Maricopa.gov HomepageContact Us (Popup Window)
Site Map | Search | Phone Directory | Departments | Services
Search
    
Skip Navigation Links

 
Current Location: Home | Calendar of Events


Calendar of Events
<August 2014>
SMTWTFS
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456

Fridays Fitness Hike- Wagner Trailhead
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.

Date: 8/8/2014
Time: 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@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  
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Come explore the history of water at Lake Pleasant. Lake Pleasant has seen many changes and it now is a very important player in the future water needs of Southern Arizona, through the CAP. This ranger talk is inside the visitor center.

Date: 8/8/2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger 602-372-7470 x 211
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park Visitor Center
 
Address:
Hwy 74 to Castle Hot Springs Rd.(MP19), turn right into park, follow signs to visitor center.
Peoria, AZ  
Water Crisis in Arizona? - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Do we really have a water crisis in Arizona? Is our state about to go dry or do we have unlimited supplies of water? Should we be worried or do we have nothing to worry about? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about our water situation, 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 important information about this serious issue. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 8/8/2014
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Water Follies: A Discussion about Water Use in the Desert - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
We need water to cook brush our teeth, take showers, and flush our toilets. Many people believe water originates from the faucets in their homes. Is that true? Meanwhile, the demand for water increases every year as more people move to the desert southwest. Where does our water come from? And how does it get to our homes? And what can we do to protect and conserve our precious resource? Join us in the Nature Center as we “follow the water” from its source to our homes and ways we can conserve our precious resource. Meet in the 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 give away a free family four-pack (4 free tickets to the Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park – a $160 value!!)

Date: 8/8/2014
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
"Monsoon Madness!" - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Monsoons in Arizona? What are they? What causes them? How can we prepare for and stay safe during monsoons? Come learn all about monsoons and the effects they can have on our environment. Presented by Robert Vandenakker, Stormwater Program Manager for our County Stormwater Quality Program. Meet in the Nature Center. *Please Note: GPS and other mapping services may provide incorrect directions. To get to the park from Carefree Highway turn North on 32nd Street and follow to park. 32nd St. becomes CAVE CREEK PARKWAY.

Date: 8/8/2014
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle Park Entry Fee
 
Contact: markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's
Desert Outdoor Center
Would you like to try kayaking but don't know where to start? Everything you need to know about flat-water kayaking will be presented at the "Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" program. Lake Pleasant Regional Park, the Desert Outdoor Center, and Cabela’s is presenting a free one-hour informational classroom session that will be held at the Glendale Cabela’s on Friday evening (you will NOT get wet). No registration is necessary to attend the classroom session.

Dates of FREE 1-hour classroom introductory sessions are: August 8, August 22, September 5

Then if you wish to try your skills in a kayak, you may sign up for one of six on-the-water sessions that will be held at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant. The $40 registration fee for the on-the-water portion will be collected before the evening classroom session at Cabela’s. Registration will begin at 6:00p.m. on first come, first serve basis. Cash or check only please.

Dates for 3-hour on-the-water sessions are: August 9, August 23, Sept 6 (choose from a 7a.m. or 9 a.m. arrival time)

(Sign up and pay at any of the Friday classes, on-water sessions fill up fast, so first come, first served)

Ages 12 & up, call 602-372-7470 for more information. If under 18 years then must be accompanied by an adult.

The Desert Outdoor Center is a gated facility, so you must be registered to attend the water sessions. Gates will be open 30 minutes before each session begins.

The boat dock is about a 1/4 mi down from the facility, so please be prepared for a short hike. There is no boat ramp access to launch a kayak at this facility, so please do not bring your personal kayaks.

Date: 8/8/2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours, with Q & A at the end of the program
Speaker: Terry Gerber, Kayak Instructor, American Canoe Association
Registration Required: No    
Fee: Classroom session-FREE; at which time you may register for water session $40 (cash or check only)
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/doc/pdf/2014/Get%20Wet%20Kayaking%20flyer%20Fall2014.pdf
Contact: Desert Outdoor Center 602-372-7470
Location: Cabela's at Glendale
 
Address:
9380 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ  
85305
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Would you like to try kayaking but don't know where to start? Everything you need to know about flat-water kayaking will be presented at the "Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" program. Lake Pleasant Regional Park, the Desert Outdoor Center, and Cabela’s is presenting a free one-hour informational classroom session that will be held at the Glendale Cabela’s on Friday evening (you will NOT get wet). No registration is necessary to attend the classroom session.

Dates of FREE 1-hour classroom introductory sessions are: August 8, August 22, September 5

Then if you wish to try your skills in a kayak, you may sign up for one of six on-the-water sessions that will be held at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant. The $40 registration fee for the on-the-water portion will be collected before the evening classroom session at Cabela’s. Registration will begin at 6:00p.m. on first come, first serve basis. Cash or check only please.

Dates for 3-hour on-the-water sessions are: August 9, August 23, Sept 6 (choose from a 7a.m. or 9 a.m. arrival time)

(Sign up and pay at any of the Friday classes, on-water sessions fill up fast, so first come, first served)

Ages 12 & up, call 602-372-7470 for more information. If under 18 years then must be accompanied by an adult.

The Desert Outdoor Center is a gated facility, so you must be registered to attend the water sessions. Gates will be open 30 minutes before each session begins

The boat dock is about a 1/4 mi down from the facility, so please be prepared for a short hike. There is no boat ramp access to launch a kayak at this facility, so please do not bring your personal kayaks.

Date: 8/8/2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours, with Q & A at the end of the program
Speaker: Terry Gerber, Kayak Instructor, American Canoe Association
Registration Required: No    
Fee: Classroom session-FREE; at which time you may register for water session $40 (cash or check only)
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/doc/pdf/2014/Get%20Wet%20Kayaking%20flyer%20Fall2014.pdf
Contact: Desert Outdoor Center 602-372-7470
Location: Glendale Cabela's
 
Address:
9380 W. Glendale Ave.
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
The sun goes down and the sky grows dark. It’s time for the night shift to go to work! That’s when we get a chance to see who’s out there trying to make a living! Join the Ranger for adventure and fun in the Desert Night! Meet at the Nature Center. Be sure to bring water, a flashlight, and a camera! All ages welcome. No pets, please.

Date: 8/8/2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    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
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
See the desert in a different light - moonlight! Load up the kids and join us on a moonlight hike along the Waterfall Trail (1.8 miles roundtrip). Bring a flashlight, your scorpion light, and wear closed-toe shoes. No dogs, please. Please meet at Area 6.

Date: 8/8/2014
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6/vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355