Scottsdale Update - July 18, 2019


Public invited to comment on Scottsdale Police Department for accreditation process. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will conduct an onsite assessment July 29-Aug. 1. The agency will review the department's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. As a part of this process, the public is invited to offer comments by: calling 480-312-1985 between 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, or attending an information session at 4:30 p.m. that same day in the city's Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road

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. Hayden Road will be closed at the Loop 101 from 9 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to 5 a.m. Friday, July 19; and from 10 p.m. Friday, July 19, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22. Learn more about the project and upcoming restrictions, and subscribe to updates at ADOT's project webpage.


Apollo 11: The Eagle Has Landed. Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong made his famous declaration, " small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" from the moon's surface. This NASA film documents Apollo 11's historic journey. Watch on Scottsdale Video Network (Cox channels 11 and 1011[HD], and Century Link channel 8001): 4 and 9 a.m.; and 1, 5, 8 and 11 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays; and 3 and 8 a.m.; and noon, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Thursdays.


Attend season's final "Sunset Swim." UV rays can damage skin in less than 15 minutes. Avoid the danger by swimming under the stars at the season's last Sunset Swim from 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 19, at McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center. Regular entrance fees apply.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West celebrates Apollo 11's 50th anniversary. The museum hosts the exclusive airing of "The Day We Walked to the Moon" at 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20. In addition, museum visitors can view an exhibit showcasing Paul Calle's art featuring Western and space frontiers. Calle was at the 1969 liftoff, sketching the astronauts having breakfast, suiting up and walking out to the spacecraft. Museum admission is required; members are free.

Program for entire family explores the "Five Cs" of Arizona. Join Arizona's "Hip Historian" Marshall Shore to explore the Five Cs of Arizona: copper, cattle, cotton, climate and citrus. Learn their importance to our economy and history in a fun, entertaining way! The free program runs from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Civic Center Library.  

"Slide the Rails," Aug. 3. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park hosts this new "last splash bash" for families to enjoy before the kiddos head back to school. The event runs from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 3. Cost is $10 for those 3 and older, free to those younger.  

Hula to the Safety Luau, Aug. 3. Learn practical tips on water safety … all while having fun. The program takes place from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Eldorado Aquatic Center.Highlights include games, a mock rescue, and live hula and fire dancers. Regular pool admission fees apply. 

Browse the city calendar for more events.


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Rebates are available for commercial and residential water customers. Look for rebates on removing warm-season grass, water softeners and in-ground pools. Rebates are also available for installing WaterSense-labeled irrigation controllers/timers, showerheads, toilets and urinals.  


Volunteers needed in July to help with Back-to-School Program donations. Sort, organize, distribute and inventory supplies for more than a thousand students for the Back-to-School Program. Distribution takes place Wednesday, July 24, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Parks and Recreation fall class registration begins July 29. Classes offer affordable prices, experienced instructors, and convenient times and locations. Choose from our wide range of classes. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Monday, July 29, for residents and 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, for nonresidents.

Programs for children with special needs available throughout the summer. The city's Adaptive Services Center provides smaller staff ratios and adaptive activities with an emphasis on positive social interactions. Call 480-312-2204 for details.

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