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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 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.

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Desert Birdwalk on Marcus Landslide Trail- Tom's Thumb Trailhead- OUTSIDE of McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Interested in birds, but not familiar with the local species? Bird nerd and expert Amy Burnett will point out identifying features and even entertain you with bird calls. Grab your binocs and come on out. No previous birding experience is required, only an interest in birds! This week, meet at 6am at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve(OUTSIDE of Park)- intersection of Dynamite and 128th St (drive South on 128th until you dead end into the parking lot). This is a moderate to DIFFICULT hike-- hikers should be experienced. Call the Park if you need additional directions.

Date: 10/24/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
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McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP Arizona 85255  
Ph: 480-471-0173      Fax: 602-372-8596
mcdowellpark@mail.maricopa.gov

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McDowell Mountain Regional Park
PO Box 18415
Fountain Hills,  AZ 85269-8415

 
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