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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.

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

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.



Fruits of the Desert - Spur Cross
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell
Fourth of July Wet 'n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant
Reptile Feeding - San Tan
Just for Kids: Make A Snake Buddy - San Tan

Summer Family Movie: The Wild West - High Noon - White Tank Mtn. - 7/7/2015
“Just for Kids” – Creature Feature - Usery Park - 7/8/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 7/8/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 7/9/2015
Early Morning Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell - 7/9/2015
Looking for Wild Burros on the Wild Burro Trail - Lake Pleasant - 7/9/2015
Summer Sonoran Series - Family Program - White Tank Mtn. - 7/9/2015
Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - McDowell - 7/10/2015
Special Guest Speaker - A Conservation Conundrum - White Tank Mtn. - 7/10/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 7/10/2015
Movie Night in the Park: “Untamed Americas: Deserts” - Usery Park - 7/10/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 7/11/2015
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 7/11/2015
Fruits of the Desert - Spur Cross - 7/11/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 7/11/2015
Desert Denizen's ***The County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this Summer!- Cave Creek Regional Park - 7/11/2015
Movie Madness in the Park: Babe - San Tan - 7/11/2015
All About Turkey Vultures - San Tan - 7/11/2015
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 7/11/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 7/11/2015
Snake Feeding - McDowell - 7/11/2015
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn. - 7/11/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 7/11/2015
Scorpion Night Hike - McDowell - 7/11/2015
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park - 7/11/2015

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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