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Maricopa County is located in the central portion of the Sonoran Desert. The desert is home to a variety of plants and animals. Below is a list of wildlife and vegetataion commonly seen at a Maricopa County park.
Printable wildlife flyer. Printable wildflower flyer.

Mammals Reptiles
Insects
Spiders
Birds Flora
Mule Deer
Coyotes
Javelina
Rabbits
Raccoons
Skunks
Kangaroo Rats
Pocket mice
Gophers
Kit Foxes
Blacktailed Jack Rabbits
Squirrels
Bobcats
Mountain Lions
Western rattlesnake
Diamondback rattlesnake
Mohaves
Desert Tortoise
Gila Monster
Coral snake
Gopher snakes
Wasps
Bees
Ants
Scorpions
Black Widow spider
Brown Recluse spider
Centipedes
Conenose bugs
Tarantulas
Mourning Doves
Roadrunners
Red-tailed Hawks
Ravens
Gila Woodpeckers
Gambels Quail
Cactus Wrens
Northern Cardinals
Turkey Vultures
Great Horned Owls
Hummingbirds
Sparrows
Falcons
Palo Verde
Ironwood Trees
Hedgehog Cacti
Prickly Pear Cacti
Saguaro Cacti
Pincushion Cacti
Barrel Cacti
Lupine
Poppy
Fairy Duster
Brittlebush
Creosote

 

 


McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Islands of Lake Pleasant
Take a Hike on Halloween- San Tan
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park
Haunted Trail -Estrella Park
Haunted Hike! - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Halloween Party - White Tank Mtn.

McDowell Trailhead Staging Area - Closed Saturday and Sunday morning - 11/1/2014
Runners on the Pemberton Trail-McDowell - 11/1/2014
Progressive Fitness Hike #1 - Usery Park - 11/1/2014
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell - 11/1/2014
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/1/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 11/1/2014
Wag ā€˜nā€™ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 11/1/2014
Yappy Days - San Tan - 11/1/2014
Exploring the Desert - McDowell - 11/1/2014
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/1/2014
Shoreline Fishing Talk @ Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant - 11/1/2014
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 11/1/2014
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 11/1/2014
Scenic Lake Pleasant, a walk with Naturalist Frank - Lake Pleasant - 11/1/2014
Arizona Birds, Live! At Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant - 11/1/2014
Author Visit - Dr. Joyce Story - White Tank Mtn. - 11/1/2014
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 11/1/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Moon Glow Paddle - 11/1/2014
Birding Adventures - San Tan - 11/2/2014
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell - 11/2/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 11/2/2014
Family Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 11/2/2014
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 11/2/2014
"Desert General Store" Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 11/2/2014
Life in the Desert -Estrella Park - 11/2/2014
more...


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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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