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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
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.


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
calendar.

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.

 

 

All About Desert Edibles - Usery Park
Night Shredders - San Tan

Fitness Thursday - Estrella Park - 9/3/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 9/4/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/4/2015
All About Insects - San Tan - 9/4/2015
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2015
Movie Night in the Park: “Toughest Desert Animals” - Usery Park - 9/4/2015
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn. - 9/4/2015
Bug Theater - San Tan - 9/4/2015
Get Wet Cool Exploring Hike - Lake Pleasant - 9/5/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 9/5/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 9/5/2015
Critter Chat -Estrella Park - 9/5/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/5/2015
The Wonder of Wood Warblers - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/5/2015
Family Movie with a Message - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2015
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Desert Survival for Everyone - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Venomous Reptiles - LIVE!! - Usery Park - 9/5/2015
Night Owl Hike: Adults Only - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Nathan Marten Memorial - San Tan - 9/6/2015
Desert Walk 'n' Talk - San Tan - 9/8/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/9/2015
more...


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
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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