Early town hall meetings set goals for establishing a stellar quality of life in Fountain Hills, a tradition that endures today. This town of 24,000 residents, home of Eagles Nest real estate in Arizona, supports:
- Our World Famous Fountain
- The most recognized Community Theater (and Youth Theater) in Arizona
- Town Chorus, Band and Chamber Music Society
- Jazz in the Hills
- In-home Concert Series
- Meet the Candidate Forums
- An active Art League supporting local Artists
- The State’s Largest Public Art Collection
- L. Alan Kruikshank River of Time Museum
- The Greening of Downtown Beautification project
- Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright School of Design
- Clubs and Activities for All Ages
Avenue of the Fountains and Fountain Park
The Avenue of the Fountains is the perfect “stroll, wine and dine” venue, attracting more than 400,000 visitors to our two “Great Fairs” with more than 450 juried vendors. On Thursdays from October to April, the Fountain Hills Market boasts 80 unique vendors with hand-made food, art and gift items. It is where the town “Trick or Treats” and where we gather to sing carols and welcome the holiday season.
Fountain Park and Avenue of the Fountains hum with year-round vitality. Thousands of walkers enjoy the 1.25 mile circle path ringing the Fountain each week, and the picnic-friendly performance pad is home to:
- Movies in the Park Family Nights
- The Arizona Ballet Company
- Concerts in the Park
- St Patrick’s Day Green Fountain Celebration
- Community Easter Sunrise Celebration
- Memorable Destination Weddings
Points of Interest & Cultural Events
Created as a welcoming oasis in the Sonoran Desert, the Fountain Hills area is a historical and cultural hub of the East Valley. The Verde and Salt Rivers nurtured the Hohokam people and the ancient Yavapai; then Mexican and Anglo explorers, soldiers and ranchers paved the way for area development that includes Fountain Hills, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the Verdes Communities and Goldfield Ranch.
The Community Center is a prime example of the public/private partnership tradition in Fountain Hills. Combining the fundraising efforts of service clubs, individuals, and Municipal resources, the complex is home to a classic Event and Exhibition Center, the Senior Activities Center, classrooms for Parks and Recreation activities for all ages, the Maricopa County Branch Library/Book Store, the River of Time Museum, and the Centennial Circle Outdoor Event Plaza.
Unique Collaboration Benefits Residents
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the Town of Fountain Hills and Chamber of Commerce have formed the only Visitor’s Bureau partnership of its kind in the country. “The Fort,” led for decades by economist Dr. Clinton Pattea, has developed significant resources for tribal members, including agriculture, construction materials, healthcare and education, and recreation: WeKoPa Golf, the classic WeKoPa Hotel, Casino, and the genuine western equestrian venue, Fort McDowell Adventures.
Tennis is another popular pastime here in Fountain Hills, and the community meets that need with the following tennis options:
- Golden Eagle Park - public
- Four Peaks Neighborhood Park - public
- CopperWynd Country Club - private
- FireRock Country Club - private