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 Events for All Parks 
<October 2015>

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation offers two types of permits for commercial and non-commercial activities when the events or activities are outside a park’s activity design, excludes the general public, or when there is monetary gain. The permits are available for any non-profit, government, private, or commercial organization. 

Special Use Permit (SUP):

This permit is utilized for short-term events including, but not limited to, bike races, concerts, scuba events, photography shoots, themed festivals, and hiking events.

Fees associated with a Special Use Permit include:

  • Non-refundable $75 application fee; and
  • Facility rental fees (depending on the location of the event within the park). 

In addition, Park Impact Fees are also required and are determined based on the event type, size, scope, and any additional factors that impact park operations. 

The current impact fees for Special Use Permits are as follows (as of 2/1/2012):

  • $2.35 per participant
  • $641 per acre
  • $25 per vendor

Contact the Park Supervisor at the location of interest for more information on Special Use Permits.


Commercial Management Concession Agreements (CMCA):

This agreement is utilized when use of the park is for a commercial activity or business venture. Examples of CMCA’s include, but are not limited to, reoccurring events by the same vendor/operator during the course of the year, scuba certifications, food and drink vendors, or commercial sales and/or service offerings (i.e. RV waste disposal/pumping).

Contact the Department’s Contract Administrator at (928) 501-9211 for information and requirements for related to commercial activities within any of the Maricopa County Regional Parks.


Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell
Hike Into a Desert Forest! at Lake Pleasant
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
Bats and Goatsuckers: Myths Debunked - San Tan
Archery 101 - Usery Park
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan

Competitive Track - Closed - 10/10/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 7AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 10/10/2015
Four Peaks Staging Area - Closed - 10/10/2015
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/10/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 10/10/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
Zombie Archery - San Tan - 10/10/2015
Owls and Vultures -Estrella Park - 10/10/2015
Desert Awareness and Park Information - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 10/10/2015
NEW* Night Riders Mountain Bike Ride - White Tank Mtn. - 10/10/2015
Campfire Songs and Overcooked Marshmallows- San Tan - 10/10/2015
Scorpion Hunt (Last one of the year!!) - Usery Park - 10/10/2015
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/10/2015
Competitive Track - Closed - 10/11/2015
Mountain Bike 101: Beginner Ride - San Tan - 10/11/2015
Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 10/11/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 10/11/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 10/12/2015
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 10/14/2015
Homeschool: Owls - San Tan - 10/14/2015
Sonoran Story, Craft, and Play Time - White Tank Mtn. - 10/14/2015
Hiking the Grand Canyon - Usery Park - 10/14/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/14/2015

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

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