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5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. A date to cancel the fire ban has not yet been determined.
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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Mountain Biking for Beginners - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Interested in mountain biking but don’t know where to start? Where can I ride? What if I get a flat? What about the cactus? Are there snakes? What are the best of shoes to wear? Do I need to clip in? How much water should I bring? Find out the answers to all these questions and learn the basics of mountain biking from experienced riders in a non-intimidating setting. Bring your bike and helmet(required). Meet at the Nature Center. Please RSVP by emailing

Date: 1/25/2014
Time: 2:00 PM    
Speaker: Park Staff and Volunteers
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
Location: Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 W. Vineyard Ave
Goodyear, AZ  
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41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
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Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596

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