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<July 2015>

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative)
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 - Lake Pleasant to celebrate Fourth of July Lake Pleasant to celebrate Fourth of July 6/30/2015
(Morristown) – The Fourth of July is quickly approaching! Pack up the kids, neighbors and friends and make plans to witness one of the finest firework displays in the Valley at Lake Pleasant Regional Park on Friday, July 3rd! Better yet, make it a memorable day by adding activities such as boating, a refreshing dip in the lake or a picnic under a s ....More Details

image - Stretch, curl and press before you hike Stretch, curl and press before you hike 6/3/2015
The alarm goes off at 5 a.m., you grab your workout gear, and quickly head out the door. Should you hit the indoor gym for a round of stretching, curling and pressing or head to the great outdoors at Usery Mountain Regional Park for a quick run on the Merkle Trail? Why not hit one location and do both? ....More Details

image - Lake Pleasant Aquatic and Nature Summer Camp Lake Pleasant Aquatic and Nature Summer Camp 5/27/2015
(Peoria) - Are your boys tired of the same old summer camp experience? Why not try something new? The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department’s Desert Outdoor Center and the Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts of America invite your youth to come cool off at Lake Pleasant Aquatic & Nature Summer Camp, the only aquatic camp in town! ....More Details

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Cave Creek Regional Park

“Just for Kids” – Creature Feature - Usery Park - 7/29/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 7/29/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 7/30/2015
NEW DATE! Sonoran Story, Craft, and Play Time - White Tank Mtn. - 7/30/2015
Full Moon Hike on North Trail - McDowell - 7/30/2015
Sunset and Full Blue Moon Thursday Hike- Lake Pleasant - 7/30/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 7/31/2015
Hiking 101 - San Tan - 7/31/2015
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 7/31/2015
Scenic Sunset/Full Moon Hike - Scenic Trail - Adults only - McDowell - 7/31/2015
“Hiking with the Stars” Moonlight Hike - San Tan - 7/31/2015
Full Moon Hike - "Full Buck Moon" - Usery Park - 7/31/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 8/1/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/1/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/1/2015
Reptile Feeding - McDowell **The County Parks are getting Wet 'n' Wild this Summer** - 8/1/2015
Wet 'n' Wild Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 8/1/2015
All About Rattlesnakes - Usery Park - 8/1/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/1/2015
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 8/1/2015
Movie at the Park: Toughest Desert Animals - San Tan - 8/1/2015
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 8/1/2015
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park - 8/1/2015
All About Desert Holes - Usery Park - 8/5/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/5/2015


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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General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
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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