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Take Me Out To The Campout! Stadium Sleepover on April 8
Join us in the Outfield Saturday April 8 for a family fun sleepover at the stadium.
Girls Night out at the Stadium, April 22
Don't miss this fun night out - Free admission & lots of fun!
Compete at the 2017 Wedge Skate Jam on Feb. 25
Showcase your skills at this local Skate Jam, sponsored by Sidewalk Surfer and Skate True.
Scottsdale Pools need of Lifeguards
Allen Amphitheater dedication is Sunday
Carolyn Allen spent 16 years as an Arizona lawmaker supporting and protecting Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. An amphitheater at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead will recognize that service.
What you need to know about flying drones in Scottsdale Parks
Know before you fly.
Video: Indian School Park Playground
Take a look the new Indian School Park playground.
Fetch some fun at Paws in the Park
Bring your favorite four-legged friend to Paws in the Park from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Chaparral Park’s off leash area.
Scottsdale Pool, Trail and Community Center Holiday Hours 2016
Some Trails, Community Centers and Pools may be closed on certain days.
Water line repaired at Pinnacle Peak Park
Pinnacle Peak Park now has water and restroom service and parking has returned to normal.
Spring Break Camps, registration begins Dec. 5
Sign your 1st - 5th grader up for a Spring Break Camp, Mar. 6 - 10, 2017
Celebrate 25 years of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Nov. 4
A celebration in its honor will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road.
Forget bobbing for apples; try dunkin’ for a pumpkin Saturday
Come join us for our floating pumpkin patch!
Frightfully fun “Haunted” Date Night takes place Saturday
What could be better than food trucks, libations, music, games and a movie under the stars? Throw in a costume contest!
Boo! Scottsdale’s Fall Festival takes place Oct. 29
Come and have some spooky fun at this year’s annual Fall Festival!
Get your caboose to Railroad Park’s Railfair, Oct. 8-9
All aboard for McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Railfair 2016.
Find fall break fun, Oct. 10-14
The city offers Fall Break Camp and a basketball clinic.
“Lights on Afterschool” event promotes programs supporting working families
With many parents and caregivers working fulltime, “out of school” kids’ programs are an imperative service.
So much to see! City presents Scottsdale Show and Tell
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the city during a family-friendly event Saturday, Oct. 1.
Register today for Fall Break Camps
Don't sit home bored during fall break! Participate in fun and exciting recreational activities including crafts, sports, games, and much more.
Fall swim lessons begin in September
Register your child, or yourself, for September swimming lessons.
Labor Day holiday schedule
Most city offices closed for Labor Day, Sept. 5
2016 Back to School Program helps over 900 Students
The students were given school supplies, clothes, shoes and other necessities to start the school year on the right foot.
Community invited to celebrate Scottsdale Sports Complex’s 10th anniversary
Community open house slated for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
UPDATE August 5, 2016: Cactus Pool Closed Until Noon
Due to heavy rains, Cactus Pool is currently closed.
Satisfaction guaranteed! After-School Program starts next week
The city offers programs for kids in first-through-eighth grades at Horizon and Mountain View community centers.
Registration begins Monday for Scottsdale Parks & Recreation classes
From baby to boomer! Whether you want to get and stay fit, learn a new hobby or sign up the kiddos for summer camps and swim lessons … we’ve got it all.
Drowning "season" not over
August is not the end of our drowning season. In fact, in Arizona there is no drowning “season.” Kids and adults drown year round.
Attend a star-studded event … at July Moonlight Swims
Swim under the stars.
Have a #SUPERJULY by celebrating National Park and Recreation Month
Scottsdale is celebrating National Park and Recreation Month and helping residents work toward better health and wellness.
Scottsdale tops in nation for recreation
Scottsdale ranks third for recreation among the 100 largest U.S. cities, according to an analysis by WalletHub.
View fall and winter Parks and Recreation classes online starting Sunday
We’ve got incredible classes and sports activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Independence Day information
Read this important information about the July 4 holiday.
You’re invited to the Safety Luau Aug. 6
Help celebrate water safety and keep our kids safe around water at the annual Safety Luau.
Scottsdale’s parks system ranked Arizona’s best
The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit that works to create parks and protect land for people, recently ranked the park systems of the nation's largest 100 cities.
Scottsdale pools and splash pads keep you cool this summer
The heat is on! The forecast calls for temps at 110 degrees and hotter. Here’s how you can stay a little cool(er).
Raise the “Barre” at Club SAR
Club SAR has a new way to help you stay fit.
Calling all Scottsdale veterans
At its final July 3 Sunday night concert, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park would like to honor local veterans in a slide show.
Take a moonlight swim, Friday and June 25
Swim under the stars at Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers.
