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Events for 11/1/2014
McDowell Trailhead Staging Area - Closed Saturday and Sunday morning
The 1st and 2nd of November we have a 100 mile foot race being staged in the Trailhead Staging Area. ...

Runners on the Pemberton Trail-McDowell
Beginning at 6:00 am, approximately 700 runners will be on the Pemberton Trail all through the day a ...

Progressive Fitness Hike #1 - Usery Park
Want to increase your fitness level and also enjoy the outdoors? Hit the trails with us for a fun w ...

Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell
On Saturday and Sunday, November 1st adn 2nd and mountain bike manufacturer will bring out their new ...

Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park
In this episode of Desert Denizens we will learn about “Javelinas”! All ages welcome! Meet in the Na ...

Rock Art of Spur Cross
November 1 Saturday 9:00 am Rock Art of Spur Cross (moderate) The petroglyphs found in Spur C ...

Wag ‘n’ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park
Don’t have a dog? No problem! Maricopa County’s Animal Care & Control and Parks and Recreation Dep ...

Yappy Days - San Tan
The kids have had their Halloween fun. Now it’s time for our four-legged friends to show off their H ...

Exploring the Desert - McDowell
Join the Ranger on this guided hike to explore the Sonoran Desert. We will examine the plants and a ...

Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Come see our collection of cool and creapy carnivores consume their prey! Snakes swallow their prey, ...

Shoreline Fishing Talk @ Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant
Come learn a few tips from our Naturalist and fisherman Frank Meyerholtz, who will share his experie ...

Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park
It’s lunchtime for the critters at the nature center! We’ll watch how they chow down and learn a few ...

Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant
Come explore the history of water at Lake Pleasant. Lake Pleasant has seen many changes and it now ...

Scenic Lake Pleasant, a walk with Naturalist Frank - Lake Pleasant
Join Frank outside the Lake Pleasant Visitor Center for a slow interpretive walk above the lake, whi ...

Arizona Birds, Live! At Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant
Come on out to the Lake Pleasant Regional Park Visitor Center for this special live presentation on ...

Author Visit - Dr. Joyce Story - White Tank Mtn.
Award-winning author and teller Joyce Story regularly shares her tales about the plants and animals ...

Reptile Feeding - San Tan
Reptiles, such as lizards and snakes, do not use forks and knives to help them eat their meals. Inst ...

Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Moon Glow Paddle
If you have your own kayak, canoe or SUP join the ranger and the Pleasant Paddlers Program for a fun ...

