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<May 2015>

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.

Back by popular demand...the Fall Challenge has returned! Last year we challenged you to hike 100-miles in three months and you rose to the challenge.

This year, you’ll be asked to solve puzzles, participate in activities, and truly experience the beauty of the Sonoran desert. So round up your friends, print out your bingo cards and prepare for a fun fall of outings.


Bingo card
East Valley
East Valley Bingo Card
West Valley
West Valley Bingo Card
All Parks
All Parks Bingo Card





Game Rules:

  • The program begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012 and closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
  • The completed Bingo Blitz form(s) must be received by 4 p.m., no exceptions, and may be turned into any participating County park.
  • To be eligible for the grand prize drawing(s) of an Annual Pass ($75 value) and $25 Nature Center retail voucher (total value not to exceed $100), participants must complete the entire board (blackout) and have park staff initial and date activities.
  • A total of three grand prizes will be awarded (one per board - i.e., East/West/Systemwide Boards).
  • Each participant may submit one entry per board.
  • Participants may NOT combine activities on boards OR combine boards with other participants to achieve blackout(s).
  • If the selected winner currently holds an Annual Pass, the Annual Pass will be renewed for one year upon date of expiration.
  • Participants who complete one Bingo Blitz card will receive a limited edition tee-shirt at the park the board is surrendered at on March 13, 2013.
  • Only one tee-shirt will be awarded per person - regardless of the number of boards completed.
  • Tee-shirts must be picked up at the park. Participants may make arrangements to pick-up a shirt from the park by March 27, 2013.
  • Tee-shirts will NOT be shipped to customers and park(s) will not be responsible for product not picked up.



CANCELLED Looking for Rattlesnakes with the Ranger - Lake Pleasant
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park
Believe it or Not! -Estrella Park
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park
All About Scorpions - San Tan
All About Scorpions - Usery Park
Scorpion Hunt (First one of the year!!) - Usery Park
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan

Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 5/31/2015
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 5/31/2015
Arts and Crafts for Kids -Estrella Park - 5/31/2015
Boy Scouts of America Lake Pleasant Camp- Session 1 - 6/1/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 6/1/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 6/3/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 6/3/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 6/4/2015
Summer Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 6/4/2015
Animal Tracks & Desert Holes - McDowell "The County Parks are getting "Wet 'n' Wild" this Summer!" - 6/4/2015
Homeschool: Monsoon Madness - San Tan - 6/4/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 6/5/2015
Night Owl Hike: Adults Only - San Tan - 6/5/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 6/6/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 6/6/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 6/6/2015
Animal Signs! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 6/6/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella park - 6/6/2015
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 6/6/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 6/6/2015
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 6/6/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 6/6/2015
Animal Flashlight Walk - San Tan - 6/6/2015
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 6/7/2015
Boy Scouts of America Lake Pleasant Camp- Session 2 - 6/8/2015

General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
except holidays 

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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