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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative)
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
All About Desert Holes - Usery Park  (8/5/2015  12:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (8/5/2015  7:00 PM)
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park  (8/6/2015  6:00 AM)
Exploring Shallmo Wash - McDowell  (8/6/2015  7:00 AM)
Wet 'n' Wild "Cactus Bingo" Hike - Yavapai Lower Loop Trail - Lake Pleasant  (8/6/2015  9:00 AM)
Designed for the Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (8/6/2015  2:00 PM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead  (8/7/2015  6:00 AM)
History of Water in the Lake Pleasant Area  (8/7/2015  1:00 PM)
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's  (8/7/2015  6:00 PM)
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's  (8/7/2015  6:00 PM)
Sonoran Desert Safety - San Tan  (8/7/2015  6:30 PM)
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/7/2015  7:00 PM)
Movie Night in the Park: “The Living Desert” - Usery Park  (8/7/2015  7:00 PM)
Night Owl Hike: Adults Only - San Tan  (8/7/2015  8:00 PM)
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan  (8/8/2015  6:00 AM)
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course  (8/8/2015  7:00 AM)
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course  (8/8/2015  7:00 AM)
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park  (8/8/2015  7:00 AM)
Desert Washes, Gulches and Arroyos - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/8/2015  7:00 AM)
Lower Dragonfly Trail Walk - Spur Cross  (8/8/2015  7:00 AM)
Summer Sonoran Series - Family Program - White Tank Mtn.  (8/8/2015  11:00 AM)
Archery 101 - Usery Park  (8/8/2015  7:30 PM)
Bug Theater - San Tan  (8/8/2015  7:30 PM)
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell  (8/8/2015  7:30 PM)
***CANCELLED*** Pleasant Paddlers Program - Easy Paddle Tour of Lake Pleasant  (8/12/2015  8:00 AM)
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park  (8/12/2015  10:30 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (8/12/2015  7:00 PM)
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park  (8/13/2015  6:00 AM)
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Eastern Coves of Lake Pleasant  (8/13/2015  7:00 AM)
Homeschool: Monsoon Madness - San Tan  (8/13/2015  9:00 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area  (8/14/2015  6:00 AM)
Exploring Spur Cross  (8/14/2015  7:00 AM)
All About Cactuses - Usery Park  (8/14/2015  12:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (8/14/2015  3:00 PM)
Perseids Meteor Shower Hike - San Tan  (8/14/2015  8:00 PM)
Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing - San Tan  (8/14/2015  9:00 PM)
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/15/2015  7:00 AM)
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park  (8/15/2015  11:00 AM)
Nature Nurture-Kids Craft Time! McDowell  (8/15/2015  11:00 AM)
Summer Family Movie with a Message: Hoot - White Tank Mtn.  (8/15/2015  12:30 PM)
Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn.  (8/15/2015  5:30 PM)
All About Scorpions - San Tan  (8/15/2015  6:30 PM)
All About Scorpions - Usery Park  (8/15/2015  6:30 PM)
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park  (8/15/2015  8:00 PM)
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan  (8/15/2015  8:00 PM)
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park  (8/15/2015  8:00 PM)
Mountain Bike 101: Beginner Ride - San Tan  (8/16/2015  6:00 AM)
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park  (8/16/2015  7:00 AM)
Wet 'n' Wild Your Inner Snake -Estrella Park  (8/16/2015  10:00 AM)
Pondering Petroglyphs - White Tank Mtn.  (8/19/2015  11:00 AM)
All About Mammals - Usery Park  (8/19/2015  12:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (8/19/2015  7:00 PM)
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park  (8/20/2015  6:00 AM)
Early Morning Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell  (8/20/2015  7:00 AM)
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Easy Paddle Tour of Lake Pleasant  (8/20/2015  8:00 AM)
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead  (8/21/2015  6:00 AM)
All About Coyotes - Usery Park  (8/21/2015  6:00 PM)
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's  (8/21/2015  6:00 PM)
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's  (8/21/2015  6:00 PM)
All About Jaguars - San Tan  (8/21/2015  6:30 PM)
In Search of Scorpions! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/21/2015  7:00 PM)
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park  (8/21/2015  7:30 PM)
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn.  (8/21/2015  7:30 PM)
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan  (8/21/2015  8:00 PM)
Nocturnal Animals Night Hike -Estrella Park  (8/21/2015  8:00 PM)
Fitness Hike -Estrella Park  (8/22/2015  6:00 AM)
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course  (8/22/2015  7:00 AM)
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course  (8/22/2015  7:00 AM)
Meet the Michelin Man! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/22/2015  7:00 AM)
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell  (8/22/2015  8:00 AM)
Reptile Feeding - McDowell "The County Parks are getting Wet 'n' Wild this Summer"!  (8/22/2015  11:00 AM)
Wet 'n' Wild Critter Chat -Estrella Park  (8/22/2015  11:00 AM)
All About Condors - Usery Park  (8/22/2015  12:00 PM)
Arts and Crafts for Kids -Estrella Park  (8/22/2015  12:00 PM)
Summer Sonoran Series - Family Program - White Tank Mtn.  (8/22/2015  1:00 PM)
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell  (8/22/2015  7:30 PM)
All About Desert Rabbits - Usery Park  (8/26/2015  12:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (8/26/2015  7:00 PM)
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park  (8/27/2015  6:00 AM)
"Scenic Lookout" Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant  (8/27/2015  7:00 AM)
Homeschool: Monsoon Madness - San Tan  (8/27/2015  9:00 AM)
Sunset Snake Sssssearch! - McDowell  (8/27/2015  6:30 PM)
Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - McDowell  (8/28/2015  6:00 AM)
Critter Riddles: Which Animal Am I? - White Tank Mtn.  (8/28/2015  11:00 AM)
Full Moon Scenic Hike - Lake Pleasant  (8/28/2015  7:00 PM)
Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park  (8/28/2015  7:00 PM)
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan  (8/29/2015  6:00 AM)
Desert Washes, Gulches and Arroyos - Cave Creek Regional Park  (8/29/2015  7:00 AM)
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park  (8/29/2015  11:00 AM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (8/29/2015  1:00 PM)
What About Water? - White Tank Mtn.  (8/29/2015  1:00 PM)
The Big Taste: Prickly Pear  (8/29/2015  5:00 PM)
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Wet 'n' Wild Sunset and Full Moon Paddle Tour - Lake Pleasant  (8/29/2015  6:30 PM)
Full Moon Hike on North Trail - McDowell  (8/29/2015  7:00 PM)
Full Moon Hike - "Full Red Moon" - Usery Park  (8/29/2015  7:30 PM)
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross  (8/29/2015  7:30 PM)
Full "Red Moon" Hike - San Tan  (8/29/2015  8:00 PM)
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park  (8/29/2015  8:00 PM)
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan  (8/30/2015  7:00 AM)
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