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Flagstaff City Council | (928) 213-2015

Features and benefits of Flagstaff’s new online payment portal

Flagstaff’s payment portal provides a hasslefree and user-friendly experience for paying Municipal Services Statements online. Customers can activate accounts as a registered user and/or make a fast payment without logging in through the Quickpay feature. Simply go to the payments page at https://www., and follow the prompts to pay your Municipal Services Statement. Quickpay also helps to avoid unwanted late fees. And it’s mobile enabled! Alternately, as a registered account user, you gain access to several features, as well as appreciate the new and efficient way to manage your account. The portal provides the ability to: •• Establish/update account information and settings •• Store/update payment methods •• Make payments •• Enable Autopay for recurring payments (also helps you avoid late fees and service disconnects) •• View and download billing statements •• View payment and billing history •• Establish and manage communication preferences, such as paperless billing •• Receive email notifications for:

Mayor Coral Evans Elected to a two-year term in 2016 Vice-Mayor Jamie Whelan Elected to a four-year term in 2016 Councilmember Celia Barotz Elected to a four-year term in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 Councilmember Charlie Odegaard Elected to a four-year term in 2016 Councilmember Jim McCarthy Elected to a four-year term in 2016 Councilmember Scott Overton Elected to a four-year term in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014 Councilmember Eva Putzova Elected to a four-year term in 2014 Flagstaff City Hall 211 W. Aspen Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928)213-2000


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2018 Mayor/City Council candidate election

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The next Primary Election for Mayor and Councilmembers will be on August 28, saving paper, time, and money 2018 and the General Election will be held on November 6, 2018. Both of these elections will be held in conjunction with the statewide election. If you are interested in running for one of these offices, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (928) 213-2076 or visit: Want to eliminate extra mail? Take the eco-friendly approach and make life easier. When you enroll in the City’s e-Billing, you’ll reduce cumbersome stacks of paper, gain 24-hour account access and help make Flagstaff a greener community. By activating the paperless option, you’ll embrace the City’s sustainable strategy and experience convenience at your fingertips! The City of Flagstaff, Arizona publishes Cityscape as a service to its citizens. Information contained The City will send friendly email reminders herein may be freely copied or reproduced in print notifying you of: or other forms in order to continue dissemination of information for the public good. Every effort is made to ensure that information published here is timely and accurate. No portions of the contents of Cityscape may be reproduced or copied for commercial or financial gain, with the exception of the advertisements. Additional copies may be obtained by contacting Communications Manager Jessica Drum, (928) 213-2061. Cityscape is produced and printed by

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High-level security for peace of mind

Point & Pay designed their payment solution to protect your personal and payment information from cyber compromise or exposure to fraud. The City knows you depend on a secure payment system that offers peace of mind, and Point & Pay’s PCI-compliant solution does just that – ensures your sensitive data is not jeopardized when making payments. They follow industryleading security standards by the PCI Council and other national associations by utilizing:  Secure

Socket Layer (SSL) and Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) technology  Intrusion detection/prevention systems  Enterprise-grade firewalls

Exceptional customer call center capabilities

For customers without online access or who prefer to pay by phone, Flagstaff offers a toll-free number with multilingual customer 1 Enrollment in paperless billing support specialists available to take your 2 An upcoming due date payment between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Point 3 A new bill & Pay’s customer service specialists best 4 A new account statement and more. illustrate their commitment in providing high Many of our existing account users have quality service by guiding you through the opted into paperless and enabled Autopay for payment process step-by-step and accomthe ability to ‘set it and forget it.’ Enjoy the modating whatever your needs may be. To many benefits when you make the switch! pay by phone, please dial 844-368-5925 and select Option 2.


New transportation projects Council considers commission recommendations

Transportation Promises Made and Kept Almost 20-years ago, Flagstaff voters strongly supported Transportation Decision 2000, a series of propositions levying sales taxes for transportation projects. The City and its partners faithfully delivered these projects: Proposition 400 Safe-to-School, pedestrian and bicycle pro ects Flagstaff now enjoys Bronze and Silver status for our bicycle and pedestrian systems. This tax created • Eight safe-to-school projects • 28 Trail projects • 25 sidewalk, bike lane and crossing projects

Proposition 401A and 401B Fourth Street Railroad Overpass and Bond • This project opened in 2006 and won awards for partnering! Proposition 402 transit service enhancements • The vote that started it all. From less than 100,000 riders per year to over 2,000,000 Mountain Line and Mountain Link is a nationally awarded transit system. Proposition 403 Traffic Flow and Safety Program The information pamphlet identified these important projects:

The City’s transportation needs remain a top Council priority and community concern. On March 27, 2018 the Council received recommendations on how best to address local transportation needs from the Citizens’ Transportation Tax Commission. Nick Kraft, Commission Chairman, presented a resolution, list of projects and maps summarizing the Commission’s work, “The Commission recognizes that transportation is central to every aspect of the City and the lives of its citizens. We recommend a continuation of the current combined tax rate to fund road projects vital to traffic movement and pedestrian and bicycle projects essential to our quality of life and safety. In addition, we recommend that the Lone Tree Railroad Overpass be presented to voters as a potential expansion of the tax. Finally, to continue the balance of our system and support planned growth patterns, the Commission also recommends that expanded transit operations,

bus services and capital be included as a separate question.” The rates for the three recommendations are general transportation (0.426%), transit (0.15%) and the Lone Tree Railroad overpass (0.22%) for a total rate of 0.796% if all three are placed on the ballot and pass. This translates to 79.6 cents per $100 of spending. The Council has until late June to decide the transportation sales tax items to be placed on the ballot and what the respective rates will be. The Council appointed the 15 Commissioners because the sales taxes currently supporting transportation expires in June 2020. Prior accomplishments are shown below. Projects included in the .426% General Transportation Renewal include the JW Powell extension, Lone Tree extension, bridge and pedestrian improvements and other traffic management and lighting improvements. The next discussions are scheduled for the May 15 and May 22 Council meetings.

Roads • Soliere Avenue Extension to Fourth Street. Done! • West Street deficiencies corrected. Done! • Industrial Drive deficiencies corrected. Done! • Country Club Avenue deficiencies at Soliere. Done! • Beulah Boulevard Extension/University Avenue re-alignment. Programmed for 2019!

• Butler Avenue high-tech signal corridor operational Spring 2018

Intersections/signal synchronization • Eight intersection projects complete or programmed • Signals synchronized twice, pedestrian countdown heads installed

Additional projects NOT listed 28 other roadway improvements were delivered or are programmed including: • Fourth Street Bridges over I-40 replacement and widening. Programmed 2020! • Huntington Drive widening and landscaping • Empire Avenue extension to N. Highway 89 • Numerous neighborhood traffic calming projects, paving projects for dust control and plans used to define public projects and guide private investment

City Planning lingo: Conditional Use Permit vs. Variance City planners have been known to speak a different language full of jargons, acronyms and complicated terms that seem to have multiple meanings. To bring clarity to the planning process we will will define different planning terms in a series of articles. First up is Conditional Use Permit versus Variance. What are they and why do they matter? The purpose of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is to provide a process for reviewing uses and activities that are otherwise permitted in an applicable zone but that require more discretionary review and the possible imposition of conditions to mitigate the effect of the proposed use. Put another way, the purpose of a CUP is to analyze proposed uses that, based on their general nature, are compatible with

underlying zoning but may have aspects (e.g., noise, light, odor, traffic, etc.) that require additional mitigation through the imposition of conditions. CUPs are currently reviewed and acted upon by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Decisions regarding CUPs are appealed to the City Council. At the direction of Council, staff is currently processing an amendment to City Code to change the approval authority from the Planning and Zoning Commission to the City Council. The purpose of a variance is to provide a means whereby the literal terms of the regulations of the Zoning Code need not be applied. More specifically, the purpose of a variance is to review an identified hardship, which must be specific to the property

to determine if relief from an applicable development standard should be granted. Variances are reviewed and acted upon by the Board of Adjustment (BOA). The BOA is a quasi-judicial body. Decisions of the BOA are appealed to Superior Court. A Conditional Use Permit generally relates to the use of the property whereas a variance relates to the physical development of the property. Unfortunately, the Zoning Code creates some confusion between the two by permitting the increase in allowed building heights (physical development of the property) within the High Density Residential (HR), Community Commercial (CC), Highway Commercial (HC), Commercial Service (CS), Central Business (CB), Research and Development (RD),

Light Industrial (LI), Light Industrial – Open (LIO), Heavy Industrial (HI), and Heavy Industrial – Open (HI-O) zones through the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit. The expansion of the issuance of Conditional Use Permits to include relief from development standards is included within municipal ordinances throughout the state and the nation. Should a property owner wish to alter the applicable development standards (i.e. building height, setback, lot coverage, etc.), a variance should be the most appropriate application type. If there is planning terminology you would like to see explained in the next article please forward your request to Tiffany Antol at • SUMMER 2018


Tourism & Visitation Celebrating Flagstaff’s scientific role in the Apollo Moon Missions


Using explosives, geologists create a simulated lunar surface in the cinder fields near Sunset Crater, complete with a network of craters modeled after authentic Moon craters. These fields were ideal for training astronauts and testing equipment, including lunar rover vehicle simulators.


Astronauts studied the Moon through telescopes at Lowell Observatory, Northern Arizona University, and the US Naval Observatory’s Flagstaff Station.






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Nonstop expanded air service:

NASA and the USGS test three lunar rover THREE NONSTOP ROUTES TO SERVE YOU. vehicle simulators at Sunset Crater, Miriam THREE NONSTOP ROUTES TO SERVE YOU. Crater and surrounding volcanic features. One BOOK NOW was built in Flagstaff, and remains on display today at the USGS Astrogeology Science BOOK NOW Center.


