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October 2020 Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Event Update
The city's annual Fall Festival, Railfair and Halloween 'Spook-Track-Ula' events have been cancelled.
Scottsdale offering 'After-School' camp beginning Aug. 10
Programs are offered for students in grades 1 - 8 at various locations from 2 to 6 p.m.
Scottsdale Fall 2020 Program Registration begins July 27 at 8 a.m.
This includes registration for, aquatics, tennis, adult sports as well as parks and recreation leisure education programs taking place from September - December 2020.
Some Scottsdale facilities to close early through June 7
These early closures are due to the state-wide curfew.
Scottsdale offers May Kids Camp beginning May 18
These camps provided care for a limited amount of kids during the month of May.
Register for Summer 2020 Parks and Recreation Classes
Registration begins Tuesday, May 26 at 8 a.m. for Scottsdale residents.
Scottsdale playgrounds will open May 18 and work to reopen basketball and volleyball courts will begin
Scottsdale playgrounds and spray pads at city parks will reopen to the public for normal operating hours beginning Monday, May 18. Basketball and volleyball courts will reopen when ready during the course of the week.
Scottsdale Pools to reopen in phases beginning May 26
Lap swim begins May 26; swim lessons will start in June.
Scottsdale tennis, pickleball courts and skatepark will re-open Friday, May 8
Scottsdale’s outdoor tennis courts, pickleball courts and the McDowell Mountain Ranch skate park will reopen for the public Friday, May 8.
Off-Leash areas will be closed for improvements
Chaparral Park will reopen by May 7, and Horizon Park by June 1.
Scottsdale Summer 2020 Event Update
The uncertainty of the current environment, along with some current budget restrictions, has lead to the very difficult decision to cancel the June 6 Mighty Mud Mania event, and postpone the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park'slinks to external site annual Summer Concert Series.
Scottsdale earns 38th consecutive 'Tree City USA' designation
Scottsdale has held it's 'Tree City USA' status longer than any other Arizona city.
Indian Bend Wash Path restricted for repairs
Indian Bend Wash Path will be restricted weekdays April 15 to May 1 for concrete repair.
Basketball, volleyball, tennis, and pickleball courts are closed
Per Executive Order of the Governor, all playgrounds, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and pickleball courts at Scottsdale parks will be closed as of 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4.
BYORB at McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve celebrates Sustainability Day with their Bring Your Own Reusable Bottle event!
Scottsdale Parks Playgrounds Undergoing Renovations
Five Scottsdale parks are being updated with brand new playgrounds.
VIDEO: Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve turns 25
On Oct. 3, 1994, the Scottsdale City Council took a historic step when it passed Resolution No. 4103, formally establishing the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This is a video tribute to the Preserve Pioneers who helped lead the community in this historic achievement.
Mountain View Park is getting a new playground
The community center, outdoor restrooms and fields will remain open during construction.
Senator Martha McSally slated to be keynote speaker for Veterans Day commemoration
The event takes place at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. It is free and open to the public.
Attend trailheads dedication as part of McDowell Sonoran Preserve's 25th anniversary
Join the community at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, to officially open Fraesfield and Granite Mountain trailheads.
Scottsdale's Monsoon Water Savings Program a Success
The new irrigation program saved millions of gallons of water in 2018.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park voted 'Best City Park'
Based on votes, Phoenix Magazine announced the results on August 15, 2018.
Scottsdale launches community services magazine
The new publication includes information about parks and recreation, library and human services programs and events.
Summer 2020 Parks and Recreation Update
Registration is postponed.