“Minions” descends on the Railroad Park Friday
The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park will feature “Minions” at its first-ever movie night Friday, June 17.
Adaptive Services “Bake and Take” classes run in June
Adaptive Services offers free “Bake and Take” classes for those with disabilities 16 and older.
Keep your kids active and engaged at summer camp
Scottsdale Parks and Recreation is offering youth summer camps June 6-July 29
Horizon Dog Park Closed June 6 - 27
Park closed due to turf renovation.
Calling all Facebook friends – contest needs your “likes”
What's not to “like” about Mighty Mud Mania and a fun photo taken by city Technology Coordinator Mike Ruggiero?
Melt into Mighty Mud Mania June 11
Come sling mud at this year’s Mighty Mud Mania from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road.
Summer hours to start at Railroad Park June 1
Summer hours start Wednesday, June 1, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.
Scottsdale offers free swim lessons May 22
Take part in a free swim lesson Sunday, May 22, at either Eldorado or McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers.
More than just PLAY
Police, Parks and Recreation partner for a youth program designed to break down barriers and build trust.
Social opportunities bloom in May with Adaptive Services
Adaptive Services is in full bloom, providing social opportunities for individuals of all ages with disabilities.
Summer concert series at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park runs through July 3
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the place to be for free concerts Sundays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. beginning May 1 through July 3.
City pools offer cool fun
Cool down at one of the city’s public pools.
Pay it Forward Day, April 28
The city is joining the international effort by inviting you to participate by doing something positive that inspires others to do the same.
Scottsdale named “Tree City USA;” celebration set for Wednesday
Scottsdale has been named a “Tree City USA” for the 34th consecutive year.
Parks & Rec summer brochure available to view online
Don’t miss the endless opportunities to have fun and stay fit … or learn a new hobby!
Indian School Park Lake getting some TLC
The city is rehabilitating Indian School Park Lake, located at the northwest corner of Indian School and Hayden roads.
“Scrum”ptious rugby is heading to Scottsdale April 23
The Fiesta Bowl Rugby & Balloon Classic heads to Scottsdale Stadium Saturday, April 23.
New Senior Services fitness membership options
Monthly, quarterly and annual membership options are available.
McDowell Mountain Ranch Fitness Center will be closed April 18-30
No access to the fitness center, classrooms, family restroom, or internal access to the skate park or skate park restrooms.
McDowell Mountain Ranch Fitness Center will be closed April 18 – 30
McDowell Mountain Ranch Fitness Center will be closed April 18 – 30 while the floor is being upgraded.
Pinnacle Peak reopens March 19
The popular hiking trail will be reopen Saturday, March 19.
Adaptive Services is cooking now!
Adaptive Services Spectacular Saturday Club will be busy in its new, state-of-the art, fully accessible, kitchen.
Northern face of Tom’s Thumb temporarily closes
The northern face of Tom’s Thumb in the Preserve is temporarily closed while sensitive birds of prey nest there.
Police and Parks and Recreation partner for positive play program
Children enrolled in many Scottsdale after school programs will soon find some new friends in blue.
After repairs, Cactus Pool opens Monday afternoon
UPDATE: A broken piece of equipment at Cactus Pool has been repaired and the pool will re-open at 3 p.m. Monday, March 7.
Who says a job can’t be fun? Try lifeguarding this summer.
Looking for a fun, active job this summer? Lifeguarding is the answer!
Spring into action with Parks and Recreation classes
Now is the time to get moving.
Small kids will have big fun at “Exclusively Little” March 5
Free event features game booths, inflatables, face painting, a petting zoo, health demonstrations and other entertainment.
Scottsdale pools are open year-round
Scottsdale aquatic centers are open and heated year-round.
City hosts Family Fun Night at Grayhawk Park Saturday
Bring a blanket and come enjoy some family time at Grayhawk Park.
Summer concert series at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park begins May 1
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the place to be for free concerts every Sunday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. beginning May 1 through July 3.
Adaptive Services Sweetheart Ball takes place Feb. 13
Grab someone special and dress to the nines for Adaptive Services’ Sweetheart Ball.
Nurture yourself – take a free guided nature tour at Pinnacle Peak Park
Pinnacle Peak Park offers free guided nature tours through March.
City recreation fields & dog parks now open
City recreation fields and dog parks are now open in Scottsdale
Saturday, Apr, 08
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Take Me Out To The Campout! A Stadium Sleepover
Sunday, Apr, 09
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Take Me Out To The Campout! A Stadium Sleepover
Saturday, Apr, 22
Girls Night Out at the Stadium
Girls Night at Scottsdale Stadium
Sunday, Apr, 30
April Pools Day
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