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5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. A date to cancel the fire ban has not yet been determined.
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 8/24/2013
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course
Have you ever wanted to give flat water lake kayaking a try? Well here is your chance. Lake Pleasant ...

Life along the Creek - Spur Cross
August 24 Saturday 8:00 am Life along the Creek (moderate) Join interpretive ranger Kevin Smit ...

Cool Kids Sprinkler Fun - Estrella
Bring your kids to the park to enjoy some time outside. We will have a small area of sprinklers set ...

Desert Mythbusters - Usery Park
Are rattlesnakes really dangerous? Can you drink water from a cactus? Do “jumping cactus” really j ...

Movie Madness - San Tan
Sit back, relax and enjoy a cinematic adventure on San Tan’s very own HUGE projector screen. Watch ...

Taste of the Desert – Visitor Center- McDowell Park
RSVP requested. Would you believe that desert foods are not only nutritious, but can taste great, ...

“Just for Kids” – These Rocks Rock! - Usery Park
Kids, do you like rocks? Want to find out the names of different rocks? Want to discover what they ...

Monsoon Mayhem! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Join us in the Nature Center where our Special Guest Speaker, Paul Catanzariti- Community Outreach C ...

Creatures of the Night Hike! - Cave Creek
Diurnal, Crepuscular, Nocturnal. What does it all mean? Come on out to the Nature Center and Ranger ...

Adult Moonlight Walk at White Tank Park
Walking the Waterfall trail in the moonlight will give you a different appreciation for the desert. ...

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Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
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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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