Free and Easy in February Picnics, Puppies and Great Entertainment


Desert Vista Park has Pet-Friendly Fun for the Whole Family

Skate Park PicIn November 2009, the Town dedicated nearly $3.2 million in improvements to the Desert Vista Park, including lighted athletic fields, a restroom,  picnic and shade ramadas, age-appropriate children’s playgrounds, landscaping improvements, area lighting, and new parking areas. The views from this park include both Red Mountain and Four Peaks, and include a Skate and BMX park, an off-lease Dog Park, lighted Soccer fields and handicapped-accessible walking paths and picnic areas.


dogs playingThe Off-Leash Recreational Facility, or Dog Park at Desert Vista Park is one of the most-used amenities in Fountain Hills. It is a 3-acre fenced facility that allows pet owners the opportunity to let their dogs run free. Dogs must be licensed and have proper vaccinations. The Dog Park is divided into 2 fenced areas, 1 for larger dogs and the other smaller canines. The large / active dog area can be accessed from entrances on either Tower Drive or Desert Vista. The small / passive dog area can only be accessed from Tower Drive.

  • Dog waste must be removed and properly disposed of.
  • Dogs must wear a visible and current license.
  • Aggressive dog behavior is not permitted within the facility.
  • Dog handlers must be within the facility and supervise their dogs at all times.
  • Dog handlers using this facility must carry on their person, a standard (6-foot) length leash.
  • Any damage done to the park (i.e. digging) must be repaired by the dog handlers.
  • Dogs must be leashed until completely inside the enclosed facility.
  • All dog handlers who fail to comply with these rules can be asked to leave or be cited if appropriate

Desert Vista Park      11800 N.  Desert Vista, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



Four Peaks Neighborhood Park Is a Hidden Jewel

family picnocFour Peaks Neighborhood Park, located on Del Cambre Avenue near the Boys and Girls Club, is a 15-acre park that includes a youth soccer field with spectator seating, a 100-foot pedestrian bridge and walkways, picnic tables, an 18- by 24-foot ramada, a 750-square-foot restroom/control building, two lighted tennis courts, two lighted basketball courts, two multi-purpose ball fields with lights and a children’s playground.

Ramadas in this park, like those in Fountain Park and Golden Eagle Park, can be rented for special events.  Fees vary from $24-$180, depending on size and venue.  Application is available on line at:

Four Peaks Neighborhood Park, 14825 N.  Del Cambre Ave  (480) 816-5252


Free Musical Entertainment Abounds in the Hills

Sofrita Spanish Restaurant

Sounds of Brazil Bossa Nova and Samba

Special Saturday evening Happy Hour at Sofrita, featuring the happy sounds of Brazil. Bossa Brazil, featuring Cleo Corcoran and Simon Ames.

Saturday, February 20, 2016; 4-7 p.m.

16848 E.  Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


The Lucky 7 Saloon at Fort McDowell

The Lucky 7 Saloon at Fort McDowell Casino offers free musical entertainment on Friday, Saturday and some Sunday nights.   Check for details at:

Friday, February 12 Furious George 9:00pm – 1:00am

Saturday, February 13 Smokestack Lightning Band 9:00pm – 1:00am

Sunday, February 14  Duane Moore  Mogollon Band 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday, February 19 JJ’s Band 9:00pm – 1:00am

Saturday, February 20 Furious George 9:00pm – 1:00am

Sunday, February 21 Rhythm Edition 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday, February 26 The Hamptons 9:00pm – 1:00am

Saturday, February 27 Smokestack Lightning Band 9:00pm – 1:00am

Sunday, February 28 PowerDrive Band 4:00pm – 8:00pm

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