Artists worked with scientists at Lowell Observatory to create beautifully detailed lunar maps. Much of this work was accomplished by observing the Moon through Lowell telescopes, including the historic 24-inch Clark refractor, which remains in use today for public education. Experience the 50th anniversary of one of humankind’s grandest achievements in setting foot on another world. This was possible only with years of preparation, in which many milestones occurred in the Flagstaff area including astronaut science training, instrument development and lunar mapping. During the 1960s and early 1970s, northern Arizona played a critical role in fulfilling President Kennedy’s bold challenge of sending humans to the moon. From the rocky depths of the Grand Canyon to lofty cosmic views from Flagstaff’s dark skies, northern Arizona was ideal for activities ranging from moon buggy testing and geology training to lunar mapping and mission simulation. Every astronaut who walked on the moon, from Neil Armstrong to Gene Cernan, prepared for his journey in northern Arizona, and all used maps created by Flagstaff artists to navigate their way around the lunar surface.


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Apollo Mission milestones that occurred in Flagstaff: 1963-1972

All astronauts who walked on the Moon, including Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Buzz Aldrin, and Flagstaff scientist Jack Schmitt, trained in Flagstaff and northern Arizona at multiple locations.


US Geological Survey (USGS) Branch of Astrogeology scientists worked in Mission Control in Houston during the Apollo Moon flights, helping direct the astronauts’ lunar excursions.


Apollo 11 Mission is the first manned lunar landing and Coconino County Superior Court reporters traveled to Mission Control in Houston to transcribe conversations in real time between astronauts and Mission Control personnel.


US Geological Survey Branch of Astrogeology begins operations in Flagstaff, with the purpose of providing lunar mapping and science training for astronauts destined for the Moon.


USGS astrogeologists created the lunar maps used for selecting landing sites on the Moon. Today, the USGS Astrogeology Science Center supports NASA and other space agencies with planetary mapping for numerous spacecraft missions throughout the solar system. Flagstaff’s contributions to the Lunar Legacy are many, they are far reaching and long-time residents have stories to share that will inspire and captivate. Save the date and join the celebration! Lunar Legacy Launch Event July 20, 2018 Orpheum Theater historic downtown Visit for more information.

Flagstaff/LAX and Flagstaff/DFW 6200 S. Pulliam Dr. | Flagstaff, AZ 86005 | 928.213.2930 |

Southern California is endless fun and now less than two hours away from spectacular beaches! Visit world famous theme parks like Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Disneyland. Find some stars in Hollywood or shop retail meccas like the Grove and Beverly Center. Starting May 5, 2018, American Airlines will fly nonstop every Saturday to LAX departing Flagstaff at 3:58p.m. and arriving in Los Angeles at 5:43p.m. Dallas is another vibrant and exciting destination city to experience - do it all from a night on the town to sporting events like football with the Dallas Cowboys. Visit the big state of Texas to enjoy the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Texas Skywalk, GeO-Deck at the Reunion Tower and the Pioneer Plaza with its massive bronze sculptures of longhorn cattle. Beginning June 9, 2018 American Airlines will also add a non-stop flight every Saturday to Dallas departing Flagstaff at 12:45 p.m. and arriving to DFW at 5:15 p.m. (note arrival and departure times are listed in FLG and DFW local times.) The aircraft will be a 70-passenger jet with a first-class cabin and tickets are currently available for purchase at, American Airline’s website. American Airlines hopes to increase service with the success of the routes. Now is the time to book your geta-way to Los Angeles and Dallas. 6200 S. Pulliam Dr. | Flagstaff, AZ 86005 | 928.213.2930 |

SUMMER2018 National Tourism Week May 6-12, 2018 Tourism revenue collected, specifically the Bed, Board and Beverage (BBB) tax of 2% directly and positively impacts the quality of your life by affording you and your family beautiful parks, public art, arts As we celebrate National Travel and Tourism and sciences programing for students and Week, May 6-12, the mission to increase economic stability for the community. The the quality of life for every household in CVB receives 30% of the BBB tax revenue Flagstaff continues for the Convention to promote Flagstaff as a premier travel and Visitors Bureau (CVB). The economic destination through marketing, direct sales impact from visitation is a significant efforts and media relations while providing driver of the local economy supporting exceptional service at our Visitor Center. an estimated 8,000 jobs and delivering $500 million dollars to the local economy. Join us for a Tourism Service Day The Flagstaff CVB, along with all of the downtown litter pickup community businesses in Flagstaff that provide services service project scheduled Wednesday, May and support for our visitors, are committed 9 and RSVP to CVB Administrative Specialist to providing exceptional experiences and Carrie Nelson at We hard work to educate, motivate and inspire will meet at the Flagstaff Convention and travel to our beautiful city. Visitors Bureau (323 W. Aspen) at 10:30 am.

If the Flagstaff economy was a Homemade pie Tourism generates: Annual tax savings of $1,200 for every Arizona household. — Arizona Office of Tourism

Nearly 8,000 jobs in Flagstaff. — Northern Arizona University

$2.3 million to keep our parks beautiful. — City of Flagstaff

Tourist Home Bakery & Cafe | Pastry Chef Katrin Biemann

tourism would be the Blueberries

Learn more about what tourism does for you:

TOURISM Service Day Please join us ...

Downtown litter removal service project followed with a hosted lunch. Wednesday, May 9 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Sustainability The recycling landscape is changing You may have seen news stories over the past six months detailing China’s refusal to accept certain recyclables and crackdown on the amount of contamination in bales of recyclables making their way to the country. Since its inception, recycling has depended upon international markets to extend the life of the materials we use in our everyday lives. In recent years, an increasing amount of that recycling has been sent to China. But China’s recent crackdown has disrupted global markets for recyclable materials. As a result, communities are reevaluating recycling programs and the recyclables they accept, as well addressing key issues that have plagued the recycling industry for decades. The main issue is that many of us are not putting the right items into our recycling bin. For years, the U.S. has been able to pass off its contamination problem to countries like China, which had been willing to accept and process dirty loads of recycling. Increasing labor costs and higher environmental standards, as well as the fact that Chinese consumers are producing a greater amount of their own waste, means that China is less willing to accept the world’s recycling.

Impacts to Flagstaff

While no changes have been announced as to what Flagstaff residents can throw in their recycling bin, these recent events have underscored the need to reflect on why we recycle to begin with.

Why do we recycle?

Recycling provides many benefits when it works properly. By replacing the need for raw materials to be extracted, it reduces the demand on natural resources, lowers the energy needed to create the products we use in our everyday lives, and even avoids disposing of items in a landfill. Sometimes it even makes us feel good inside. But, when we don’t recycle properly, we begin to negate these benefits. When we recycle items that don’t belong in the recycling bin, it makes it more difficult to sort out the material that has a strong market and can actually be recycled.

What can consumers do?

First off, make sure you recycle right by checking the list of acceptable items at We encourage you to check the list regularly, as markets can change and

Do you B.Y.O.? Are you among the many Flagstaff residents who bring their own water bottles, mugs and shopping bags wherever you go? Join the many already living a less disposable life by taking the pledge to B.Y.O. Visit BYO to take the pledge and be entered to win a reusable bag, mug, or water bottle.


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items can be added or removed. If you’re unsure about an item, it’s best to throw it in the trash (or better yet, give us a call at 928-213-2158).

Reduce and reuse. Fix and repair.

More importantly, a great way to reduce the impact of our material consumption is to simply consume less. In fact, by reducing the amount of stuff we purchase and choosing to reuse, we can actually achieve greater environmental outcomes than by making sure that what we consume is recycled.

These changes create an opportunity

While local infrastructure and planning will be challenged in the near term, this recent uncertainty provides a great opportunity to reflect on why we recycle and how to do it properly. It also allows us to communicate the importance of reducing and reusing, as well as develop a long-term plan for improving local processing systems to ensure that what we throw in our recycling bins can be recycled in the future.

Explore Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve The Open Space Program is gearing up for another great season of community events. Whether you are interested in giving back to the community through volunteering, wanting to learn more about wildlife, or just looking for a nice outdoor weekend activity, our events can fit your needs. Join us this season to learn, give, and celebrate Flagstaff’s open spaces!

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Birding 101

Saturday, May 19 7 - 9:30 a.m. Join Willow Bend Environmental Education Center staff and local experts for a FREE community tour of Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. The theme of this tour is Birding. This event is part of the Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience “AWWE-some Summer Series”.

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Family Picnic

Saturday, June 16 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join Willow Bend Environmental Education Center staff for a FREE community tour of Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. This event is a family-focused hike and picnic. Please bring your own food.

Volunteer Day: Picture Canyon

Saturday, June 30 8 – 11 a.m. Join us for a morning of service at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. Every year, we battle the spread of invasive plant species that threaten to push out native plants at our open space properties. We need your help to reduce this threat by removing invasive plant species before they spread even more. We provide the tools, snacks, coffee, and plant expertise to get the job done! Thank you for help us protect and preserve the ecological health and beauty of Picture Canyon.

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Wildlife

Saturday, July 21 6 - 7:30 p.m. Join Willow Bend Environmental Education Center staff and local wildlife experts from the Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience (AWWE) for a chance to see wildlife in their natural habitat at the Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. This event is part of the “AWWEsome Summer Series”. Please note, this is a field-based watchable wildlife event and does not include the full hiking tour of Picture Canyon.

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Archaeology

Saturday, November 3 1 - 3:30 p.m. Join Willow Bend Environmental Education Center staff and local experts on a FREE community tour of Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. The theme of this tour is Archaeology.

For more information,

Please visit our Facebook events page at events. For questions, contact Open Space Events and Outreach Coordinator, Erin O’Keefe, at eokeefe@ or (928)213-2155.

SUMMER2018 Join us at Lights Out Flagstaff on Friday, May 18, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, in Buffalo Park, for an evening filled with night sky telescope viewing, night hikes and other family-friendly activities celebrating our dark sky heritage. You can also learn about the dark skies lighting ordinance and how to be in compliance with it. In celebration of Lights Out Flagstaff, Lowell Observatory will be hosting a Lights Out Flagstaff Happy Hour and Dark Sky Talk, followed by a bus ride to Buffalo Park for the main event. Happy Hour begins at 5:30 pm and runs until 7:30 pm. Beer will be provided by Dark Sky Brewery and a food truck and coffee cart will also be on site. Tickets for the Lowell Observatory portion of the event can be purchased by visiting Find out more at

The Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Our climate in Flagstaff is changing. The Southwest is one of the most vulnerable regions in the United States to the impacts of climate change.

