Connect, Play, Explore Fountain Hills Challenge

Connect, Play, and Explore the Town of Fountain Hills! This challenge promotes health and wellness in 2022. The year is divided into quarterly challenges. Complete a minimum of 2 challenges in each category, for a total of 6, by March 31st. All who complete the minimum and upload a picture of themselves completing each challenge will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. If you have any questions, please email Skylar Thomas at sthomas@fountainhillsaz.gov

1. Complete 6 Challenges! 

  • Must complete 2 challenges from each category (Connect, Play, Explore) to be eligible to be entered into the drawing.
  • Each additional challenge completed after reaching a minimum of 6 will earn you an additional entry.

2. Capture the Fun!

  • Take a photo or selfie for each challenge you participate in. 

3. Upload photos for your chance to win by March 31st! 

  • Upload photos and complete form here. All challenge photos must be submitted together and by March 31st.
  • Bonus points for sharing a photo of your adventures on Social Media using #FHConnectPlayExplore

4. Winner announced on April 4th!


CONNECT

  • Activities and Volunteer Expo
    • January 26th from 3:00 - 5:30 PM at the Community Center
    • This is an opportunity for groups to share their message with the community, recruit new members, and network with other clubs and organizations in town. Attendees learn about volunteer opportunities, gather information and speak to club representatives from over 50 clubs and service organizations.
  • Fountain Hills Skateboard Classic* 
    • February 5th from 12:00 - 2:30 PM at Desert Vista Skate Park
    • Participate or spectate in the inaugural Fountain Hills Skateboard Classic! The event will have two divisions competing – 18+ and 17 and under with up to 15 skaters in each. Pre-registration required for participants and free for spectators. Click here to register today!
  • Sock Hop Dance*
    • February 11th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Community Center
    • Activities include a live band, 50's outfit contest, Hula-Hoop contest, and more. Refreshments include root beer floats. Pre-registration required. $5.00 fee per adult. Teens and youth are free but they must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. Click here to register today!
  • Poetry Coffee House
    • March 10th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Community Center
    • The Fountain Hills Poetry Club invites you to their sixth annual event. Enjoy coffee, tea and goodies, ad you listen to readings of original works by their members. Free and open to the public.
  • Fountain Hills Irish Fountain Festival
    • March 12th from 11:00AM - 5:00 PM at Fountain Park
    • Put on your green and join the town as we shamROCK the Hills at Irish Fountain Fest! Food, fun, and live music will all be a part of this family-friendly event, and our World Famous Fountain will be transformed into a bright emerald green geyser at 12:00 and 4:00pm. Free Admission.
  • Movie Night on the Ballfields  
    • March 26th from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Golden Eagle Park
    • Fountain Hills is excited to offer a sports-themed party on our ball fields. Join us for a free movie night under the stars. Food trucks and inflatables will be on-site. Don't forget to bring a blanket or chairs to get comfy. Free for all ages! (Movie subject to change).

PLAY

  • Play Games at Four Peaks Park
    • Compete with family or friends at the new cornhole board or table tennis. 
  • Attend 1 of Love 2 Dance Studio Dance Parties*
    • January 20th, February 15th, or March 17th from 6:30 - 7:30PM at Love 2 Dance Studio
    • Join us for a fun evening of dancing! Each party feature a short dance lesson and a variety of music. Party theme attire is optional. be sure to wear comfortable dance shoes. No partner or experience required. Pre-registration required. Click here to register today!
  • Attend 1 Yoga in the Park*
    • January 29th of March 12th from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Fountain Park Amphitheater
    • Pre-registration required. Click here to register today!
  • Ping Pong League or Drop-In*
    • Tuesdays, February 15th to April 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Community Center
    • Come join in our first ever multi-generational Ping Pong league! This league is designed for all experience and skill levels. All ages 12 and older are welcome. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.
  • Adult Cornhole League or Drop-In*
    • Wednesdays, February 16th to April 6th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM at Desert Vista Park.
    • Pre-registration required. Click here to register today!
  • Splash Pad Polar Plunge  (TBA)

EXPLORE

  • All 3 Fountain Hills FIT Trails
    • Fountain Hills has three interconnected FIT trails that take you from Fountain Park through the Civic Center to Golden Eagle Park, near Fountain Hills High School, and around the Sunridge Canyon Golf Club. Download map here.
  • Complete 1 Adventure Hunt Series
    • View Adventure Hunt Series here.
  • Birding Walk with Kathe Anderson*
    • Wednesday, February 9th from 7:30 - 10:30 AM 
    • Identify and learn about the birds that frequent Fountain Park, particularly through the cooler months. Kathe Anderson is a local birding expert who will have much information to share. Pre-registration required. Click here to register today!
  • Ridgeline Trail*
    • The trail can be completed by attending the Outdoor Activity Class on January 12th or anytime. Pre-registration required for Outdoor Activity Class. Click here to register. 
    • Click here to view Ridgeline Trail map.
  • Sonoran Trails*
    • The trail can be completed by attending the Outdoor Activity Class on January 21st or anytime. Pre-registration required for Outdoor Activity Class. Click here to register. 
    • Click here to view Sonoran Trail map.
  • Flowers and Plants Found in the Preserve*
    • Wednesday, March 9th from 9:00AM - 12:00 PM at Adero Canyon Trailhead
    • Carol Carriere and Jan Jensen will lead this leisurely-paced 3 to 5-mile hike in the Preserve trails. Pre-registration required. Click here to register today!

*Pre-registration required