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16th Annual Disc Golf Champion Tournament at Fountain Park

Disc golf player

Fountain Park is home to hundreds of walkers, joggers, duck-feeders and bird-watchers, but it is also one of the most popular sites for professional and amateur Disc golfers. The week-long Professional Disc Golf Championship will span the first week of March, bringing fans and supporters from all over the US and Canada.

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”. The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket.

As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed.

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The Professional Disc Golf Association is an international training and tournament organization which organizes competitions all over the world.  The Fountain Hills tournament will draw thousands of fans from across the Valley, and it is free and entertaining for spectators.

For information on joining the action, or the complete event schedule, go to:


Let the Splashing Begin!!!

Rotary Splash Pad Opens April 12!

splash parkIt is the moment all the small children have been waiting for!! The Splash Pad will be opening up for the summer season.

Saturday April 12th at 9am the water will be on and ready for those little fishies to come out and enjoy our warm weather. While the children run and play there is a ramada for you to enjoy. After they have exhausted themselves don’t forget the great choice of places to grab a quick bite or frozen yogurt at Plaza Side.

Don’t forget the sunscreen and towels for a fun time out!

Hours of the Splash Pad are 9am – 7pm daily

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

0506 EVENTS, EASTER SUNRISE SERVICESunday April 20th will bring all denominations together to celebrate Easter.

The beautiful setting of the Fountain and as the sun starts to peak over our majestic Four Peaks, an Easter Sunrise service will welcome everyone to celebrate Easter. 4 peaks for webcast

The event is coordinated by the Fountain Hills Ministerial Association and it encompasses all faiths, and encourages us all to join together as one.

The event will start at 6am.

Concours in the Hills, Means Great Cars!

concours car show, concourse in the hills

Concours in the Hills Comes to Fountain Hills February 15, 2014

Saturday February 15th brings classic, collector and high performance cars to Fountain Park!

These cars will be brought together to be viewed and judged at Fountain Park. There could not be a better location to enjoy these beautifully engineered cars – the back drop of the Fountain and surrounding For Peaks views will make for a stunning show.

The Concours is supported by the leading car clubs of Arizona representing Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar, Ford GT, Viper, Corvette, Lotus, De Tomaso, DeLorean and others.

Judging will be by exhibitors and “People’s Choice”, allowing visitors to participate.

There will be three classes:

Best Import

Best Domestic

Best of Show

To participate in the show there is a minimum donation of $50 per vehicle. Spectator admission is free.

All proceeds will go to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Tax receipts will be issued to sponsors.

Contact Peter Volny at Concoursinthehills@cox.net for show information.

Fountain Hills Docent Artwalks to Start Up Soon!

bigbirdFountain Hills is home to one of the largest collections of Public Art in the Southwest.  Topping 120 pieces this summer, with the addition of “Infinity” and “Big Bird,” the collection has just added a new piece to ‘President’s Row’ at the west end of Fountain Park.  President Ronald Regan has now joined Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in sculptural tribute.

The Public Art Committee of the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association and the Town of Fountain Hills manage the collection cooperatively.

One percent of construction permit fees are dedicated to the Public Art Fund, but many of the pieces, like “Infinity” are donated by individuals as special remembrances of loved ones.

To take special advantage of this stunning outdoor display, the Town is hosts docent-led art walks each month from October through April.  Volunteer docents provide information on the walks about each piece they visit, the techniques used to create the piece and a background on each artist that created the piece.

3 pieces artMany new pieces have been added to the collection over the summer, and the tour schedule has been revamped. The first tour, called the Civic Center Tour, begins at 9 a.m. This tour will feature pieces in the courtyard area and inside both the Community Center and the Library. The second tour, called the Fountain Park Tour, begins at 11 a.m.  This tour features pieces inside Town Hall, down the Avenue of the Fountains, and the collection at Fountain Park. Both tours meet at the Community Center.

