May 25, 2012
County Parks roll out buy one, get one free summer promotion
(Phoenix) – Are you making a running list of hot summer deals around the Valley? If you are, add Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department to that list. Beginning May 29, the County’s regional park system will launch a new summer promotion – buy one day-use entry, get one day-use entry free!
“With summer right around the corner, everyone is searching for “hot” deals,” stated Maricopa County Supervisors’ Chairman Max Wilson, District 4. “While some will pack-up their vehicles and head for the coast or mountains, others will take advantage of local deals. This is the audience Maricopa County’s regional park system will be targeting with their new summer promotion.”
“During the warmer months, the desert parks tend to be a little slower and certainly less crowded,” said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director. “We’re hoping that by offering this program, in conjunction with the newly extended trail hours, more people will come out to experience the beauty of the park system. In addition, we also offer a lot of great evening programs such as the scorpion hunts and full moon hikes which are fun for the whole family. Sunrise hikes are also a treat.”
To qualify for the free coupon, visitors simply need to turn in a day-use entry receipt stamped between May 29 and June 30 at the park Nature Center. Staff will then provide them with a complimentary day-use entry coupon valid through August 31, 2012. The promotion is valid in the desert mountain parks only and excludes Lake Pleasant Regional Park. If you have any questions regarding the summer promotion, call the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department at (602) 506-2930, or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks.
## 30 ##About the Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department: From hiking on a barrier-free trail, to horseback riding along a creek, Maricopa County Parks offer visitors the best of the Sonoran Desert. At approximately 120,000 acres, Maricopa County is home to one of the largest regional park system in the United States. All trails within the Maricopa County Park System are for non-motorized use only. The ten parks in the system circle the metropolitan area and all are within a 45-minute drive from downtown Phoenix. For more information on the park system, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks or phone (602) 506-2930.