Upcoming Events in November
Birding Adventures - San Tan  (11/2/2014  8:00 AM)
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell  (11/2/2014  9:00 AM)
Exploring Spur Cross  (11/2/2014  9:00 AM)
Family Fitness Hike -Estrella Park  (11/2/2014  9:00 AM)
New to Arizona? - Usery Park  (11/2/2014  10:00 AM)
"Desert General Store" Walk - White Tank Mtn.  (11/2/2014  1:00 PM)
Life in the Desert -Estrella Park  (11/2/2014  1:00 PM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (11/3/2014  9:00 AM)
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park  (11/5/2014  9:00 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (11/5/2014  6:30 PM)
Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (11/6/2014  6:45 AM)
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park  (11/6/2014  8:00 AM)
Desert Edibles Walk - San Tan  (11/6/2014  9:00 AM)
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park  (11/6/2014  9:00 AM)
Wellness Program -Estrella Park  (11/6/2014  9:00 AM)
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park  (11/6/2014  11:00 AM)
Sunset/Moonlight Hike on Lousley Hill - McDowell  (11/6/2014  5:00 PM)
Thursday Evening Bird Watch Hike With the Full Moon - Lake Pleasant  (11/6/2014  5:00 PM)
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross  (11/6/2014  6:00 PM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area  (11/7/2014  8:00 AM)
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 8AM Class - Lake Pleasant  (11/7/2014  8:00 AM)
Backyard Birding - Usery Park  (11/7/2014  9:00 AM)
Tiny Tumbleweeds: Toddler Stroll - San Tan  (11/7/2014  9:00 AM)
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park  (11/7/2014  10:00 AM)
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 10AM Class - Lake Pleasant  (11/7/2014  10:00 AM)
Competitive Track - Closed - McDowell  (11/7/2014  2:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (11/7/2014  3:00 PM)
Almost Full Moon Hike -Estrella Park  (11/7/2014  7:30 PM)
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (11/7/2014  7:30 PM)
Full Moon Hike - Usery Park  (11/7/2014  7:30 PM)
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park  (11/8/2014  8:00 AM)
Progressive Fitness Hike #2 - Usery Park  (11/8/2014  8:00 AM)
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan  (11/8/2014  8:00 AM)
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell  (11/8/2014  8:30 AM)
Saturday Bird Walk - Usery Park  (11/8/2014  9:00 AM)
Yavapai Trail Hike with Naturalist Frank - Lake Pleasant  (11/8/2014  10:00 AM)
Adventures with Sam the Salamander - San Tan  (11/8/2014  11:00 AM)
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (11/8/2014  11:00 AM)
Wonderful World of Plants -Estrella Park  (11/8/2014  11:00 AM)
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell  (11/8/2014  11:30 AM)
Kid vs. Wild - Usery Park  (11/8/2014  2:00 PM)
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (11/8/2014  7:30 PM)
Stargazing for Everyone - San Tan  (11/8/2014  7:30 PM)
Sonoran Desert 101 - Usery Park  (11/9/2014  10:00 AM)
Kids Series: The Saguaro Cactus  (11/9/2014  11:00 AM)
Black Rock Archaeology Walk - White Tank Mtn.  (11/10/2014  9:00 AM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (11/10/2014  9:00 AM)
Sunset Photography - San Tan  (11/10/2014  4:00 PM)
* County Observed Holiday  (11/11/2014  12:01 AM)
Beginning Desert Hiking - Usery Park  (11/11/2014  10:00 AM)
Backyard Birding - Usery Park  (11/12/2014  9:00 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (11/12/2014  6:30 PM)
Exploring the Desert Scenic Hike with the Ranger - Lake Pleasant  (11/13/2014  8:00 AM)
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/13/2014  8:00 AM)
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park  (11/13/2014  8:00 AM)
Homeschool: Desert Jeopardy!  (11/13/2014  9:00 AM)
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park  (11/13/2014  9:00 AM)
CANCELED - Plants of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (11/13/2014  10:00 AM)
Reptile Feeding - McDowell  (11/13/2014  1:00 PM)
Desert Show & Tell - McDowell  (11/13/2014  1:30 PM)
Looking for Birds Hike - Lake Pleasant  (11/14/2014  7:00 AM)
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan  (11/14/2014  7:30 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead  (11/14/2014  8:00 AM)
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park  (11/14/2014  9:00 AM)
Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park  (11/14/2014  9:00 AM)
Scenic Shorline Hike Above Lake Pleasant  (11/14/2014  2:00 PM)
All About Bobcats - Usery Park  (11/14/2014  6:00 PM)
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/14/2014  6:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (11/14/2014  6:30 PM)
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park  (11/14/2014  7:00 PM)
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park  (11/14/2014  7:30 PM)
Four Peaks - Closed - McDowell  (11/15/2014  6:00 AM)
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/15/2014  8:00 AM)
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn.  (11/15/2014  8:00 AM)
Progressive Fitness Hike #3 - Usery Park  (11/15/2014  8:00 AM)
TRAILWORK Volunteers Day - San Tan  (11/15/2014  8:00 AM)
Archery 101 (Two class times available) - Usery Park  (11/15/2014  9:00 AM)
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/15/2014  10:00 AM)
Cottonwood Trail Hike with Naturalist Frank - Lake Pleasant  (11/15/2014  10:00 AM)
