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Educational Programs

Experienced Interpretive Rangers take visitors on interesting guided hikes. Explore the ruins of Native American Hohokam, interpret the art chipped onto rocks known as petroglyphs, or learn about the native wildlife. Every day, Maricopa County Parks offer visitors a variety of guided hikes, at no additional cost. For a complete listing of events at each park, visit our
calendar.

Volunteers and Park Host Programs
The Maricopa County Parks System would not be a reality without the contributed hours by this highly-prized group of individuals. Volunteers from around the Phoenix metropolitan area donate their time and energy in all of the parks at the contact stations, visitor centers, and campsites. Park hosts are another unique group of individuals who come to Phoenix from all over North America and donate thousands of hours a year to the Maricopa County Parks. For more information on these programs, call the park of your choice directly, or the main office at 602.506.2930.

Desert Outdoor Center Programs
Over 30 programs are offered, ranging from dinosaur history to alternative energy. Public events include stargazing with an observatory telescope and guided hikes along the barrier-free trail. View DOC Programs page for more information on programs and educational opportunities.

 

 

***SPECIAL UPDATE***Winter Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Hike the Goldmine Trail - San Tan
Spur Cross to Cave Creek Maricopa Trail Hike
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Paul's Hideaway Paddle
Desert Plant Walk - White Tank Mtn
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park
Ride with the Ranger to the Clay Mine! - Cave Creek Regional Park

**CANCELLED**McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead - 1/30/2015
Eco-Tour of San Tan - San Tan - 1/30/2015
Friday Fitness Series #5 - 1/30/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Yavapai Point by way of S. Pipeline - 1/30/2015
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park - 1/30/2015
Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park - 1/30/2015
All About Optics - Usery Park - 1/30/2015
Looking for Wild Burros on the Wild Burro Trail - Lake Pleasant - 1/30/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 1/30/2015
*NEW LOCATION* Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn. - 1/30/2015
Fireside with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/30/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 1/31/2015
Progressive Fitness Hike #3 - Usery Park - 1/31/2015
Arizona Wildlife Mythbusting -Estrella Park - 1/31/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike (Series Finale) - Cottonwood and Yavapai Point Trails - 1/31/2015
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 1/31/2015
Wilderness Survival Series #1 - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/31/2015
Fishing and Other Things to Do Around Lake Pleasant - 1/31/2015
Wilderness Survival Series #2 - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/31/2015
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park - 1/31/2015
Sonoran Desert 101 - McDowell - 1/31/2015
Wilderness Survival Series #3 - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/31/2015
Wildlife Safari - Usery Park - 1/31/2015
History Short Walk with the Ranger - Lake Pleasant - 1/31/2015
Sunset Over Spur Cross - 1/31/2015
more...


General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
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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