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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation offers two types of permits for commercial and non-commercial activities when the events or activities are outside a park’s activity design, excludes the general public, or when there is monetary gain. The permits are available for any non-profit, government, private, or commercial organization. 

Special Use Permit (SUP):

This permit is utilized for short-term events including, but not limited to, bike races, concerts, scuba events, photography shoots, themed festivals, and hiking events.

Fees associated with a Special Use Permit include:

  • Non-refundable $75 application fee; and
  • Facility rental fees (depending on the location of the event within the park). 

In addition, Park Impact Fees are also required and are determined based on the event type, size, scope, and any additional factors that impact park operations. 

The current impact fees for Special Use Permits are as follows (as of 2/1/2012):

  • $2.35 per participant
  • $641 per acre
  • $25 per vendor

Contact the Park Supervisor at the location of interest for more information on Special Use Permits.

Forms:

Commercial Management Concession Agreements (CMCA):

This agreement is utilized when use of the park is for a commercial activity or business venture. Examples of CMCA’s include, but are not limited to, reoccurring events by the same vendor/operator during the course of the year, scuba certifications, food and drink vendors, or commercial sales and/or service offerings (i.e. RV waste disposal/pumping).

Contact the Department’s Contract Administrator at (928) 501-9211 for information and requirements for related to commercial activities within any of the Maricopa County Regional Parks.

 

Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park
Wag the Dog - San Tan
Nature Walk on the Nursery Tank Trail - McDowell
Water Crisis in Arizona? - Usery Park
Wild About Wildflowers - San Tan
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
Bug Theater and Fireside with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Nocturnal Animals Night Hike -Estrella Park

Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon - White Tank Mtn - 3/28/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross - 3/28/2015
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 3/28/2015
*CANCELLED* Pollywoggin’ Storytime with Rose! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/28/2015
Find the Naturalist on the Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant - 3/28/2015
LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION by LIBERTY WILDLIFE! - McDowell - 3/28/2015
Rattlesnakes! Live! - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Our Avian Friends - White Tank Mtn. - 3/28/2015
Movie Madness: Deep in the Jungle - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Library Series - Detectives of the Past: the Science of Archaeology - White Tank Mtn. - 3/28/2015
Just for Kids: Animal Tracking - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Sonoran Desert 101 - San Tan - 3/29/2015
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 3/29/2015
Photographic Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/29/2015
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 3/29/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 3/29/2015
Biomimicry -Estrella Park - 3/29/2015
Flower Power Hike! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/29/2015
Photography 101 -Estrella Park - 3/29/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 3/30/2015
Exploring the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 4/1/2015
April Fools and Cactus Blooms! - White Tank Mtn. - 4/1/2015
Meandering the Merkle - Usery Park - 4/1/2015
Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross - 4/1/2015
more...


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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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