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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.

 

 

McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT
In Search of Early Wildflowers - Lake Pleasant
Sonoran Desert 101 - Usery Park
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park
Wag the Dog - San Tan
All About Desert Survival - Usery Park
All About the Hohokam - San Tan
Ranger Guided Lake Knowledge Short Walk - Lake Pleasant
Animal Signs! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park

100 Miles in 100 Days Celebration! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/28/2015
In Search of Birds, with Joe Ford! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/28/2015
Dig into Archaeology: Outdoor Event - San Tan - 2/28/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 2/28/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 2/28/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 2/28/2015
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park - 2/28/2015
**CANCELLED** Animal Signs -Estrella Park - 2/28/2015
*TIME CHANGE* White Tank Art Fair - White Tank Mtn - 2/28/2015
100 Mile in 100 Days Final Celebration - McDowell - 2/28/2015
100 Miles Celebration -Estrella Park - 2/28/2015
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park - 2/28/2015
Looking for Early Wildflowers 10AM Hike - Lake Pleasant - 2/28/2015
Pollywoggin’ Storytime with Rose! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/28/2015
WONDERFUL WORLD OF PLANTS (FLOWERS) with Joe Ford! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/28/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 11AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 2/28/2015
Looking for Early Wildflowers 1PM Hike - Lake Pleasant - 2/28/2015
“100 Miles in 100 Days” Celebration - Usery Park - 2/28/2015
Family Mystery Hike -Estrella Park - 2/28/2015
100-Mile Challenge Celebration - San Tan - 2/28/2015
100 Miles in 100 Days Celebration - White Tank Mtn - 2/28/2015
Geology of the Superstitions - Usery Park - 2/28/2015
Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park - 3/1/2015
**TIME CHANGE** White Tank Art Fair - White Tank Mtn - 3/1/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/1/2015
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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