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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 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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image - County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer 8/19/2014
(Phoenix) – Beginning October 1, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will bring back the Buy One, Get One campaign! The campaign allows park visitors who pay the camping fee for one night, or more, at a desert mountain county park to receive one night of equal or lesser value for free at any of the county’s desert parks during that s ....More Details


image - Maricopa County parks prepare to lift fire ban Maricopa County parks prepare to lift fire ban 8/15/2014
(Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual fire ban beginning Friday, August 29, 2014. This allows park visitors to use campfires, fire pits, and charcoal grills. ....More Details


image - Lake Pleasant to celebrate the Fourth of July Lake Pleasant to celebrate the Fourth of July 6/17/2014
(Morristown) – The Fourth of July is quickly approaching! Pack up the kids, neighbors and friends and make plans to witness one of the finest firework displays in the Valley at Lake Pleasant Regional Park on Thursday, July 3rd! Better yet, make it a memorable day by adding activities such as boating, a refreshing dip in the lake or a picnic under a ....More Details


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Cave Creek Regional Park

San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park
The Art of Camouflage - McDowell
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park
Little Explorers for Kids: Dinosaurs - San Tan
All About Scorpions - Usery Park
Summer Night Ride Series- McDowell Competitive Track
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park

Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park - 8/26/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 8/27/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/27/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Weekday Paddle Exploring - Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Macro Wildlife in the Water at Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Tom's Thumb Trailhead - McDowell - 8/29/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 8/29/2014
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2014
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 8/29/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "The Living Desert" - Usery Park - 8/29/2014
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan - 8/29/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 8/30/2014
Wet n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
Desert Show & Tell - McDowell - 8/30/2014
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/30/2014
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 8/31/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/3/2014
There's a New Trail in Town - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2014
Homeschool: Macro-Invertebrates - San Tan - 9/4/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 9/5/2014
"A Look at Desert Tortoises - a Night Mover" Lake Pleasant - 9/5/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/5/2014
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GREEN ICON: It is safe to burn a campfire in the park, unless the park has implemented a fire ban.
RED ICON
: Under no circumstances are fires allowed.

 
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Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596
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