Water features at Queen Creek splash pad

The Queen Creek splash pad in Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September-October. It is also open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March-April, open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. May-August, and closed November-February. The 4,000-square-foot water attraction features various above-ground water features.  Splash pad rules Splash pad rules, according to queencreek.org, include: Keep all […]

Benjamin Franklin defeats Northwest Christian, 21-10

Fans love to watch the big play. Coaches will take the long drive every time. So the opening march of the third quarter was close to euphoria for Benjamin Franklin coach Dave Jeffries. His Chargers received the kickoff and embarked on a 17-play, 83-yard drive that took 10:13 off the clock against defending 3A champion […]

Centennial escapes opening test from committed Casteel

Last year is last year. And in this case, the good vibes of a dominant 2018 season lasted about five minutes into the 2019 Centennial football campaign. After grabbing a 13-0 lead, the home team was in a fight for survival against a resilient Queen Creek Casteel team that did not care about the Coyotes’ […]

Queen Creek Parks and Recreation receives autism certification

The Town of Queen Creek strives to accommodate all residents and visitors, and in an effort to enrich opportunities for individuals and families with autism, the Parks and Recreation Department recently completed a training and certification program through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. The designation of Certified Autism Center helps create […]

Fall registration open for Queen Creek recreation classes

Registration for the Town of Queen Creek’s fall session of recreation classes begins on Aug. 5 for town residents and Aug. 12 for non-residents. The complete catalog of classes is available online at QueenCreek.org/Recreation and in the Queen Creek Independent. “Fall into fun” with a variety of preschool, youth, teen and adult classes ranging from […]

Queen Creek Little League wins Arizona state championship

Queen Creek Little League beat Anthem and won the state championship in the 8- to 10-year-old category on July 20. “Of all the districts in Arizona, Queen Creek was the only undefeated team in the state. Queen Creek advanced to the state tournament after beating Gilbert to win the Gilbert Area District back in June,” […]

Salt River Tubing open for summer

Salt River Tubing is open 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. seven days a week this summer, weather and water flow conditions permitting. The cost is $17 plus tax and fees per person or tube, which includes tube rental, shuttle bus ride and free customer parking at Salt River Tubing in Tonto National Forest, seven minutes from Loop […]

ALA Queen Creek boys track team wins state, girls finish second

The American Leadership Academy Queen Creek junior high track and field made an impact at the Canyon Athletic Association Division II state championships with the boys team finishing first. Along with the boys team’s state championship, the girls team finished second, finishing nine points behind winner Champion School out of Chandler. The event took place […]

Casteel boys volleyball sweeps past Ironwood to reach semifinals

The Ironwood High School Cinderella boys volleyball season may have ended in the quarterfinals at the hands of Casteel High School but it has plenty to look forward to. “My team has very little experience,” Ironwood coach Lisa Lopez. “Even my most experienced players only played club for one year.” After pulling off the upset […]

Former Queen Creek softball player has solid weekend at Utah State

Junior utility player Ryann Holmes of Queen Creek helped the Utah State University softball team to a 2-0 record this past weekend as it swept a home-and-home series with Utah Valley University. USU defeated UVU 1-0 in the first game and 9-1 in the second, according to a press release. The second game was five […]