, hikers need continue to take care when exploring our beautiful Sonoran Desert. Know what to expect; take a video tour of preserve trails.

Residents invited to learn how to become more effective neighborhood leaders. Free classes provide residents, neighborhood groups and homeowners associations with helpful resources.


Learn how city of Scottsdale employees' innovation dramatically changed the way garbage was collected throughout the world.


"Lights on After School" highlights importance of out-of-school activities. Free family friendly fun - including food, interactive booths, entertainment and art - takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Soleri Bridge.

Celebrate Scottsdale Parks at Grand Old Picnic, Sept. 30. Several city parks have milestone anniversaries in 2017. Each will celebrate in its own way through the year. But Scottsdale's oldest park, Eldorado, will celebrate from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Free games, food and entertainment.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts offers free admission Saturday. This special offer is part of the Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live! During the annual event, SMoCA and participating museums across the United States embrace the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, D.C.-based facilities. Get tickets here.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Water rebates make cents. Scottsdale has issued nearly $3 million in water rebates since the program's 1992 inception. Rebates are available for installing WaterSense-labeled irrigation controllers, showerheads, toilets and urinals and for removing water-intensive warm-season turf, in-ground pools/spas and water softeners. Funds are limited.

Library presents "Frank Talks on Ideas that Matter: Securing the Borders and Stopping Terrorism." This free program addresses a variety of issues pertaining to border control. It takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Mustang Library. Seating is limited to 25.

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