The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory through Wednesday. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between noon-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.
Learn more about the inner workings of city government. Sign up today for Scottsdale 360, a virtual learning series about the people, policies and programs that shape our community. The summer series includes a new Zoom webinar every two weeks through Aug. 19. The two final classes:
11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5: Tourism - Scottsdale welcomes millions of visitors each year and is home to a number of events of global renown. Learn from those who work behind the scenes how the city attracts visitors, makes their trip to Scottsdale memorable and how the revenue they bring benefits the community.
11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19: Community Services - Human Services, Libraries and Parks and Recreation Leadership will share how their programs demonstrate commitment to those they serve through creating a vibrant, connected and active community.
Prepare yourself for a treat! Citizen Advisor and storyteller-extraordinaire Bruce Wall joins host Holly Walter to provide the inside scoop on one of Scottsdale's most-iconic restaurants. Listen now to Podsdale Episode 8 –The cartoonist and ice cream shop.
Watch this week’s “Scottsdale Fast Five.” Scottsdale Public Library’s Summer Reading Program "Tails and Tales" is underway, our City Clerk Supervisor earned the prestigious designation of Certified Municipal Clerk and two long-term city employees retire after a combined 65 years of service! These are just three of five things happening in Scottsdale that you need to know and highlighted in this episode of Fast Five. Watch now.
Scottsdale residents can save money with WaterSmart and rebate programs. Scottsdale Water’s Conservation Office has introduced the WaterSmart customer portal and announced details for the updated rebate program. The program helps customers use water more efficiently and wisely. With prolonged drought conditions, the need to heighten efforts to be good stewards of Arizona’s water supply is even more important.
Scottsdale Water customers can access the WaterSmart portal through Scottsdale’s Online Utility Account platform. View water use data, check out the online leak assistance tool, get water saving tips and potentially see hourly usage data. Learn more.
Slide the Rails at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Join the fun from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Aug. 7, for this wet and wild event – the perfect way to end the summer and slide into the new school year. There will be a variety of inflatable water slides and obstacle courses suitable for all ages. New to the event this year will be a bubble foam pit. Cold drinks and tasty treats will be available for purchase. A $10 wristband includes unlimited access to the water attractions, and train and carousel rides. Wristbands are required for everyone 3 and older. Wristbands will be sold onsite on the day of the event.
Meet our fleet. Did you know Scottsdale’s fleet team is on duty nearly 24 hours day at two locations in the city? Our technicians repair and maintain 1,250+ pieces of equipment made by 120+ manufacturers. Every city vehicle you see on the road has been in the care of this highly skilled team. Our firefighting apparatus, police squad cars, utility trucks and maintenance equipment are the tools we use to keep Scottsdale safe and beautiful. We couldn’t do it without the world-class crews in our Fleet Department.
We’re hiring teens 15 and older for lifeguarding jobs. Get certified to become a lifeguard with the city of Scottsdale. McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center will be hosting a StarGuard lifeguard class from 1-5 p.m. July 26-28. This class will feature in-person and online work that will certify you in basic lifeguarding skills, as well as first aid and CPR. Sign up today, and start prepping for a cool summer job and saving lives.
Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.