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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.

 

September 12 Public Meeting Information

 

Lake Pleasant Regional Park Shares Proposed Trails Master Plan

(Maricopa County) Join Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. for an open house at Lake Pleasant Regional Park's Operations Building as staff share the final draft of the parks Trails Master Plan.

"As a fourth-generation Arizonan who has lived in the West Valley for many years, I'm really excited about this project! Currently, the park has two trails, Pipeline Canyon and Roadrunner. Combined, these trails are 2.8-miles in length. However, the department is proposing the construction of 17 new trails which will give the park 25.15-miles of multi-use trails," said Maricopa County District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman.

"Over the years the focus for the park has been water-based activities," said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director. With Maricopa County's population increasing by more than 24 percent over the past ten years, the department agreed it was imperative to expand services at the park. "By developing the trail system in the park, we're providing residents with a venue to not only boat and fish but also hike, mountain bike, horseback ride and connect with nature with the lake as a scenic backdrop," added Cardin.

The proposed project contains a mixture of new and connector trails which will also link the park to the Maricopa Trail. "Linking the Maricopa Trail to the park allows visitors continuous travel from Cave Creek Regional Park to White Tank Mountain Regional Park. It's thrilling to think that those using the trail will now be able to travel close to 60-miles on a county trail," said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors' Chairman Andy Kunasek, District 3.

Along with the development of a designated trail system comes the need to close some unauthorized routes. "When we developed the trail plan, we did take unauthorized routes into consideration. There are routes that we will be able to use once we bring them up to our trails standards. However, other areas will need to be closed for safety or conservation concerns and the park will take steps to restore these areas," said Cardin.

For more information on the project, attend the open house at the park on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. or visit http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/LPTrailsPlan.aspx. Lake Pleasant Regional Park is located at 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown, AZ 85342.

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Posted: 8/5/2013

 

Lake Pleasant Regional Park Shares Proposed Trails Master Plan

(Maricopa County) Join Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. for an open house at Lake Pleasant Regional Park's Operations Building as staff share the final draft of the parks Trails Master Plan.

"As a fourth-generation Arizonan who has lived in the West Valley for many years, I'm really excited about this project! Currently, the park has two trails, Pipeline Canyon and Roadrunner. Combined, these trails are 2.8-miles in length. However, the department is proposing the construction of 17 new trails which will give the park 25.15-miles of multi-use trails," said Maricopa County District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman.

"Over the years the focus for the park has been water-based activities," said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director. With Maricopa County's population increasing by more than 24 percent over the past ten years, the department agreed it was imperative to expand services at the park. "By developing the trail system in the park, we're providing residents with a venue to not only boat and fish but also hike, mountain bike, horseback ride and connect with nature with the lake as a scenic backdrop," added Cardin.

The proposed project contains a mixture of new and connector trails which will also link the park to the Maricopa Trail. "Linking the Maricopa Trail to the park allows visitors continuous travel from Cave Creek Regional Park to White Tank Mountain Regional Park. It's thrilling to think that those using the trail will now be able to travel close to 60-miles on a county trail," said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors' Chairman Andy Kunasek, District 3.

Along with the development of a designated trail system comes the need to close some unauthorized routes. "When we developed the trail plan, we did take unauthorized routes into consideration. There are routes that we will be able to use once we bring them up to our trails standards. However, other areas will need to be closed for safety or conservation concerns and the park will take steps to restore these areas," said Cardin.

For more information on the project, attend the open house at the park on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. or visit http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/LPTrailsPlan.aspx. Lake Pleasant Regional Park is located at 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown, AZ 85342.

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Archives:

Proposed Trail Map

Lake Pleasant Regional Park's Proposed Trail Master Plan Available for Public Comment

Join the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday,
July 26, 2012 as the department unveils the proposed Lake Pleasant Regional Park Trails Master Plan.

“We currently have 2.8-miles of trails at the lake. If the proposed trail system is adopted, park visitors will have the opportunity to hike from Highway 74 all the way back to the Castle Creek Bridge,” stated R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director.

A public meeting has been scheduled on July 26 at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant located at 41402 N. 87 th Avenue in Peoria from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to begin the review process.

The public comment period will conclude at close of business on August 26. Once the process has been completed, comments will be reviewed and incorporated, where appropriate. Submit your comments via email to maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov.

Posted: June 28, 2012

 

 


"Looking for Wildlife" on the Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant - 5/29/2015
CANCELLED Looking for Rattlesnakes with the Ranger - Lake Pleasant - 5/30/2015
Family Fun Fishing Clinic - Lake Pleasant - 6/13/2015
Desert Awareness Information - Lake Pleasant - 6/13/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Agua Fria Long Paddle - Lake Pleasant - 6/20/2015
Wet 'n" Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 6/26/2015
Desert Awareness Information - Lake Pleasant - 6/26/2015
Early Bird Spectacular Sun Rise and Full Moon Set - Lake Pleasant - 7/2/2015
Friday Family Fun Fishing Clinic - Lake Pleasant - 7/3/2015
Fourth of July Get Wet with Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 7/4/2015
Looking for Wild Burros on the Wild Burro Trail - Lake Pleasant - 7/9/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Goose Cove and Coles Cove Paddle - Lake Pleasant - 7/16/2015
Exploring with the Ranger Hike - Lake Pleasant - 7/17/2015
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 7/18/2015
Sunrise Scenic Hike Overlooking Lake Pleasant - 7/23/2015
Friday Family Fun Fishing Clinic - Lake Pleasant - 7/24/2015
Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 7/25/2015
Sunset and Full Blue Moon Thursday Hike- Lake Pleasant - 7/30/2015
CANCELLED Learn & Go Kayaking Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/4/2020
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The nature center is currently closed for renovations. We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to assisting you in the upgraded facility in the Fall of 2015.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342
Entry Station 1-928-501-1710
Fax 602-372-8596
lakepleasant@mail.maricopa.gov

For GPS entry: Lake Pleasant Visitor Center
                       Overlook Road
                       Peoria, AZ

 
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