Maricopa.gov HomepageContact Us (Popup Window)
Site Map | Search | Phone Directory | Departments | Services
<
Return to Homepage  
   Parks Home   |  News   |  Search Parks   |  Parks Commission   |  Quick Glance

 

 
 

About Us
Annual Pass
Arizona Academic Standards
Brochures & Artwork
Camping Terms and Conditions
Employment
Events
FAQ's
Fees
Geocaching
History of Park System
Maps
Maricopa Trail
Master Plan
Memorial Donations
Nature Centers
Other Links
Park Rules
Programs
Public Notices
Public Records Request
Reservations
Special Use Permits
Subscriptions
Surveys
Trail Rating Guide
Volunteer Opportunities
    - Adopt-A-Trail Program
Vulture Mountain
    - Hassayampa River Preserve
Wildlife / Plants

Search Parks

 
  ATV / OHV
Archery
Baseball/Softball
Biking
Boating
Camping
Diving
Fishing
Golfing
Hiking
Hunting
Horseback Riding
Picnicking
RV's
Rodeo Arena
Shooting Range
Star Gazing
Volleyball
 
  Parks Home




 Events for All Parks 
<April 2014>
SMTWTFS
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910


The Maricopa County Parks offer visitors the opportunity for star gazing throughout our park system. We even provide the telescope. You will view and learn about the moon, the planets, deep space objects like star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Bring your own chairs and snacks. The whole family will enjoy the program. No pets allowed. These programs are conducted by Tony La Conte of Stargazing For Everyone. The cost for the program is only the $6 per vehicle park entry fee.

For more information on specific dates, times, and parks offering these programs, visit our calendar and Stargazing for Everyone's Event Page.

2013 Schedule
     
Park Date Time
Cave Creek Saturday, October 26, 2013
7:30 p.m.
     
Desert Outdoor Center Saturday, October 12, 2013
Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:30 p.m.
     
Estrella Mtn. Saturday, November 30, 2013
Saturday, April 12, 2014
7:30 p.m.
     
Lake Pleasant

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014

7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
McDowell Mtn. Saturday, March 22, 2014 7:30 p.m.
     
San Tan Saturday, December 7, 2013
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
Spur Cross Saturday, May 11, 2013
Saturday, January 25, 2014
7:30 p.m.
     
Usery Mtn. Saturday, January 11, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
7:30 p.m.
.
     
White Tank Mtn. Saturday, August 31, 2013
Saturday, February 8, 2014
7:30 p.m.

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Please double check Stargazing for Everyone's calendar.

Thursday Morning Fitness Hike - Usery Park
Bird Nerds - San Tan
Spring Fitness Hikes! - Cave Creek Regional Park
History of Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant

Fridays Fitness Hike *DIFFICULT* – OUTSIDE OF PARK- Tom's Thumb Trailhead- 128th St - 4/18/2014
Little Explorers for Toddlers - San Tan - 4/18/2014
Desert Wash Discovery - White Tank Mtn. - 4/18/2014
Home School Program: "Strung Out on Polymers" - Usery Park - 4/18/2014
Sonoran Story-time For Kids - San Tan - 4/18/2014
Discover the Desert Hike - Lake Pleasant - 4/18/2014
Welcome to the Sonoran Desert! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/18/2014
Early Bird Desert Birdwalk --Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Accessible- McDowell Park - 4/19/2014
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/19/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 8AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 4/19/2014
"Scrambled EGGstravaganza" Crafts and Games- San Tan - 4/19/2014
"Tails on Trails" - Dog Fitness Hike - Usery Park - 4/19/2014
Archery 202 - Usery Park - 4/19/2014
The Saguaro Cactus Hike - Estrella - 4/19/2014
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/19/2014
Birding By Ear- Desert Learning Series program- McDowell Park - 4/19/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 10AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 4/19/2014
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/19/2014
Monsoon and Stormwater Program - Lake Pleasant - 4/19/2014
Practical Desert Survival - White Tank Mtn. - 4/19/2014
Earth Day Family Movie - "The Lorax" - 4/19/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Easter Egg Paddle - 4/19/2014
Sunset Over Spur Cross - 4/19/2014
Venomous Reptiles - LIVE!! - Usery Park - 4/19/2014
Cacti of Spur Cross - 4/20/2014
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.
Headquarters Administrative Offices
234 N. Central Ave, Suite 6400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Ph: 602-506-2930 Fax: 602-506-4692
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Our Parks:  
Adobe Dam  |  Buckeye Hills  |  Cave Creek  |  Desert Outdoor Ctr  |  Estrella Mtn  |  Lake Pleasant  |  McDowell Mtn  |  San Tan Mtn  |  Spur Cross  |  Usery Mtn  |  White Tank
Main Parks Homepage  

To visit a city website, click on the link below...
Apache Junction | Avondale | Buckeye | Carefree | Cave Creek | Chandler | El Mirage | Fountain Hills | Gila Bend | Gilbert | Glendale | Goodyear | Guadalupe | Litchfield Park | Mesa | Paradise Valley | Peoria | Phoenix | Queen Creek | Scottsdale | Surprise | Tempe | Tolleson | Wickenburg | Youngtown

 

 

  Maricopa Home      Site Map      Legal Information      Privacy/Security Policies
Maricopa County Home Page
Maricopa County || 301 W. Jefferson St. || Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-3011