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Fridays Fitness Hike – Wagner Trail
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fridays Fitness Hike – Various locations in Park- ALL Fridays Come to one or all of the Fitness Hiking Series, every Friday. We build up to a longer hike at the end of the month. Please wear sturdy shoes & bring plenty of water. This week's hike starts at the Wagner Trailhead in the Campground loop.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.,Scottsdale, AZ 85269
Photo courtesy of www.visitphoenix.com, AZ  
Quartz Trail Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Come out and explore the Quartz Trail with Coni! She will be your guide for this excursion and show you why we call it the “Quartz” trail! Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 8:00 AM    
Speaker: Coni Grossman
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Fitness Friday at Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
February 28 Friday 9:00 am Fitness Friday (moderate) Get your day started with a two to three mile brisk, non-interpretive walk. Participants need not be tri-athletes, just ordinary folks who would like to add diversity to their existing walking program. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Duration: 90 minutes
Speaker: Kevin Smith, park ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
This 1-mile hike is designed for parents and caregivers with small children, ages 3 – 6. Along with Miss Lynn, the kids will howl like coyotes, do the “bobcat crawl” and learn how to hydrate by counting gulps of water on their fingers. We will explore the desert along the scenic Merkle Trail. The hard-smooth surface of this trail will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Please bring water, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Area 6.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Have you ever seen a snake eat its dinner? Join us at the Nature Center to watch park staff feed our resident creatures, including rattlesnakes, scorpions, a Gila monster, and a tarantula.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM    
Speaker: park staff
Registration Required: No    
Fee: free
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Nature Center
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355
"100 Miles in 100 Days" Celebration - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
For all participants who completed the “100 Miles in 100 Days” challenge, this is your day! Join us at our Nature Center as we celebrate your accomplishment. A free limited edition tee-shirt will be given to each person who completed this challenge (the deadline was February 8 – prior registration required). Location: Nature Center.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 5:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
“100 Miles in 100 Days” Celebration - McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
For all participants who completed the “100 Miles in 100 Days” challenge, this is your day! Join us at our Nature Center as we celebrate your accomplishment. A free limited edition tee-shirt will be given to each person who completed this challenge (the deadline was February 8 – prior registration required). Location: Nature Center.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
“100 Miles in 100 Days” Celebration - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
For all participants who completed the “100 Miles in 100 Days” challenge, this is your day! Join us for a final hike along the Stargazer Loop to celebrate your accomplishment. A free limited edition tee-shirt will be given to each person who completed this challenge (the deadline was February 8 – prior registration required). Meet at the Flag Pole.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Tish
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: Ranger Tish TishiaStewart@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Flag Pole
 
Address:
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85242
100 Miles in 100 Days Celebration! - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
If you completed the 100-miles in 100 days challenge, let us help you celebrate your success! Compare stories, share photos and meet others who rose to the challenge. Oh yeah, and see if the work paid off! Annual Pass winners will be announced and t-shirts will be available for pickup. Meet at Ramada #2.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 5:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
 
100 Miles in 100 Days Final Celebration - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Kick off your hiking boots and celebrate your accomplishments! We will be celebrating completion of our 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge. Participants who completed the challenge will receive a limited edition tee-shirt at the celebration.

Date: 2/28/2014
Time: 5:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/100miles.aspx
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Nature Center
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355