Five Must-Attend Metro Phoenix Pool Parties in June
We sincerely hope that you've got a reliable A/C tech on speed dial, just in case your unit suddenly breaks down. You're really gonna need that bad boy in good working order and constantly blowing frosty air in the months ahead, especially when temps go north of 110 or higher (!!!) starting this weekend.
Melissa Fossum Everyone in the pool...especially this weekend.
Common sense might dictate staying indoors as things get extra brutal outside during June and onward, but if acting like a Hoarders-esque shut-in gets tiresome, parties in and around certain Metro Phoenix pools and waterparks can offer oases of shade, some hot sounds, the chance to get wet while looking (and staying) cool, and maybe a chilled cocktail or two. Besides the usual pool party fun at destinations like Maya, El Santo, and Spanish Fly, here are five such events happening this month.
Ashley Lowery Two swimmers at a Mark-Taylor pool party in Tempe in 2010.
Mark-Taylor Summer of Love Parties
When we dropped by one of the many "Summer of Love" poolside extravaganzas at Mark-Taylor upscale apartment complexes in 2012, the party machine had been cranked up to 11 as a five-alarm rager was in progress. Foam noodles were getting waved around like glowsticks as a local DJ loaded up his sound system with Top 40 favorites, the over-21 crowd was sampling suds and spirits, and an excess of bikini-clad booty-shaking was transpiring both in and out of the water.
We expect the same sorts of scenes will unfold throughout the summer after the Mark-Taylor folks commence this year's "Summer of Love" series at noon on Saturday, June 15, at the Borrego at Spectrum property in Gilbert. Parties will take place virtually every Saturday through mid-September (except for Independence Day weekend) and will include beats via DJ Paul, food from Dos Gringos, and free drinks from Crescent Crown. One attendee at each event will also be awarded the title of "Uber Pool Partier" and score access to a VIP section, a prize pack, and a free ride home (details on how to win can be found via Facebook).
15555 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ
12175 W. McDowell Road, Avondale, AZ
20245 N. 32nd Drive, Phoenix, AZ