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image - County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer 8/19/2014
(Phoenix) – Beginning October 1, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will bring back the Buy One, Get One campaign! The campaign allows park visitors who pay the camping fee for one night, or more, at a desert mountain county park to receive one night of equal or lesser value for free at any of the county’s desert parks during that s ....More Details


image - Maricopa County parks prepare to lift fire ban Maricopa County parks prepare to lift fire ban 8/15/2014
(Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual fire ban beginning Friday, August 29, 2014. This allows park visitors to use campfires, fire pits, and charcoal grills. ....More Details


image - Lake Pleasant to celebrate the Fourth of July Lake Pleasant to celebrate the Fourth of July 6/17/2014
(Morristown) – The Fourth of July is quickly approaching! Pack up the kids, neighbors and friends and make plans to witness one of the finest firework displays in the Valley at Lake Pleasant Regional Park on Thursday, July 3rd! Better yet, make it a memorable day by adding activities such as boating, a refreshing dip in the lake or a picnic under a ....More Details


image - Recreation enthusiasts have a new "avenue" to enjoy Recreation enthusiasts have a new "avenue" to enjoy 5/20/2014
The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department recently completed construction of three-miles of new trails along the Maricopa Trail. This segment of trails connects the southeast corner of White Tank Mountain Regional Park to the Jackrabbit Trail Park and Ride in Buckeye. Combined with previously built, but disconnected portions of the trail ....More Details


image - Annual fire ban to be implemented Annual fire ban to be implemented 5/13/2014
(Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire ban on Tuesday, May 27. “To provide park visitors the opportunity to enjoy campfires over Memorial Day weekend, the department is delaying the implementation of the annual fire ban as long as possible. However, for the safety of park visitors and park reso ....More Details


image - Celebrate Earth Day On The Maricopa Trail Celebrate Earth Day On The Maricopa Trail 4/11/2014
(Phoenix) – With Earth Day around the corner, local businesses and community members are scouring volunteer sites to find the perfect project to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. While some will seek to make a difference through donations, others are in search of service projects. ....More Details


image - Stargazing Under The First Quarter Moon Stargazing Under The First Quarter Moon 2/19/2014
(Peoria) – Join local astronomy experts, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone, on March 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant as they bring the universe to you! ....More Details


image - Partnership Creates Recreation Gem in the Desert Partnership Creates Recreation Gem in the Desert 1/30/2014
[January 30, 2014] PHOENIX – The Nature Conservancy in Arizona and Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department are excited to unveil their cooperative efforts for inclusion of Hassayampa River Preserve as part of Vulture Mountains Recreation Area, including new site design plans. ....More Details


image - County park playgrounds receive makeover County park playgrounds receive makeover 1/22/2014
(Maricopa County) – The next time you visit a Maricopa County park, you may notice that some of the critters you spy on the playground appear to be larger than life. Don’t worry, you’re not seeing things, they really ARE larger than life! ....More Details


image - Camp in style at White Tank Mountain Regional Park Camp in style at White Tank Mountain Regional Park 12/10/2013
(Maricopa County) The time of year when locals and snowbirds alike pack-up their RV’s and head out to explore new and familiar territories has arrived! This year, however, those who set their sights on White Tank Mountain Regional Park will be pleasantly surprised by the addition of several new services. ....More Details


image - County Supervisor enjoys a morning of fitness and fun County Supervisor enjoys a morning of fitness and fun 11/8/2013
(Maricopa County) – After a long, hot summer, the time of year when we jump off our indoor treadmills and ditch the elliptical machines has FINALLY arrived! ....More Details


image - Maricopa County Parks are telling residents to Take A Hike! Maricopa County Parks are telling residents to Take A Hike! 11/4/2013
(Maricopa County) – Have you ever wanted to tell someone to take a hike? Well, on November 17, National Take A Hike Day, you’ll get your chance! ....More Details


image - National Family Volunteer Day National Family Volunteer Day 11/1/2013
(Maricopa County) Now that the ghouls and goblins have been laid to rest for another year, shoppers are heading to the malls in search of great deals. However, before getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, why not take a deep breath and make time for a community act of service with your family? ....More Details


image - County parks honor Veterans with gesture of appreciation County parks honor Veterans with gesture of appreciation 10/28/2013
(Maricopa County) – As a small token of appreciation for the freedoms afforded to all Americans, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will be honoring all veterans with Military Service Appreciation Day on Monday, November 11. ....More Details


image - Agencies collaborate to bring attention to pets and parks Agencies collaborate to bring attention to pets and parks 10/23/2013
(Mesa) – Maricopa County’s Parks & Recreation and Animal Care & Control departments are partnering to bring attention to adoptable animals and county parks. On November 2, the agencies will launch a Wag & Walk Adoption Hike program at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa. ....More Details


image - County parks unveil 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge County parks unveil 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge 10/11/2013
(Maricopa County) Are you up to a challenge this fall? If so, you’ll want to keep reading. On November 1, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will release information on its newest fall challenge, 100 Miles in 100 Days! ....More Details


image - Cave Creek Regional Park Celebrates 21st Anniversary Cave Creek Regional Park Celebrates 21st Anniversary 10/9/2013
(Maricopa County) How does Cave Creek Regional Park plan on celebrating its 21st anniversary? By hosting a spooktacular event! On Saturday, October 26th the park will kick-off the anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. with a Big Black Birds with Brains presentation hosted by the Sonoran Audubon Society. “Ravens and their kin are crazy birds so this wil ....More Details


image - County parks hold public meeting for proposed fee increases County parks hold public meeting for proposed fee increases 10/8/2013
(Phoenix) – Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Commission will host a public meeting on Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the Parks Conference Room located at 234 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 6400 in Phoenix to discuss proposed fee increases. ....More Details


image - County parks remain open during government shutdown County parks remain open during government shutdown 10/3/2013
(Phoenix) – While the National Park Service is being forced to turn visitors away due to a government shutdown, Maricopa County’s regional park system is welcoming individuals seeking recreational experiences in the Sonoran Desert. ....More Details


image - An evening under the stars An evening under the stars 9/23/2013
(Peoria) – Join local astronomy experts, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone, on October 12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant as they bring the universe to you! ....More Details


image - Celebrating National Public Lands Day Celebrating National Public Lands Day 9/13/2013
(Maricopa County) National Public Lands Day, a nationwide celebration of public lands, is a day that brings awareness to open space and thanks the many people for their support and hard work, including volunteers, land agencies, and outdoor-minded businesses. ....More Details


image - Skim across the open water in style Skim across the open water in style 9/4/2013
(Peoria) – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to skim across a flat water lake in a kayak or canoe? Wonder no more; first-time paddlers now have an opportunity to attend not one but two on-water paddle classes. ....More Details

 

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