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Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Who needs a gym membership when you can reap the same benefits in the beautiful outdoors—for much less than the cost of the gym? See how fun exercise can be out in the scenic setting of Cave Creek Regional Park. Come to one or all of the Fitness Hikes from now until December. All levels of fitness are welcome. We will set a moderate, steady pace, based on the fitness level of participants. Beginners are welcome. We will bring you throughout a different part of the park each week and total 2.5 to 3.5 miles each week. Meet at the Overton Trailhead.

Date: 10/18/2012
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Overton Trailhead
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane85331
Introduction to Desert Plants at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
This is great for those new to the valley. Come on a short (1/2 mile) hike on the Blackrock Short Loop and pick up a few pointers about native plants and how they survive the harsh desert climate. This is a flat, well groomed trail. The hike focuses on science so it may not be interesting to younger children. Meet in the Area 4 parking lot. Make sure you have water. No dogs please

Date: 10/18/2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Roger Wilson
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehcile - Park entry fee
 
Location: Area 4
 
All About Reptiles - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What makes reptiles different from other animals? How do they survive and thrive in the wild? How dangerous are they? How many different reptiles are there around here? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about reptiles, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some amazing facts about these crawling creatures. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 10/18/2012
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Little Critters Storytime w/ Ranger Amy -McDowell Park Nature Center
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Little Critters Storytime with Ranger Amy - (Geared toward preschool and older children) Join us every Thursday for a themed program set around a children's book read aloud by Ranger Amy. Activities vary and may include live animals, songs, crafts, and/or puppet plays. This program takes place in our air-conditioned Visitor Center.

Date: 10/18/2012
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy Ford
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyford@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
Howl-o-ween Moonlit Hike - NORTH Trail- McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Join Ranger Amy as we celebrate Halloween a bit early by listening for the howls of coyotes on this easy Moonlit Hike on the North Trail. Learn about these furry tricksters of lore as we take an easy 3-mile loop on the North Trail. Since the moon won't be completely full this night, feel free to bring a flashlight. As always, bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes. Hiking time is 2 hours, and 3 miles. No pets please. Hike begins at the North Trail Trailhead. Moonlit hike programs are free with $6/vehicle entry to the Park.

Date: 10/18/2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255