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<September 2015>

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.

Thank you for your interest in using the facilities at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant. The Desert Outdoor Center is nestled in the hills of the Sonoran Desert overlooking the waters of Lake Pleasant, one of the most beautiful locations in the Valley of the Sun. The center is a beautiful and unique facility…the “perfect” location for your wedding reception. You and your guests are sure to experience a truly memorable day.

The center provides many resources for your wedding day. To enter the facility, all guests will pass through a guarded gateway to ensure that no uninvited persons will attend your event. As your guests arrive or during cocktail hour, they can wander the exhibit hall to see many native desert animals, which is a favorite of both child and adult alike. Large, private dressing areas are provided for the entire bridal party to get ready for the special day.

Exchange your vows during a sunset ceremony at the terraced amphitheater overlooking scenic Lake Pleasant. The lake, mountains and desert provide a picturesque backdrop for wedding photos you will treasure for a lifetime. The spacious multipurpose room is an ideal reception location adaptable to your special bridal style and the large commercial kitchen is ideal for your caterer’s use.

We can “pencil you in” on any available date, with no cost or obligation, for 30 days. The reservation office is open Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Natalie at (602) 372-7470 ext. 209 or via email.

FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/11/2015
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 9/12/2015
FREE Beginner Canoeing Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/25/2015
Beginner Flatwater Canoeing On-water Skills Course - 9/26/2015
STARGAZING for EVERYONE - 10/17/2015

Wedding Photo Gallery
PowerPoint Format / Adobe Format

Facility Rental Information Packet
• Decoration guidelines
  • Frequently Asked Questions


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Entrance to the DOC is by reservation only.
Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
41402 N. 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85383
Ph: 602-372-7470
    Fax: (602)372-8596
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