Tours are offered at no charge, but participants can donate $5 and receive a commemorative Art Walk mug.  Pre-registration is required as the number that can be taken on the art walks is limited.  Registrations are accepted at Town Hall, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., or at the Community Center, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

See a list of available tours and online registration at https://activenet022.active.com/townfh/

Download a map of public art in Fountain Hills for self-guided tours at http://www.fh.az.gov/Data/Sites/2/media/parksrec/art-walk-map.pdf

Summer Time is Kid Time!

As the temperatures begin to climb, the Town of Fountain Hills Rotary Centennial Splash Park invites young and old alike to cool down.

splash park

One of the favorite spot for kids and grown-ups alike is the Fountain Hills Splash Park.  Like many of the amenities we enjoy in Fountain Hills, the Splash Park is a joint venture between the Rotary Club, the Town of Fountain Hills, and hundreds of private donors who gave both the funds and the labor to bring the park to fruition.

The Splash Park, located at Fountain Park, is opening for the summer season. Here’s what you need to know before heading to enjoy the cool water.

What: Opening of the Rotary Centennial Splash Park

When: Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Sunday, September 29, 2013

Times: 9 a.m. – sunset, every day

Where: Rotary Centennial Splash Park, at Fountain Park

Cost: Free!

What to bring: Swimsuit and towels

Friendly reminder: No pets allowed

summer camps heading

Broadway Kids Musical Theater Camp
June 10 – June 28
10AM-2PM Monday through Friday
The first week of camp, students work on a monologue & song they can use to audition for roles both in class & at local theaters. The last two weeks, students work on a small musical. Performance for family and friends on the last day, presented twice. Parents will need to call and reserve seats in advance – no charge). Bring sack lunch.
Tuition: $300 ($75 non-refundable deposit upon registration)

Willy Wonka, Kids!
July 8 – July 26
10AM-2PM Monday through Friday

Sing, dance and act your way through a 30-minute version of this Roald Dahl classic. Participate in making your costume and help sell tickets to this exciting event! Show dates: Fri, July 26th 1PM & Sat, July 27th 1PM. Tickets prices $5 (free for kids 5 & under). Reservations required. Make sure your child is able to attend all classes and performances before committing to the camp! Bring sack lunch.
Tuition: $300 ($75 non-refundable deposit upon registration)

Each camp offers 60 hours of instruction
*7-year-olds accepted upon instructor approval

June 10 – June 28
9-10:30AM Tuesdays & Thursdays Ages 5-7
Children use classic fairytales and stories to learn the basics of performing arts. Final day, parents and friends are invited for a presentation.
Tuition: $75 ($25 non-refundable deposit upon registration)

Join us for our seventeenth unforgettable Summer Performing Arts Teen Camp! All experience levels will learn valuable skills, have a wonderful time and make new friends! Camp is open to students ages 12 through high school seniors. Classes are Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm.

Throughout camp, students will audition for and rehearse a musical comedy. All students perform in the production and play to the public for three unforgettable and exhilarating performances!

July 10 – 14

Teens spend 5 days & 4 nights in The Big Apple.
Included in the camp tuition: round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, day excursions to NYC attractions, tickets to 4 BROADWAY HITS!

Tuition for the Camp: $695.00, Camp & Trip: $2395.00. Fees do not include meals and spending money; money for meals will be collected closer to trip dates. All major credit cards accepted.

 *FHT offers Full and Partial Scholarships.  Call 480-837-9661.

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McKee Teen Center

The boys and Girls Club in Fountain Hills is another Public-private partnership to be proud of. The Cooperative effort between the Fountain Hills Unified School district, the Town of Fountain Hills, The Boys and Girls Club, and private donors provides an affordable, state of the art facility serving school-age children in our area.

The Teen Center is packed full of things to do! Every day varies – we offer everything from girls-only groups to cooking to movies and dances on Friday nights! We have outdoor fitness programs that will take you hiking and boating. We offer character and leadership programs to get you involved in your community. We are fully staffed with 21 and over professionals that have a passion for working with teens.


