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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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Ancient Petroglyph Walk - McDowell- Youth Camp Area
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
McDowell‘s Hohokam petroglyphs are one of the best kept secrets in the Park. This is a very short (less than 1 mile) walk up a steep hill and in a sandy wash to see some rarely-seen smaller petroglyphs. Non-strenuous, but please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at Youth Group Area (last right-hand turn in park).

Date: 4/23/2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Duration: 1 1/2 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $2.00 per person park entry (walk-in fee).
Contact: Amy Burnett, Interpretive Ranger 480-471-0173

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