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5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. A date to cancel the fire ban has not yet been determined.
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.

<February 2013>

Painting Desert Animals on Rocks and Hot Cocoa, too -McDowell Park Nature Center
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Unleash your creativity and enjoy an afternoon of painting on rocks in our comfy Visitor Center. You may think that is just for kids...but wait until you see the art you can create with just a few tips and tricks. Ranger Amy will show you some surprisingly easy techniques that even children can use to create keepsakes out of river rocks, using the popular book series, "Painting Animals on Rocks" by Lin Wellford. Hot chocolate will be provided, free of charge. This program is suitable for ages 4 through adult. Painting smocks will be provided, or you can wear a shirt that can get permanent paint on it.

Date: 2/9/2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
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McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP Arizona 85255  
Ph: 480-471-0173      Fax: 602-372-8596

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PO Box 18415
Fountain Hills,  AZ 85268

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