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* County Observed Holiday
County Holidays
This is a designated County Holiday in which all non-essential administrative offices will be closed.

All essential services such as law enforcement, medical, and public health will remain available and in service.

Some recreational services such as Parks and Libraries may be available. Please check the specific department calendar you are interested in for availability.

This holiday is in reference to: Day after Thanksgiving

Date: 11/23/2012
Time: 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM    
Registration Required: No    
 
 
Fridays Fitness Hike – Wagner Trailhead
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 Wagner Trailhead, in the Campground Loop.

Date: 11/23/2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Duration: 3.5 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  
Backyard Birding - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Do you drink coffee on your back porch Saturday mornings wondering about the names of the little birds flittering about? Bring your coffee to Usery Park and explore the endless possibilities of backyard birding with bird expert, Sandy Hornbaker. Learn how to attract different birds to your own backyard and what you must provide to your feathered friends. Ask Sandy what your responsibilities are as a backyard birdwatcher and what you can expect. Please bring binoculars and water. Location: Campsite 21 in the Buckhorn Campground.

Date: 11/23/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Find the Ranger - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
This open-house style program features our ranger hiking along the Wind Cave Trail and stopping to talk to park visitors. Our ranger will be available to answer questions about the park, identify desert plants, or even explain which animals call Usery Park “home”. Carry ample water. 9am-Noon.

Date: 11/23/2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Celestial Petroglyph Hike at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
This is a reservation required hike to one of the more restricted areas in the Park to view some very unusual petroglyphs. We will only take 30 people on this hike so call early. 623-935-2505.This hike is not recommended for young children or those with physical limitations. No dogs please. You will get the meeting place when you register for the hike

Date: 11/23/2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Park Rangers
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle - Park entry fee
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: TBA
 
Sunset Summit- Adults Only - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Hike the rugged Goldmine trail to the top and watch the sunset from the best view in the park. Transitioning colors will fill the sky as day turns into night and a new shift of animals stir about. This hike is for adults only and rated moderate to difficult, with roughly 700 feet of elevation gain. Please bring a flashlight, water and proper hiking attire.

Date: 11/23/2012
Time: 4:15 PM - 6:30 PM    
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