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<November 2013>

Fridays Fitness Hike – Trailhead Staging (Scenic)
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, and hikes the 4.8 mile Scenic Trail.

Date: 11/1/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.,Scottsdale, AZ 85269
Photo courtesy of, AZ  
Bird Bingo Hike! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Whether you are a beginning “birder” or a total “bird brain”, everyone will have fun playing “Bird Bingo!” We will take a short hike and try to find a variety of our fine feathered friends to fill out our Bingo cards. Bring the kids, but leave your pets at home, please.

Date: 11/1/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: Ranger Mark -
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
Dog Walk! - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Bring your best friend out for a walk in the park. We will walk the Coldwater trail, a wide trail that there will be plenty of room for Fido’s and Fifi’s to explore safely. Learn some tips from Ranger Amy for safe hiking with your dog. Dogs must be on a leash. Meet at the Coldwater Trailhead.

Date: 11/1/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
Fitness Friday at Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
November 1 Friday 9:00 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: 11/1/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 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
Home School Program: "Cat-A-Pults” - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
In this exciting, hands-on class, students will learn catapult basics and then use that information to challenge others in a catapulting event. This promises to be a fun class for all! NOTE: Pre-registration is required through the Arizona Science Center. To register, please call the Arizona Science Center at (602) 716-2000 ext. 229, or email Arizona Science Center members: $20 for the first child, $10 for the second child, and $5 for each additional child. Non-members: $30 for the first child, $10 for the second child, and $5 for each additional child. There is also a $6 per vehicle entry fee to enter the park unless you have a county parks annual pass. Location: Usery Park Nature Center.

Date: 11/1/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: See program description
Halloweiner Walk - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Calling all wieners, friends of wieners and wiener wannabes!!! What could be better than enjoying time with man’s best friend? Join us as we celebrate our four-legged friends and their endearing personalities during our first Halloweiner Walk. We will be taking a nice leisurely stroll along one of our easiest trails to show off our dogs in their most creative costumes. After the hike you can enter your doggie in the costume contest to try and win a prize. Please be sure to bring plenty of water for you and your dog. Dogs must be on a leash (no more than 6 feet in length) at all times.

Date: 11/1/2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
More Info:
Contact: 480-655-5554
Location: Meet at the Flagpole
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