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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative)
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

Annual Pass
About your Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Annual Pass The Annual Pass provides a convenient and affordable way to visit Maricopa County parks. The pass provides day-use access to more than 120,000 acres of parkland and 100% of the proceeds from the pass sales are used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services. For the passes available, see the types of annual passes in the next section.

  • It is valid for one full year from the month of purchase, through the last day of that month.
  • It allows the pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle to enter Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department operated sites.
  • An additional pass may be purchased for an additional $15 for any member of the same household.
  • The additional pass, although issued with a different pass number will always be related to the primary annual pass.
  • Valid for day-use only.
  • Hang tag issued with annual pass for unstaffed entry into the parks.
  • To download a copy of the annual pass brochure, click here.

Regular Annual Pass for $85
This pass is for any of our parks including Lake Pleasant and is for any person under the age of 65.

Additional Services

  • Archery options - $48 per archer per year, 16 years and older.
  • Boating options - $65 per motorized watercraft per year and $30 per non-motorized watercraft per year.

Additional Card for $15
An additional card may be purchased for any person(s) within the same household. The additional pass, although issued with a different pass number will always be related to the primary annual pass.

Replacement Card for $15 (each)
If a card is lost or stolen, then a replacement card must be purchased.

Hang Tags

  • Hang tags are issued at the time of purchase with each annual pass.
  • During certain times of the year, the contact station may not be staffed. During these times, pass owners are required to display the hang tag so that the expiration date is clearly visible for compliance checks by enforcement personnel.
  • Hang tags alone are not passes and are not valid for entry or use. The pass holder must have the pass in their possession.

Pass cards do not contain the pass holder name. Therefore a form of identification may be requested to verify ownership. Passes are non-transferable.

You can purchase your Annual Pass at any Maricopa County park location and can be used on your very first visit. Or, you can purchase your Annual Pass via our website at www.maricopacountyparks.org.

Discounts available

  • Senior Discount - $20.00 - Discount off the purchase price of a pass. Available for customers 65 and older and does not apply to any additional services.

  • Disabled Veteran - $42.50 - Discount available for disabled veterans with a service connected disability and does not apply to any additional services. To apply, send an e-mail to ParksAnnualPass@mail.maricopa.gov with the following
    • Full Name
    • Address
    • Contact Phone
    • Copy of letter from VA office showing Veteran has a service related disability.

Once approved, applicants will able to obtain their pass at any Maricopa County Park location. If unable to apply via e-mail, contact our Administrative Office at (602) 506-2930.

 

Rock Art of Spur Cross
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Reptile Feeding - McDowell **The County Parks are getting Wet 'n' Wild this Summer**
Wet 'n' Wild Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park
All About Rattlesnakes - Usery Park
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
Reptile Feeding - San Tan
Movie at the Park: Toughest Desert Animals - San Tan
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park

All About Desert Holes - Usery Park - 8/5/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/5/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 8/6/2015
Exploring Shallmo Wash - McDowell - 8/6/2015
Wet 'n' Wild "Cactus Bingo" Hike - Yavapai Lower Loop Trail - Lake Pleasant - 8/6/2015
Designed for the Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 8/6/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 8/7/2015
History of Water in the Lake Pleasant Area - 8/7/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/7/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/7/2015
Sonoran Desert Safety - San Tan - 8/7/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/7/2015
Movie Night in the Park: “The Living Desert” - Usery Park - 8/7/2015
Night Owl Hike: Adults Only - San Tan - 8/7/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 8/8/2015
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/8/2015
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/8/2015
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 8/8/2015
Desert Washes, Gulches and Arroyos - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/8/2015
Lower Dragonfly Trail Walk - Spur Cross - 8/8/2015
Summer Sonoran Series - Family Program - White Tank Mtn. - 8/8/2015
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 8/8/2015
Bug Theater - San Tan - 8/8/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 8/8/2015
***CANCELLED*** Pleasant Paddlers Program - Easy Paddle Tour of Lake Pleasant - 8/12/2015
more...


General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
except holidays 

Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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