Scottsdale Update - May 24, 2018


Most city offices closed Monday for Memorial Day. Although most city offices will be closed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day, the city will still pick up your trash. Simply place your container in the usual collection spot by 5 a.m. the morning of collection or the evening before.

Born in fire: Scottsdale's revolutionary fire sprinkler ordinance continues to save lives. May 19 was National Home Fire Sprinkler Day - an effort to recognize a life-saving technology that's been a part of Scottsdale since 1985. Scottsdale was the first city in the country to require home sprinklers in new construction, a move that's saved dozens of lives and multiple properties since its inception. But getting there wasn't easy. Read more about this Scottsdale innovation and the local visionaries who made it happen.

Splish, splash! Bubbles fill new aircraft hangar. Watch how a 30,000-square-foot hangar was quickly filled with foamy bubbles - like a massive bubble bath.  This new fire foam suppression system was tested to ensure airport users and luxury jets are well protected in the event of a fire. This hangar is one of the two new executive hangars being built at Scottsdale Airport as part of the Airport Terminal Area Redevelopment project.  


Check out the construction of the Aviation Business Center at Scottsdale Airport.


McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's Concert Series continues. Enjoy a variety of local bands from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays at the park. Bring a blanket, chairs and snacks - or buy munchies on-site. Train and carousel tickets are $2 each with kids 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult.

Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk -- An American original. Every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Old Town Scottsdale hosts this feast for the senses featuring galleries, food and entertainment.  

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Vista del Camino serves as hydration station through September. These stations help protect vulnerable individuals during the summer by providing relief from the heat. Vista is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Volunteers needed for Mighty Mud Mania. More than 100 volunteers are needed for muddy and non-muddy tasks. Mighty Mud Mania returns for its 43rd year from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9, at Chaparral Park. One of Scottsdale's longest running and dirtiest events expects to host at least 8,000 people. Contact Terry Erickson at 480-312-2771 if you can help.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Learn about family mental health crisis planning and how to work with police. Join the Scottsdale Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team for this important free program designed to promote mental health awareness and understanding. It takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Scottsdale Police Department Headquarters, 8401 E. Indian School Road. For more information and to RSVP, contact Police Crisis Intervention Specialist Natalie Summit

Keep your kids active and engaged at summer camp, June 4-July 27. Camps are available for those in first through eighth grades. Kids will participate in sports, fitness competitions, science experiments, craft projects, arts, special events, excursions and more.

Learn how to cut cooling costs by 30 percent using ductless mini-splits, June 7. Ductless mini-split heat pumps use an indoor unit connected to an outdoor unit via refrigerant lines. Learn more about this energy saver at a free Green Building Lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

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