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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 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.

Trail Rules

  • Respect other users, expect other users.
  • Be friendly and courteous.
  • Share the trail. Ride, walk or run on
    the right, pass on the left.
  • Stay on the trail. Creating your own trail or cutting switchbacks creates erosion, damages habitat and causes new trails which can't be maintained.
  • Bicyclists yield to equestrians, runners and hikers.
  • Keep your bike under control and at a safe speed.
  • Runners and hikers yield to equestrians.
  • Downhill traffic should yield to uphill traffic. When in doubt, give the other user the right of way.
  • Use unpaved trails only when they are dry, not muddy or wet, to avoid leaving ruts or prints.
  • Warn people when you are planning to pass. Use your voice to warn equestrians, not bells or horns.
  • Bells or horns may frighten horses.
  • Anticipate other trail users around corners and blind spots.
  • Ride within your ability at all times.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Use caution when using headphones.
    You may not be able to hear people
    trying to warn you.
  • When a horse approaches, move off the trail.
  • Leave no trace.
  • Pack out your litter.
  • Dogs should be kept on leashes and under control.

To download literature, click on the links below:

   

 

 

McDowell Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area
All About Desert Quail - Usery Park
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's
Animal Flashlight Walk - San Tan

San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 8/23/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/23/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/23/2014
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/23/2014
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/23/2014
The Art of Camouflage - McDowell - 8/23/2014
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/23/2014
Little Explorers for Kids: Dinosaurs - San Tan - 8/23/2014
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 8/23/2014
Summer Night Ride Series- McDowell Competitive Track - 8/23/2014
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park - 8/23/2014
Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park - 8/26/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 8/27/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/27/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Weekday Paddle Exploring - Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Macro Wildlife in the Water at Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Tom's Thumb Trailhead - McDowell - 8/29/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 8/29/2014
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2014
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 8/29/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "The Living Desert" - Usery Park - 8/29/2014
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan - 8/29/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 8/30/2014
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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