The CLUB offers:

  • Field      trips
  • Special      Events
  • Arts
  • Computers
  • Fitness      Center
  • Tutoring
  • Fun and      much, much more…

Contact Information:

Alejandro Gallegos

Teen Development Specialist

Email: alejandro.gallegos@bgcs.org

14605 N. Del Cambre , Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Map
480 344 5405 phone 480 836 8761 fax

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: Bell – 8:30pm

Friday: Bell – 10:00pm Our Programs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale – McKee Branch provide quality programs focused on five core areas key to developing life-enhancing skills and nurturing self-esteem. Programs are offered in a supportive environment and are based upon physical, emotional, cultural and social needs, designed to encourage critical thinking and to expand areas of interest. The five core areas of focus are:

The Arts
Enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of visual and tactile arts and crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Character & Leadership Development
Empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community while developing relationships, a positive self-image and respect for cultural differences.

Education & Career Development
Enables youth to improve academic skills, apply learning to everyday situations, embrace technology and develop job skills.

Health & Life Skills
Encourages young people to make positive lifestyle choices that will nurture their well-being by setting personal goals and learning skills to be successful, self-sufficient adults.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Fosters social and interpersonal skills, fitness, stress management, positive use of leisure time and an appreciation for the environment

Check out all available programs

Featured Programs


Premier Martial Arts incorporates a combination of techniques found in many effective disciplines such as Karate, Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Kickboxing to provide students with a realistic personal protection system for a modern world.


The McKee Branch offers three different levels of Gymnastics: Beginner – Includes learning skills to help develop eye/hand coordination and loco-motor skills. Intermediate – Includes improving skills on mats, balance beam, mini trampoline, and much more.


Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th! Celebrate in “The Hills”

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Fountain Hills
Mother’s Day is a very special event in many families, and Fountain Hills offers a wide variety of options. A for those who are fortunate enough to have three and four generations gathered together, there are ducks to feed, playgrounds, easy access for all levels of mobility, and of course, the ever-splendid “Fountain” to enjoy.

Commemerative Towers in the Fountain Park

Commemerative Towers in the Fountain Park

The commemorative towers placed on the west end of the Fountain Park walking path by the donors to the Greening of Downtown project offer an opportunity to commemorate Mothers, Fathers, and other loved ones.  From grandkids, to treasured pets, to Mothers, Grandmothers and Grandpas, the personalized “Leaf” plaques provide an opportunity to show let your Mom know that you that you think about her every day.  Order your plaque today at: http://www.fountainhillscca.org/GreeningofDowntown.html

For large groups who want a Mother’s Day Picnic in the park, the Ramadas can be reserved ahead of time by contacting the Parks and Recreation department at (480) 816-5100.  No reservation?  No problem.  Picnic anywhere around the 1.25 mile walking path surrounding Town Lake. Thirty five acres of grassy hills invite you to spread a blanket on sunny knolls or under the shady trees…by the splash park, playground, or a comfy bench with a Fountain view, whatever suits Mom’s fancy.

If dining out is your way to show Mom that you appreciate her, Fountain Hills has lots of opportunities from casual diner fare to elegant Country Clubs.

Copperwynd's Alchemy

Copperwynd’s Alchemy

Diner’s Choice Winner for “Best Ambience and Romantic” and “Scenic View” by Open Table, Copperwynd’s Alchemy restaurant is spectacular any time of the year, but outdoor dining with a 75 mile view is at its peak in early May.  Seating is limited, as diners savor the setting, and special event days fill up fast! 480.333.1880

Eagle Mountain Golf Club is a bit more casual, and is family-friendly to boot.  Overlooking the Valley of the Sun, From Mesa to Glendale, this venue offers a wide variety of brunch or menu offerings, and has one of the best family photo venues in Fountain Hills.  (866) 863-1234 for reservations or to book a round of golf for Mom’s special day.

Sunrise Service is for Everyone!

