Scottsdale Parks and Recreation events

Paws in the Park – Jan. 20

The weather may be cooling down, but not the events in Scottsdale! Paws in the Park returns to Chaparral Park Off Leash Area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20. Paws in the Park is an event catered to our four-legged family member(s). This event gives pet owners an opportunity to learn about new pet products such as food, snacks and toys for their furry friend(s). We also have a live obedience demonstration, and if you are seeking a new furry family member, you can also adopt a pet. Visit and search “Paws” for more details.

Youth Tennis Drop-in Program

Scottsdale Ranch Park & Tennis Center is pleased to announce that the tennis facility is offering a drop-in program for children and teens younger than 18. They are scheduled on Fridays 4 to 6 p.m. It is $4 per child to play for each drop-in.

The child must be able to:

  • Serve

  • Keep score

  • Rally

The tennis instructors, provided by the facility, will prepare players for tournament style play in a fun, social environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to socialize with other tennis players, while in turn improving their knowledge and skill of the game. For more information about our tennis programs and centers, visit and search “Tennis.”

We are looking for Lifeguards

What job can you be hired for at the age of 15? You can be a lifeguard! Register for the StarGuard class that begins Jan. 22, Monday/Wednesday evenings and Saturdays, for just two weeks! Once certified, you’re eligible to apply for a lifeguard position with the city of Scottsdale and other agencies who utilize lifeguards. Check out the information by visiting and search “Become a lifeguard.”

Parks and Recreation on Facebook

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