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A Walk in the Park - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Are you interested in joining others for some easy walking? This basic fitness walk will be good for anyone who is looking to become more active. We will start with the basics and walk the 0.5-mile barrier free trail and enjoy a beautiful morning in the desert. Meet at the Gila Trailhead.

Date: 4/7/2013
Time: 8:00 AM    Duration: 1/2 hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Gila Trailhead - Estrella Mountain Regional Park
 
New to Arizona? - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Are you new to Arizona? Are you curious about cactus and scared of snakes? If so, join us for an introductory experience to the Sonoran Desert. After a question-and-answer session, we will take an enjoyable quarter-mile walk on our scenic Desert Hawk Trail. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 4/7/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
April 7 Sunday 9:00 am Rocks and Streams Walk (moderate) Learn about the geology and streams of the Spur Cross region on a 2-hour walk with nationally-known earth science author, Thomas McGuire. Visit an abandoned gold mine, Nutcracker Rock and a Hohokam rock art site along Cottonwood Wash. Bring water and your natural curiosity. Meet in the Spur Cross parking area.

Date: 4/7/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Tom McGuire, Park Docent
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Interested in archery? Now is your chance to "check it out"! Participants who sign up for this program will experience a fun and safe basic introduction to recreational and international-style target archery. Equipment is provided. This archery program is open to anyone ages 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. ***Advanced registration is required.*** Limited to 10 participants per session. Please contact us at 623-465-0431 to register. Space is limited, so please call to cancel, if need be. Thank you!

Date: 4/7/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Stop at Park Entrance for Directions
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Wildflower Wandering - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Meander about the desert with our wildflower guide as you enjoy the splendid beauty of the wildflowers at San Tan and embark on a moderate 2.2 mile hike along the Stargazer Trail. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, proper hiking attire, and a camera for this captivating trek to explore the colorful side of the Sonoran Desert.

Date: 4/7/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Adam
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: (480) 655-5554
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center
 
Address:
6533 W. Phillips Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142
Un-Nature Trail - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Test your observation skills on this 0.5-mile walk. Ranger Amy will guide you on this barrier-free trail. You may be surprised how much “stuff” you can overlook. This program will teach the basics of critter camouflage in our natural environment. Come out for the program and stay for a picnic! Meet at the Gila Trailhead.

Date: 4/7/2013
Time: 11:00 AM    Duration: up to one hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Interested in archery? Now is your chance to "check it out"! Participants who sign up for this program will experience a fun and safe basic introduction to recreational and international-style target archery. Equipment is provided. This archery program is open to anyone ages 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. ***Advanced registration is required.*** Limited to 10 participants per session. Please contact us at 623-465-0431 to register. Space is limited, so please call to cancel, if need be. Thank you!

Date: 4/7/2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Stop at Park Entrance for Directions
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331