Exploring the Scottsdale Civic Center: A Hub of Culture, Education, and Events

The Scottsdale Civic Center is a vibrant destination in Arizona, located in the heart of Scottsdale. Established 51 years ago, it has become a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. It is home to the City Hall, Library, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The Library at the Civic Center offers a wealth of resources for patrons to explore.

From books to movies to magazines and newspapers, there is something for everyone. The Library also provides a Culture Pass for special events. The staff at the Scottsdale Public Library have reviewed thousands of books on Goodreads. The Civic Center Plaza was initially developed in the mid-1960s and early 1970s as part of the city's first Scottsdale Urban Enrichment Program.

The lagoons were reduced in size to conserve water use and allow for more family and daily programming north of the Library. The Civic Lawn is located in the heart of the Scottsdale Civic Center and includes a flexible community lawn over the Drinkwater Bridge with a civic walk that wraps around it and highlights the history of Scottsdale. The Civic Center area is full of lush gardens, public art, and open space. However, it shows its age in many ways, including outdated bathrooms, oversized fountains, and other structural and electrical deficiencies.

To address these issues, a project has been launched to add 130 trees to the civic center area and most of the trees that are in place will now remain in place. The Scottsdale Civic Center hosts several events throughout the year, including the Arizona Indian Festival, Sun & Sounds, The Original Taste, and the Scottsdale Jazz Festival. These events provide educational opportunities for locals and visitors alike to learn more about Arizona's culture and history. Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library is a non-profit organization that supports the library system through public education, promotion, and fundraising. Their goal is to create an updated, attractive, and safe environment at the Civic Center to attract residents and visitors to old town Scottsdale.

Martha Weast
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