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Educational Programs

Experienced Interpretive Rangers take visitors on interesting guided hikes. Explore the ruins of Native American Hohokam, interpret the art chipped onto rocks known as petroglyphs, or learn about the native wildlife. Every day, Maricopa County Parks offer visitors a variety of guided hikes, at no additional cost. For a complete listing of events at each park, visit our
calendar.

Volunteers and Park Host Programs
The Maricopa County Parks System would not be a reality without the contributed hours by this highly-prized group of individuals. Volunteers from around the Phoenix metropolitan area donate their time and energy in all of the parks at the contact stations, visitor centers, and campsites. Park hosts are another unique group of individuals who come to Phoenix from all over North America and donate thousands of hours a year to the Maricopa County Parks. For more information on these programs, call the park of your choice directly, or the main office at 602.506.2930.

Desert Outdoor Center Programs
Over 30 programs are offered, ranging from dinosaur history to alternative energy. Public events include stargazing with an observatory telescope and guided hikes along the barrier-free trail. View DOC Programs page for more information on programs and educational opportunities.

 

 

Early Bird Desert Birdwalk --Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Accessible- McDowell Park
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 8AM Class - Lake Pleasant
"Scrambled EGGstravaganza" Crafts and Games- San Tan
"Tails on Trails" - Dog Fitness Hike - Usery Park
Archery 202 - Usery Park
The Saguaro Cactus Hike - Estrella
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park
Birding By Ear- Desert Learning Series program- McDowell Park
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 10AM Class - Lake Pleasant
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park
Monsoon and Stormwater Program - Lake Pleasant
Practical Desert Survival - White Tank Mtn.
Earth Day Family Movie - "The Lorax"
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Easter Egg Paddle
Sunset Over Spur Cross
Venomous Reptiles - LIVE!! - Usery Park

Cacti of Spur Cross - 4/20/2014
Sonoran Desert 101 - Usery Park - 4/20/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 4/21/2014
Ancient Petroglyph Walk - McDowell- Youth Camp Area - 4/23/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 4/23/2014
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park - 4/23/2014
Homeschool: Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night - San Tan - 4/23/2014
The Big Green - White Tank Mtn. - 4/23/2014
Tortoise Talks - McDowell Park Visitor Center - 4/23/2014
Wednesday Wellness Walk - Estrella - 4/23/2014
Mountain Bike Madness - San Tan - 4/23/2014
Spring Fitness Hikes! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/24/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Paddling Pipeline and Cottonwood Coves - 4/24/2014
Animal Adaptations - San Tan - 4/24/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 4/24/2014
Animal Flashlight Hike - San Tan - 4/24/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike - *STRENUOUS* -Sonoran Trail- (Meet @ end Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 4/25/2014
Friday Hike and Fish - Lake Pleasant - 4/25/2014
The Desert Tortoise - Estrella - 4/25/2014
Bird Journeys - San Tan - 4/25/2014
Reptile and Live Animal Feeding at McDowell- McDowell Park - 4/25/2014
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 4/25/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 4/25/2014
Desert Mythbusters - Usery Park - 4/25/2014
The Desert Night - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/25/2014
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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.
Headquarters Administrative Offices
234 N. Central Ave, Suite 6400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Ph: 602-506-2930 Fax: 602-506-4692
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov
 
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