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City of Prescott Downtown Fireworks

Resized Fireworks

Enjoy the day on the cool grass as Prescott Celebrates the July 4th holiday. There are 12 amusement rides from giant water slides to a mechanical bull at the celebration. Selection of beers and margaritas from Hensley Beverage Distribution. Bands throughout the day. Regional and statewide food trucks will be present.

Fireworks at 9:00pm are shot from the parking garage rooftop. This allows mile high middle school to be the perfect viewing point.

Entry is $5.00 per person. Unlimited rides wristband $10.00

Tickets available on the day of the event only. Gates open at noon.

July 4th  |  Mile High Middle School

Fireworks  | 13 Inflatables  |  Live Bands
8 Food Trucks  |  Beer Garden  |  Mechanical Bull

Gates Open 12pm  |  Fireworks 9pm

Unlimited Inflatables Pass for Kids: $10
General Admission: $5

No coolers, no canopies,  no outside liquids, no outside food, no animals
Water bottle sealed and not opened are permitted.

Band Schedule
1pm  |  The Cross-Eyed Possums
3pm  |  KDMA
5pm  |  The Chuck Hall Band
7pm  |  The Cheektones

Food Vendors
Burgers Amore
Sally’s BBQ
Mini Donuts
Taste of New Mexico
Wild West Concessions
Cheesy Javelina
Greek Food Truck
Safari Samosa

Activities & Games
43′ Over The Edge Water
27′ Dual Lane Tropical Water Slide
20′ Triple Lane Water Slide
19′ Wipe Out Water Slide
25′ Rock Wall 5 Climber
Mechanical Bull w/ American Ring
30′ Duel Lane Military Theme Obstacle Course
Caterpillar Obstacle Course for Kids
2&1 Jungle Bounce & Slide
Western Shooting Game
Water Tag Maze 35′ X 35′
5 Station Sports Carnival

Downtown Prescott: From Territorial Capital to Community Gathering Place

A birds-eye view of Downtown Prescott.  Photo from the City of Prescott

A birds-eye view of Downtown Prescott. Photo from the City of Prescott

In the center of Prescott’s picturesque downtown area is the historic tree-lined Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, around which the town was designed and built.  Known as the “jewel” of downtown Prescott, the plaza is a majestic, man-made urban forest in the heart of a historic commercial district. For more than 140 years it has served as a gathering place for celebrations, commemorations, campaign kick-offs, concerts, movies, and festivals.

Yavapai County Courthouse in Downtown Prescott.  Photo from the City of Prescott.

Yavapai County Courthouse in Downtown Prescott. Photo from the City of Prescott.

Adjoining the courthouse plaza are fine establishments including a large assortment of locally owned and operated bars, breweries, coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries and museums.  The main street in town, Montezuma Street, includes a one block historic area known as “Whiskey Row,” the town’s center of recreation during the early days of the wild west, when cowboys, miners, gamblers and brawlers reigned over the cluster of rustic saloons and put the “wild” in Wild West.

The Wild West will always be part of Downtown Prescott.  Photo from the City of Prescott

The Wild West will always be part of Downtown Prescott. Photo from the City of Prescott

The City of Prescott's famous Whiskey Row.  Photo from the City of Prescott

The City of Prescott’s famous Whiskey Row. Photo from the City of Prescott

City of Prescott Receives WIFA 2014 Clean Water Project of the Year Award


The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) selected the City of Prescott to receive WIFA’s 2014 Clean Water Project of the Year award. WIFA will present the award during the City of Prescott Council Meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

The 2014 Clean Water Project of the Year was for the Airport Water Reclamation Facility Expansion, a $42 million infrastructure project to expand treatment capacity to accommodate current and near-term needs of the community. Prior to the upgrade, the facility’s technology and design limited the Prescott’s ability to support a higher level of treatment and capacity. The expansion and renovation project began in November 2012 and was recently brought online. The City of Prescott now has the ability to treat increased future wastewater flows and produce more Class A+ reclaimed water.

The WIFA Board of Directors selected the project for award based on Prescott’s focus on fiscal sustainability, exceptional project management, and commitment to improving Arizona’s quality of life through wastewater infrastructure upgrades.

“Treating wastewater to a Class A+ level allows for Prescott to reuse the water for beneficial purposes, such as irrigating sports fields, golf courses, and commercial landscapes, restoring riparian habitats and recharging groundwater aquifers,” said WIFA Board Chairman Henry Darwin, who is also Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. “The City of Prescott is to be commended for successfully completing this project, which protects water quality for Arizonans.”

Planning for such an extensive and important project involved anticipating system users’ future needs and demands, as well as setting user rates appropriately. This foresight and planning allowed Prescott to complete this essential infrastructure improvement project effectively and efficiently.

“City of Prescott staff was exceptionally well-organized and managed this massive project with impressive skill,” said WIFA Executive Director, Sandy Sutton. “We’re very pleased to acknowledge their achievements and hard work with this award.”

WIFA is a state agency dedicated to protecting public health and promoting environmental quality through financial assistance for water and wastewater infrastructure. WIFA offers funding for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater projects designed to ensure safe, reliable drinking water and proper wastewater treatment. Over the last 25 years, WIFA has invested over $2 billion in Arizona’s communities.

City of Prescott Utility Billing Crew

Prescott- Utility Billing

Many times, a resident’s main interaction with their city or town will involve making a  telephone call or taking a trip to a city facility to pay a bill. In the City of Prescott, there are five women who make sure this is always a pleasant experience for their residents.

The City of Prescott’s Utility Billing Crew is made up of four employees and a supervisor. Becky, Denise, Janne, Kim and Patty make themselves available all day, every day, to explain the services Prescott offers. They help residents set up accounts, let them know what can be done if there is a billing problem and explain how to look for water leaks.

Citizens who may be grumpy about their bills are welcomed with the kind, patient and compassionate voices on the other end of the phone. The Utility Billing Crew helps them through their problems; even offering staff to help find solutions to water overuse issues and leak detection. A smile can be heard in their voices, as well as seen on each of their faces daily.