Indian Bend Wash Master Plan: Thomas to McKellips


Project Information

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The City of Scottsdale’s Indian Bend Wash is an oasis of parks, lakes, paths and golf courses traversing 11 miles through the heart of Scottsdale. The greenbelt features more than 24 grade-separated crossings, meaning users can avoid major cross traffic. This world-renowned flood control project is rated among the top urban "green spaces" in Arizona.

Two parks located within the Indian Bend Wash, between McKellips Road and Thomas Road, are the Vista del Camino and Eldorado Parks. These parks include a wide variety of amenities for many users such as playgrounds, trails, bicycle routes, fishing lakes, sports fields, and a golf course, skate park and aquatic center.

The City of Scottsdale is in the process of developing a master plan for Vista del Camino and Eldorado Parks to make sure they meet the needs of users and nearby residents today and for the future. These parks are well used and provide great amenities, but the infrastructure is aging and it’s time to evaluate what infrastructure and amenities are needed as part of a master planning process.


What is a Master Plan?

A Master Plan is a guideline for future park improvements. The master planning effort includes extensive research and analysis into how the park is used today, an inventory of existing assets and their condition, and a determination of how these parks fit into the overall park system.

The master planning process includes extensive community and user input opportunities so that future plans for the parks are a reflection of Scottsdale residents and user groups.

Ultimately the master plan will be used as a road map for future park improvements. Once the master plan is complete the improvements will be broken down into individual projects and most likely be funded and built over several years.

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Community Involvement

There will be three public meetings or workshops for the general community to participate in the master planning process.

Join us for our first Open House on Wednesday, January 9 at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale. Stop by anytime between 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. to let us know what you think should happen to these parks in the future so that your ideas can be included in the master planning process.

Can’t make it to the meeting, but want to let us know what you think? Please take a moment to complete the master plan questionnaire.

Project Information

Budget: $2.2 Million

Sponsoring Division: Community Servicers

Funding Source: General Fund, Bond 2000

Project Location: Indian Bend Wash from Thomas Road to McKellips Road

Contact Information

Jeremy Richter
Project Manager
P:  480-312-7869

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