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Spring Fitness Hikes! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Join us as we hike various trails in the park while enjoying the Springtime weather and the wildflowers that come with it. Meet us at the Nature Center to get started! Bring plenty of water!

Date: 3/27/2014
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 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: 3/27/2014
Time: 8:00 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: 3/27/2014
Time: 11:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Join Storyteller Dr. Joyce Story to hear interesting and entertaining desert tales, inspired by Native American legends. This great family event, held in the Nature Center classroom, will give you a new appreciation for the desert and its inhabitants, both past and present.

Date: 3/27/2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    
Speaker: Dr. Joyce Story
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6/vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355
***CANCELLED***Desert Dwellers: The Hohokam - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
From AD 1 to about 1450, the Hohokam lived in Central and Southern Arizona and northern Mexico. They constructed pit houses and ball courts and as sophisticated farmers they built the largest system of irrigation canals in pre-Columbian North America. Evidence of their lifeways, such as sharp-edged pieces of rocks and pottery fragments, offer clues to their existence but doesn’t explain how they mysteriously disappeared in the mid 1400s. Join Ranger Tish as we discuss the Hohokam culture. Meet in the Nature Center.

Date: 3/27/2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Tish
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: Ranger Tish TishiaStewart@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center
 
Address:
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85242