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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.

Spring Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park
Homeschool: Campstove Master Chef - San Tan
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park
Plants of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park
HIKE CANCELLED Beardsley Trail Loop Hike - Lake Pleasant
Ride with the Ranger to the Clay Mine! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Full Moon Paddle Tour - Lake Pleasant
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.

Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan - 3/6/2015
Ranger-led Hike on the North Trail - McDowell - 3/6/2015
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 3/6/2015
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 3/6/2015
Bird Bingo Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/6/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 3/6/2015
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 3/6/2015
Full Moon Hike and Campfire - San Tan - 3/6/2015
Hiker’s Choice Full Moon Hike and Campfire - Usery Park - 3/6/2015
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross - 3/6/2015
Hikers in the Trailhead Staging Area - McDowell - 3/7/2015
Horses, Gold, & Critters! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #1 - 3/7/2015
Archaeology Expo at Spur Cross - 3/7/2015
Archery 101 - San Tan - 3/7/2015
Trailside Demonstration - Rock Art Recording - White Tank Mtn. - 3/7/2015
Wag ‘n’ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #2 - 3/7/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 3/7/2015
Find the Naturalist on the Pipeline Canyon Trail - Lake Pleasant - 3/7/2015
Kid's Photo Scavenger Hunt - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #3 - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #4 - 3/7/2015
All About Raptors - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Scott Wood Talk - 3/7/2015
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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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