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Fridays Fitness Hike – Lousley Hill Trailhead
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 Lousley Hill Trailhead.

Date: 5/9/2014
Time: 6:30 AM - 8:00 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  
Exploring Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
May 9 Friday 7:00 am Exploring Spur Cross (easy) Join park ranger Kevin Smith for a 2-hour introductory exploration of Spur Cross. From its Hohokam prehistory and historic gold mining to the romantic days when Spur Cross meant vacation from a saddle, we explore the wonders of Spur Cross.

Date: 5/9/2014
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
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
 
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: 5/9/2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 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
"Monsoon Madness!" - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Monsoons in Arizona? What are they? What causes them? How can we prepare for and stay safe during monsoons? Come learn all about monsoons and the effects they can have on our environment. Presented by Paul Catanzariti, Community Outreach Coordinator for our County Stormwater Quality Program. Meet in the Nature Center. *Please Note: GPS and other mapping services may provide incorrect directions. To get to the park from Carefree Highway turn North on 32nd Street and follow to park. 32nd St. becomes CAVE CREEK PARKWAY.

Date: 5/9/2014
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Special Guest - Paul Catanzariti
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle Park Entry Fee
 
Contact: markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Movie Night in the Park: "Grand Canyon Adventure" - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
This exciting movie follows the great Colorado River as it reveals one of the most pressing issues of our time – the world’s growing shortage of water. Join three parents and their daughters as they travel deep into the Grand Canyon on a thrilling ride through raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. With stunning photography and sweeping aerial shots, this movie captures the majesty of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks with you (no glass bottles), otherwise, concessions are available. As a bonus, watch us feed our snakes after the movie! Location: Nature Center.

Date: 5/9/2014
Time: 7:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Experience White Tank in a different light - moonlight! Load up the kids and join us on a 1 1/2 mile hike to experience the desert at night. Bring a flashlight, your scorpion light, and wear comfortable footwear. No dogs, please. Location to be determined. Please call for more information.

Date: 5/9/2014
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    
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