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The Maricopa County Parks offer visitors the opportunity for star gazing throughout our park system. We even provide the telescope. You will view and learn about the moon, the planets, deep space objects like star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Bring your own chairs and snacks. The whole family will enjoy the program. No pets allowed. These programs are conducted by Tony La Conte of Stargazing For Everyone. The cost for the program is only the $6 per vehicle park entry fee.

For more information on specific dates, times, and parks offering these programs, visit our calendar and Stargazing for Everyone's Event Page.

2014 Schedule
     
Park Date Time
Cave Creek Saturday, May 2, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
Desert Outdoor Center Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
Estrella Mtn. Saturday, April 11, 2015
7:30 p.m.
     
Lake Pleasant

Saturday, April 25, 2015**
Saturday, May 9, 2015
**National Astronomy Day

7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
McDowell Mtn. Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
San Tan Friday, March 20, 2015
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
Usery Mtn. Saturday, January 17, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:30 p.m.
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White Tank Mtn. Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:30 p.m.

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Please double check Stargazing for Everyone's calendar.

San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan
Progressive Fitness Hike #3 - Usery Park
Arizona Wildlife Mythbusting -Estrella Park
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike (Series Finale) - Cottonwood and Yavapai Point Trails
Backyard Birding - Usery Park***CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER***
Wilderness Survival Series #1 - Cave Creek Regional Park
Fishing and Other Things to Do Around Lake Pleasant
Wilderness Survival Series #2 - Cave Creek Regional Park
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park
Sonoran Desert 101 - McDowell
Wilderness Survival Series #3 - Cave Creek Regional Park
Wildlife Safari - Usery Park
History Short Walk with the Ranger - Lake Pleasant
Sunset Over Spur Cross
All About Kangaroo Rats - San Tan
Geology of the Grand Canyon - Usery Park
Moonlight Hike or Hikers Choice and Campfire - San Tan

Runners on the Pemberton Trail - McDowell - 2/1/2015
Photographic Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/1/2015
Sonoran Desert 101 - Usery Park - 2/1/2015
Sunset/Moon Hike - McDowell - 2/1/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 2/2/2015
Wildflower Wednesday! - White Tank Mtn - 2/4/2015
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park - 2/4/2015
Hiker’s Choice Full Moon Hike and Campfire - Usery Park - 2/4/2015
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross - 2/4/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 2/4/2015
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 2/5/2015
Winter Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/5/2015
Homeschool: LOST! - San Tan - 2/5/2015
Shoreline Exploring on the Roadrunner Trail - Lake Pleasant - 2/5/2015
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 2/5/2015
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 2/5/2015
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 2/5/2015
Ride with the Ranger to the Clay Mine! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/5/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 2/6/2015
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan - 2/6/2015
"Scenic Lookout" Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 2/6/2015
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 2/6/2015
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 2/6/2015
Bird Bingo Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 2/6/2015
Cool Cactus Walk - Usery Park - 2/6/2015
more...


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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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