What changes can we expect?

• Hotter temperatures, mainly from an increase in daily minimum temperatures, meaning fewer cold days. • Increased wildfire risk for local forests. • Increased damage from forest pests due to hotter temperatures and droughtstressed trees. • Less snowpack. • More rainfall instead of snowfall. • More severe drought conditions as temperatures rise. • Lower water quality of reservoirs.

What will this mean for Flagstaff?

Climate change poses risks throughout the community. Less snow may mean changes to winter recreation and tourism. More days over 90 degrees and smoke from wildfires will affect seniors more than others. Knowing more about how Flagstaff will be affected will help us to make our community stronger amidst change.

So, what are we going to do?

We, as a community need to be ready for these changes. The Climate Action and

Adaptation Plan will create a roadmap for the Flagstaff community to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to a changing climate.

Are there benefits to taking action on climate change?

Yes. The City is committed to prioritizing “win-win” solutions that have strong benefits for both the climate and other parts of the Flagstaff community. Some cobenefits include the following: • Enhancing local habitat and recreational opportunities. • Improving quality of life, well-being, and the local economy. • Supporting Flagstaff families and disadvantaged communities. • Promoting healthier lifestyles and public health.

How do I get involved?

• Learn more and explore the parts of the Plan we’ve completed so far: www. • Join a Coffee and Climate meet-up to discuss the Climate Plan with staff. Our next meet-ups are on Wednesday May 9 and Saturday June 16. More details at the website above. • SUMMER 2018



WATER SERVICES Your water fees at work

Capital projects replace aging infrastructure

pump stations, smart meters, wells, installation of pipes, and more.

The Numbers

In fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 -June 30, 2019), Flagstaff Water Services’ Capital Program has 30 projects slated, with a total price tag of $16 million. Here’s a snapshot of what’s in store:

Major upcoming capital improvement projects

This is a proactive approach to providing clean, reliable water service. Some of the piping scheduled for replacement this year is around 100 years old, well past the estimated life span. While still operational, the time to upgrade is before a break (and interruption in service) occurs. Water main replacement projects for Summer 2018 are: •• Switzer Canyon •• Lone Tree Road •• Fountaine Street

Flagstaff Water Services wants to be the utility you DON’T have to think about. •• When you flush your toilet, or take a shower, the “used” water is whisked away, for responsible management by a reclamation facility. •• When monsoons arrive with torrential storms, the floodwaters are safely-diverted into storm drainages, to minimize potential damage and inconvenience. This is no easy feat to provide continuous services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To maintain this commitment, close to half of your water rates support improvements and replacements to our aging infrastructure. Your water takes a long journey to reach your tap, and an even longer return trip, once you’re finished with it. And we monitor it every step of the way. In this highdesert plateau, it’s no secret that water is a precious resource. While 30 percent of the City’s water is collected as surface water at Lake Mary Reservoir, the remaining 70 percent of our water source comes from deep, underground aquifers about 1,5002,000 feet below the surface. That takes a


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•• Beaver Street

Tired of traffic delays due to utility projects? So are we!

Settling ponds at the Lake Mary Water Treatment plant

•• When you turn on the tap in your home, clean, safe water flows out.

•• Intersection of Plaza Way and Milton

lot of energy, to pump it up to the surface. Before raw water leaves our Lake Mary Water Treatment Plant, it must be filtered, treated, tested and deemed potable, or safe to drink. Then, there are the buried pipes: delivering potable water to the customers, and returning wastewater to the treatment plants. Maintaining your water system is expensive. Equipment runs, often 24 hour a day/seven days a week based on demand. A proactive maintenance plan is crucial, before a breakdown occurs. The good news is we use infrastructure replacement as an opportunity to improve technology and efficiency in our systems, yielding thousands of dollars in energy savings annually.

What’s a capital improvement project and why is it needed?

Flagstaff’s water system is over 100-years old and expanding as the City grows. This can lead to unforeseen issues, which equate to higher costs. To combat these costs, the city prioritizes projects before the problems arise. These Capital Improvement Projects or CIP’s can include planning, design and construction within treatment facilities,

Wildcat Hill Water Reclamation Plant - turning waste byproducts into clean energy

Following the City’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan committed to reducing its energy consumption levels, Flagstaff Water Services Department is installing a new Cogeneration unit at Wildcat Hill Reclamation Plant. This project will generate energy using a by-product of (methane) digester gas created in wastewater solids handling process. The gas, currently burned off to an atmospheric flare, will be harnessed into electricity used at the plant. Any excess power can be sold back to the power grid. This is a small step towards energy independence for this site, adding to the solar panels already in use. Each improvement contributes to making our Water Reclamation plants a green-energy site.

We won’t ever settle when it comes to your water quality

The Lake Mary Water Treatment plant uses settling ponds as a first-step to process raw water for potable use from Lake Mary. Known as Sedimentation and Flocculation Basins, this project was ranked at the highest priority in a 2015 capital-asset audit. The current basins are original equipment from the water-treatment plant construction in the 1940’s. Due to the cost, this is a multi-year project, with design phase starting in FY19.

Refitting the retro-clarifier tanks at Woody Mountain

The Woody Mountain Clarification tank was constructed in 1960 and is starting to This year, we’re trying out a better feel its age. A critical piece of the wellfield technology for our sewer piping system, used primarily in larger cities. The Cured in at Woody Mountain, it receives constant use for water production. The tank Place Pipe (CIPP) System allows for pipe needs structural repairs and the pumps rehabilitation without the inconvenience require retrofits, with energy-efficient (and cost) of digging up your streets. This components. simple concept takes a flexible tube and inserts it into the pipe, using air pressure. Door-to-door projects The tube is then expanded to fit the pipe. The Meter Replacement Program is an The initial flexibility of the tube allows it ongoing effort to upgrade accuracy at the to navigate 90-degree turns and inflate to service level. The new radio-read meters varying sizes of the pipe diameter. Once make monthly reads a much faster process, in place, it cures and hardens, creating a saving on labor costs. completely new pipe, independent of the structure of the old pipe. All of the work is For a full list and more completed through manhole access points. information on Capital We expect to save $250,000 in construction Improvement Projects costs for the Milton Road Sewer Line Go to replacement project, thanks to this new to see the City of Flagstaff’s approved technology, and avoid an additional five-year CIP program. summer traffic jam.


Water conservation reminder

Spring is here and that means it’s time to start gardening and beautifying our neighborhoods. The Water Conservation team wants to remind you about the City of Flagstaff watering schedule. • Odd numbered residences can irrigate their lawns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays • Even numbered addresses can irrigate Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays • There is NO irrigating between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (to limit the water losses to evaporation) And… • NO irrigation on Mondays (to allow the water system to reset itself for the coming week) The City of Flagstaff has implemented water availability strategies so that we can adjust water use during times of drought or emergency. Strategy I, “Water Awareness” is our current water use strategy. This means the City’s water demand is equal to, or less than, the City’s ability to produce (pump, treat, and deliver)

potable water to its residents. By conserving water, both inside and outside your home, you can help ensure that we stay at this strategy level. Strategy II is the “Water Emergency” strategy. If water demand exceeds available water production capability (pump, treat, and deliver potable water) for five consecutive days, the City can implement this strategy and citizens cannot irrigate on any day. There are additional restrictions on car washing, ornamental water use (fountains, etc.) and swimming pools. Strategy III is what we call “Water Crisis” and it means absolutely no potable water can be used outside. If a drought or an emergency is so severe that water demands exceed total production capability for an extended time, the City has to ensure that there is enough water in storage for fire protection for the city. Your friendly Water Conservation staff members will be biking around town this spring and summer helping residents with Water Conservation irrigation strategies, providing free tools and information about outdoor water conservation, and answering any questions you might have. For a free water check-up, call us at (928) 213-2116. We can’t wait to help you save water! Visit for more information. • SUMMER 2018


Water Services Continued Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Plant blowers yield big savings Recent equipment updates at the Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Plant have resulted in an estimated $122,204 annual savings in energy costs. Following City Council goals and in conjunction with the Climate Action and Adaptation Planning Effort, Flagstaff Water Services contracted an energy audit of our facilities. The goal was to determine where aging infrastructure replacement would yield the greatest energy-efficiency improvements providing a ten-year payback period. The Rio de Flag Aeration Blowers Project rose to the top-rated project. The blowers were 24 years old and had been running continuously since the plant opened in 1993. The aeration process accounts for up to 60 percent of the energy consumption at a typical water treatment plant. Aeration blowers maintain dissolved oxygen levels in the water during the treatment process to support the growth and activity of helpful microorganisms, which digest organic waste in the water. The original blowers operated at a fixed, maximum speed, regardless of demand. The valves were manually throttled throughout the day to match aeration demands, which fluctuate with flow rates. This put undue stress on the equipment, and wasted energy. The new blowers automatically adjust their output through efficient Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors to match minute changes in aeration demands based on the current dissolved oxygen levels, which are monitored by SCADA technology. This results in huge efficiencies gains, compared to the single speed technology used by

the old blowers, as shown by the blue line on the diagram shown. This new technology has reduced the energy consumption of the aeration process at Rio de Flag by 68 percent. As part of the retrofit project, 225 feet of 30” pipe used to move the air from the blowers to the aeration tanks required replacement due to corrosion from leaking joints and fittings. New carbon steel pipes with all welded connections eliminated future problems with leaking gaskets. The new blowers and the pipe refit have greatly improved the efficiency of the Rio de Flag plant, and reduced power costs by $24,000 in the first three months of operations. The entire project cost was $1.1 million, with an estimated 9.01- year payback schedule. The availability of APS energy rebates, coupled with better-than-estimated energy savings has reduced this project payback period to 8.3 years. Now, that’s a smart WRP project, with longterm returns!


