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<August 2015>

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative end date)
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

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image - Learn how to flatwater canoe Learn how to flatwater canoe 8/26/2015
(Peoria) – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to skim across a flat water lake in a canoe? Wonder no more, adventurous first-time paddlers now have an opportunity to attend a Beginner Flatwater Canoeing class that covers basic canoe skills and knowledge needed to enjoy the sport of tandem canoeing on flat water. ....More Details

image - Economic impact of Maricopa County’s open space park system Economic impact of Maricopa County’s open space park system 8/25/2015
(Maricopa County) – Have you ever wondered about the value and benefits your local park system brings to your community? Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department has, and as a result, conducted an economic impact analysis study to find out! ....More Details

image - Partnership Delays Plans for Hassayampa River Preserve Partnership Delays Plans for Hassayampa River Preserve 8/24/2015
PHOENIX – A plan to integrate The Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve into the Vulture Mountain Recreation Area – first initiated in January of 2014 -- is moving forward. However, the transition is being delayed due to funding issues in the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. ....More Details

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Cave Creek Regional Park

Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - McDowell
Critter Riddles: Which Animal Am I? - White Tank Mtn.
Full Moon Scenic Hike - Lake Pleasant
Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park

San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 8/29/2015
Desert Washes, Gulches and Arroyos - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/29/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 8/29/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2015
What About Water? - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2015
The Big Taste: Prickly Pear - 8/29/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Wet 'n' Wild Sunset and Full Moon Paddle Tour - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2015
Full Moon Hike on North Trail - McDowell - 8/29/2015
Full Moon Hike - "Full Red Moon" - Usery Park - 8/29/2015
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 8/29/2015
Full "Red Moon" Hike - San Tan - 8/29/2015
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park - 8/29/2015
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 8/30/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 9/1/2015
All About Desert Edibles - Usery Park - 9/2/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/2/2015
Fitness Thursday - Estrella Park - 9/3/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 9/4/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/4/2015
All About Insects - San Tan - 9/4/2015
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2015
Movie Night in the Park: “Toughest Desert Animals” - Usery Park - 9/4/2015
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn. - 9/4/2015
Bug Theater - San Tan - 9/4/2015
Get Wet Cool Exploring Hike - Lake Pleasant - 9/5/2015


GREEN ICON: It is safe to burn a campfire in the park, unless the park has implemented a fire ban.
: Under no circumstances are fires allowed.

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except holidays 

Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596

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