Maricopa.gov HomepageContact Us (Popup Window)
Site Map | Search | Phone Directory | Departments | Services
Return to Homepage  
   Parks Home   |  News   |  Search Parks   |  Parks Commission   |  Quick Glance

 

 
 

About Us
Annual Pass
Arizona Academic Standards
Brochures & Artwork
Camping Terms and Conditions
Employment
Events
FAQ's
Fees
Geocaching
History of Park System
Maps
Maricopa Trail
Master Plan
Memorial Donations
Nature Centers
Other Links
Park Rules
Programs
Public Notices
Public Records Request
Reservations
Special Use Permits
Subscriptions
Surveys
Trail Rating Guide
Volunteer Opportunities
    - Adopt-A-Trail Program
Vulture Mountain
    - Hassayampa River Preserve
Wildlife / Plants

Search Parks

 
  ATV / OHV
Archery
Baseball/Softball
Biking
Boating
Camping
Diving
Fishing
Golfing
Hiking
Hunting
Horseback Riding
Picnicking
RV's
Rodeo Arena
Shooting Range
Star Gazing
Volleyball
 
  Parks Home




 Events for All Parks 
<November 2014>
SMTWTFS
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456


Recreation possibilities are endless with miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Designating these beautiful trails for non-motorized use only allows the public to be safe and enjoy the desert in its primitive state. Interpretive Rangers offer guided hikes, at no additional cost to the “Day Use” entry fee.

Hiking is available at these Maricopa County Parks. Click on the below links for more information on hiking at the park, including trail maps, trail difficulty, and guided hikes.

NOTE: Pets, on leashes no longer than 6 feet, are permitted in the parks and on the trails. If your pet fertilizes the trail, please remove the debris and leave the trail as you found it for fellow hikers.

McDowell Trailhead Staging Area - Closed Saturday and Sunday morning
Runners on the Pemberton Trail-McDowell
Progressive Fitness Hike #1 - Usery Park
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park
Rock Art of Spur Cross
Wag ‘n’ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park
Yappy Days - San Tan
Exploring the Desert - McDowell
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Shoreline Fishing Talk @ Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant
Scenic Lake Pleasant, a walk with Naturalist Frank - Lake Pleasant
Arizona Birds, Live! At Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant
Author Visit - Dr. Joyce Story - White Tank Mtn.
Reptile Feeding - San Tan
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Moon Glow Paddle

Birding Adventures - San Tan - 11/2/2014
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell - 11/2/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 11/2/2014
Family Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 11/2/2014
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 11/2/2014
"Desert General Store" Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 11/2/2014
Life in the Desert -Estrella Park - 11/2/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/3/2014
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park - 11/5/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 11/5/2014
Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 11/6/2014
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 11/6/2014
Desert Edibles Walk - San Tan - 11/6/2014
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 11/6/2014
Wellness Program -Estrella Park - 11/6/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 11/6/2014
Sunset/Moonlight Hike on Lousley Hill - McDowell - 11/6/2014
Thursday Evening Bird Watch Hike With the Full Moon - Lake Pleasant - 11/6/2014
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 11/6/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 11/7/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 8AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 11/7/2014
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 11/7/2014
Tiny Tumbleweeds: Toddler Stroll - San Tan - 11/7/2014
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 11/7/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 10AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 11/7/2014
more...


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

 
Our Parks:  
Adobe Dam  |  Buckeye Hills  |  Cave Creek  |  Desert Outdoor Ctr  |  Estrella Mtn  |  Lake Pleasant  |  McDowell Mtn  |  San Tan Mtn  |  Spur Cross  |  Usery Mtn  |  White Tank
Main Parks Homepage  

To visit a city website, click on the link below...
Apache Junction | Avondale | Buckeye | Carefree | Cave Creek | Chandler | El Mirage | Fountain Hills | Gila Bend | Gilbert | Glendale | Goodyear | Guadalupe | Litchfield Park | Mesa | Paradise Valley | Peoria | Phoenix | Queen Creek | Scottsdale | Surprise | Tempe | Tolleson | Wickenburg | Youngtown

 

 

  Maricopa Home      Site Map      Legal Information      Privacy/Security Policies
Maricopa County Home Page
Maricopa County || 301 W. Jefferson St. || Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-3011