Community Water Forum

Upcoming public forums from water services Where does your stormwater go? New rules to protect your watershed Have you ever thought about what happens when stormwater, rain or snowmelt, makes its way to drainages and eventually to the Rio de Flag? The City of Flagstaff does not treat stormwater. It can pick up contaminants, such as animal wastes, automotive fluids, landscape chemicals and any other pollutants collected on the ground on its journey to our watershed. Find out how you can help prevent pollutants and contaminants from making their way into the stormwater system, and the new rules established to protect this water resource Join Steve Camp, Flagstaff Water Services Regulatory Compliance Manger, and water managers from NAU and Coconino County to discuss Stormwater Management rules, and the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits associated with it.

Water quality – keeping your water treated, tested and safe The City of Flagstaff Water Services manages two surface water treatment plants, and several groundwater production wells to provide drinking water. We also manage two water reclamation plants to assure safe treatment of wastewater and produce a reliable source of reclaimed water. Are you ever curious as to what sampling goes into making sure the drinking water and reclaimed water are safe? Here is an opportunity to hear about the sampling and testing conducted on the City’s water supplies. Steve Camp, Flagstaff Water Services Regulatory Compliance Manger, will provide an overview of the testing process, address the safety of your water and answer questions.

Joe C. Montoya Senior Center At Thorpe Park Monday, May 21, 2018 | 6-7 p.m.

Joe C. Montoya Senior Center At Thorpe Park Monday, June 25, 2018 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Rainwater harvesting container program

Water Wise Business Program

The City of Flagstaff Water Conservation Program has initiated a new program to help businesses around town save water and promote their conservation actions to the public. Water Conservation staff provide free water checkups to all interested businesses. They will assess your existing appliances and fixtures to identify waterefficiency opportunities. The Water Conservation team can then provide complementary tools to conserve water, such as high efficiency aerators, hose nozzles, and showerheads. They will also verify if your business qualifies for the High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program; you can get up to $100 in rebates by trading out your old, water-intensive toilets for highly efficient WaterSense-certified models. Once the business has completed the retrofits, you will receive a window sticker to let the public know that you are a Water Wise Business. Keep an eye out for these window stickers around town and help support local businesses that are water wise! Businesses can call the Water Conservation office to schedule a time for staff to perform your water checkup at 928-213-2116.


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Did you know that the Water Conservation Program re-purposes large containers from the water treatment process and local industries for use in rainwater harvesting? Items that would otherwise be discarded are supporting water conservation in local yards and gardens! Water Conservation staff are collecting 55 gallon barrels and 270 gallon totes (large cube-shaped plastic

containers) from the City of Flagstaff Water Treatment facilities, Nestle Purina®, and Joy Cone®. Once the containers are collected, they are cleaned and disinfected; then fitted with hardware to become your rainwater harvesting barrel. If you want to learn more about installing one of these containers on your property, sign up for the Coconino County Cooperative Extension Rainwater Harvesting workshop on May 22 from 5-7 p.m. RSVP to Brian Moody at brianmoody@email. To join the waiting list for your own barrel or tote email the Water Conservation Program at or, call 928-213-2116. Preference will be given to Flagstaff water customers. Recipients will likely need a large vehicle (or trailer) to haul away the container, though a community member did pick up a barrel on a bicycle once! Happy water harvesting Flagstaff!

SUMMER2018 Flagstaff Watershed Project update Protection Project Spring 2018 In 2012, 74 percent of Flagstaff voters approved the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP). The $10 million bond project was to be utilized to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and post-fire flooding in two key city watersheds: Rio de Flag/Dry Lake Hills and Mormon Mountain/Lake Mary. Primary partners in this effort include the City of Flagstaff, US. Forest Service, and the Arizona Department of Forestry & Fire Management. Since January 2013, the following has been completed: •• Environmental planning (National Environmental Policy Act – NEPA) on all federal lands, to include approval and signing of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (FROD). •• Boundary surveys on federal lands within the project footprint in the Dry Lake Hills area. •• Construction of nearly three and a half miles of temporary roads. •• Rebuild/resurface of nearly eight miles of existing roads. •• A steep-slope equipment test. •• Install of four hydrologic monitoring stations (three in Dry Lake Hills, one at Lake Mary). •• The City’s Monitoring Plan. •• Over 40 public events/field trips. •• 3,285 acres of tree marking. •• Field tests of the emerging tablet technology process (which will replace tree paint) on 1,000 acres. •• 4,184 acres of hand-thinning and mechanical harvesting (roughly 40 percent of estimated total to be treated), 1,485 acres of slash chipped and removed, 1,903 acres of slash piled and burned, and another 999 acres broadcast burned. •• 13,235 hours of citizen/student volunteer labor. •• Engaged Coconino County, The Nature Conservancy, NAU Ecological Restoration Institute, Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership, American Conservation Experience and Navajo Nation. •• Provided Salt River Project slash material for a mixed coal-green biomass generating test at the Coronado Generating Station. In doing so, we’ve spent 32 percent ($3.2 million) of the total funds available and have directly benefitted from the addition of $4.9 million of outside (non-city) funds.

While FWPP has faced numerous challenges, we remain committed to the success of this effort. It is likely the initial bond funds will be insufficient to complete all the planned the work. We are working diligently to address that issue and ensure this important work is completed. Moving through 2018, FWPP plans to: •• Initiate an additional 150 acres of hand thinning on Observatory Mesa, which will complete all tree cutting operations in that area. •• Pending award of two grant applications, initiate hand-thinning operations on upwards of 200 acres within the Dry Lake Hills area (100 acres on US Forest Service lands and 100 acres on Navajo Nation lands). •• Award contract and begin mechanical cutting operations on 600 acres around the base of Mt Elden/Schultz Creek area. •• Solicit bids and award multiple contracts for upwards of 2,600 steep-slope acres in the Dry Lake Hills area: due to timing and contractor availability, this work is not expected to begin until 2019. •• Undertake both pile and broadcast burn operations as conditions allow throughout the project area. •• Continue efforts to engage volunteers (including students), gain additional noncity outside funds, refine costs estimates and projected expenditures and develop a plan to address any gap. We continue to make steady progress. We encourage questions. As we move forward, we ask all to remember: ➧➧It’s about reducing risk ➧➧It’s about an exceptional danger ➧➧It’s about partnering with others ➧➧It’s about quality of life ➧➧It’s about an investment in our future ➧➧It’s about viewing our forests as an integral part of our water system The risks of wildfire and post-fire flooding cannot be eliminated: the goal of this project is to reduce those risks as effectively as possible. For more information: Visit www. Contact: City of Flagstaff Fire Department @ 928.213.2500

Bike to Work Week is May 20-25 Flagstaff’s 17th annual Bike to Work Week will take place from May 20-25 with six days of delightful bike-centric events, organized by Flagstaff Biking Organization: Sunday, May 20

Wednesday, May 23

• Bike Bazaar and Swap Heritage Square, Downtown Flagstaff 9am to 1pm

• Bike to Breakfast Various locations around town 6:30 to 9am

• Human Powered Parade Heritage Square, Downtown Flagstaff 11:30am

• Savvy Cyclist Bike Safety Class Flagstaff Police Department 911 East Sawmill Road 5:30 to 7pm

Monday, May 21 • Kick-Off Commuter Ride Flagstaff City Hall 211 West Aspen Avenue 7am Tuesday, May 22 • Bike to School Day All Flagstaff Schools 6:30 to 9am • Kidical Mass Bike Ride School parking lot, Bonito and Thorpe 4pm • Ice Cream Social and Bike Games School parking lot, Bonito and Thorpe 5 to 7pm

Thursday, May 24 • Bike to Night Out Various locations Afternoon/evening Friday, May 25 • EOW Celebration and Raffle The Mayor 409 South San Francisco Street 5 to 7pm All week • 5 Days of Biking – Worksite Challenge For more information about Bike to Work Week, go to For general information about bicycling in Flagstaff, visit the City of Flagstaff bicycle program page at • SUMMER 2018


Street Lighting to Enhance Dark Skies

Flagstaff Housing Bond Measure The City Council established increasing the supply of affordable housing options for the community as a goal in the spring of 2017. Specifically, they agreed to “Support development and increase the inventory of public and private affordable housing for renters and homeowners throughout the community.” In support of this goal, Council included the creation of “an affordable housing ballot measure for the November 2018 general election that includes a comprehensive revolving fund consideration” in their fiscal year 2019 budget priorities. In support of this goal, the following three elements were presented for City Council consideration, should the question pass:

The Street Lighting to Enhance Dark Skies (SLEDS) Project is the result of several years of discussions between the City of Flagstaff, the Dark Skies Coalition, the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station and Lowell Observatory. In 2012, the City found itself in a lighting predicament as LPS (Low Pressure Sodium), the preferred street lighting source since 1989, became increasingly expensive to purchase, quality replacement parts were more difficult to acquire and the remaining manufacturer will cease production in July 2019. In September 2015, the City awarded a contract to Monrad Engineering to conduct applied research to develop a replacement strategy for the City’s

increasingly obsolete LPS street lights with newer technology (LED). The project has identified five different types of test fixtures to be installed across the City on various types of roadways. The southern half of the Cheshire area has been selected to test three types of residential replacement light fixtures and Butler Avenue from Milton Road to Ponderosa Parkway was selected to test two types of arterial roadway test fixtures. The City will host a tour of the test fixtures with Observatory staff on May 17 from 8-9:30 p.m. leaving from City Hall. To learn more about the project or sign up for the tour, please see the following webpage: http://www.flagstaff.

