Celebrate Park and Recreation Month Throughout July!

Join Scottsdale Parks and Recreation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)links to external site in celebrating National Park and Recreation Month! Scottsdale is a vibrant and active community with world-class outdoor recreation amenities including tennis, biking, swimming, sports, indoor activities and events.  
This year’s theme – “Where Community Grows” - celebrates sharing the vital role parks and recreation professionals play in bringing people together, providing essential services and fostering the growth of our communities. NRPA and Scottsdale encourage everyone to share how parks and recreation has positively impacted their life, as well as why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them. Share your pictures and posts on social media with the hashtags #WhereCommunityGrows and #ScottsdalePlays. Don’t miss the incredible events and programs planned throughout the month of July!


July Dance: Adaptive Services Star Spangled Spectacular

Bust a move to your favorite hits! Our monthly dances feature a live DJ and light refreshments. This program is designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more at: Recreation.ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Adaptive”links to external site

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday, July 1
Where: Adaptive Services Center, 8102 E. Jackrabbit Road
Cost:  $5 for residents / $7 for non-residents


Red, White and Choo Choo

All aboard for a mix of old-school attractions and modern family fun to celebrate Independence Day! Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega will issue a proclamation designating July as Park and Recreation month in Scottsdale. 
 Learn more at therailroadpark.com/eventslinks to external site

When: 4—9 p.m., Sunday, July 2
Where: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend
Cost: $15 for everyone 13 and older, $5 for everyone 3 – 12, free for anyone two and younger


Rainbow Stained Glass

Paint along with a guided tutorial, creating a memorable masterpiece to take home with you! This vibrant painting will feature a beautiful tribute to the delightful colors of the rainbow. Learn more and register at Recreation.ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Rainbow”links to external site 

When: 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Saturday, July 8
Where: Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th Street
Cost: $19 for residents / $29 for non-residents 


Sunset Swim

Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening swim at our aquatic centers! Learn more at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Sunset”

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Friday, July 14
Where: McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center, 15525 N. Thompson Peak Parkway
Cost: Residents: $5 for children / $7 for adults. Non-residents: $7 for children / $10 for adults.

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday, July 22 
Where: Eldorado Aquatic Center, 2301 N. Miller Road
Cost: Residents: $3 for children / $4 for adults. Non-residents: $4 for children / $6 for adults


New Arizona Residents – Tax and Trust Laws

Explore Arizona community property, trusts, wills, powers of attorney, estate & gift taxes, and how title changes to your assets affects your estate plans. Learn more and register at Recreation.ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Trusts”links to external site

When: 6:15 – 7:45 p.m., Thursday, July 20 & 27
Where: Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th Street
Cost: $14 for residents / $21 for non-residents

Parks and Recreation Professionals Day – Friday, July 21
Get out to your local park, pool or community center and thank our professionals for all of their hard work!


Safety Luau

Don’t miss the fun at Eldorado Aquatic Center for a fun and informative evening about water safety. Learn to hula, do the limbo, enjoy free public swim and enjoy a dive-in movie showing of Disney’s Lilo & Stitch! Safety components include a CPR training session and a mock rescue. Learn more at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Safety Luau” 

When: 4 – 9:30 p.m., Sunday, July 30
Where: Eldorado Aquatic Center, 2301 N. Miller Road
Cost: Free

Scottsdale Parks and Recreation offers world-class amenities and programs year-round. You can view upcoming classes and programs online
Learn more about Park and Recreation Month and find additional resources by visiting: nrpa.org/Julylinks to external site


Download Park and Recreation month event flyer (PDF)

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