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Help shape the future of Scottsdale Parks and Recreation
The Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Department recently kicked off its citywide master planning process. The long-range master plan will serve as a blueprint for recreation planning, projects, priorities and structure for the next decade.
Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Master Plan invites public to ‘Shape Scottsdale Parks’
Residents can visit ShapeScottsdaleParks.com to participate.
Scottsdale offering free swim lessons in August
August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month (DIAM) in Arizona. DIAM began in August 2004 in collaboration with Phoenix Children's Hospital and is now the largest collaborative water safety effort in the state of Arizonalinks to external site. June, July, and August are peak times for child drownings in Arizona and back-to-school distractions in August make it a high risk month for child drowning.
Celebrate the Last Days of Summer With a Free Luau and Dive-In Movie!
Scottsdale's annual Safety Luau takes place 4 - 9:30 p.m. on July 30.
Celebrate Park and Recreation Month Throughout July!
Join Scottsdale Parks and Recreation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in celebrating National Park and Recreation Month! Scottsdale is a vibrant and active community with world-class outdoor recreation amenities including tennis, biking, swimming, sports, indoor activities and events.
Scottsdale's Bunnanza hops into spring
This family-friendly festival takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8, at the newly renovated Scottsdale Civic Center.
Scottsdale Offers Increased Pay, Referral Bonus and other Incentives for Lifeguards this Summer
The City is looking to hire 40 lifeguards to staff its four pools this summer.
Pac-12 Baseball Tournament returns to Scottsdale May 23
Scottsdale Community Services Labor Day 2022 Hours
Most city offices and buildings will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Read how the holiday impacts Scottsdale's Community Services.
Have fun every day at work – become a recreation leader!
Scottsdale’s nationally accredited and award-winning Parks and Recreation department is currently seeking recreation leaders to run programs and operations at some of the best locations in the Valley.
Million dollar donation will help the Railroad Park provide cooler options
The money will be used to build a new indoor play facility, part of a new project to expand indoor options for families to enjoy the park year-round.
Share your thoughts with Scottsdale Parks and Recreation
Take a survey or attend a community meeting to help shape our strategic plan.
Scottsdale captures top environmental awards for McDowell Sonoran Preserve trailheads
Arizona Forward honored McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s Fraesfield and Granite Mountain trailheads with Crescordia awards in two categories.
Play Ball! Spring Training begins March 18 in Scottsdale!
The San Francisco Giants swing into their spring 2022 season on Friday, March 18 at Scottsdale Stadium.
Scottsdale Aquatics pilots ‘Special Duty Pay' for Lifeguards this Summer
Scottsdale is looking to fill 74 lifeguard and swim instructor positions this summer and is piloting an incentive program that will boost minimum base pay to $14.50 per hour, plus reimburse training and certification costs.
Scottsdale Spring Program Registration begins Feb. 28
Activities available for every age and interest!
Scottsdale Spring Break Camps begin March 14
Enroll your 1st - 6th grader today!
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