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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.

2014 Schedule
     
Park Date Time
Cave Creek Saturday, May 2, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
Desert Outdoor Center Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
Estrella Mtn. Saturday, April 11, 2015
7:30 p.m.
     
Lake Pleasant

Saturday, April 25, 2015**
Saturday, May 9, 2015
**National Astronomy Day

7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
McDowell Mtn. Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
San Tan Friday, March 20, 2015
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
Usery Mtn. Saturday, January 17, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:30 p.m.
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White Tank Mtn. Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:30 p.m.

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

Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park
Wag the Dog - San Tan
Nature Walk on the Nursery Tank Trail - McDowell
Water Crisis in Arizona? - Usery Park
Wild About Wildflowers - San Tan
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
Bug Theater and Fireside with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Nocturnal Animals Night Hike -Estrella Park

Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon - White Tank Mtn - 3/28/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross - 3/28/2015
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 3/28/2015
*CANCELLED* Pollywoggin’ Storytime with Rose! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/28/2015
Find the Naturalist on the Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant - 3/28/2015
LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION by LIBERTY WILDLIFE! - McDowell - 3/28/2015
Rattlesnakes! Live! - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Our Avian Friends - White Tank Mtn. - 3/28/2015
Movie Madness: Deep in the Jungle - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Library Series - Detectives of the Past: the Science of Archaeology - White Tank Mtn. - 3/28/2015
Just for Kids: Animal Tracking - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Sonoran Desert 101 - San Tan - 3/29/2015
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 3/29/2015
Photographic Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/29/2015
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 3/29/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 3/29/2015
Biomimicry -Estrella Park - 3/29/2015
Flower Power Hike! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/29/2015
Photography 101 -Estrella Park - 3/29/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 3/30/2015
Exploring the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 4/1/2015
April Fools and Cactus Blooms! - White Tank Mtn. - 4/1/2015
Meandering the Merkle - Usery Park - 4/1/2015
Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross - 4/1/2015
more...


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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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