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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative end date)
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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Events for All Parks
August, 2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 8/1/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/1/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/1/2015
Reptile Feeding - McDowell **The County Parks are getting Wet 'n' Wild this Summer** - 8/1/2015
Wet 'n' Wild Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 8/1/2015
All About Rattlesnakes - Usery Park - 8/1/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/1/2015
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 8/1/2015
Movie at the Park: Toughest Desert Animals - San Tan - 8/1/2015
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 8/1/2015
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park - 8/1/2015
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
*CANCELLED* Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/7/2015
Movie Night in the Park: “The Living Desert” - Usery Park - 8/7/2015
**Cancelled** 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
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 8/12/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/12/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 8/13/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Eastern Coves of Lake Pleasant - 8/13/2015
Homeschool: Monsoon Madness - San Tan - 8/13/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 8/14/2015
Exploring Spur Cross - 8/14/2015
All About Cactuses - Usery Park - 8/14/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/14/2015
Perseids Meteor Shower Hike - San Tan - 8/14/2015
Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing - San Tan - 8/14/2015
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/15/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 8/15/2015
Nature Nurture-Kids Craft Time! McDowell - 8/15/2015
Summer Family Movie with a Message: Hoot - White Tank Mtn. - 8/15/2015
POSTPONED - Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn. - 8/15/2015
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 8/15/2015
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 8/15/2015
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park - 8/15/2015
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan - 8/15/2015
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park - 8/15/2015
Mountain Bike 101: Beginner Ride - San Tan - 8/16/2015
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park - 8/16/2015
Wet 'n' Wild Your Inner Snake -Estrella Park - 8/16/2015
Pondering Petroglyphs - White Tank Mtn. - 8/19/2015
All About Mammals - Usery Park - 8/19/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/19/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 8/20/2015
Early Morning Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell - 8/20/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Easy Paddle Tour of Lake Pleasant - 8/20/2015
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead - 8/21/2015
All About Coyotes - Usery Park - 8/21/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/21/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/21/2015
It's the Stormwater Showdown! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/21/2015
All About Jaguars - San Tan - 8/21/2015
In Search of Scorpions! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/21/2015
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park - 8/21/2015
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn. - 8/21/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 8/21/2015
Nocturnal Animals Night Hike -Estrella Park - 8/21/2015
Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 8/22/2015
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/22/2015
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/22/2015
Meet the Michelin Man! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/22/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 8/22/2015
Reptile Feeding - McDowell "The County Parks are getting Wet 'n' Wild this Summer"! - 8/22/2015
Wet 'n' Wild Critter Chat -Estrella Park - 8/22/2015
All About Condors - Usery Park - 8/22/2015
Arts and Crafts for Kids -Estrella Park - 8/22/2015
Summer Sonoran Series - Family Program - White Tank Mtn. - 8/22/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 8/22/2015
All About Desert Rabbits - Usery Park - 8/26/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/26/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 8/27/2015
"Scenic Lookout" Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 8/27/2015
Homeschool: Monsoon Madness - San Tan - 8/27/2015
Sunset Snake Sssssearch! - McDowell - 8/27/2015
Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - McDowell - 8/28/2015
Critter Riddles: Which Animal Am I? - White Tank Mtn. - 8/28/2015
Full Moon Scenic Hike - Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2015
Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park - 8/28/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 8/29/2015
Desert Washes, Gulches and Arroyos - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/29/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 8/29/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2015
What About Water? - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2015
The Big Taste: Prickly Pear - 8/29/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Wet 'n' Wild Sunset and Full Moon Paddle Tour - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2015
Full Moon Hike on North Trail - McDowell - 8/29/2015
Full Moon Hike - "Full Red Moon" - Usery Park - 8/29/2015
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 8/29/2015
Full "Red Moon" Hike - San Tan - 8/29/2015
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park - 8/29/2015
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 8/30/2015


Events for All Parks
September, 2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 9/1/2015
All About Desert Edibles - Usery Park - 9/2/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/2/2015
Fitness Thursday - Estrella Park - 9/3/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 9/4/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/4/2015
All About Insects - San Tan - 9/4/2015
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2015

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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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