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<May 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 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

image - Maricopa Trail Links to Usery Mountain Regional Park Maricopa Trail Links to Usery Mountain Regional Park 5/18/2015
The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department has announced the addition of a new segment to the eastern portion of the Maricopa Trail, a 310 mile trail system that encircles the county and will eventually link all 10 of the County‘s regional parks together. The mile-and-a-half of new trail links the Bulldog Canyon Area in the Tonto National ....More Details

image - County Parks set May 26 as start date for annual fire ban County Parks set May 26 as start date for annual fire ban 5/13/2015
(Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire ban on Tuesday, May 26. “Recent rain and cooler temperatures have enabled the Department to delay the implementation of the annual fire ban until after Memorial Day. This will provide park visitors the opportunity to enjoy campfires and cookouts over the h ....More Details

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Cave Creek Regional Park

Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks/Horse Staging Area - McDowell
"Looking for Wildlife" on the Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant
All About Mule Deer - Usery Park
Bug Theater with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park

CANCELLED Looking for Rattlesnakes with the Ranger - Lake Pleasant - 5/30/2015
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/30/2015
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/30/2015
Believe it or Not! -Estrella Park - 5/30/2015
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/30/2015
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 5/30/2015
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 5/30/2015
Scorpion Hunt (First one of the year!!) - Usery Park - 5/30/2015
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan - 5/30/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 5/31/2015
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 5/31/2015
Arts and Crafts for Kids -Estrella Park - 5/31/2015
Boy Scouts of America Lake Pleasant Camp- Session 1 - 6/1/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 6/1/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 6/3/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 6/3/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 6/4/2015
Summer Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 6/4/2015
Animal Tracks & Desert Holes - McDowell "The County Parks are getting "Wet 'n' Wild" this Summer!" - 6/4/2015
Homeschool: Monsoon Madness - San Tan - 6/4/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 6/5/2015
Night Owl Hike: Adults Only - San Tan - 6/5/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 6/6/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 6/6/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 6/6/2015


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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