Element One: Creation of a Housing Bond Oversight Committee to oversee bond programs/ expenditures and report to City Council and the community on regular basis • Committee would provide recommendations to Council regarding structure of programs/projects utilizing bond funding and is critical to being responsive to changing market conditions in the long-term. The Committee would be comprised of community members and housing industry professionals. Element Two: Housing Development Assistance for Creation and Preservation of Affordable Housing Units • Provide gap funding for costs directly incurred in construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing

• Entities could access funding to assist in the cost of including affordable housing within new development, including forprofit and non-profit entities, contractors, builders, governmental agencies, and partnerships thereof • Provides for both rental and ownership • Funding could be spent to assist with acquisition, development / redevelopment, infrastructure and rehabilitation of existing housing Element Three: Homebuyer Assistance (can be both below and above 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI)) • Set up as a revolving fund • Assistance could be tiered depending on need Currently, the average assessed valuation for homes in Flagstaff is $200,859. As these bonds could be issued within the existing secondary property tax rate, citizens would not see an increase in tax. The annual allocation of tax paid for a $25 to $35 million project would be $50 and $70 per year and the money would be directed to affordable housing programs. Unlike other sources of funding available for affordable housing programs and efforts, local funding, such as General Obligation (GO) Bonds, can benefit households above the “low income” definition, currently an income of less than $56,000 for a household with four members. Further City Council discussions on this matter are scheduled for May 22, June 12 and June 19.

Before you replace that outdoor light with an LED… Did you know that very few light emitting diode (LED) lights are dark sky friendly? The City of Flagstaff regulates all outdoor lighting for commercial, industrial, multi-family, mixeduse, and single-family development to ensure protection of our dark skies. Flagstaff was recognized as the world’s first International Dark Sky City on October 24, 2001. As we approach the 20th Anniversary of this designation, it is a good time to review what constitutes dark sky compliant light and how the City ensures compliance. Maintaining


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our dark skies is critical to the missions of both the US Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station and Lowell Observatory. In addition, numerous quality of life and health benefits have been identified with maintaining dark skies. The recent wave to utilize energy efficient LED lights has increased the number of non-compliant properties substantially. But there is good news – energy efficient Narrow -Spectrum Amber Light Emitting Diode (NSA LED) are dark sky friendly and allowed. The Zoning Code (Division 10-50.70)

regulates the type of light source, the amount of light produced, and the shielding of the light fixture. The preferred lighting source for general illumination is either Low Pressure Sodium (LPS) or NSALED. The LPS, as an older technology, is slowly becoming obsolete by lighting companies. LED, as the new kid on the block, is more efficient and is quickly becoming the go-to lighting source for all applications. The problem arises from not all LED being equal. NASLED has a light spectrum like LPS thus allowing the local observatories to continue

their mission with little to no interruption. White LED lighting, traditional incandescent light bulbs, and Phosphor Converted Amber LED have greater light spectrums that negatively impact the observatories. To ensure compliance, the City requires the submittal, review and approval of an Outdoor Lighting Permit for all new development and to change any light source or light fixture on an existing site. A copy of the outdoor lighting permit can be found on the City’s website (



2017 BULK PICKUP SCHEDULE Confused about trash and recycling in Flagstaff?

City of Flagstaff Owner-Occupied Home Repair program

Check out our new recycling webpage and free smartphone app! Residents can look up requirements for recycling, garbage, bulky trash, green waste and subscription glass The City of Flagstaff operates an Owner-Occupied Home Repair collection as well as download personalized collection calendars and send email or (OOHR) Program funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban phone reminders before scheduled pick-ups. Sign up for notications about upcoming Development. Typical repairs include roofing, plumbing, heating and electrical systems that may pose a health or safety hazard to the occupant. Additional considerations City events and changes in pick-up days due to holidays or weather. Additionally, are given for disability access and aging in place modifications, as well as energy efficiency items that there is a “What Goes Where?” feature where residents can type in any may result in lower utility costs to homeowners. household item and learn how and where to properly dispose of it. For more The City recently completed an extensive rehabilitation of a 62-year-old home located in information, visit east Flagstaff. The homeowner and children that live in the home had a non-working heater and a kitchen that was in very poor condition. There were also broken and inoperable windows and environmental hazards involving mold, lead and asbestos. Though not all items in need of attention could be addressed, this rehabilitation focused on major health and safety concerns. This included replacement of all windows, installation of a new central heater and a complete kitchen makeover including updated plumbing, electrical and new flooring. The OOHR program is also available to Coconino County residents and is managed by the City of Flagstaff. For additional information on how you may qualify or how the program works, contact Housing Rehabilitation Specialist Rick Emry at 213-2747 or





Bulk Items Include:

Items not included:

Limbs: 6-8 feet long and less than 10 inches in diameter. Yard Debris: Bagged, boxed, or bundled, under 50lbs. Extra Household Trash: Bagged, boxed, or bundled. Furniture: Neatly stacked at curb.

Appliances: (928) 213-2110 to schedule a pick up Construction Material: (928) 213-2110 to order dumpster Hazardous Waste: (928) 213-2159 Tires: (928)526-2735 for more information




Anasazi Ridge


Cherry Hill


Christmas Tree Estates








Boulder Run





Greenlaw Townhomes


Country Club Estates


Elk Run


Forest Dale

Grandview Homes



Bennett Estates




La Plaza Vieja



Lake Mary Road


Presidio In The Pines


Forest Ridge


Pinnacle Pines


Railroad Springs


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West Village






Woodlands Village


Downtown Flagstaff

Industrial Park



Jo Don


Flagstaff Mesa



Forest Springs


Flagstaff Townsite

Lower Greenlaw Estates

Pine Canyon



Mobile Haven


Fox Glenn


Pine Knoll


Hospital Hill


Mount Elden Foothills


Lakeside Acres


Settler's Run


Pioneer Trailer Court


Sinagua Heights


Ponderosa Trails




Rio Homes


Sawmill Place




Ridge Crest


Rock Ridge Estates


Switzer Ridge/mesa


Valley Crest


West Ridge



Flagstaff Brannen Addition





Coyote Springs

McMillian Mesa


Cons tu on Equestrian Estates



Pine Park Manor


Rain Valley




Shadow Mountain


Walnut Meadows


Siler Homes


Mountain Oaks


Smokerise Valley




Swiss Manor


Timberview Village


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Boulder Point

Bow & Arrow Acres

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Parks and Recreation

count online. WebTrac requires a payment with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. You can access our online registration system directly at wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html

Park Ramadas

Sixteen (16) picnic shelters, commonly referred to as “ramadas,” are available to rent for birthday celebrations, family get togethers, or friends grilling. They are open from April 1 to October 31 and can be reserved at any recreation center location. • Arroyo Park • Buffalo Park • Bushmaster Park • Foxglenn Park • Mobile Haven Park • Old Town Springs Park • Ponderosa Park • Ponderosa Trails Park • Thorpe Park

Fun facts about Parks….


he City of Flagstaff’s Parks and Recreation Department is your community connection for parks, swimming lessons, leisure classes, programs, entertainment, and special events. You can always count on us to do our very best to serve the recreation needs of the community. We take pride in knowing we offer everything you and your family like to do. You’ll find just what you need at four recreation centers, an ice rink, more than 24 developed parks, one pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, two-disc golf courses, 17 ballfields, 50 miles of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS), two skate parks, and a BMX park providing year round programs and activities. If you need more information about any of our programs or facilities, please visit us at July is Parks and Recreation Month, watch for a “Lifetime of Discovery” calendar to be published online at

Programming for Everyone

The City of Flagstaff strives to make its programs, services and facilities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you need special accommodations to participate in any program, please notify us at the time of registration.

Parks and Recreation Scholarships

Flagstaff’s Scholarship Program offers assistance (a 50% price reduction) to eligible Flagstaff families and individuals with limited financial resources to participate in recreation programs. Parks and Recreation promotes physical, mental, and social well-being and participation in leisure, recreational, and fitness activities has proven to provide safe, healthy activities, reduce health risks and issues and strengthen family and community relations. Families and individuals can qualify by submitting documentation of eligibility in other qualifying subsidized programs. Visit for more information.

Online Registration

You can register for classes and purchase or renew a membership online all from the comfort of your own home. You can also browse and review information for classes and activities and print out your own household calendar. To use the online system to register for programs and activities, you’ll need a credit card and your Household ID number. If you have a previous receipt, your Household ID number will be in the top left corner of the receipt. If you are unable to locate this information or are new to Flagstaff, you can set up your own ac-


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•• Citizens Cemetery visitation hours are extended until 7 p.m. for the summer months (May 1-August 31). Winter hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (September 1–April 30). •• Thorpe Park Sports Complex is a seasonal run facility with the adult softball league scheduling games there until 10 p.m. from April 1 through October 1. •• Foxglenn Park, Bushmaster Park, and Heritage Square have permanent restroom facilities that are maintained year-round from 9 a.m. to dusk. •• The windscreens for the tennis courts at Thorpe Park, McPherson Park, and Hal Jensen Recreation Center are installed by April 15 and remain up until October 15. •• Bushmaster Park and Thorpe Park have court lighting available from April 15 to October 31 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. •• The City has two 18-hole disc golf courses offer exciting challenges as they wind through the Ponderosa pines with incredible views. Thorpe Park is open year-round and McPherson Park is open from April 15 to October 15. •• Water fountains are in full operation at all locations from May 15 to October 1. •• Skate and BMX tracks are open year-round from 9 a.m. to dusk, and are subject to closure when there is wet, icy, or snowy conditions. •• If the Flagstaff Fire Department implements fire restrictions during the summertime the barbecue grills at each of the parks will be removed or made inoperable. Gas grills are allowed during that time.


1702 North 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004 | (928) 213-2300 For more information please visit our webpage at The Aquaplex is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness. Enjoy yearround activities and programs that include swimming, indoor rock climbing and group fitness classes. An admission fee is charged to participate in activities and programs in this facility either by paying daily admission or purchasing a one, three, six, or 12-month membership. Meeting rooms and a party room are available for rent by the public. Please visit our webpage at for additional information and pricing.

