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Thursday Morning Fitness Hike - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Want to get in shape and stay in shape? Want to meet others who want to do the same? Join us for this fun 2-3 mile moderate-pace hike through our scenic desert. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Staging Area.

Date: 12/19/2013
Time: 8:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Winter Fitness Hikes! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Now that Winter is here and challenging us with Holiday goodies, we will venture forth with a series of short hikes on various trails throughout the park. All hikes will depart from the Nature Center. Dress appropriately including hats and sturdy shoes. Bring plenty of water! Contact Ranger Mark for more information at: markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov. Watch the park’s website for more information, updates or changes, prior to the event.

Date: 12/19/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
How do you tell one brown bird from the next and what are the first three items to look for as the little rascal flits off? Are you already a novice but interested in keeping a yearly, state or national bird list? Bird expert, Sandy Hornbaker, will talk about bird habitat, behavior, range, etc. as we go in search of the native birds in this area. Please bring binoculars, water, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Staging Area.

Date: 12/19/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Kids (including parents and caregivers) will learn about our desert through a fun story, game, and a short nature walk. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the program as we have three shaded playgrounds in our park. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 12/19/2013
Time: 11:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Ride with the Ranger on a Horse- San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the San Tan Mountains as you navigate the park atop your trusty steed. Our ranger and the professionals from MD Ranch will guide you through the Sonoran Desert on a trail ride you will never forget. Learn about the plants and animals that call San Tan home, and grab your cowboy hat for this exciting ride through the park. Horses must be reserved ahead of time through MD Ranch at (480)331-7893. Spots are limited. Trail rides are available any time. Call to set up your own personalized horseback adventure.

Date: 12/19/2013
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Registration Required: Yes    
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 Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85242