The Community of New River

Find the things you need in New River.

New River offers multiple historic sites as well as western style restaurants and hiking trails. Located just off the I17 corridor in the most northern part of Maricopa County.


Cave Creek Museum

Cave Creek Museum

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Adult, Entire Family

Resource Category: Arts & Culture

Resource Location: 6140 Skyline Drive, Cave Creek AZ 85331

Organizer Contact: Evelyn Johnson

Email Address: evelyn@cavecreekmuseum.com

Phone Number: 480-488-2764

Web Address: http://www.cavecreekmuseum.org

Resource Description:

Cave Creek Museum -- From horse soldiers to resort developments-- the desert foothills have been a spectacle of historic and prehistoric dimensions. Set in the shadow of looming Black Mountain, the Museum offers a view to the past. Thousands of years ago, Hohokam farmers dug 2,000 miles of irrigation canals to water their crops. Tools, pottery, jewelry, and other artifacts in the Museum collection give insight into these productive, innovative people.

In the late 1800s, people returned again to farm, ranch and prospect for gold, silver, copper, jasper and other mineral riches. See the implements, home goods and special exhibits describing the lives and experiences of our most recent predecessors.

The first church of Cave Creek and the last tubercular cabin in the state, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Golden Reef Stamp Mill are among the outside exhibits. Cave Creek Museum Docents share anecdotes and additional information to enrich the extensive exhibits and your experience---or enjoy the Museum on your own. The spectacular history of the Desert Foothills is yours to see and enjoy at the Cave Creek Museum. Open October through May 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Open early on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. Closed Monday, Tuesday, and holidays. Admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors and students. Children free. (480) 488-2764 or www.cavecreekmuseum.org


Desert Foothills Family YMCA

Desert Foothills Family YMCA

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Organizations

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th St

Organizer Contact: Raye Gall

Email Address: rgall@vosymca.org

Phone Number: 480-596-9622

Web Address: https://valleyymca.org/

Resource Description:
After School Programs,Fitness, Volunteer Opportunities, Summer Camp, Sports

Desert Foothills Library

Desert Foothills Library

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education

Resource Location: 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, AZ, 85331

Organizer Contact: David Court

Email Address: dcourt@dfla.org

Phone Number: 480-488-2286

Web Address: http://www.desertfoothillslibrary.org/

Resource Description:

The Desert Foothills Library is a full service privately funded public library. We offer a full program of cultural and educational events for adults and children and are open 7 days a week. The library is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and is funded by donations from the community and income from activities in the library such as the Chapter2 book store and our passport acceptance office. Chapter2 is the largest used book store north of the 101 freeway. Our passport office processes over 1,600 applications annually. The Library mission is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas and culture by providing personalized and responsive resources, services, social and learning opportunities to the community it serves.


Education & Community Services (ECS)

Education & Community Services (ECS)

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Social Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Organizations

Resource Location: ECS Office, 33016 North 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Organizer Contact: Gina Durbin

Email Address: ecssupport@ccusd93.org

Phone Number: 480-575-2440

Web Address: http://www.ecsforall.org

Resource Description:

Education & Community Services (ECS) provides well rounded programs and extra-curricular offerings for students of all ages, parents and community members throughout the year. We encourage everyone to pursue and develop their interests, try something new and be engaged with the community around them. Our Preschool, Kid’s Club, Enrichment and A.W.A.R.E. Parents and Prevention programs create opportunities and solutions for the variety of needs of a growing family and engaged community members.

The Child’s Play Preschool offers four locations in the Cave Creek/North Scottsdale/North Phoenix area. Each provides a variety of programs including World Language, ABC Music and Me, Character Counts, STEM, Get Ready to Read, and Love and Logic®. The Kid’s Club program offers before and after care for elementary age students at all five CCUSD elementary sites. Summer, Spring Break and Winter Break Camps are also available. Enrichment programs are available all year round for children ages three to adults. The topics of Enrichment range from art, sports, theater, academics, etc. Workshops and forums on trending, relevant topics such as social media awareness, drug trends, character education and transition forms for Elementary to Middle School and Middle to High School are made available to parents and community members through the A.W.A.R.E. Parents and Prevention.