Business Pass Program

Today’s employers are encouraged to make fitness and wellness programs available as part of an employee benefit package. The Aquaplex Business Pass Program offers a reasonable discount for annual passes to all businesses and employers – from small local business to large organizations. The employer buys into the program by contributing an annual fee that in return offers discounts on annual memberships for their employees. By participating in this program, employers and employees are also rewarded with increasing discounts based on length of participation. For more information on the Aquaplex Business Pass Program and how you can participate, please contact the Guest Services Coordinator at (928) 213-2307.

SUMMER2018 Kids Club

The Aquaplex hosts a fully-equipped room designed for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and gradeschoolers. Know your children are safe while you’re taking class, swimming laps or shooting hoops. They’re laughing, learning, playing and making creative messes that you don’t have to clean up! Days/Times: Price: Ages:

Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free for members! Non-members: $3.00/hour for one child, $1.50/hour for each additional child. Six months-11years

Aquaplex Day Campers

Come learn new games, conquer the climbing wall and release your creativity through arts & crafts. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Healthy snacks and lunch is provided. Parents, drop your kids off at the Aquaplex on FUSD holidays for a day full of fun and excitement! Preregistration is required. Register at the Flagstaff Aquaplex or online today! Dates: October 11 &12 November 12 December 27 & 28 January 2, 3, 4, & 21 Times: 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Price: Members: $30/child, non-members: $35/child per day (a half day registration rate is available) Ages: 5-11

Parent’s Night Out

Enjoy Flagstaff Arts Council’s First Friday Art Walk knowing your little ones are safe and having a great time at the Aquaplex! There will be swimming, crafts, games, dinner & a movie! Pre-registration is required. Register at the Flagstaff Aquaplex or online today! Dates: September 7 October 5 November 2 December 7 Times: 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Price: $25/per child Ages: 5-11

Dollar Days

Come enjoy the Aquaplex and pay only $1.00 for admission when you bring in the item of the day! All donations are given to local organizations. Dates:

August 10 - Back to school items September 14 - Children’s books October 19 - Feminine hygiene products November 9 - Winter clothing items December 14 - Non-perishable food items January 11 - Pet products

We are a Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit Facility

Might of Might Personal Training

Functional, movement based fitness programming at the Aquaplex for every fitness level. Discounts for members and bulk session purchases. Partner with us and work toward a healthier, happier you!

Open Pickleball Times: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., free to pass holders Drop in: adults $2 youth $1.75. Punch Cards: Adult: 20 visits/$35 or 30 visits/$50 Youth: 20 visits/$30 or 30 visits/$40 Ages: 12 and up Beginners welcome! • SUMMER 2018


Recreation continued Group and Fitness Class Descriptions

See each month’s Group Fitness Calendar at for a full list of classes, days and times. We strive to create fitness programming for all ages available at accessible days and times. The Aquaplex specializes in balance, mobility and core strength programming. Let us help you get functionally fit today! We also participate in Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit, and offer several “Gold” fitness classes for our 55+ visitors.

Hatha Yoga

Students will be led through a series of standing postures, seated forward folds, twists, and backbends that are the foundation for a well-rounded yoga practice. Students new to yoga will have the opportunity to learn basic poses at a pace that will be easy to follow, while students looking to deepen their practice will be given more challenging variations of poses. Ages 12+

Insanity Live

Master athletic training drills, cardio conditioning and strength training to reach your personal best in this moderate intensity class. Ages 15+

Kids Yoga

Ballet Classes

One hour of yoga stretches, poses and techniques designed with children in mind! Ages 5-12

Balance and Mobility

Group-focused total-body strength and cardio class that incorporates proven principles from personal training and functional strength coaching. Moderate to high intensity. Ages 15+

Ballet Classes available, including single, drop rates and four class passes for beginner, contemporary dance and advanced classes. Instruction strives to integrate both technique and lyrical expression.

Using suspension trainers, we will put you through a variety of exercises aimed at recognizing and improving balance, stability and mobility issues, and improving basic movements utilized in day to day activities. Ages 15+

Boot Camp

Develop functional fitness and use teamwork to overcome adversity in this advanced, intense, dynamic program. One of our more difficult classes, you may flip tires, work the battle ropes or swing kettlebells – every class is different!

Circuit Training

Move between various exercises at timed intervals, focusing on total body engagement. This class builds strength and muscular endurance, while keeping your heart rate up. Ages 15+

Core 360

Whether injured or healthy, join us for a personalized routine that will help strengthen the often-underworked area between the upper thighs and shoulders. Ages 15+

Core De Force

Move through 3-minute MMA style rounds in which you’ll alternate between various fighting combinations, with bodyweight moves and cardio spikes to kick your calorie burn into overdrive. No matter what your fitness level, you can punch, kick, and sweat at your own pace. Ages 15+

Gold Balance

An accessible combination of stretching, Pilates and yoga for a variety of fitness levels, Gold Balance places an emphasis on improving stability, flexibility and range of motion for older adult participants. Ages 55+

Gold Flex

Flex is designed to enhance real-world activity performance through dynamic strength and conditioning programming. Enhance your golf swing or develop the core stability and lower body strength for long treks through the woods! Ages 55+

Gold Move

A higher intensity, high-energy dance style workout set to lively music. Improve coordination, balance and stability and work up a sweat! Ages 55+

Group Cycle & Cycle Express

Get a ride in with our instructors and increase endurance and strength. Our Shimano SPD compatible Kaiser stationary bikes offer a wide range of adjustments for any rider, and a comfortable ride for both new and experienced cyclists. Ages 15+


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Based on controlled movement, breathing, concentration and postural alignment, this low impact strength training course is suitable for all levels. Low to moderate intensity. Ages 12+

Strength and Stamina

One hour of heart pumping exercise. A mix of continuous cardio and strength intervals synced to a fast beat and lively music. Moderate intensity for ages 12+.

Stretch N’ Roll

Thirty minutes of suspension trainer stretches followed by thirty minutes of self-massage using foam rollers and trigger point release tools. All levels welcome! Learn new skills and help prevent future injuries! Ages 15+

Suspension Strong

Get a workout in and learn skills to take home using our Tru-Fit Unit® suspension trainers. Similar to TRX® training, this is a moderately difficult, low impact class that will dynamically engage your entire body. Moderate intensity for ages 12+

Vinyasa Yoga

An all levels yoga class focusing on linking breath to movement, flowing from pose to the next. . Ages 12+

Water Aerobics

Join us in the pool for a fun beginner to intermediate endurance and strength building, full body workout. Ages 12+

Yin Yoga

A restorative form of yoga focused on deep stretches. Poses are performed mostly on the floor and are held for longer periods. Ages 12+

Yin Yang Yoga

Yin Yang Yoga is a unique class that incorporates both movement and poses held for longer periods. Classes begin with a warm-up, followed by dynamic, active flow (yang), followed by longer held poses (yin) to help relax the nervous system. Ages 12+

Youth Fitness

Share in our passion for fun and movement in this youth oriented class full of obstacle courses, speed and range of motion drills and age appropriate weight-bearing exercises. Ages 9-14


A total dance workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, and intense energy. Ages 12+

SUMMER2018 Aquatics Programming Aqua Aerobics Classes

Days: Monday-Friday Time: 8-9 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. Come and join us in the pool for a fun intermediate cardio and strength building, full body workout. Ages 12+

Aqua Boot Camp

Higher intensity cardio and strength building. A full body workout in the pool! Ages 12+

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons

Register for private or semi-private swim lessons and receive instruction based on your individual needs and goals. Lessons taught by highly trained instructors who are passionate about the water and meeting your needs. Multiple days and times available for all skill level lessons. Ages six months+

Group Swimming Lessons

Enroll your child in swim lessons where they can learn lifesaving swimming skills in a setting which is supportive, comfortable, and fun while still being challenging. Multiple weekday and weekend sessions available each season year-round. Ages six months+


(928) 213-2310 For more information please visit our webpage at

Adult Coed Hockey

Registration: April 9-May 25 Date/Days: June 3-October 7 (Sundays) Price: $200 per participant (plus an additional USA Hockey member fee paid directly to USA Hockey) Ages: 18 and older Mandatory evaluation of players required on Sunday, May 27 at 5 p.m. at Jay Lively

Adult Softball (late summer session)

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

May 21-June 22 July 8-September 7 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $350 per team until 6/22/18 18 and older

Fall Adult Volleyball

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

July 30-September 1 September 16-November 4 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $275 per team until 9/1/18 18 and older

Adult Coed Hockey

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

September 17-October 26 November 4-April 14 (Sundays) $200 per participant (Plus an additional USA Hockey member fee paid directly to USA Hockey) 18 and older

Mandatory evaluation of players required on Sunday, October 28 at 5 p.m. at Jay Lively • SUMMER 2018


Recreation continued

Jay Lively Activity Center

Community Events

Flagstaff Parks and Recreation rents many beautiful parks and facilities for weddings or special events. Our online permit makes the process both easy and will prove to be the best deal in town! Give us a call at (928) 213-2311 or (928) 213-2312 to discuss your many options.


Voted “Most Outstanding Community Event of 2017” by Arizona Parks and Recreation Association, this is a special day dedicated to celebrating all things bubble related. The free event transforms Foxglenn Park into a bubble wonderland where people of all ages can enjoy soap bubbles, bubble gum blowing contests, crafts, music, food trucks, a beautiful view, and lots of activities to keep people of all ages entertained. Additional parking is available at Sinagua High School and Knoles Elementary School. Date: Saturday, May 5 Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: All ages Location: Foxglenn Park, 4200 E. Butler Ave.

