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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, October 25, 2014
Saturday, March 21, 2015
7:30 p.m.
     
Estrella Mtn. Saturday, November 29, 2014
Saturday, April 11, 2015
7:30 p.m.
     
Lake Pleasant

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015

7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
McDowell Mtn. Saturday, February 21, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
San Tan Saturday, November 8, 2014
Friday, March 20, 2015
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
Spur Cross Saturday, October 18, 2014 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, August 16, 2014
Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:30 p.m.

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

Exploring New Trails with the Park Ranger - Lake Pleasant
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
**CANCELLED** Homeschool: Know Your Snakes - San Tan
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell
A Close Look at Rocks, Minerals and Crystals - Lake Pleasant

McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT - 10/31/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Islands of Lake Pleasant - 10/31/2014
Take a Hike on Halloween- San Tan - 10/31/2014
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park - 10/31/2014
Haunted Trail -Estrella Park - 10/31/2014
Haunted Hike! - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/31/2014
Halloween Party - White Tank Mtn. - 10/31/2014
McDowell Trailhead Staging Area - Closed Saturday and Sunday morning - 11/1/2014
Runners on the Pemberton Trail-McDowell - 11/1/2014
Progressive Fitness Hike #1 - Usery Park - 11/1/2014
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell - 11/1/2014
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/1/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 11/1/2014
Wag ā€˜nā€™ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 11/1/2014
Yappy Days - San Tan - 11/1/2014
Exploring the Desert - McDowell - 11/1/2014
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/1/2014
Shoreline Fishing Talk @ Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant - 11/1/2014
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 11/1/2014
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 11/1/2014
Scenic Lake Pleasant, a walk with Naturalist Frank - Lake Pleasant - 11/1/2014
Arizona Birds, Live! At Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant - 11/1/2014
Author Visit - Dr. Joyce Story - White Tank Mtn. - 11/1/2014
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 11/1/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Moon Glow Paddle - 11/1/2014
more...


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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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