Bringing a Vision to Reality


The Greening of Downtown program originated in 2009 when a group of community volunteers stepped forward to initiate one of the nine catalysts identified in the Downtown Vision Plan.  The purpose of the program was to make the Downtown more attractive to residents, visitors, and investors by adding attractive and educational landscaping and shade. Because public funds to implement the program were not available, private donations were sought to bring the vision to reality.

Low-water demonstration garden.

Greening Accomplishments

The Greening of Downtown has added over $300,000 in improvements to the downtown area through private donations and grants since 2009.


Accomplishments include:

  • 165 trees planted in Fountain Park

  • Joe & Marge Brown Legacy Plaza & commemorative columns

  • Low-water demonstration garden

  • Butterfly & hummingbird garden

  • Sonoran cactus garden

  • Performance pad landscaping & planters

  • Island green area maintenance

  • Disc Golf sidewalk buffer landscape zones

  • 7 downtown vacant lot landscape enhancements

  • Centennial Circle landscaping

Thanks to our Special Donors

Joe & Marge Brown Family Estate, $65,000

Arizona State Forestry Division, $15,000

Town of Fountain Hills initial plans, $15,000

Salt River Project, $10,000

Republic Services Grant, $10,000

Fountain Hills Community Foundation, $7500

Landscaping vacant lot along Saguaro Blvd.

Landscaping at performance pad in Fountain Park.

Shade trees in Fountain Park.