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 Events for All Parks 
<March 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.


Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan
Ranger-led Hike on the North Trail - McDowell
Backyard Birding - Usery Park
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park
Bird Bingo Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Night Hike -Estrella Park
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.
Full Moon Hike and Campfire - San Tan
Hiker’s Choice Full Moon Hike and Campfire - Usery Park
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross

Hikers in the Trailhead Staging Area - McDowell - 3/7/2015
Horses, Gold, & Critters! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #1 - 3/7/2015
Archaeology Expo at Spur Cross - 3/7/2015
Archery 101 - San Tan - 3/7/2015
Trailside Demonstration - Rock Art Recording - White Tank Mtn. - 3/7/2015
Wag ‘n’ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #2 - 3/7/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 3/7/2015
Find the Naturalist on the Pipeline Canyon Trail - Lake Pleasant - 3/7/2015
Kid's Photo Scavenger Hunt - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #3 - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #4 - 3/7/2015
All About Raptors - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Scott Wood Talk - 3/7/2015
Animal Adaptations - San Tan - 3/7/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/7/2015
Wild for Wildflowers! - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/7/2015
Snake Feeding - San Tan - 3/7/2015
Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 3/8/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 3/8/2015
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 3/8/2015
Wild for Wildflowers! - Usery Park - 3/8/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 3/9/2015

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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