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Fountain Hills Parks & Recreation “Kicks it Up a Notch” Every Summer

Fun, exercise, lifetime learning?  It’s all right here in the Neighborhood!

Carrie Schwanke of Carrie's Twisted Art, left, leads an art class Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in her basement studio. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Carrie Schwanke of Carrie’s Twisted Art, left, leads an art class Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in her basement studio.
Dave Wallis / The Forum

The Town of Fountain Hills offers a wide array of classes, services and sports leagues throughout the year, but Parks and Recreation summer activities are exceptional.  Overnight Summer Camps with horseback riding in the Pines; tubing on the Salt River, even field trips and Parties in the Park for Tweens, from 6-8th grade.

Creative Engineering classes combine the science of crating with Legos and robotics.  Cooking and language classes challenge both kids and adults, as well as a wide array of art and fitness classes.

But wait—there’s more!  Here’s a sampling of the ever-growing list of summer fun:

  • Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic painting classes
  • Jewelry Making
  • Spanish and French Classes
  • Instant Piano / Instant Guitar
  • Lego Robotics
  • Dance, Tai Chi, Yoga, Circuit training and Muscle conditioning
  • Overnight Youth Camps at Camp Colley
  • Archery, Baseball/softball, Tennis, Golf, Toddler Athletics

#2 Rec Blog Tweens cookingThe full schedule of the Town’s classes and activities is published quarterly in the Town’s digital newsletter, ‘The Loop.’   https://issuu.com/fhintheloop/docs/theloop_sum16_e-mag

All of the activities require prior enrollment, and some require fees to cover expenses and supplies. Once you have reviewed the range of classes in ‘The Loop’, find the appropriate class listed under “Recreation” and sign up!

Step One:  go to www.fh.az.org/recreation  which will take you to the Town of Fountain Hills/recreation website.

Step Two: To be able to view the classes and activities, you will need to set up and account. You will be asked to set up a unique Login name and Password.  This will be used for all members of your household who may wish to enroll.

Step Three:  Registration data is in “real time.”  If a program has an opening, once you have opened your account you will be able to register for programs of your choice…if the program roster is closed, you will be able to sign up to be on a wait list should an opening arise.

WOULD YOU RATHER NOT REGISTER ON LINE?  Registrations will be taken in person at Town Hall, the Community Center via Fax or mail.  Call 480-816-5100 to be sure your registration goes to the proper office.

Fountain Hills Public Art Display: Docent Led Artwalks

3 pieces artFountain Hills has an impressive collection of public art for a community of any size!  Come learn about more about the artist and history of each piece as the Town of Fountain Hills hosts docent-led art walks to explore the sculpture pieces as well as the “flat” pieces donated by citizens throughout the community.  Take advantage of these fun tours as they wrap up the season…the next tour is Wednesday, March 18th from 7:45 to 9:15 am.

The volunteer docents will be providing 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. The art walks are a cooperative effort between the Town of Fountain Hills, the Chamber of Commerce and the Public Art Committee of the Cultural and Civic Association.

■Centennial Circle ■Fountain Park ■ Community Center & Library ■ Flat Art Tour



Interested in signing up for a tour?  Call our Tourism Department at  480-816-5165


Tour Dates are:

Saturday’s from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

NOV 15 ■ DEC 13 ■ FEB 7 ■ MAR 7 ■ APR 11


Flat Art Tours are held:

Wednesday’s 7:45 to 9:15 a.m.

NOV 19 ■ DEC 17 ■ FEB 18 ■ MAR 18 ■ APR 15

New Year Brings Great Classes To Fountain Hills Community Center

Town of Fountain Hills Launches Lifetime Learning, Recreation and Wellness Classes

Little League BaseballHave you ever wondered if you could draw or paint?  Learn Bridge or Golf?  Or maybe you would like to get back to Yoga.  Maybe you would like to learn to speak a bit of Spanish when you travel “South of the Border”?

Mahjong at Community CenterEach year in January, the Town of Fountain Hills launches a new round of classes and activities for all ages.  From Softball to youth Robotics to Pet CPR, the diverse range of classes offers something for everyone.  Activities like these are one of the best things about living in Fountain Hills…lots of new people to meet and share common interests, reasonable fees (if any), and free, convenient parking at the Community Center.

Go to  https://apm.activecommunities.com/townfh/Activity  you can view all the possibilities, and can register for classes on line or in person at Town Hall.

But hurry…many of the classes start in mid-January, and continue through the early spring.

Questions?  Contact:

Jeff Jensen – Recreation Coordinator
16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Tel: (480) 816-5170
Fax: (480) 837-3145

Email: jjensen@fh.az.gov

Happy Birthday, Town of Fountain Hills!

25th Anniversary PostJoin in the Celebration, as the Town of Fountain Hills commemorates its 25th Anniversary!

The Town of Fountain Hills will be celebrating 25 wonderful years as a Town on Saturday, December 6; 12-5 p.m.!  Festivities begin at Centennial Circle in the Community Center Complex with an afternoon of family fun, games, commemorations from former Mayors, and last but not least, a celebration for our great town!

  • Town Holiday Celebration; Trees, Trains & Wreaths! – 12-4 p.m. Community Center

Citizen’s Academy!

Town%20SealDo you have an interest in the government  of our town and want know more?

The Town of Fountain Hills Citizen’s Academy will be starting January 29th. This course is in it’s 4th year and provides citizens of Fountain Hills information about the town and it’s operations. The class is free of charge and is held every Wednesday from January 29th – March 12th. The class is from 6-8pm at the Fountain Hills Community Center. At the completion of the course participants will receive a Citizen’s Certificate.

Deadline to register is Wednesday January 22nd. You can register online at


The course is # 786