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Wednesday Wellness Walk - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
These early morning walks are geared for anyone who wants to start walking their way toward better health and wellness. Meet at the Gila Trailhead and walk on the 0.5-mile barrier free trail. Get off the couch and get moving with others who have the same goals. As you build your fitness level, you can increase your distance. You are in control of how fast and how far you choose to go each week. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Leave your excuses at home. Meet at the Gila Trailhead.

Date: 7/24/2013
Time: 7:00 AM    Duration: It's up to you!
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Taste of the Desert Brunch – Visitor Center- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
RSVP requested. Would you believe that desert foods are not only nutritious, but can taste great, too? Drop in to the Nature Center on your way back from your hike, and try a homemade mesquite flour pancake topped with agave syrup, prickly pear pad salsa, or a cracker with prickly pear jelly. Small tastings will be served in our air-conditioned Visitor Center. This program is free with $6 per vehicle entry fee, but an rsvp is requested for program supplies.

Date: 7/24/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
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  
85255
Creature Feature: Movie in the Park - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Families, are you looking for something cool to do this summer? Grab a mat, pillow, or blanket, and spend the afternoon watching a movie on a giant screen inside our cool Nature Center! Every Wednesday in July we will feature a different animal movie at 2 pm. The movies are family-friendly and fun for all ages. Concessions will be available for purchase, however you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages – no glass containers, please. In today’s movie: “The Black Stallion”, a boy and a horse survive a shipwreck and are stranded on a deserted island. Will they be rescued? Come to Usery Park and find out! Location: Nature Center. NOTE: This program is part of the “County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this Summer” promotion. At the end of the program, we will be giving away a free family four-pack (4 free tickets to the Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park – a $160 value!!).

Date: 7/24/2013
Time: 2:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car