Concerts in the Park

We’re taking the show on the road! Stop by Jim Cullen Memorial Park or Bushmaster Park for great local music, games for the kids, and food vendors.  Dates: Days: Time: Price: Ages:

June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25 Wednesdays in June and July, except July 4 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free All ages

Children’s Music and Arts Festival

A free family-friendly event to celebrate the artistic potential of all youth in our community. In addition to dance and music performances, children can make recycled art projects, participate in an instrument petting zoo, make their own musical instrument, and learn to paint, draw, and create sculptures. Bushmaster Park (3150 N. Alta Vista) Date: Saturday, August 18 Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Price: Free Ages: All ages Location: Bushmaster Park, 3150 N. Alta Vista

Halloween Harvest

A free, safe, and fun event for kids of all ages! Activities include creepy carnival games, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, spooky music, and a costume contest. Little ghouls can also make their own Halloween bags and visit local businesses for candy on a Downtown Trickor-Treat Trail. Date: Wednesday, October 31 Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Price: Free Ages: All ages Location: Heritage Square Downtown Flagstaff

Downtown Newsletter

Visit for the latest event information including event relevant Council meetings, street closures and event dates.

Special Event Feedback Line:

There are now three ways to give event feedback to the City. Phone: (928) 213-2318 Email: (click on “Report a Concern”)


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1650 N. Turquoise Drive | Flagstaff, AZ 86004 | (928) 213-2340 The Jay Lively Ice Arena is a year-round public ice skating rink that provides recreation opportunities for the entire family. We offer public skating, adult sticks and pucks, adult open hockey, coed hockey league, and adult skate sessions. A private party room is available for rent during public skating sessions for your special event or birthday party. The activity center is home to NAU’s Club Hockey, Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association, Flagstaff Figure Skating Club, Coed Hockey, Just for Fun Hockey Club and the Flagstaff Adult Hockey League. Skate aids and helmets are available for free. For more information, please visit our webpage at

Public Skating Hours

Tuesday: 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday: 2:30 - 4 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 5:30 - 8 p.m. Saturday: 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Public Skating Rates (per person)

Daily Admission Punch Card/# of Punches Youth (5-17 years) $3.50 $49.00/20 Adult (18 & up) $6.75 $98.00/20 Active Military/ Senior (55+) $5.00 $75.00/20 Skate Rental $4.00 $59.00/20 Public hours are subject to change, depending on group schedules, please view our online calendar for the most up to date hours.

Open Hockey (18+)

Sunday: 8 -10 p.m. $13.50 $98.00/10 Tuesday: 2 -2 p.m. Thursday: 12 -2 p.m.

Sticks and Pucks (18+)

Wednesday: Friday:

9 -10:30 a.m. 9 -10:30 a.m.



Open hockey and sticks and pucks sessions are subject to change, depending on group schedules, please view our online calendar for the most up to date hours.

Ice Skate Lessons

Lessons are available through the Flagstaff Figure Skating Club on Wednesday evenings, please contact them at:

SUMMER2018 Hal Jensen Recreation Center

2403 N. Izabel St. | Flagstaff, AZ 86004 | (928) 213-2760 For more information please visit our webpage at The Hal Jensen Recreation Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness with a variety of drop-in hours. Enjoy year-round activities and programs, including group exercise, dance, leisure classes, and a fitness center. Meeting rooms are available for rent by the public for clubs, groups, organizations, birthday parties, baby showers, and company meetings.

Summer Hours (June 1-August 31)

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Winter Hours (Sept. 1-May31)

Monday-Friday: 1 -8 p.m. (18+) Monday-Friday: 2:15 p.m.-8 p.m. (17 and under) Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (all ages) The center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on days that FUSD schools are closed due to snow and open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on days when there is no school due to regularly scheduled school breaks, including the two-week Winter break and Spring break.

Fitness and Health Classes Zumba with Berta

Get your heart rate up and groove to the sounds of Latin melodies. Contact instructor Delberta Melo for more information at (928) 863-9434 Day/Date: Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Price: $3/class

Drop-In Programs Game Room

Enjoy billiards, ping-pong, air-hockey, foosball, and more board games than you can imagine! Utilize this comfortable space to play, read, relax, study or watch TV.

Full Court Basketball

Days/Time: Monday/Wednesday 6- 9 a.m. Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 5 - 8 p.m. (October-November) Price: Free Age: 18+ (17 and under if asked to play)

Fitness Center Begin the road to a healthier, happier and less stressed you. Orientation is required prior to purchase and “ask the instructor” assistance is available upon request. Days/Times: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 6 -9 a.m. Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m. and 5 - 7:45 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Price: $6.50 (ages 18-54)/$5.50 (ages 55+ and active military) per month $59.00 (ages 18-54) /$48.25 (ages 55+ and active military) per year Ages: 18 and older Days/Times: Price: Ages:

Monday-Friday, 3 - 5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. $2.25 month or $20.00 year 13-17 years

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Recreation continued Special Events For more information on any of these special events, please call the Hal Jensen Recreation Center at (928) 213-2760.

Northern Arizona’s Got Talent

“Northern Arizona’s premier singing competition”. Talented youth and adults showcase their incredible talents!

Preliminary Auditions Dates: Time: Price: Location:

Tuesday, May 8 and May 15 6 p.m. (registration) | 7 p.m. sharp (performances) Free Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd.

Semi-final Auditions Dates: Time: Price: Location:

Wednesday, May 23 5:30 p.m. (doors open) | 6 p.m. sharp (competition) Free Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave.

Final Performances Dates: Time: Price: Location:

Celebrate International Friendship Day

Friendship bracelets will be made to share with seniors at the Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center. Days/Time: Monday, July 30, 12-1 p.m. Ages 6-27 Price: Free

Field Trips

Explore the many fun places in our community like the Aquaplex, Jay Lively Ice Arena, Museum of Northern Arizona, and Sunset Crater. A different field trip each week. Please call the center to get more information and to sign up for our weekly trips.

Siler Homes Activity Center (SHAC)

3330 E. Elder | Flagstaff, AZ 86004 | (928) 213-2760 (Hal Jensen Recreation Center) The Siler Homes Activity Center offers crafts, board games, and various group games.  The Center is open to all ages and available for private rentals.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Center Hours

Monday-Friday Saturdays

Wednesday, May 30 5:30 p.m. (doors open) | 6 p.m. sharp (competition) $5.00 per person Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave.

Joe C Montoya Community & Senior Center

Touch A Truck

Climb, crawl, and explore some cool vehicles like fire trucks, a bomb squad truck and robot, monster ambulance, snow plow simulator and other heavy equipment. Day/Date: Saturday, July 14 Time: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Price: Free Location: TBD, check the City’s website for further information

Summer Programs The Hal Jensen Recreation Center is the “place” to be this summer! Join us for fun filled days of recreation and leisure activities for the entire family!

3 - 6 p.m. (all ages) 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (all ages)

245 N Thorpe Rd. | Flagstaff, AZ 86001 | (928) 213-2765

For more information please visit our webpage at The Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness and host to the County’s Senior Lunch Program. Enjoy year-round activities and programs, including group exercise, dance, leisure classes, and a fitness center. Meeting rooms are available for rent by the public for clubs, groups and organizations.

Center Hours

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Fitness Center Memberships

Movies at Harkins Theater

Continue the road to healthier and happier self in a modern, relaxed, and welcoming fitness facility. Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Prices: $6 per month or $65.50 per year Ages: 55+

Youth Cooking Classes

Days/Times: Prices: Ages:

Arts and Crafts

We offer personalized fitness training for older adults to improve strength and fitness. Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30-9:30 a.m. Prices: $25 per month or $60 for 3 months Ages: 55+

Group games

Come experience increased flexibility, strengthen muscles, improved balance and much more! Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 - 9 a.m. Prices: $1 per class Ages: 55+

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. on the Monday before the Wednesday each week at the center. Space is limited, the first 10 to register will be able to attend that week. Participants must have a signed waiver on file before signing up. Days/Time: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. sharp Ages: 7-16 Price: Free Join us each week to help prepare a delicious and nutritious snack. Days/Time: Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages: 7-16 Price: Free From painting to sand art, you’ll find your creative side with this super fun and laid-back class. Days/Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages: 7-16 Price: Free Group games ranging from flag football, tag, dodgeball, whiffle-ball, and more! Days/Time: Thursdays Ages 7-17 Price: Free


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Monday thru Thursday, 12 - 8 p.m. Friday 12:00-2 p.m. $8.75 per month or $97.75 per year 18-55

Wellness Through Weight Training

Senior Stretch

SUMMER2018 Dancin’ with Miss Cori

Instructor: Cori Wahl, (530) 680-2018 Days/Time: Thursday, 9 - 9:30 a.m. Price: Contact Instructor Ages: 2-5

Walking Group

Meet at Joe C Montoya Community and Senior Center and enjoy a sociable walk with others in and around the Flagstaff area. For more information contact Jack Welch at (928) 714-0504 Days/Times: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. before October 4 Tuesdays, 9 a.m. after October 4 Prices: Free Ages: 18+

Move with Ease

Learn sensorimotor activities that stimulate efficient functioning of the motor neural networks to support balance. Instructor Christina Boyd, (928) 863-0595 Days/Times: Wednesday, 2 -3 p.m. Prices: $15 per class. $7 per class with purchase of 4-week series. Ages: 18+

Therapeutic Stretch and Laugh Yoga

Gentle Iyengar Hatha Yoga with good body alignment, core strength building and safety techniques taught in each class. Instructor: Melinda De Boer Ayrey (928) 527-8604 Days/Time: Wednesday, 9 -10:15 a.m. Price: $13 per class, $42 for 4 classes. $69 for 8 classes, $44 Unlimited per month Ages: 16+

Chair Yoga

Explore the endless benefits of chair yoga. Instructor: Melinda De Boer Ayrey (928) 527-8604 Days/Time: Wednesday and Thursday 10:45-11:45 a.m. Price: $3 per class, $44 Unlimited per month Ages: 16+

Mixed Levels Gentle Iyengar Hatha Yoga

Mah Jong

Come and enjoy this ancient Chinese tile game. Days/Time: Wednesday, 9 a.m. until noon Price: Free Ages: 18+

Tap Class

A five-week class for adults. American Jazz tap technique will be introduced to beginners and improve existing tapping skills. Days/Time: Thursday starting October 5, 2 - 2:45 pm Price: $40 Ages: 18+

Little Music Makers of Flagstaff

An early musical experience with Instruments, Movement and Song. This class is for child and a parent or caregiver. These classes are offered in eight-week sessions. Contact the instructor at (928) 773-8449 Days/Time: Monday, 9 - 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesday,10:30-11:15 a.m. Price: $100 per session Ages: Birth through four with parent or caregiver

Wisdom Seekers Book Discussion

Instructor: Barbara Shovers, (480) 612-2461 or Days/Time: First and third Tuesday, 1:30-3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Wisdom Seekers Wellness Series

Instructor: Barbara Shovers (480) 612-2461 or Days/Time: Second Tuesday, 1:30-3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Drop-in and Free Programs

Bridge Lessons

Book Exchange Ongoing Beginning Spanish Friday 12:45-1:45 p.m. Billiards 18+ Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Contract/Party Bridge Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. Cribbage Tuesday 1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Tuesday 1:15 p.m. Pinochle Monday 1 p.m. Scrabble Wednesday 1 p.m. Mexican Train Dominos Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. Table Tennis Club* Tuesday/Wednesday 5 - 8 p.m.

