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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.

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This is a list of all events for the current month and next month.
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Events for All Parks
May, 2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 5/1/2015
May Day without Venom Hike, Protect Yourself from Bites and Stings - Lake Pleasant - 5/1/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/1/2015
All About Venomous Snakes - San Tan - 5/1/2015
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 5/1/2015
Full Moon Hike - San Tan - 5/1/2015
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 5/2/2015
Wag the Dog - San Tan - 5/2/2015
Movie at the Park: A Bug's Life - San Tan - 5/2/2015
Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 5/2/2015
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 5/2/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/2/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/2/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Full Moon Paddle Tour - Lake Pleasant - 5/2/2015
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 5/2/2015
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross - 5/2/2015
Stargazing for Everyone! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/2/2015
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park - 5/2/2015
Scavenger Hunt -Estrella Park - 5/3/2015
Sunset and Full Moon Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 5/3/2015
Full Moon Hike - "Full Flower Moon" - Usery Park - 5/3/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 5/5/2015
Saguaro Blossoms Walk - Usery Park - 5/6/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 5/6/2015
Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn - 5/7/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 5/7/2015
Lousley Hill Hike - McDowell - 5/7/2015
Spring Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/7/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 5/8/2015
Exploring Spur Cross - 5/8/2015
Old Man of the Mountain: Historical Hike - San Tan - 5/8/2015
Practical Desert Survival - White Tank Mtn. - 5/8/2015
"Boots and Burgers" with author, Roger Naylor - Usery Park - 5/8/2015
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 5/9/2015
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 5/9/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 5/9/2015
Trail Work Day! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/9/2015
Archery 101 (Two class times available) - Usery Park - 5/9/2015
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park - 5/9/2015
Cryptic Birds of the Night -Estrella Park - 5/9/2015
Slithery Storytelling - White Tank Mtn. - 5/9/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 5/9/2015
Just for Kids: I “Heart” Mom - San Tan - 5/9/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 5/9/2015
Stargazing for Everyone - 5/9/2015
Scorpion Night Walk - McDowell - 5/9/2015
Mountain Bike 101: Beginner Ride - San Tan - 5/10/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 5/10/2015
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 5/13/2015
Sonoran Story, Craft, and Play Time - White Tank Mtn. - 5/13/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 5/13/2015
Early Morning Pond Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 5/14/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 5/14/2015
*CANCELLED* Spring Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/14/2015
Homeschool: Jaguars! - San Tan - 5/14/2015
Sunset to Stargazing Walk- McDowell - 5/14/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 5/15/2015
Black Rock Archaeology Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 5/15/2015
Bloomin’ Cactus Walk - San Tan - 5/15/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/15/2015
Hike by the Light of the Moon! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/15/2015
Movie Night in the Park: “Desert Animals: Outlaws & Skeletons” - Usery Park - 5/15/2015
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park - 5/15/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross ** CANCELLED** - 5/16/2015
*NEW LOCATION* - Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon - White Tank Mtn. - 5/16/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 5/16/2015
Event Cancelled- Lake Pleasant Adventure Day - 5/16/2015
Archery 202 - Usery Park - 5/16/2015
Biomimicry -Estrella Park - 5/16/2015
Photographic Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/16/2015
Photography 101 -Estrella Park - 5/16/2015
Wonderful World of Plants - White Tank Mtn. - 5/16/2015
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 5/16/2015
Desert Edibles - San Tan - 5/16/2015
All About Bighorn Sheep - San Tan - 5/16/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 5/16/2015
Kids Series: Master Trackers -Estrella Park - 5/17/2015
Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 5/17/2015
Sonoran Sunset Photography - San Tan - 5/17/2015
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 5/17/2015
All About Jaguars - Usery Park - 5/20/2015
Designed for the Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 5/20/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 5/20/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 5/21/2015
Saguaro Blooms Walk - McDowell - 5/21/2015
Spring Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/21/2015
What is a Desert? - White Tank Mtn. - 5/21/2015
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead - 5/22/2015
Looking for Wildlife on the Beardsley - Morgan City Wash Loop Trail - Lake Pleasant - 5/22/2015
Eco-Tour of San Tan MRP - San Tan - 5/22/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 5/22/2015
Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn. - 5/22/2015
Sunset Over Spur Cross - 5/22/2015
All About Bald Eagles - Usery Park - 5/22/2015
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park - 5/22/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Northern Coves - Lake Pleasant - 5/23/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 5/23/2015
Searching for Saguaro Blooms Walk - San Tan - 5/23/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/23/2015
Tiny Tumbleweeds: I “Toad” You - San Tan - 5/23/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 5/23/2015
Nature Nurture-Kids Craft Time! McDowell - 5/23/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 5/23/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - 5/23/2015
"Scenic Lookout" Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 5/24/2015
Mountain Bike 101: Beginner Ride - San Tan - 5/24/2015
*County Holiday - 5/25/2015
Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 5/25/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 5/27/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 5/28/2015
Exploring the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 5/28/2015
Spring Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/28/2015
Homeschool: Bats - San Tan - 5/28/2015
Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks/Horse Staging Area - McDowell - 5/29/2015
"Looking for Wildlife" on the Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant - 5/29/2015
All About Mule Deer - Usery Park - 5/29/2015
Bug Theater with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/29/2015
CANCELLED Looking for Rattlesnakes with the Ranger - Lake Pleasant - 5/30/2015
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/30/2015
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/30/2015
Believe it or Not! -Estrella Park - 5/30/2015
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/30/2015
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 5/30/2015
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 5/30/2015
Scorpion Hunt (First one of the year!!) - Usery Park - 5/30/2015
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan - 5/30/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 5/31/2015
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 5/31/2015
Arts and Crafts for Kids -Estrella Park - 5/31/2015


Events for All Parks
June, 2015
Boy Scouts of America Lake Pleasant Camp- Session 1 - 6/1/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 6/1/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 6/3/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 6/3/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 6/4/2015
Summer Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 6/4/2015
Animal Tracks & Desert Holes - McDowell "The County Parks are getting "Wet 'n' Wild" this Summer!" - 6/4/2015
Homeschool: Monsoon Madness - San Tan - 6/4/2015

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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