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Competitive Track will be CLOSED
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Due to a special event being held on the Competitive Track both Saturday and Sunday the track will be CLOSED non-participants.

Date: 2/10/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Duration: 10 hours
Registration Required: No    
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
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
February 10 Sunday 9:00 am Rocks and Streams Walk (moderate) Learn about the geology and streams of the Spur Cross region on a 2-hour walk with nationally-known earth science author, Thomas McGuire. Visit an abandoned gold mine, Nutcracker Rock and a Hohokam rock art site along Cottonwood Wash. Bring water and your natural curiosity. Meet in the Spur Cross parking area.

Date: 2/10/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Tom McGuire, Park Docent
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Scenic Shoreline Fitness Hike - Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Come enjoy the brisk morning air and fantastic scenery as we get a little exercise hiking the Roadrunner Loop. Pace is moderate, not too hard, with some hills.

Date: 2/10/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours (4 miles)
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger 602-372-7460 x 202
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park Visitor Center 623-780-9857
 
Address:
Take Hwy 74 to Castle Hot Springs Rd.(MP19), turn right into park, follow signs to visitor center.
Peoria, AZ  
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Interested in archery? Now is your chance to "check it out"! Participants who sign up for this program will experience a fun and safe basic introduction to recreational and international-style target archery. Equipment is provided. This archery program is open to anyone ages 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. ***Advanced registration is required.*** Limited to 10 participants per session. Please contact us at 623-465-0431 to register. Space is limited, so please call to cancel, if need be. Thank you!

Date: 2/10/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Stop at Park Entrance for Directions
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
What's in that Hole? - location changed to Trailhead Staging Area- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
What’s In That Hole? Ever wonder what makes all those holes in the ground? Who’s living in there? Join Ranger Amy for a look into the subterranean world of the desert. You may be surprised at who’s lurking underground. Meet at the Trailhead Staging Area.

Date: 2/10/2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Interested in archery? Now is your chance to "check it out"! Participants who sign up for this program will experience a fun and safe basic introduction to recreational and international-style target archery. Equipment is provided. This archery program is open to anyone ages 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. ***Advanced registration is required.*** Limited to 10 participants per session. Please contact us at 623-465-0431 to register. Space is limited, so please call to cancel, if need be. Thank you!

Date: 2/10/2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Stop at Park Entrance for Directions
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Dog Fitness Hike (Beginner's Level) - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Fit dogs are happier, healthier, and display fewer behavioral problems. Tails on Trails will provide the opportunity to meet other dog hikers, learn safe hiking practices and dog trail etiquette. The fun, 1-mile hike along the level Merkle Trail is great for beginner hiker dogs. Please bring a short non-extendable leash, a small cleanup bag, and water for you and your dog. One dog per hiker, please. After completing this hike, you and your dog will be ready for our “Experienced Level” Dog Fitness Hike! Location: Area 6.

Date: 2/10/2013
Time: 1:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Lake Pleasant and It's History - Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Learn about how Lake Pleasant came about, it’s function, its past, and it’s future. Ask the Ranger questions or just come enjoy the history lesson.

Date: 2/10/2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger 602-372-7460 x 202
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park Visitor Center 623-780-9857
 
Address:
Take Hwy 74 to Castle Hot Springs Rd. (MP 19), turn right into park, follow signs to visitor center.
Peoria, AZ