Dreamy Draw Recreation Area Now Open
Photo courtesy of city of Phoenix
Dreamy Draw Recreation Area is open to the public with new-look ramadas and an improved resident experience! The Dreamy Draw Recreation Area is a hub for hikers, bikers, families, and more. Phoenix Parks and Recreation has finished improvements to the park that coincided with the city’s Drought Pipeline Project.
Improvements to the site include an expanded parking area, including six ADA accessible parking spaces, three small family-friendly ramadas, and a new, six stall gender-neutral restroom. Four designated pull-through equestrian trailer parking spaces are being added for easy access, and a bike lane redesign which includes an adjacent natural surface walking path. There will be ADA accessible routes from the parking lot to the ramadas, restroom, and to the Dreamy Draw Bike Path.
“We are dedicated to providing our community with access to quality recreational opportunities,” says District 3 Councilwoman Debra Stark. “The Dreamy Draw Recreation Area has been a cherished part of our community for many years, and we look forward to seeing it reach its full potential with these exciting improvements.”
Dreamy Draw Recreation Area is located at 2421 E. Northern Ave. and is open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Renovations to Dreamy Draw happened alongside the city’s Drought Pipeline Project, which updated and replaced existing infrastructure and installed new infrastructure needed to serve all customers, no matter where they live or work in the city’s service territory. Learn more about the Drought Pipeline project online at phoenix.gov/waterservices/dpp/purpose.
Paradise Valley Seeks Residents Interested in Serving on the Planning Commission
The town of Paradise Valley is seeking residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission to fill a mid-term vacancy expiring in 2026.
This will be an open selection process where new applicants, residents who applied for volunteer positions in this year’s appointment cycle, and current members of other boards and committees are encouraged to apply. Every applicant will be considered.
It is suggested that applicants review information about the Planning Commission and view meeting videos online at paradisevalleyaz.gov/planning-commission. This will provide insight into the duties of the commission and types of cases it considers. In summary, the Planning Commission is a group of seven residents appointed by the town council. They provide recommendations on a wide array of land-use issues including subdivision plats, lot splits, zoning ordinance amendments, special use permits (SUPs), and general plan amendments. The Planning Commission is also the primary entity responsible for long-term, comprehensive planning and often acts as the advisory committee on long-term plans. Service on the Planning Commission requires a significant time commitment. In addition to two meetings a month lasting more than two hours each, it is often necessary for commissioners to conduct site visits and invest time preparing for meetings. Commissioners also serve six-month rotating terms on the Hillside Building Committee (one two-hour meeting per month).
To be considered for appointment, apply at paradisevalleyaz.gov by Monday, Oct. 9. It is anticipated that the Town Council will meet with applicants and make an appointment decision in mid-October.
Food Truck Night Returns to the Sheaborhood
The Sheaborhood’s highly anticipated October Food Truck Night is gearing up to serve residents at Oxford Square, 10880 N. 32nd St., on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Residents can expect a delectable array of dishes as fall weather sets in, making it perfect to dine under the stars. The lineup features a selection of local favorites, including L Impasto’s wood-fired pizza and pasta, Estero Tacos’ assortment of fish tacos, burritos, and refreshing aqua fresca, Dilla Libre’s signature quesadillas, creamy delights from S’mac and Cheese, and sweet finishes with Waffle Luv’s waffles.
In addition to food trucks, nearby stores such as Shea Cheese, Just Roughin’ It, Gluten Free Creations, and Wright in the Garden will extend their hours for those looking to indulge in some late-night shopping.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs due to limited seating. Those planning to attend should peruse the various menus in advance, ensuring they make the most of the food-filled evening.
Residents are reminded to come with an appetite and ready for community bonding over shared meals.
Paddleboard Yoga Meets Live Music at Mountain Shadows Resort
Photo courtesy of The Citizens Club
Dive deep into relaxation with a unique paddleboard yoga experience at The Citizens Club, located at Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Dr., in Paradise Valley. On Thursday, Oct 12, instructor Carlee Graves will guide attendees through a transformative journey of meditation, yoga, and live music atop serene waters during two hour-long sessions. The first session starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by another one at 5:30 p.m.
As participants find balance on their boards, Carlee’s husband, Jay, will serenade them with calming tunes, enhancing the ambiance and immersion into the session. This fusion of physical and auditory therapy is designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.
The event, priced at $65, includes not only this one-hour euphoric experience but also self-parking and a specially crafted cocktail post-session. Guests can unwind further, cocktail in hand, witnessing the sun’s descent over the horizon. Reserve your spot now for this soul-soothing evening at eventbrite.com/e/paddleboard-yoga-tickets-714055036837.