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Recreation in Fountain Hills, Arizona

With 300+ days of sunny skies, it is always a good day to enjoy outdoor recreation in Fountain Hills, Arizona!

Please note, many of the events and activities noted below are hyper-linked to pages with more information. Just click on the highlighted event or place to learn more!  

Bicyclists can get lots of miles logged along the Beeline Highway or McDowell Mountain Road. Both have a wide shoulder for safe riding. The Tour de Scottsdale rolls through town on the second weekend of October. Mountain bike enthusiasts find the trails at McDowell Mountain Regional Park to be challenging and fun!

McDowell Mountain Regional Park is also a great place for hiking and other activities. One unique event is scheduled for Saturday October 20, the second running of the Mud, Sweat and Beers. The four mile course includes a slippery slope, two mud pits, hay bale walls, balance beams and tunnels! Participants can toast to their accomplishments with a cold beer, food and music afterwards!

Golfers have many choices in and near Fountain Hills with three public courses and one private course in the community as well as courses at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and in Scottsdale only a few minutes away. There is always a club tournament somewhere!

Three running events in Fountain Hills in upcoming months!

There are many parks and walking/jogging trails in the community, the most obvious being the 1.25 mile paved trail surrounding the fountain at Fountain Park. For those that like to “run with the crowd”, there are several events scheduled in the upcoming months;

The Great Grape Stomp 5k on Saturday November 3, 2012.
The Fountain Hills Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2012.
The 2012 Athleta Iron Girl Fountain Hills Women’s Run, Sunday December 16, 2012.

Golden Eagle Park at 15900 E Golden Eagle Blvd. is a 25 acre park with lighted fields for baseball and softball (adult men’s and senior softball league play here) as well as basketball, tennis and pickle ball courts.

Children have many choices including Youth Football, Little League Baseball/Softball, an all skill level Soccer program and much more (like youth skateboarding classes at Desert Vista Skate Park)!

Tumbling and gymnastics classes for children of all ages are offered in Fountain Hills.

Youth gymnastics/tumbling classes and many other activities are offered at both the Fountain Hills Community Center and the Mary Ellen and Robert McKee Branch of the Greater Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club.

This blog could go on and on! Suffice to say, Fountain Hills is a community bustling with activity!

John Eberle is a licensed Realtor® with the Artisan Real Estate Group, focusing on real estate in Fountain Hills, Arizona. For more information on buying a home or selling a home in Fountain Hills, call John at 602 550 1474 or click on the Contact Me tab above this blog to send an email.

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Fountain Hills Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club in Fountain Hills is a great place for the youth of the community, ages 6 to 18, to participate in a healthy life style, in a safe environment.

The Mary Ellen and Robert McKee Branch of the Greater Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club is located at 14605 N Del Cambre in Fountain Hills next to the Four Peaks Park.

Boys and Girls Club, Fountain Hills, AZ

 

Central to all Boys and Girls Clubs is the Games Room. It is typically the first place one sees when entering the Club and it sets the tone for the overall Club experience.

The Club offers sports and fitness programs such as basketball leagues, gymnastics, karate and dance classes.

In addition, there are program offerings such as advanced art class and cooking class.

Recently, the teen center was “re-invented” with the help of dozens of volunteers. With coordination by the Noon Kiwanis and Sunset Kiwanis clubs, the teen center and the hallways of the Club were re-painted.

Double D Services brought a professional painter to prep area and instruct volunteers

 

Paint, supplies and even a professional painter were donated by Double D Services, a   Fountain Hills painting contractor. Handyman Now, another Fountain Hills business, coordinated the purchase and installation of new shelving as well.

For more information about this fine community service organization, serving the youth  of  Fountain Hills, telephone 480 344 5400 or visit the website at www.mckeebranch.bgcs.org .

   

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