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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 can purchase your Annual Pass at any Maricopa County park location and can be used on your very first visit. Or, you can purchase your Annual Pass via our website at www.maricopacountyparks.org.

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 ParksAnnualPass@mail.maricopa.gov 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.

 

Winter Solstice Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn.
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - North Trail
Backyard Birding - Usery Park
Home School Program: "Grandmother's Smiles" - Usery Park
Tiny Tumbleweeds: Toddler Stroll - San Tan
Friday Fitness Hike - Yavapai and Cottonwood Trails- Lake Pleasant
All About Desert Holes - San Tan
Fireside with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Sunset Hike -Estrella Mountain
Family Fun Reindeer Stories and Campfire Smores - Lake Pleasant
Movie Night in the Park: “Untamed Americas: Deserts” - Usery Park

TRAILWORK Volunteers Day - San Tan - 12/20/2014
Archery 202 - Usery Park - 12/20/2014
CLASS FULL Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 12/20/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 12/20/2014
Saturday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 12/20/2014
Trailside Desert Show & Tell - McDowell - 12/20/2014
"Geology of Arizona" - Cave Creek Regional Park - 12/20/2014
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 12/20/2014
Hiking 101 - San Tan - 12/20/2014
Animal Art! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 12/20/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 12/20/2014
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park - 12/20/2014
Mammals of Arizona, Live! - Lake Pleasant - 12/20/2014
Life in the Desert -Estrella Park - 12/20/2014
Black Rock Luminary Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 12/20/2014
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 12/21/2014
Family Mystery Hike -Estrella Park - 12/21/2014
Desert Cuisine: Persimmons and Pomegranates - San Tan - 12/21/2014
Sonoran Desert 101 - Usery Park - 12/21/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 12/22/2014
Backyard Birding - Usery Park***CANCELLED*** - 12/24/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 12/24/2014
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park - 12/24/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Lousley Hill - 12/26/2014
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan - 12/26/2014
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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.
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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