Celebrate the history of the Indian Bend Wash with free community events throughout May

The Indian Bend Wash flood control project transformed a serious flooding hazard into a world-renowned network of parks, lakes, paths and golf courses traversing through the heart of Scottsdale. In 1985, Scottsdale officially dedicated the $54 million project, nearly 20 years after the first park in the Indian Bend Wash was built. 

Spanning 11 miles in the heart of Scottsdale, the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt features more than 24 grade-separated crossings. This project is rated among the top urban “green spaces” in Arizona.  

Help us celebrate the history and beautiful landscapes of the Indian Bend Wash with free community events and activities throughout May: 

Saturday, May 4:

6 – 8 p.m., Indian School Park, 4289 N. Hayden Road

Rock out at Indian School Park with live entertainment and family fun! 

Sunday, May 19:

8 – 10 a.m., Chaparral Dog Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road 

Bring your four-legged friends to Chaparral Park for this free event featuring local dog vendors!

Saturday, May 25:

7 – 9 p.m., Eldorado Aquatic Center, 2301 N. Miller Road

Join us for a free movie with a splash at Eldorado Aquatic Center! The movie will start shortly after sunset. 

Wednesday, May 29:

Indian Bend Wash Historical Presentation

6 – 7 p.m.

Join Scottsdale historian Joan Fudala on a virtual, photo-intense flashback tour, covering the evolution of the Indian Bend Wash, from epic floods to the present-day greenbelt flood control system that includes five parks, two aquatic centers, several golf courses, walking paths, three urban lakes and more. Best of all: the Indian Bend Wash is Scottsdale's nationally-recognized example of citizen initiative, public-private partnership and sustaining a point of pride and place. Online registration required.

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