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<November 2015>

Annual Pass
About your Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Annual Pass The Annual Pass provides a convenient and affordable way to visit Maricopa County parks. The pass provides day-use access to more than 120,000 acres of parkland and 100% of the proceeds from the pass sales are used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services. For the passes available, see the types of annual passes in the next section.

  • It is valid for one full year from the month of purchase, through the last day of that month.
  • It allows the pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle to enter Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department operated sites.
  • An additional pass may be purchased for an additional $15 for any member of the same household.
  • The additional pass, although issued with a different pass number will always be related to the primary annual pass.
  • Valid for day-use only.
  • Hang tag issued with annual pass for unstaffed entry into the parks.
  • To download a copy of the annual pass brochure, click here.

Regular Annual Pass for $85
This pass is for any of our parks including Lake Pleasant and is for any person under the age of 65.

Additional Services

  • Archery options - $48 per archer per year, 16 years and older.
  • Boating options - $65 per motorized watercraft per year and $30 per non-motorized watercraft per year.

Additional Card for $15
An additional card may be purchased for any person(s) within the same household. The additional pass, although issued with a different pass number will always be related to the primary annual pass.

Replacement Card for $15 (each)
If a card is lost or stolen, then a replacement card must be purchased.

Hang Tags

  • Hang tags are issued at the time of purchase with each annual pass.
  • During certain times of the year, the contact station may not be staffed. During these times, pass owners are required to display the hang tag so that the expiration date is clearly visible for compliance checks by enforcement personnel.
  • Hang tags alone are not passes and are not valid for entry or use. The pass holder must have the pass in their possession.

Pass cards do not contain the pass holder name. Therefore a form of identification may be requested to verify ownership. Passes are non-transferable.

You may purchase your Annual Pass at any Maricopa County park location, and can be used on your very first visit!

Discounts available

  • Senior Discount - $20.00 - Discount off the purchase price of a pass. Available for customers 65 and older and does not apply to any additional services.

  • Disabled Veteran - $42.50 - Discount available for disabled veterans with a service connected disability and does not apply to any additional services. To apply, send an e-mail to with the following
    • Full Name
    • Address
    • Contact Phone
    • Copy of letter from VA office showing Veteran has a service related disability.

Once approved, applicants will able to obtain their pass at any Maricopa County Park location. If unable to apply via e-mail, contact our Administrative Office at (602) 506-2930.


Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross

Desert Walk 'n' Talk - San Tan - 12/1/2015
Ranger-led Walk from the Campground - McDowell - 12/2/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 12/2/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 12/2/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 12/3/2015
Sunrise Hike on Lousley Hill - McDowell - 12/3/2015
Friends and Fitness Hike - NEW SERIES (White Tank Mtn.) - 12/3/2015
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 12/3/2015
"We're All in This Together!" Desert Plant Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 12/3/2015
Discover the Desert Hawk Trail - Usery Park - 12/3/2015
All about Gila Monsters - San Tan - 12/3/2015
Friday Fitness Hike-Horse Staging Area/4 Peaks - McDowell - 12/4/2015
Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park - 12/4/2015
Cottonwood Trail Exploring Hike - Lake Pleasant - 12/4/2015
Tiny Tumbleweeds: Toddler Stroll - San Tan - 12/4/2015
Amazing Desert Plants - Usery Park - 12/4/2015
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 12/4/2015
Hiking 101 - San Tan - 12/4/2015
Lake Pleasant and It's History - Lake Pleasant - 12/4/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 12/4/2015
*DATE CHANGE* Hike Into History - Willow Springs - White Tank Mtn. - 12/5/2015
*NEW LOCATION* Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon - White Tank Mtn - 12/5/2015
Progressive Fitness Hike #5 - Usery Park - 12/5/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 12/5/2015
NEW! - Strike a Pose, Sonoran-Style! (Family Yoga) - White Tank Mtn. - 12/5/2015

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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