Scottsdale Update - Aug. 15, 2019


Pima Freeway construction impacts city streets. The Arizona Department of Transportation continues widening the Loop 101 from Interstate 17 in Phoenix to Pima Road in Scottsdale. Westbound Loop 101 will be closed between Hayden and Scottsdale roads from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. The westbound on-ramp at Princess Drive/Pima Road also will be closed. Learn more about the project and upcoming restrictions, and subscribe to updates at ADOT's project webpage.

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. You likely won't see these wondering our streets, but it's not uncommon to see other native wildlife such as coyotes around town. Fortunately, taking a few simple steps can prevent many of the most common wildlife-related problems around your home. Visit the Arizona Game & Fish website to get information on coexisting with Arizona's wildlife, especially in urban areas.


Learn what the Scottsdale Police Department is doing to combat human trafficking.  


Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk - an American original. Stroll at your own pace, wander into galleries through a festive area, and enjoy dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants and live music. ArtWalk runs from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, year-round in Old Town.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Scottsdale Police invite young adults to their Cadet Open House. Those who are 14-20 and interested in pursuing a law enforcement career are invited to learn more from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. The meeting takes place at the Hontz Training Facility, 911 N. Stadem Drive, Tempe. RSVP to the Police Department's Sherry Barron or Carlyn Shepp no later than Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Drowning Impact Awareness Month continues. Arizona's child drowning rate is 25 percent higher than the rest of the United States. Remember to show your support and commitment to water safety by wearing a purple ribbon this month. Get one at any Scottsdale fire station or aquatic center.


Cab Connection serves seniors needing transportation. This taxi voucher program provides seniors a relatively affordable transportation option to fit their schedule. Participants may request up to 16 one-way reduced-fare vouchers per month. 

Our courts will get you out of a pickle. Scottsdale has 19 pickleball courts – eight each at Horizon and Cholla parks and three at Thompson Peak Park. Courts are available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not required. 

Mediloan program offers medical equipment to seniors. The Scottsdale senior centers provide Scottsdale residents with medical equipment such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs and shower benches. Call the centers at 480-312-1700 or 480-312-5810 for more information.  

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