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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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Javelina Jundred Extreme Foot Race! Saturday AND Sunday
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
This popular extreme 100 mile foot race is scheduled to be held on the Full Moon weekend in October. The rolling terrain and great volunteer support make it a favorite every year. To learn more Contact Jamil Coury at or (602) 361-7440. Fully stocked aid stations every 7.5 miles. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED--SEE LINK BELOW.

Date: 10/27/2012
Time: 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Duration: 30 hours of running on the Pemberton Trail
Speaker: Race Director Jamil and Nick Coury
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: Register on line or on site beginning at 4:30 p.m.
More Info:
Contact: Rand Hubbell, Park Supervisor (480) 471-0173
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park - Trailhead Staging Area
16,300 North McDowell Park Drive
Scottsdale, AZ, AZ  
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