Scottsdale Update - July 18, 2022


Scottsdale after-school programs start Aug. 3. Scottsdale residents can register their child(ren) for one of six after-school programs starting at 8 a.m. Monday, July 25. Registration is open to anyone at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 26. Programs take place at:

  • Mountain View Community Center, 8625 E. Mountain View Road

  • Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th St.

  • Echo Canyon School, 4330 N. 62nd St. 

  • Navajo Elementary School, 4525 N. Granite Reef Road

  • Tonalea Elementary School, 6720 E. Continental Drive

  • Hohokam Elementary School, 8451 E. Oak St. 

Trained recreation leaders create fun and engaging daily activities including arts and crafts; sports, fitness and games; gardening and nutrition; and special events. Learn more.


View new public art at the splash pad near Marshall Way at Scottsdale Waterfront. Scottsdale Public Art worked with artist Annette Coleman to design and install mosaic artwork enhancements. Coleman’s design, “Pinball Wizard,” includes a concrete wall and bench with 30 mosaic spheres and domes of various sizes, along with inset waves of vertical glass mosaic pieces. The artist’s glass is cut into random shapes and in a variety of colors that dance with light in any weather. The mosaic-stained glass pieces are embedded in colored concrete that is created to last decades. Learn more about “Pinball Wizard” and view photos.



People experiencing a mental health crisis can call or text 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline went live Saturday morning and is designed to provide 24/7 free and confidential emotional support to those in mental health distress. The number connects the caller to a certified crisis center in the caller’s area. The hotline is made up of a network of 200 local crisis centers around the country.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with 45,979 deaths in 2020 … about one death every 11 minutes. An estimated 12.2 million adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million planned a suicide attempt and 1.2 million attempted suicides.

Don’t miss the last webinar of Scottsdale 360’s 2022 summer series. Join Scottsdale Emergency Manager Troy Lutrick at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, as he discusses citywide emergency management programs and how the city responds to emergency situations. Troy will also share how the city's COVID-19 Incident Management Team kept residents up-to-date and city operations running safe during the pandemic. Register.

If you missed the other classes, lucky for you – they are all recorded and ready for you to watch right here!


Scottsdale Aviation Director Gary Mascaro receives “Airport Executive of the Year” award. The Southwest American Association of Airport Executives presented this award to Mascaro for his exceptional performance and outstanding contribution to the airport management profession. He has overseen Scottsdale Airport’s management, development and operations for more than 12 years, and he has been in the aviation industry for nearly 25 years. Learn about Scottsdale Airport.

Arizona Department of Transportation survey crews continue work 9 p.m.-5 a.m. July 17-22, at the following locations on the Loop 101 Pima Freeway:

  • Northbound right lane closed at Pima Road

  • Southbound right lane closed from Princess Drive to Bell Road

  • North- and southbound Pima Road turning lanes closed

The city and our partners work hard to meet construction timelines. However, weather, staffing and roadway conditions can delay a project. For up-to-date information about traffic restrictions in Scottsdale visit our map center. Sign up for ADOT travel advisories.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory through Friday, July 22. Those with respiratory sensitivities are advised to take precautions during outdoor activities. Please help reduce ozone by doing one or more of the following: 

  • Use gas or electric instead of burning wood 

  • Limit the lighting of fireworks 

  • Ride transit, carpool or telework 

  • Eliminate all unnecessary driving and/or combine trips 

  • Avoid dirt roads 

  • Avoid the use of leaf blowers 

  • If burning wood for heat or food preparation, use dry wood (burning wet wood releases more particulate matter) 

Scottsdale Police Department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team provides support to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. The office recently experienced a tragic loss when Sgt. Rick Lopez was killed in the line of duty. Two members of the Police Crisis Intervention Services responded, along with a school resource unit officer. Crisis Response canines Chase and Rocket also provided emotional support. 

View Scottsdale traffic restrictions in our map center.





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