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* County Observed Holiday
County Holidays
This is a designated County Holiday in which all non-essential administrative offices will be closed.

All essential services such as law enforcement, medical, and public health will remain available and in service.

Some recreational services such as Parks and Libraries may be available. Please check the specific department calendar you are interested in for availability.

This holiday is in reference to: Independence Day

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM    
Registration Required: No    
 
 
Holiday- No Fridays Fitness Hike this week
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
No fitness hike is scheduled for this week. Happy Fourth of July!

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 6:00 AM - 9:00 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  
Fruits of the Desert - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
July 4 Friday 7:00 am Fruits of the Desert (easy) Come join us on a quest to find and taste some of the edible plants that have sustained the native peoples of this region. We will harvest and taste one of the most important foods, the fruit of the saguaro cactus, as well as look to see what else is available this time of the year. Bring along plenty of water.

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Kevin Smith, Park ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488--6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
All About Arizona State Parks - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Did you know that Arizona has 30 managed State Parks? From historic parks to state parks, Arizona State Parks system offers natural areas and recreation destinations that are sure to please anyone in your family. Join us inside the Nature Center as we explore our wonderful parks throughout the state as well as local favorites. 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 give away a free family four-pack (4 free tickets to the Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park – a $160 value!!)

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle entrance
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: santanpark@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Nature Center
 
Address:
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Have you ever seen a snake eat its dinner? Join us at the Nature Center to watch park staff feed our resident creatures, including rattlesnakes, scorpions, a Gila monster, a black widow, and a tarantula.

Date: 7/4/2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    
Speaker: park staff
Registration Required: No    
Fee: free
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Nature Center
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355