Area Hot Spots Blog

thegreenbeltIn addition to all of the well-known attractions, lakes and parks directly to the West (Papago Park) and South (Tempe) of Concord Village, more than a dozen golf courses, parks, lakes and miles of bikepaths are less than a mile East, known collectively as the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt.  This amazing outdoor resource was created by the Army Corps of Engineers as part of their flood control efforts for the valley.  During heavy storms, this 11 mile-long greenbelt serves as a wash to quckly direct water away from our streets and deliver it to the Salt River, but when it isn't raining, the greenbelt parks are some of the greatest treasures of Scottsdale.  You can request a bicycle map of the park by calling Scottsdale Parks and Recreation at (480) 312-7696, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or download a PDF copy.

indianbendwashTo get to the greenbelt, turn right onto Roosevelt and drive one mile, and viola, you are there.  Some of the parks, lakes and features from South to North include:

McKellips Lake Park - Located adjacent to our district's nearest elementary school, Yavapai Elementary, this series of lakes at the South end of the greenbelt are a favorite fishing spot for miles around, mostly because the lake is seeded weekly.

Vista Del Camino Park Lakes -

El Doroda Park -

Coronado Golf Course & Lighted Driving Range - On those hot summer days, this lighted driving range gets really busy just as the sun sets.  This is the closest public golf course, a perfect place to borrow a club and buy a cheap bucket of balls and then release the entire day's tension.  Try it, even if you have never picked up a golf club before in your life!

Continental Golf Course -

Indian School Park -

SF Giants Practice Stadium and SARS -

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts -

Camelback Park -

Chaparal Lake -

Chaparal Park -

Scottsdale Dog Park -

Scottsdale Nature Park -

Silverado Golf Club -

McCormick Ranch Golf Course -

Camelback Golf Club -

Mummy Mountain Golf Course -

Venturoso Park -