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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. Location: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 2/14/2013
Time: 8:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
9am Thursday, February 14, Bingo Bonanza
Estrella Mountain Park
Need help completing Bingo Blitz Challenge? You still have time to "Get Your Game On" for your chance to win an Annual Parks Pass! Meet Ranger Amy for a morning adventure near the Gila River which will help you complete several bingo squares! Make sure to bring your Bingo card. Be prepared for some easy walking in the park. Program will last approximately 2 hours. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 2/14/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    Duration: apprx. 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 entry fee per vehicle
 
Location: Nature Center at Estrella Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
14805 West Vineyard Avenue
Goodyear, AZ  
85338
Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
This is the best place to get going on your New Year's fitness resolution! Who needs a gym membership when you can reap the same benefits in the beautiful outdoors? See how fun exercise can be out in the scenic setting of Cave Creek Regional Park. All levels of fitness are welcome. We will set a moderate, steady pace, based on the fitness level of participants. Beginners are welcome. We will hike about a 3.5 miles in a different part of the park each week. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 2/14/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
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 Parkway85331
Plant Adaptation Hike at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
This is a 1 mile hike on a flat trail that offers the opportunity to view the flora and fauna of the uplands desert. The hike will discuss plant physiology and adaptability and the symbiotic relationships of desert life forms. It’s all science so young children may not appreciate this hike. Area 4 at 10:00 am.

Date: 2/14/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Roger Wilson
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per behicle - Park entry fee
 
Location: Area 4
 
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 country 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: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 2/14/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
"Just for Kids" - Story Time in the Desert - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Kids (including parents and grandparents) 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, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 2/14/2013
Time: 11:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Ride with the Ranger- Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Join the Ranger and Cave Creek Trailrides as we introduce you to the amazing wonders of Cave Creek Park and the Sonoran Desert on horseback! This will be a 1 hour ride where we will introduce you to the nature and landscape as you have never seen it before. Registration is required for this fee based program. ***Please call Cave Creek Trailrides at 623-742-6700 to sign up****

Date: 2/14/2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Cave Creek Trailrides and Ranger Mark
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: Trail Ride Standard Fee and $6.00 per vehicle park entry
 
More Info: http://www.cavecreektrailrides.com/
Contact: Cave Creek Trailrides 623-742-6700
Location: Cave Creek Trailrides
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331