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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. Please check back after Labor Day for updates.
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.

Requesting Records

Requests for public records are available through the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation custodian of records. All requests must be made in writing and clearly state the records sought. If the records request is vague or broad in nature, the custodian of records may ask for further clarification or for the requester to be more specific about the records that are being requested.

Commercial Record Request Definition

Commercial Records are defined as: The use of a public record for the purpose of sale or resale including any of the following:

  • Producing a document containing all or part of the copy, printout, or
    photograph for sale; or
  • Obtaining of names and addresses from such public records for the
    purpose of solicitation, or for creating a list for resale; or
  • For any purpose in which the purchaser can reasonably anticipate the
    receipt of monetary gain from the direct or indirect use of such public
    records. (A.R.S. §39-121.03(D)).
Methods of Submitting A Public Records Request
Fax: (602) 372-8596
Email: maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov
Mail:

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342

In person: Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342
Note: Submitting a request in person does not guarantee that the department will have the available resources immediately available to fulfill the request.
Additional Information

A number of legal provisions govern Maricopa County's response to any request for public information, including:

  1. Public Records Act, ARS §39-121 through §39-121.03.

  2. Open Meetings Act, ARS §38-431.

  3. Various information-specific state statutes and administrative regulations designating particular information as either subject to public access or as confidential.

  4. The body of law interpreting these provisions as reported in court decisions and opinions of the Arizona Attorney General. Maricopa County, as a public body, and its officers are responsible for maintaining all records reasonably necessary or appropriate to maintain an accurate knowledge of their activities. Permanent public records must be maintained in accordance with the requirements of ARS §39-101 and other state and federal laws. Other public records must be maintained in accordance with ARS §39-121.01(B) and (C) unless properly disposed of pursuant of ARS §41-1343 , §41-1347, and §41-1351.

Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park
All About Insects - San Tan
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant
Movie Night in the Park: “Toughest Desert Animals” - Usery Park
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn.
Bug Theater - San Tan

Get Wet Cool Exploring Hike - Lake Pleasant - 9/5/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 9/5/2015
NEW LOCATION* Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 9/5/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 9/5/2015
Critter Chat -Estrella Park - 9/5/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/5/2015
The Wonder of Wood Warblers - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/5/2015
Family Movie with a Message - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2015
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Desert Survival for Everyone - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Venomous Reptiles - LIVE!! - Usery Park - 9/5/2015
Night Owl Hike: Adults Only - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Nathan Marten Memorial - San Tan - 9/6/2015
Desert Walk 'n' Talk - San Tan - 9/8/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/9/2015
Fitness Thursday - Estrella Park - 9/10/2015
Beginner Desert Birding - McDowell - 9/10/2015
Homeschool: Mission to Mars - San Tan - 9/10/2015
Friday Fitness Hike-Horse Staging Area/4 Peaks - McDowell - 9/11/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 9/11/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/11/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/11/2015
All About Desert Holes - San Tan - 9/11/2015
more...


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
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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