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Competitive Track will be CLOSED - Friday and Saturday
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Due to a special event being held at the Competitive Track the area will be closed to non-participating park visitors on Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Duration: 2 days
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle to entry the County Regional Park
 
Contact: Rand Hubbell, Park Supervisor
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16,300 N. McDowell Mountain Park Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ, AZ  
85268
CLASS FULL Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 7AM Class - Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL, PLEASE CHECK SCHEDULE FOR OTHER ARCHERY DATES. Sign Up Today - Limited Spots! Learn to shoot a recurve, compound, and cross bow. This 1.5 hour class is the first step in learning archery. Wear comfortable clothes, closed toe shoes and bring some cold water. All equipment is provided. Call 602-372-7460 x 202 , and leave name, phone number, and how many people wish to attend. Ranger will call to let you know if there is room in the class (only 12 people per class). Follow the "Archery 101" signs from the main contact station to the group campground.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger 602-372-7460 ext. 202
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park Group Campground
 
Address:
Take Hwy 74 to Castle Hot Springs Rd., turn right into park, follow signs to program.
Peoria, AZ  
Fridays Fitness Hike – Trailhead Staging Area
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fridays Fitness Hike – Various locations in Park- ALL Fridays Come to one or all of the Fitness Hiking Series, every Friday. We build up to a longer hike at the end of the month. Please wear sturdy shoes & bring plenty of water. This week's hike starts at the Trailhead Staging Area.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
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 85269
Photo courtesy of www.visitphoenix.com, AZ  
Fitness Friday at Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
October 18 Friday 8:00 am Fitness Friday (moderate) Get your day started with a two to three mile brisk, non-interpretive walk. Participants need not be tri-athletes, just ordinary folks who would like to add diversity to their existing walking program. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Duration: 90 minutes
Speaker: Kevin Smith, park ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
CLASS FULL Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
THIS CLASS IS FULL, PLEASE SEE SCHEDULE FOR OTHER DATES FOR THIS PROGRAM. Sign Up Today - Limited Spots! Learn to shoot a recurve, compound, and cross bow. This 1.5 hour class is the first step in learning archery. Wear comfortable clothes, closed toe shoes and bring some cold water. All equipment is provided. Call 602-372-7460 x 202 , and leave name, phone number, and how many people wish to attend. Ranger will call to let you know if there is room in the class (only 12 people per class). Follow the "Archery 101" signs from the main contact station to the group campground.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger 602-372-7460 ext. 202
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park Group Campground
 
Address:
Take Hwy 74 to Castle Hot Springs Rd., turn right into park, follow signs to program.
Peoria, AZ  
Full Moon Hike - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Discover the beauty of the Sonoran Desert at night, as we hike under the light from the full moon. Join us for a pristine 2.2-mile stroll along the Stargazer Trail. Listen for the sounds of wildlife and explore the night-life atmosphere. The pace of the hike will be relatively mild or slow to help enjoy the surroundings. Flashlights are welcomed.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: (480) 655-5554
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center
 
Address:
6533 W. Phillips Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
October 18 Friday 7:00 pm Full Moon Hike (moderate) The Conservation Area is a different experience when seen softly illuminated by the silver moon. While we will attempt to minimize the use of flashlights, bring one in case you need it.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Kevin Smith, Interpretive Ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488--6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
October Full Moon Hike - NORTH TRAIL- McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
There is no better way to experience the desert than on a night hike. Join Ranger Amy to experience the desert come alive by the light of the moon at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Flashlights are not necessary, but permitted. Bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes. Hiking time is 2 hours, and 3 miles. No pets please. Meet the NORTH Trail kiosk for this level, loop trail.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Duration: 2 1/2 hours
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.
Fountain Hills, AZ  
85268
Family Moonlight Hike
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Walking the Black Rock Long Loop in the moonlight will give you a different perspective on the beauty of the Uplands desert. We will discuss the unique changes in the desert after the sun sets. This hike may be too long for toddlers. No dogs please. Bring a flashlight, scorpion light and enough water. Meet in area 4.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: Area 4
 
Address:
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd
Waddell, AZ  
85355
Full Moon Hike - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Join us for this 2-mile hike under the glowing light of October’s “Full Hunter's Moon.” This is a great opportunity to experience sights and sounds of the desert at night! Bring your sense of adventure for this interpretive hike with our park ranger, Ranger B. Please bring a flashlight, water, and closed-toe shoes. No pets, please. Location: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 10/18/2013
Time: 7:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car