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Fridays Fitness Hike – Sonoran Trail- McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fridays Fitness Hike – Various locations in Park- ALL Fridays Come to one or all of the Fitness Hiking Series, every Friday. We build up to a longer hike at the end of the month. Please wear sturdy shoes & bring plenty of water. This week's hike starts at the Sonoran Trail, OUTSIDE of the main park entrance.

Date: 6/28/2013
Time: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.,Scottsdale, AZ 85269
Photo courtesy of www.visitphoenix.com, AZ  
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
June 28 Friday 7:00 am Ruins of Spur Cross (moderate) Join us for this 2.5 mile hike that will introduce you to the rich archaeological history of the area. See evidence of prehistoric Hohokam dwellings and learn about their culture as we trek on up to one of their mesa-top compounds.

Date: 6/28/2013
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Kevin Smith, Interpretive ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Gila River Nature Walk - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Bring your binoculars to look for wildlife along the Gila River. Ranger Amy will guide you through this unique riparian habitat for a relaxing morning walk. This short, slow walk will start your day off on the right foot! We will meet at the Nature Center (then re-locate to the trailhead).

Date: 6/28/2013
Time: 7:30 AM    Duration: up to 2 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Estrella Mountain Park Nature Center
 
Address:
14805 W. Vineyard Ave
Goodyear, AZ  
85338
Brown Bag - Desert Tortoise at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
This living dinosaur has survived for millions of years. Do you want to know why? Come to the Nature Center classroom to find out. Feel free to bring your lunch for this short (1 hour) presentation.

Date: 6/28/2013
Time: 12:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $2.00 per person or $6.00 Park entry fee
 
Location: Nature Center
 
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. Tickets will be issued one per family. 2. Families can only win one set of 2013 Wet ‘n’ Wild tickets. 3. 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. 4. One 4-pack will be issued per program.

Date: 6/28/2013
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
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
The Ancients of the Valley - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Who were the ancient inhabitants that lived here before us? How did they survive and thrive in this desert environment? Where did they go? Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some insights on the ancient people who once walked this land. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 6/28/2013
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Animal Spotlighting Adventure - San Tan - Wet N Wild Program
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
This program is part of the “County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this summer” series and we will be giving away a family-four pack of Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park Tickets at the end of the program. Venture into the Sonoran Desert at night for a chance to see the illusive animals that come out under the cover of darkness. With our high power spotlights we will hit the trails aiming to find coyotes, foxes, bobcats, snakes and any other exciting creatures out in about in the park. Spotlights and flashlights are welcome on this 1.3- mile hike. This will be a low noise hike, with chatter at a minimum, to increase our chances of seeing wildlife.

Date: 6/28/2013
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Adam
Registration Required: No    
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