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<March 2015>


Estrella Mountain Regional Park Seeks Input on Master Plan Update

(Maricopa County) The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is currently updating the 1988 Master Plan for Estrella Mountain Regional Park and is seeking input from the community. The goal of the Park Master Plan is to develop a long-range vision for the park that takes into account park visitors needs while also protecting the resources and natural open space found within the park.

“The department is beginning the initial phase of the planning process and it is important for us to make sure that the community is a part of that process,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisor Steve Gallardo, District 5. Estrella Mountain Regional Park abuts the suburbs of Goodyear and Avondale.

“The April 30th meeting is the first public meeting that will be hosted at the park. During this phase of the planning process I’ve asked staff to gather input from park users regarding their recreational needs and preferences. This will help to guide us in the development of the draft master plan,” said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director.

The public comment period for the first phase of the project will remain open for 30-days concluding at the close of business on May 30. To learn more about the public meeting being held at April 30, at 6 p.m. in the Estrella Mountain Regional Park’s Nature Center or the project, visit and click on the park project tab.

Added: 3/25/2015

In the spring of 2014, MCPRD staff began the process to update the park's 1988 Master Plan. The ultimate purpose of developing a park master plan is to outline the long-range vision for the park as well as to guide development priorities that will provide for both the public's enjoyment and the protection of the park's resources.

Through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Areas Program, the National Park Service is assisting MCPRD with this master plan update. The update process will include conducting research, meeting with stakeholders, and consulting the public through public open house meetings. This process will take about 18-months and updates will be posted here. For questions or comments, please contact the MCPRD Park Planner at

Stakeholders Meetings:

January 29, 2015
Presentation Materials
Meeting Notes

Please note that dates and timeframes are subject to change.
Last updated: 2/19/2015



Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 4/2/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 4/3/2015
Family Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 4/4/2015
Animal Signs -Estrella Park - 4/4/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 4/9/2015
Find the Ranger -Estrella Park - 4/10/2015
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 4/11/2015
Ride with the Ranger -Estrella Park - 4/11/2015
Bird Weirdness II -Estrella Park - 4/11/2015
STARGAZING FOR EVERYONE!! -Estrella Park - 4/11/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 4/12/2015
Our Tasty Desert -Estrella Park - 4/12/2015
Sunset Hike -Estrella Park - 4/12/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 4/16/2015
Little Learners -Estrella Park - 4/17/2015
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park - 4/18/2015
Nocturnal Animals Hike -Estrella Park - 4/18/2015
Kids Series: Tortoise Tots -Estrella Park - 4/19/2015
Scavenger Hunt -Estrella Park - 4/19/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 4/23/2015
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park - 4/24/2015
Believe it or Not! -Estrella Park - 4/25/2015
Photography 101 -Estrella Park - 4/25/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 4/26/2015
Arizona Wildlife Mythbusting -Estrella Park - 4/26/2015

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