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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

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Upcoming Events in August
Fridays Fitness Hike- Lousley Hill Trailhead  (8/1/2014  6:00 AM)
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant  (8/1/2014  1:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (8/1/2014  3:00 PM)
All About Desert Tortoises - Usery Park  (8/1/2014  6:00 PM)
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park  (8/1/2014  7:30 PM)
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross  (8/2/2014  7:00 AM)
Sonoran Story and Craft Time: Just for Kids - San Tan  (8/2/2014  9:00 AM)
Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park  (8/2/2014  10:00 AM)
Family Movie: Rango - White Tank Mtn.  (8/2/2014  2:00 PM)
Archery 101 - Usery Park  (8/2/2014  7:30 PM)
All About Kayaking - Usery Park  (8/6/2014  12:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (8/6/2014  8:00 PM)
Nature Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell  (8/7/2014  8:00 AM)
Homeschool: Water Wise - San Tan  (8/7/2014  9:00 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- Wagner Trailhead  (8/8/2014  6:00 AM)
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant  (8/8/2014  12:00 PM)
Water Crisis in Arizona? - Usery Park  (8/8/2014  12:00 PM)
Water Follies: A Discussion about Water Use in the Desert - San Tan  (8/8/2014  12:00 PM)
"Monsoon Madness!" - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/8/2014  5:00 PM)
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's  (8/8/2014  6:00 PM)
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's  (8/8/2014  6:00 PM)
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/8/2014  7:00 PM)
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (8/8/2014  7:30 PM)
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan  (8/9/2014  5:30 AM)
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course  (8/9/2014  7:00 AM)
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course  (8/9/2014  7:00 AM)
Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon Society - Estrella  (8/9/2014  7:00 AM)
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/9/2014  9:00 AM)
Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park  (8/9/2014  10:00 AM)
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/9/2014  10:30 AM)
All About Gila Monsters - San Tan  (8/9/2014  12:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - McDowell  (8/9/2014  1:30 PM)
Reptile Feeding - San Tan  (8/9/2014  2:00 PM)
Prickly Pear Cactus: The Big Taste - San Tan  (8/9/2014  3:30 PM)
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (8/9/2014  7:30 PM)
Full Moon Hike - Usery Park  (8/9/2014  7:30 PM)
Scorpions in the Wild! - McDowell  (8/9/2014  7:30 PM)
Summer Night Ride Series- Pemberton Trail  (8/9/2014  7:30 PM)
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn.  (8/11/2014  6:00 AM)
All About Desert Plants - Usery Park  (8/13/2014  12:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (8/13/2014  8:00 PM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- Trailhead Staging Area  (8/15/2014  6:00 AM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (8/15/2014  3:00 PM)
“Sharing the Sky” - San Tan  (8/15/2014  6:30 PM)
Circlestone – Ancient Stone Calendar of the Superstitions - Usery Park  (8/15/2014  7:00 PM)
Perseids Meteor Shower Hike - San Tan  (8/15/2014  8:00 PM)
Sonoran Story and Craft: Just for Kids - San Tan  (8/16/2014  9:00 AM)
The Desert Tortoise and Friends - McDowell  (8/16/2014  9:00 AM)
Geology of the Grand Canyon - Usery Park  (8/16/2014  12:00 PM)
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/16/2014  7:00 PM)
Movie Madness in the Park: Monsters University - San Tan  (8/16/2014  7:00 PM)
Flashlight Hike - Spur Cross  (8/16/2014  7:30 PM)
Stargazing for Everyone! -White Tank Mtn.  (8/16/2014  7:30 PM)
All About Black Bears - Usery Park  (8/20/2014  12:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (8/20/2014  8:00 PM)
There's a New Trail in Town - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (8/21/2014  7:00 AM)
Nature Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell  (8/21/2014  8:00 AM)
Homeschool: Water Wise - San Tan  (8/21/2014  9:00 AM)
What About Water? - White Tank Mtn.  (8/21/2014  2:00 PM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area  (8/22/2014  6:00 AM)
All About Desert Quail - Usery Park  (8/22/2014  12:00 PM)
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant  (8/22/2014  12:00 PM)
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's  (8/22/2014  6:00 PM)
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's  (8/22/2014  6:00 PM)
Animal Flashlight Walk - San Tan  (8/22/2014  8:00 PM)
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan  (8/23/2014  5:30 AM)
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course  (8/23/2014  7:00 AM)
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course  (8/23/2014  7:00 AM)
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/23/2014  7:00 AM)
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/23/2014  9:00 AM)
The Art of Camouflage - McDowell  (8/23/2014  10:00 AM)
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/23/2014  11:00 AM)
Little Explorers for Kids: Dinosaurs - San Tan  (8/23/2014  12:00 PM)
All About Scorpions - Usery Park  (8/23/2014  6:30 PM)
Summer Night Ride Series- Competitive Track  (8/23/2014  7:30 PM)
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park  (8/23/2014  8:00 PM)
Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park  (8/26/2014  12:00 PM)
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park  (8/27/2014  10:30 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (8/27/2014  8:00 PM)
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Weekday Paddle Exploring - Lake Pleasant  (8/28/2014  6:30 AM)
Macro Wildlife in the Water at Lake Pleasant  (8/28/2014  2:00 PM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- Tom's Thumb Trailhead  (8/29/2014  6:00 AM)
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross  (8/29/2014  7:00 AM)
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant  (8/29/2014  2:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (8/29/2014  3:00 PM)
All About Scorpions - San Tan  (8/29/2014  6:30 PM)
Movie Night in the Park: "The Living Desert" - Usery Park  (8/29/2014  7:00 PM)
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant  (8/29/2014  7:30 PM)
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan  (8/29/2014  8:00 PM)
Rock Art of Spur Cross  (8/30/2014  7:00 AM)
Wet n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant  (8/30/2014  9:00 AM)
Desert Show & Tell - McDowell  (8/30/2014  10:00 AM)
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant  (8/30/2014  2:00 PM)
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/30/2014  7:00 PM)
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan  (8/31/2014  7:00 AM)
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41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
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Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
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