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Matinee Movie! “The County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this Summer!”- Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Bring the kids to the park for some fun at the playground, then bring them inside the “air-conditioned” Nature Center for a fun family friendly feature film and a picnic lunch! You bring the kids and snacks and we’ll provide the entertainment! “The County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this Summer!” That means program participants will be eligible to win a 4-pak of tickets to Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix! 1. Families can only win one set of 2013 Wet ‘n’ Wild tickets. 2. Visitors must attend the program in full and must be present to win. At the end of the program, the Interpretive Ranger will pull one winning ticket. 3. One 4-pack will be issued per program.

Date: 5/10/2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Duration: 3 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
Clay Mine Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Join us for adventure as we explore the Clay Mine! This will be an easy 2 mile hike (round trip). Once inside, we'll discuss the history of this mine and learn how its contents were used to "cure what ailed ya"! We'll supply the hard hats. You bring water, a flashlight, & sturdy shoes. Meet at the Nature Center parking lot and follow the signs to the mine. This is an "open house" format, so you may come and go at your convenience during the designated time slot. The mine will be closed promptly at 8pm.

Date: 5/10/2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: the Nature Center parking lot
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
All About Coyotes - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What makes coyotes one of America’s most successful animals? How dangerous are they? How do they survive and thrive in the wild? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about coyotes, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some amazing facts about these crafty canines. Location: Nature Center. Watch us feed our snakes after the program at 7pm. Then join our “Animal Flashlight Walk” at 7:30pm at no extra cost!

Date: 5/10/2013
Time: 6:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group Night Ride - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Join an exciting new mountain bike meet up group at San Tan. Riders of all levels are encouraged to meet at the main trailhead at the designated time. Once everyone has arrived, we will have a brief chat about the latest in mountain biking news and go for a quick warm up ride as a group. Once our muscles are warm we will break up into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups to conquer the amazing trails of San Tan at night. This is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, meet local riders, exercise, and just have fun. Please bring plenty of water your bike, 2 sources of light, and a helmet.

Date: 5/10/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Adam
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://maricopa.gov/parks/santan
Contact: (480) 655-5554 ext.201
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
We are the nocturnal animals of the desert and we like to hide. Help Ranger B find us if you can! If you would like to learn about us and enjoy a night walk in the desert, then join Ranger B as he takes you on this exciting 1-mile/1-hour walk along the Merkle Trail. The Merkle Trail offers universal access and the hard-smooth surface of this trail will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Please bring water, a flashlight, and closed-toe shoes. No pets, please. Location: Area 6. Join our “All About Coyotes” program inside our Nature Center at 6pm, and our snake feeding at 7pm at no extra cost!

Date: 5/10/2013
Time: 7:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car