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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative end date)
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.

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Events for 12/10/2011
McDowell Mountain Frenzy
The McDowell Mountain Frenzy is the third race in the Desert Runner Trail Series. This is a multi di ...

Bird Walk With Sonoran Audubon-Estrella
This is one of the best places to see birds in the Phoenix area. It's fun to become a bird brain as ...

Fitness Challenge Hiking Series (6 of 6) - Usery Park
Today is the day you have been training for! This is the grand finale hike of our 6-week hike serie ...

Yoga – Connect In Nature! – All Levels Class - Usery Park
Connect with nature in Usery Park’s Nature Center by exploring your breath before a desert hike. Im ...

Basic Day Hiking in the Desert - Lake Pleasant
Learn from a guy who has hiked many miles in the desert. Pick up tips and tricks that will keep you ...

New to Arizona? - Walk - Usery Park
Are you new to Arizona? Are you curious about cactus and scared of snakes? If so, join us for an i ...

Desert BINGO! -McDowell Park Nature Center
Bring the kids out to the park for a game of BINGO, desert-style, where finding animal clues like ho ...

All About Bats - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
What makes bats such fascinating creatures? What do they do in the dark? What are the different ki ...

Reptile Feeding - Cave Creek Regional Park
Have you ever seen a reptile eat? Join the staff after your morning hike and see how our cold-bloode ...

Venomous Creatures - Cave Creek Regional Park
Join us for a presentation about the venomous creatures you may find around the Valley! Enjoy the b ...

San Tan Wonderland - Frosty Faces (Face Painting) - San Tan
Show your cheery spirit with a special image painted on your face by one of our magical elves. $1 d ...

San Tan Wonderland - North Pole - San Tan
Arrive early, to be mesmerized by the beautiful sounds of carolers singing festive, holiday tunes. ...

San Tan Wonderland - Presented by the Friends of San Tan
Santa is making a trip to San Tan Mountain Regional Park before he gets ready for his big day. Don’ ...

San Tan Wonderland - Reindeer Games - San Tan
Do you have what it takes to be a reindeer? Put your skills to the test in this fun and unique trai ...

San Tan Wonderland - Walking in a San Tan Wonderland - San Tan
Allow the spectacular array of glowing luminary lights and warm sounds of the season guide you along ...

San Tan Wonderland - Winter Windmill - San Tan
Treat your eyes to a delightful sight, as you watch the festive lights surrounding our winter windmi ...

SanTan Wonderland - Mrs. Claus' Kitchen (Treats) - San Tan
Purchase some tasty treats and other goodies from Mrs. Claus and Santa’s friendly little helpers at ...

Full Moon Hike to the Clay Mine - Cave Creek Regional Park
Join us on an amazing and mysterious adventure as we enter our Clay Mine at night! This will be an e ...

Ranger Campfire Sing-along and S’mores!- Visitor Center- McDowell
Saturday, 12/10/11 6:30pm – 8:00pm Ranger Campfire Sing-along and S’mores! Visitor Center (outside ...

Full Moon Hike - Usery Park
Join us for this fun 2.5-mile hike under the glowing light of the full moon. The full moon is a gre ...

San Tan Wonderland - Santa's Village (Pictures with Santa) - San Tan
Enjoy this unique opportunity to visit with Santa in the desert. That’s right! Stop by Santa’s Vil ...

San Tan Wonderland - Sleigh Rides (Horse Wagon Rides) - San Tan
Nothing can compare to a winter ride on a sleigh… but since we don’t have snow, enjoy the next best ...

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