Informal Writing Group

*A one-dollar ($1.00) donation for each session is appreciated as the club must pay for space and purchase quality equipment. This isn’t recreational, basement ping pong, players are expected to play at a higher level. For more information on this exciting group please call Jack Welch at (928) 714-0504.

Days/Time: Price: Ages:

Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $13 per class, $42 for 4 classes & $69 for 8 classes, $44 Unlimited per month 16+

Come and learn the great game of Party Bridge. These lessons are taught using the 3 “Bridge Basics” books by Audrey Grant. Classes will run in 12-week sessions as groups of eight are signed up. Call (928) 440-3784 for more information. Days/Time: Wednesday, 1- 4 p.m. Price: $45 Ages: 18+ Instructor: Barbara Shovers (480) 612-2461 or Days/Time: Wednesday, 1:30-3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18

Guitar for Fun and Relaxation

Instructor Marc Worthington (928) 221-0418 Call to register. Days/Time: Thursday 3 -4 p.m. and 4 - 5 p.m. Price: $30 for 5 classes and $5 for materials Ages: 13+

Artist’s Open Studio

Artists at all levels meet and share their skills. Days/Time: Monday, 10 a.m. to noon Price: $2 Ages: 18+ • SUMMER 2018


Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Downtown Library 300 W. Aspen Avenue 928.213.2330 East Flagstaff Community Library 3000 N. Fourth St., Suite 5 928.213.2348

Annual Summer Reading Challenge Our Summer Reading Challenge starts June 4, 2018! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock” and we’ll have fun events and prizes for both adults and kids.

East Flagstaff Community Library Events for Kids Lego Club

You bring the imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs for fun-filled mornings of creating and building. Ages five-12, Mondays, June 11 – July 16, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Read and Sing Family Storytime

Your child will delight in this special time for stories, songs, games, and more. Families welcome, Wednesdays, June 13 – July 18, from 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Baby Laptime

Join us for our special kickoff event in the community room of the Downtown library on June 4 to get help signing up, join in crafts and win prizes. All ages. 10 – 1 p.m.

Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, knee bounces, rhymes, and more with your infant. Ages zero to two, Thursdays, June 14 – July 19, from 9 - 9:30 a.m.

Tweens and teens join our outdoor kick-off on June 5 at 1 p.m. Water balloons, yard games and more! Ages eight and up.

Play game systems and table top games. Ages eight-17, Fridays, June 8 – July 13, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and lunch to Wheeler Park as we hold our annual “Teddy Bear Picnic” on Wednesday, June 6 at 12 p.m. Games, stories and a giant Teddy Bear, of course. Celebrate the completion of our Summer Reading Program with us on Friday, July 20 with special events.

Downtown Library events for kids Summer Storytime Fun

A six-week series of stories and songs provided by library staff and special guests from the community. Ages Newborn to two: Tuesdays, starting June 12 from 10:30 – 11 a.m. Ages three to five: Thursdays, starting June 14 from 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Pajama Fun Storytime

Stop by the library in your jammies any Wednesday evening for this special time of stories and songs for the whole family. Year round at 6 p.m.

Saturday Story Stop

Start your weekend off with this fun-filled morning of stories, songs and more. Year round at 10:30 a.m.


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Game Day

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Join us for a special storytime! Wear your pajamas and bring your stuffed animal, who is invited to stay for a sleep over at the library. Pick up your stuffed animal the next morning as well as pictures of their library adventure. Registration required. Ages five+, Friday, June 22, from 5 - 6 p.m.

Stitching by the Books

Come stitch with us! All fiber arts and skill levels welcome! Knit, crochet, embroider, or stitch. Get help with projects already started, learn to knit (supplies and help available), and connect with the Flagstaff fiber arts community. Dropins encouraged. Ages nine and above, Mondays, June 11 – July 16, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Downtown Library Events for Adults Books & Brews

This spring and summer the Flagstaff Public Library will be partnering with local breweries to promote books and library services. Why pay for books when you can check them out for free at the library…therefore saving money to buy beer?! We’ll have a “pairing menu” that matches library books with local brews based on a

specific beer’s description. Bring your library card for a brewery discount. Don’t have one? Bring your picture ID and proof of your residency in Coconino County to get one. Flagstaff Brewing Company, Wednesday, May 23 Dark Skies Brewery, Tuesday, June 19 Wanderlust Brewery, July 19 Lumberyard Brewing Co, date to be determined

Poetry Out Loud @ the Library

The poetry reading and discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2 – 3:30 p.m. No prior knowledge of the poets or poetry is necessary, just an interest in poetry or curiosity to learn more. All materials are provided to participants. April: Rumi and Hafiz; May: Cowboy Poets; June: Edna St. Vincent Millay; July: Seamus Heany; August: Barrio Poets.

Free Technology and Computer Instruction

Update your software skills, write a new résumé, learn how to download ebooks/e-audiobooks, learn about social media, your smartphone and email, etc. with the library’s free one-one-one Technology and Computer Instruction service. Receive assistance with Microsoft, Photoshop, online job applications, the library’s databases, and more with the help of a dedicated instructor. The 30- or 45-minute sessions are by appointment only at the Downtown Library, 2132330, and East Flagstaff Community Library, 213- 2348. Please call the appropriate information desk to schedule an appointment or stop by.

Shakespeare Allowed!

The library and the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival are holding community readings of one entire Shakespeare play once a month at the downtown library. Bring your own copy of the play or read along with one provided by the library. Reading aloud is not required. Join us for a fun way to enjoy the Bard’s works in an unintimidating way. The next community reading is on Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. and we will be reading The Tempest; May 20 is The Taming of the Shrew. This program is on the fourth Sunday of each month unless otherwise noted; check the library’s website for dates and times. Check out our calendar online for more events:

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Friday Fun Day Lets get the summer started!

JUNE 1—AUG. 8, 2018

WEEK #1 JUNE 4-8

AGES 4—12

Mini Olympics Week

WEEK #2 JUNE 11-15

All Things Flagstaff Week Visitors at FAC

WEEK #3 JUNE 18-22

Fear Factor Week Adventure: Flag Extreme

WEEK #4 JUNE 25-29

Wet and Wild Week Adventure: Lake Mary (Sharks and Wildcats)

WEEK #5 JULY 2-3, JULY 5-6 Winter In Summer Adventure: Snowbowl

WEEK #6 JULY 9-13

American Ninja Warrior Adventure: Bowling-Starlite Lanes

WEEK #7 JULY 16-20

Zombie Apocalypse Week Adventure: Cabin Fever

WEEK #8 JULY 23-27

Escape Room Week Adventure: Bearizona


Hawaiian Hullaballoo Adventure: Jay Lively Ice Rink

WEEK #10 AUGUST 6-8 Best of Camp

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Your membership includes:

MeM Able AvAil

2 Clubs, 3 Pools, 4 Steamrooms, 6 Jacuzzis, 2 Kids Clubs, 9 Courts, State of the art Weight and Cardio Equipment, Plus Much More!

Campers can look forward to days full of creative and fun activities, games and sports to develop healthy and active lifestyles. Campers will spend their days at FAC East, swimming daily, participating in activities and games in the various locations around the club, and weather permitting, hiking on nearby trail systems and playing at the park.

Personal Training, Massage Therapy, Small Group Training, Physical Therapy and Tanning on site

Camp days begin at 9am and end at 4pm. Camp staff are available from 7:30am to 5:30pm daily at no additional cost.


Over 120 Group Fitness Classes a week including:




Non Refundable Activity Fee* Friday Fun Day Mon-Fri Full Day Mon-Fri Half Day

$30/Child, $50/Family $50/$45 $155/$145 Per Week $110/$105 Per Week

$40/Child, $60/Family $60/$55 $180/$170 Per Week $130/$125 Per Week

Mon, Wed, Fri Full Day Tues & Thurs Full Day Flexible Days You chose the days your camper will attend Adventures * Week 3 Flag Extreme

$115/$105 Per Week $90/$85 Per Week $55/day, $95/two days, $125/three days, $145/four days $20/Child/Adventure Coyotes/Sharks $25 Wildcats $45 $20 M/W or T/TH $15 Wed

$135/$125 Per Week $105/$100 Per Week $65/day, $110/two days, $145/three days, $170/four days $25/Child/Adventure Coyotes/Sharks $30 Wildcats $50 $35 M/W or T/TH $25 Wed

1st Child/2nd

Group Swim Lessons Swim Team

Yoga, Cycling, Zumba, Step, Barre Fusion 45, Pilates, Aqua X, Les Mills®, Pound, willPower & grace®, Indoor and Outdoor Aqua, & Barre Above.

1st Child/2nd

*Expires 6/30/18

*Non-refundable Activity Fee is due upon registration. Camp Payment, Adventure, Group Swim Lesson and Swim Team fees are due on the first day of camp week.

Group, Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Registration deadline is 4pm the Thursday prior to camp week camper will attend or when the camp week is full. Registrations or any changes received after the deadline will be charged a $20 fee.

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