Current Highlights and Things to Do in The Town of Carefree
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Carefree Adopts a “Code of Conduct” for all Elected and Appointed Officials
People who are elected or appointed to a position of responsibility serving the residents of Carefree are expected and required to handle all of their actions involving Carefree with the highest level of integrity. On March 1st, 2016, the Carefree Town Council adopted a written “Code of Conduct” for all of its elected and appointed officials so there could be no ambiguity in the definition of the “highest level of integrity”.
This Code of Conduct was developed by a team involving the Town Council and staff, past members of the Carefree Town Council, the Town Attorney and other knowledgeable individuals. Developing the Code was a result of the team’s review of a broad cross-section of Codes of Conduct in place in over 80% of the cities and towns in Arizona, and a legal review of recent changes to Arizona statutes. Using these sources, they drafted a Code of Conduct to meet the unique needs of Carefree. MORE...
Letter From the Mayor: Building Momentum for the Future
Members of the Gateway Project Team are excited that after months of careful planning this milestone project is about to begin!  The Town’s major arterial streets are under major construction efforts by Nesbitt Contracting Company who is working with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to construct bike lanes throughout Carefree. ADOT is in charge of the planning schedule and federal dollars; and after a few more weeks, the streets will be safer for automobiles, bikers and pedestrians alike.  As the bike lanes progress, proper right-turn lanes are being incorporated at Carefree Drive and Ho Road off Tom Darlington Drive; along with a curbing change at Carefree Drive off Cave Creek Road as part of the gateway project.  Asphalt has been removed at Carefree Drive in preparation for the gateway columns and construction is estimated to be complete in June.   Update provided by Councilwoman Melissa Price 
The construction of the bike lanes in Carefree along Tom Darlington Drive, Cave Creek Road and Pima Road is along the road to completion. READ MORE...
The Mayor and Vice Mayor Want to Visit Your Group!
In an effort to be a transparent government, Mayor Les Peterson and  Vice Mayor John Crane are meeting face-to-face with HOA, residents and non-profits in Carefree. Their objective is to explain the progress of the Town and to dialogue with residents who want to have healthy discussions and get their questions answered about anything on their minds. They look forward to working together to make Carefree the place where we all are proud to call home. Schedule a meeting today! Contact Carefree Town Hall at 480-488-3686.  

Kiwanis Splash Park OPEN in April!

The Town of Carefree will officially open the Kiwanis Splash Park, located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, April 1, 2016 and it will remain open through October from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday. Last fall, the local Carefree Club of Kiwanis generously donated the funds so that local families and their children could have a place to escape the heat while enjoying the surrounding views in Carefree.
In keeping with the Carefree Desert Garden theme, there is a Scorpion centered within the splash pad named "KIWANI" who is an exciting one-of-a-kind addition. SplashZone worked in concert with the Town to design the unique Scorpion feature that comes to life when guests least expect it, creating an all new level of interactivity and team play experience.  It is an exciting focal point for Carefree’s New Kiwanis Splash Park, and combined with the other ground spray jets, create a magical, nature-inspired play environment. More...

Sunday Concerts in the Desert Gardens... a "BIG HIT"

"Get there early," is what some regulars are saying about the FREE, town sponsored concerts, if you want a seat! Hundreds of local visitors and residents continue to come out to the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy quality musicians. To enhance the music experience, starting at noon, local restaurant Bodega 13 is sponsoring the event and offering affordable drinks such as wine, beer and more coupled with culinary delights. Line-up includes Western Fusion  March 13 & Marmalade Skies April 1, 12 - 3 pm!        See Complete Concert Calendar                                                             

ESTEBAN WILL BE HERE ON EASTER AT 1 p.m. brought to you by The SpeakEasy
Buy Tickets Now  This is not a Town sponsored event.

Carefree Restaurant Guide
CAREFREE BISTRO Owner (right) George Bektas and Chef Hakan Civelek
Carefree Bistro Expands...Still Offering Tasty Seasonal Menu 
On any given day you can stroll into the Carefree Bistro and see the Owner George behind the counter cooking great, fresh seasonal food that is made of the highest ingredients.  He buys from as many local farmers and ranchers as possible. There is a little something for everyone from the crab cakes, pizza to farm fresh salads to quality fresh fish and pasta. The new bar is equipped with a selection of liquor to please anyone in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Check out the Carefree Bistro MENU and visit George!
37555 N. Hum Rd. Carefree, AZ  602.795.1255

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"First Friday" Night Art Walks
Carefree continues to evolve into an exciting art destination with the 100 Easy Street Arts District (Post Office Bldg). Stroll through the galleries and meet over 40 artists whose work is showcased while enjoying light refreshments. Then stroll over to listen to LIVE Jazz at theSpeakEasy. First Friday of every month!
100 Easy Street Arts District:
Easy Street Galleria
Ted Denton 
The SpeakEasy on Easy Street
Call 760.780.8484
2016 Carefree Desert Gardens Photo Contest Winner
Blooming Night Cactus- Hazel Vaughn

Garden Series Seminar Calendar
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