ECS is a division of Cave Creek Unified School District and was established in 1974 with a grant from the Mott Foundation. ECS takes pride in providing lifelong learning and quality programs for youth through adults, with an emphasis on programs for school age children.

Please visit our ECS website at, www.ecsforall.org to learn what we can provide for your family and how we can strengthen the community we call home.


New River/Desert Hills Community Association

New River/Desert Hills Community Association

Region: Anthem, New River, North Phoenix

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Chamber of Commerce

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Email Address:

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Web Address: http://www.newriver-deserthillscommunityassociation.org/

Resource Description:
The New River/Desert Hills Community Association is dedicated to the preservation of our Community and its rural life style as reflected by the Maricopa County Land Use Plan, New River Area Plan. We are working to make New River/Desert Hills the best community in Arizona and we need your support.

Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain

Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Education

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Organizer Contact: Loretta Mondragon

Email Address: loretta.mondragon@paradisevalley.edu

Phone Number: 602-493-2600

Web Address: https://www.paradisevalley.edu/black-mountain

Resource Description:
Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain is the neighborhood choice for pursing your educational goals. The Black Mountain campus is a satellite site of PVCC located on 60th Street, just south of Carefree Highway, in the northern part of Maricopa County. With the addition of our new Science building, Aquila Hall, students can take all of the coursework necessary to earn an AA or AS degree on site. As part of the Maricopa Community College District, PVCC at Black Mountain offers credit classes that transfer to ASU, U of A, NAU, Grand Canyon, and over 70 partnering universities. Both day and evening classes are available. Advisors are located on site to assist with registering for classes, making payments, and determining the steps necessary to reach your educational goals. PVCC at Black mountain also host a number of community events. Star Parties are held throughout the school year at the campus' astronomy deck where high-powered telescopes are available to give visitors the opportunity to view our dark skies in an entirely new light. Each spring the campus hosts STEAMtastic, a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Music. This unique, hands-on event allows the community to come and experience STEAM in everyday life. Event activities include: Molecular gastronomy | Subzero Science | Potato launch | Science of brewing | Glow in the dark room & experiments | and many more. Learn more, earn more, and drive less. Stop by the Black Mountain campus today, or call (602)493-2600, to speak with an academic advisor and start down the path towards turning your ambitions into reality.

Sonoran Arts League

Sonoran Arts League

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Teen, Adults, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Organizations

Resource Location: At Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd, Suite 144, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Organizer Contact: Pat Bell-Demers, Executive Director

Email Address: info@sonoranartsleague.org

Phone Number: 480-575-6624

Web Address: http://www.sonoranartsleague.org

Resource Description:

The Sonoran Arts League is a non-profit, volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists and art education. Comprised of more than 700 artists/art enthusiasts, the League presents exceptional programs for people of all ages, experience and interests. 
 
Over 700 members actively participate in community outreach programs, youth mentoring and art education, as well as free veteran art classes. The League produces several events, such as the annual Hidden in The Hills Artist Studio Tour, Sonoran Small Works Art Show, Sonoran Festival of Art, April for the Arts, Holiday Artisan Markets at Gallery at el Pedregal and also partners with the Foothills Food Bank on the annual Empty Bowls Project. 
With a special focus on mentoring youth, the League fosters artistic growth in the following ways: Youth art and scholarships, Incentive awards, Art experiences and resources, and the Foothills Art Academy (partnering with ECS, a division of CCUSD).
The League teams with The Boulders Resort to bring the public an exceptional collection of artwork, art workshops, artists-in-residence, and art events – all in one beautiful place, “The Gallery at el Pedregal”.  The Gallery offers a rotating collection of one-of-a-kind juried works by League artists, art workshops, artists-in-residence, youth art and veteran exhibits, and other art events throughout the year. (34505 N. Scottsdale Road, second floor) Gallery is open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
 
ART REACH Community Studio at Stagecoach Village: A community experience and destination for enhancing lives and futures through art.  Join a workshop, experience an opportunity to create art and learn a new skill.  Come celebrate and support the power of art to enrich life, increase awareness, build community and add valuable skills.   The ART REACH Community Studio oversees the Free Veteran Art Classes.  Come discover the best creative resource in town!