For many families, Easter Sunrise Service is a favorite family tradition. In Fountain Hills, Sunrise Service is doubly dramatic. Surrounded by mountain vistas on all sides, we can’t help but count our blessings every day at sunrise in the beautiful Sonoran highlands. But on Easter Sunday, the Fountain Hills Ministerial Association welcomes all to our annual, a non-denominational Sunrise Service in Fountain Park. Dress warmly, (maybe even a stadium blanket) and bring a folding chair. (Grass is available, of course, but is damp in the early morning.)

Sunrise Service 6am at Fountain Park Pavillion

Sunrise Service 6am at Fountain Park Pavillion

Join your friends and neighbors…bring your houseguests and family…for an unforgettable and up-lifting celebration of Easter.
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Start Time: 6:00 AM
End Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Fountain Park Performance Pavilion
Directions: Shea Blvd to Saguaro Blvd. North on Saguaro for 2 miles; Pavilion is at the SE corner of Saguaro Blvd and Palisades Blvd.

Kite Festival at Fountain Park – Basant Mela

The Academy-award-winning movie, “Kite Runner” may have bought kite-flying competitions to the attention of the American public, but they have been a popular international festival for centuries. On March 23, 2013, the skies above Fountain Hills will be a photographer’s delight as hundreds of colorful hand-made kites take flight during the Besant Mela kite flying festival.

Kites with converge at Fountain Park in Celebration of Basant Mela

Kites will converge at Fountain Park in Celebration of Basant Mela

Basant is a seasonal festival celebrated at the end of winter to welcome spring. “Kite flying” is the major and most colorful event of this festival. The sky is covered with colorful kites that are of medium size normally from 1 foot to 4 feet in diameter; kites are usually made of paper and made especially for this purpose. Kites are of different shapes and sizes and are tied with specially made thread called “Doore.”Henna tattoos of all types and styles will be available as well, or if you are not looking for a “walk on the wild side,” authentic middle-eastern jewelry vendors will present an array of sparking treasures.

“Yellow” is the color of the festival and is visible everywhere i.e. from kites to clothes. Basant is not only a kite flying event, it’s a cultural festival for the entire family.

Henna artitsts and other Pakistani art will be at the Festival.

Henna artitsts and other Pakistani art will be at the Festival.

Where:  Fountain Park, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268   (Shea Blvd to traffic light at Saguaro Blvd;  2 miles North to Fountain Park.  Free parking on Avenue of the Fountains and large lot northwest of Fountain Park.)  The park is handicapped accessible, and restrooms are near the children’s playground.

When:  Saturday, March 23, 2013; 11-6 p.m.

Event Sponsor:  Pakistan Information & Cultural Organization (PICO) www.pakistaninformation.org

Omar Hameed  480-586-1840

Green Fountain part of St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!!


Sunday, March 17, Fountain Park; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gather at the Fountain Park Amphitheater on St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy Irish music, corned beef and cabbage and a beer garden. In a tradition that dates back to the early 1980s, watch as the World Famous Fountain turns emerald green at noon to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The event is presented by Sons of AMVETS Squadron #7 in cooperation with the Town of Fountain Hills.

The Beautiful Green Fountain at 12 Noon on St. Patricks Day

The Beautiful Green Fountain at 12 Noon on St. Patricks Day (photo credit Jennifer Colitre)

Admission to the Beer Garden is $5.00 for adults 21 and older, but as many as 5,000 people from across the Valley gather to see and photograph the amazing sight of the Green ountain, which is visible from as far as 30 miles away.  Nearly all Fountain Hills restaurants get into the act, with nearly a ton of corned beef consumed in honor of “the Wearin’ of the Green.”

Irish Coffee, Frisbees & Fountain Note Cards at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate:   The team at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, at 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains, celebrates in their own Java-laden way with gallons and gallons of Irish Coffee served to their clients and guests.   Lucky guests will also receive a pack o’Green-Fountain Note Cards and Frisbees for the kids to enjoy at Fountain Park.  Start your celebration in the true spirit of St. Patricks Day with some warm Irish Cheer before heading to Fountain Park. We will be sharing our Luck O’ The Irish from 11 am-3 pm on Sunday the 17th. We look forward to seeing you!