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Spring Fitness Hikes! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Join us as we hike various trails in the park while enjoying the Springtime weather and the wildflowers that come with it. Meet us at the Nature Center to get started! Bring plenty of water!

Date: 3/6/2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Thursday Morning Fitness Hike - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Want to get in shape and stay in shape? Want to meet others who want to do the same? Join us for this fun 2-3 mile moderate-pace hike through our scenic desert. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Staging Area.

Date: 3/6/2014
Time: 8:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Birding Meetup - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Interested in meeting other birders and heading out together in search of birds? Come to Usery Park for a birding adventure with like-minded people. Please bring binoculars, water, and closed-toe shoes. Meet at the Staging Area.

Date: 3/6/2014
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Black Rock Archaeology Walk - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
This is an easy, 1/2 mile walk on a flat trail to one of the largest and most concentrated collections of Hohokam and Yavapai petroglyphs in the Valley. The hike will discuss early native peoples of the area and the possible meanings behind the ancient rock art symbols they left behind. Please meet at Area 4. No dogs, please.

Date: 3/6/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    
Speaker: Joe Weber
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6/vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355
Ride with the Ranger on a Horse- San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the San Tan Mountains as you navigate the park atop your trusty steed. Our ranger and the professionals from MD Ranch will guide you through the Sonoran Desert on a trail ride you will never forget. Learn about the plants and animals that call San Tan home, and grab your cowboy hat for this exciting ride through the park. Horses must be reserved ahead of time through MD Ranch at (480)331-7893. Spots are limited. Trail rides are available any time. Call to set up your own personalized horseback adventure.

Date: 3/6/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Tish
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: Ranger Tish TishiaStewart@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center
 
Address:
6533 W Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85242
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Kids (including parents and caregivers) will learn about our desert through a fun story, game, and a short nature walk. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the program as we have three shaded playgrounds in our park. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 3/6/2014
Time: 11:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car