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Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
We will continue our Fitness series as long as everyone wants to keep it going. We’ll start a bit earlier to beat the heat. Who needs a gym membership when you can reap the same benefits in the beautiful outdoors? See how fun exercise can be out in the scenic setting of Cave Creek Regional Park. All levels of fitness are welcome. We will set a moderate, steady pace, based on the fitness level of participants. Beginners are welcome. We will hike about a 3.5-miles in a different part of the park each week. Meet at the Nature Center. Bring plenty of water!

Date: 5/9/2013
Time: 7:00 AM    
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
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Gila River Nature Walk - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Bring your binoculars to look for wildlife along the Gila River. Ranger Amy will guide you through this unique riparian habitat for a relaxing morning walk. This short, slow walk will start your day off on the right foot! We will meet at the Nature Center (then re-locate to the trailhead).

Date: 5/9/2013
Time: 8:30 AM    Duration: up to 1.5 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Estrella Mountain Park Nature Center
 
Address:
14805 W. Vineyard Ave
Goodyear, AZ  
85338
CANCELLED - Summer Plants at White Tank Park - CANCELLED
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
THIS HIKE WILL BE RESCHEDULED This is a 1 mile hike on a flat trail that offers an opportunity to view the flora and fauna of the uplands desert. The hike will discuss plant physiology and adaptability and the symbiotic relationships of desert life forms. Heavy in science and may not hold the attention of younger children. No dogs please. Meet at Area 4.

Date: 5/9/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Roger Wilson
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle - Park entry fee
 
Location: Area 4
 
Little Critters Storytime w/ Ranger Amy -McDowell Park Nature Center
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Little Critters Storytime with Ranger Amy - (Geared toward preschool and older children) Join us every Thursday for a themed program set around a children's book read aloud by Ranger Amy. Activities vary and may include live animals, songs, crafts, and/or puppet plays. This program takes place in our air-conditioned Visitor Center.

Date: 5/9/2013
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 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 Nature Center
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255