Desert Discovery Day at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve  (11/15/2014  10:00 AM)
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park  (11/15/2014  11:00 AM)
All About Birds - Usery Park  (11/15/2014  12:00 PM)
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/15/2014  12:00 PM)
Sonoran Desert Survival - San Tan  (11/15/2014  12:00 PM)
Nature Photography for Beginners - Usery Park  (11/15/2014  3:00 PM)
Photography 101 -Estrella Park  (11/15/2014  3:30 PM)
Sunrise Photography - San Tan  (11/16/2014  7:00 AM)
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross  (11/16/2014  9:00 AM)
National "Take A Hike" Day - Usery Park  (11/16/2014  9:00 AM)
National Take a Hike Day - White Tank Mtn.  (11/16/2014  9:00 AM)
Lake Pleasant Trails Grand Opening Celebration  (11/16/2014  1:00 PM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (11/17/2014  9:00 AM)
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park  (11/19/2014  9:00 AM)
Exploring Spur Cross  (11/19/2014  9:00 AM)
Meandering the Merkle - Usery Park  (11/19/2014  10:00 AM)
Were Turkeys "Gobbled Up" by the Ancient Ones?  (11/19/2014  11:00 AM)
All About Deserts - Usery Park  (11/19/2014  12:00 PM)
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell  (11/19/2014  4:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (11/19/2014  6:30 PM)
Scenic "See the Lake Like Never Before" Hike - Lake Pleasant  (11/20/2014  7:00 AM)
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/20/2014  8:00 AM)
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park  (11/20/2014  8:00 AM)
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park  (11/20/2014  9:00 AM)
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park  (11/20/2014  11:00 AM)
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (11/20/2014  11:00 AM)
Reptile Discovery and Feeding - Lake Pleasant  (11/21/2014  2:00 AM)
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT  (11/21/2014  8:00 AM)
Backyard Birding - Usery Park  (11/21/2014  9:00 AM)
Home School Program: "Measurement Matters" - Usery Park  (11/21/2014  9:00 AM)
Trail Talk Series: San Tan  (11/21/2014  9:00 AM)
Hiking 101 - San Tan  (11/21/2014  12:00 PM)
Movie Night in the Park: “Grand Canyon Adventure” - Usery Park  (11/21/2014  7:00 PM)
Long Hike by Lake Pleasant  (11/22/2014  8:00 AM)
Progressive Fitness Hike #4 - Usery Park  (11/22/2014  8:00 AM)
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan  (11/22/2014  8:00 AM)
This Walk is for the Birds! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/22/2014  8:30 AM)
Archery 202 - Usery Park  (11/22/2014  9:00 AM)
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross  (11/22/2014  9:00 AM)
Competitive Track - Closed - McDowell  (11/22/2014  10:00 AM)
Introduction to Desert Plants - Usery Park  (11/22/2014  10:00 AM)
"The Thanksgiving Bird" - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/22/2014  10:30 AM)
Library Series - White Tank Wash Ecosystems and Plant Life - White Tank Mtn.  (11/22/2014  10:30 AM)
Animal Art! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/22/2014  1:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (11/22/2014  1:00 PM)
Kid's Photo Scavenger Hunt - Usery Park  (11/22/2014  2:00 PM)
"Rattlesnakes of Arizona!" - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/22/2014  2:30 PM)
Campfire & Social - McDowell  (11/22/2014  6:30 PM)
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan  (11/23/2014  8:00 AM)
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross  (11/23/2014  9:00 AM)
Beginning Desert Hiking - Usery Park  (11/23/2014  10:00 AM)
Taste the Desert: Mesquite - San Tan  (11/23/2014  12:00 PM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (11/24/2014  9:00 AM)
Backyard Birding - Usery Park  (11/26/2014  9:00 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (11/26/2014  6:30 PM)
* County Observed Holiday  (11/27/2014  12:01 AM)
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park  (11/27/2014  9:00 AM)
* County Observed Holiday  (11/28/2014  12:01 AM)
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan  (11/28/2014  7:30 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Sonoran Trail- DIFFICULT  (11/28/2014  8:00 AM)
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park  (11/28/2014  10:00 AM)
Introduction to Desert Plants - Usery Park  (11/28/2014  10:00 AM)
The Geology of Arizona - Usery Park  (11/28/2014  7:00 PM)
Progressive Fitness Hike #5 - Usery Park  (11/29/2014  8:00 AM)
Basic Geocaching - McDowell  (11/29/2014  9:00 AM)
Saturday Bird Walk - Usery Park  (11/29/2014  9:00 AM)
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (11/29/2014  10:00 AM)
Wildlife Safari - Usery Park  (11/29/2014  10:00 AM)
Shoreline Fishing Talk @ Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant  (11/29/2014  10:30 AM)
Man on the Mountain: Historical Hike - San Tan  (11/29/2014  12:00 PM)
Things to Do At or Near Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant  (11/29/2014  12:30 PM)
Campground Nature Walk - Usery Park  (11/29/2014  4:00 PM)
Animal Flashlight Walk - San Tan  (11/29/2014  7:30 PM)
New to Arizona? - Usery Park  (11/30/2014  10:00 AM)
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell  (11/30/2014  11:30 AM)
The Desert Tortoise and Friends - McDowell  (11/30/2014  1:30 PM)
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park  (11/30/2014  2:00 PM)
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