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 Events for All Parks 
<July 2014>

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014
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.

Educational Programs

Experienced Interpretive Rangers take visitors on interesting guided hikes. Explore the ruins of Native American Hohokam, interpret the art chipped onto rocks known as petroglyphs, or learn about the native wildlife. Every day, Maricopa County Parks offer visitors a variety of guided hikes, at no additional cost. For a complete listing of events at each park, visit our

Volunteers and Park Host Programs
The Maricopa County Parks System would not be a reality without the contributed hours by this highly-prized group of individuals. Volunteers from around the Phoenix metropolitan area donate their time and energy in all of the parks at the contact stations, visitor centers, and campsites. Park hosts are another unique group of individuals who come to Phoenix from all over North America and donate thousands of hours a year to the Maricopa County Parks. For more information on these programs, call the park of your choice directly, or the main office at 602.506.2930.

Desert Outdoor Center Programs
Over 30 programs are offered, ranging from dinosaur history to alternative energy. Public events include stargazing with an observatory telescope and guided hikes along the barrier-free trail. View DOC Programs page for more information on programs and educational opportunities.



San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan
Nature Games Day at the Lake Pleasant Visitor Center
Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Competitive Track usage ---Vertigo Night Run
Summer Night Ride Series- Pemberton Trail

Sonoran Desert 101 - San Tan - 7/27/2014
Competitive Track usage ---Vertigo Night Run - 7/27/2014
"Just for Kids" - Creature Feature - Usery Park - 7/30/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 7/30/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Lousley Hill Trailhead - 8/1/2014
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 8/1/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/1/2014
All About Desert Tortoises - Usery Park - 8/1/2014
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park - 8/1/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 8/2/2014
Sonoran Story and Craft Time: Just for Kids - San Tan - 8/2/2014
Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park - 8/2/2014
Family Movie: Rango - White Tank Mtn. - 8/2/2014
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 8/2/2014
All About Kayaking - Usery Park - 8/6/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/6/2014
Homeschool: Water Wise - San Tan - 8/7/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Wagner Trailhead - 8/8/2014
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 8/8/2014
Water Crisis in Arizona? - Usery Park - 8/8/2014
Water Follies: A Discussion about Water Use in the Desert - San Tan - 8/8/2014
"Monsoon Madness!" - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/8/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/8/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/8/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/8/2014

General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
except holidays 

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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