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5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. Please check back after Labor Day for updates.
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 3/21/2010
Find the Ranger - Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park
This open-house style program features the ranger hiking along the Wind Cave Trail and stopping to t ...

Horses 101-Estrella
Ranger Pat will show you how to catch, halter, lead, tie, groom, bridle, and saddle a horse. Kids ca ...

Wildflower Desert Photography Hike - San Tan
How do you capture the beauty of the wildflowers blooming at San Tan? With a camera, of course. En ...

Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross
March 21 Sunday 9:00 am Wildflower Walk (moderate) Spur Cross has received generous amounts of ...

Bring Your Own Horse Horseback Ride BYOH-Estrella
BYOH is back! If you don't feel comfortable riding alone, don't know the trails or have a horse that ...

Wildflower Bingo!- McDowell Mountain Park
All ages are welcome to test your identification skills with this bingo game! We’ll walk along the V ...

Snake Feeding-Estrella
Come and meet our 6 foot long gopher snake (Persephone). She is very friendly and will be glad to gr ...

Discovering Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park
How have people survived off the land for thousands of years? Which desert plants are edible and wh ...

Dimensional Fabric Flowers of the Desert Session 2-Estrella
Join us at the Nature Center for Session 2. We will be creating 2 & 3 dimension Desert flowers & cac ...

Reptile Feeding at McDowell- McDowell Park
Join the staff for an afternoon break and see how our cold-blooded residents eat their monthly meals ...

Rock Art of Spur Cross
March 21 Sunday 3:00 pm Rock Art of Spur Cross (moderate) The petroglyphs found in Spur Cross w ...

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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

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