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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative)
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.

OHV Training

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
The ATV Safety Institute ATV Rider course provides hands-on training in basic techniques for riding an all-terrain vehicle. If you recently purchased a new ATV, you may be eligible for free training. For a training center near you, call the nationwide toll-free number (800) 887-2887 or visit www.atvsafety.org

Off-Highway Motorcycles
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) DirtBike School provides hands-on off-highway motorcycle rider training with an emphasis on safety and skill development. For a training center near you, call the nationwide toll-free number (877) 288-7093 or visit www.dirtbikeschool.com.

Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
The Arizona State Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, Inc (ASAW4WDC) provides a 4x4 Safety and Awareness Program that is sanctioned under the United Four Wheel Drive Association (UFWDA) (www.ufwda.org). For more information, visit ASA4WDC on-line at www.ASA4WDC.org.

Fruits of the Desert - Spur Cross
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell
Fourth of July Wet 'n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant
Reptile Feeding - San Tan
Just for Kids: Make A Snake Buddy - San Tan

Summer Family Movie: The Wild West - High Noon - White Tank Mtn. - 7/7/2015
“Just for Kids” – Creature Feature - Usery Park - 7/8/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 7/8/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 7/9/2015
Early Morning Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell - 7/9/2015
Looking for Wild Burros on the Wild Burro Trail - Lake Pleasant - 7/9/2015
Summer Sonoran Series - Family Program - White Tank Mtn. - 7/9/2015
Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - McDowell - 7/10/2015
Special Guest Speaker - A Conservation Conundrum - White Tank Mtn. - 7/10/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 7/10/2015
Movie Night in the Park: “Untamed Americas: Deserts” - Usery Park - 7/10/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 7/11/2015
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 7/11/2015
Fruits of the Desert - Spur Cross - 7/11/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 7/11/2015
Desert Denizen's ***The County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this Summer!- Cave Creek Regional Park - 7/11/2015
Movie Madness in the Park: Babe - San Tan - 7/11/2015
All About Turkey Vultures - San Tan - 7/11/2015
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 7/11/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 7/11/2015
Snake Feeding - McDowell - 7/11/2015
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn. - 7/11/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 7/11/2015
Scorpion Night Hike - McDowell - 7/11/2015
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park - 7/11/2015
more...


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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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