Former CrackerJax site in Scottsdale takes a big step toward becoming The Parque

Nov 21, 2023, 3:00 PM

CrackerJax The Parque Kurtz...

An artist's rendering of The Parque, a proposed mixed-use project at the former CrackerJax amusement park in Scottsdale. (Nelsen Partners Rendering)

(Nelsen Partners Rendering)

PHOENIX — The Parque — a more than $1 billion, 32-acre mixed-use development at the site of the former CrackerJax amusement park near the Scottsdale airport — was recently approved by the Scottsdale City Council.

Located at Scottsdale Road and Paradise Lane, plans for the site call for a variety of mixed-use structures that will encompass a 2-acre “central park” green space that will be open to the community.

Structures will include more than 250,000 square feet of commercial space, a hotel and residential with up to 1,322 residential units and hotel rooms combined.

“The Parque will be another Scottsdale landmark, a reflection of our city’s sustainable development ideals,” said Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega. “This project brings a best-in-class cyber security employer and other national security affiliates – a huge win for Scottsdale.”

City Council approval was preceded by a unanimous recommendation by the Scottsdale Planning Commission.

The next step in the process will be submission of a city of Scottsdale Development Review Board application for the first phase.

Billionaire George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of cybersecurity company CrowdStrike acquired the land in 2022 for $55.5 million and is the driver behind The Parque.

It is anticipated that the project will be built in multiple phases.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

The Old Station Sub Shop has new owner who wants to honor past...

Balin Overstolz McNair

Long-time Valley sub shop gets new owner but keeps legacy

The Old Station Sub Shop, a Phoenix eatery that has drawn national attention due to its proximity to The Zone, has a new owner.

2 hours ago

As travelers gear up for Memorial Day weekend, officials are stressing preparedness for what's proj...

Arizona, buckle up! Memorial Day weekend traffic expected to be among busiest in decades

As travelers gear up for Memorial Day weekend, officials are stressing preparedness for what's projected to be one of the busiest in over two decades.

2 hours ago

A large fire burns...

Tonto National Forest, some state trust lands implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions

Tonto National Forest officials are putting into effect Stage 1 Fire and Recreational Target Shooting Restrictions for parts of the forest.

3 hours ago

(Facebook Photo/Scottsdale Unified School District)...

4 schools in Scottsdale Unified School District to offer no-cost meals next school year

The Scottsdale Unified School District will provide no-cost meals at four of its schools next school year.

3 hours ago

A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after a drowning incident in a backyard pool in Phoenix. ...

2-year-old boy dead after being pulled from Phoenix pool

A 2-year-old boy died after he was pulled from a pool in Phoenix on Wednesday evening. It is unknown how long the child was in the pool.

9 hours ago

Follow @KTAR923...

Sponsored Content by Collins Comfort Masters

Here's how to be worry-free when your A/C goes out in the middle of summer

PHOENIX -- As Arizona approaches another hot summer, Phoenix residents are likely to spend more time indoors.

Sponsored Articles


Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.


Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.



Here are 5 things Arizona residents need to know about their HVAC system

It's warming back up in the Valley, which means it's time to think about your air conditioning system's preparedness for summer.

Former CrackerJax site in Scottsdale takes a big step toward becoming The Parque