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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. Please check back after Labor Day for updates.
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 All Parks
September, 2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 9/1/2015
All About Desert Edibles - Usery Park - 9/2/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/2/2015
Fitness Thursday - Estrella Park - 9/3/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 9/4/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/4/2015
All About Insects - San Tan - 9/4/2015
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2015
Movie Night in the Park: “Toughest Desert Animals” - Usery Park - 9/4/2015
Super Scorpion Search - White Tank Mtn. - 9/4/2015
Bug Theater - San Tan - 9/4/2015
Get Wet Cool Exploring Hike - Lake Pleasant - 9/5/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 9/5/2015
NEW LOCATION* Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 9/5/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 9/5/2015
Critter Chat -Estrella Park - 9/5/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/5/2015
The Wonder of Wood Warblers - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/5/2015
Family Movie with a Message - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2015
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Desert Survival for Everyone - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Venomous Reptiles - LIVE!! - Usery Park - 9/5/2015
Night Owl Hike: Adults Only - San Tan - 9/5/2015
Nathan Marten Memorial - San Tan - 9/6/2015
*County Holiday - 9/7/2015
Desert Walk 'n' Talk - San Tan - 9/8/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/9/2015
Fitness Thursday - Estrella Park - 9/10/2015
Beginner Desert Birding - McDowell - 9/10/2015
Homeschool: Mission to Mars - San Tan - 9/10/2015
Friday Fitness Hike-Horse Staging Area/4 Peaks - McDowell - 9/11/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 9/11/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/11/2015
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/11/2015
All About Desert Holes - San Tan - 9/11/2015
Scorpion Search - Estrella Park - 9/11/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 9/11/2015
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 9/12/2015
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 9/12/2015
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/12/2015
Birds of Estrella - Estrella Park - 9/12/2015
Just for Kids: Volcanoes! - San Tan - 9/12/2015
Bird Weirdness III - Estrella Park - 9/12/2015
Critter Riddles: Which Animal Am I? - White Tank Mtn. - 9/12/2015
Movie in the Park: Volcanoes! - San Tan - 9/12/2015
Lunch with the Critters - Estrella Park - 9/12/2015
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 9/12/2015
Flashlight and Blacklight Tour - Spur Cross - 9/12/2015
Believe it or Not! - Estrella Park - 9/13/2015
Biomimicry - Estrella Park - 9/13/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 9/15/2015
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 9/16/2015
Sonoran Story, Craft, and Play Time - White Tank Mtn. - 9/16/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/16/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 9/17/2015
Sunset Snake Sssssearch! - McDowell - 9/17/2015
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead - 9/18/2015
Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 9/18/2015
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 9/18/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 9/19/2015
Animal Signs -Estrella Park - 9/19/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Easy Paddle Tour of Lake Pleasant - 9/19/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 9/19/2015
Your Inner Snake -Estrella Park - 9/19/2015
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 9/19/2015
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 9/19/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 9/19/2015
Stargazing for Everyone! - White Tank Mtn. - 9/19/2015
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park - 9/19/2015
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan - 9/19/2015
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park - 9/20/2015
The Desert Tortoise & Friends - McDowell - 9/23/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/23/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 9/24/2015
Saguaro Cactus 101 - McDowell - 9/24/2015
Homeschool: Mission to Mars - San Tan - 9/24/2015
Pondering Petroglyphs - White Tank Mtn. - 9/24/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 9/25/2015
All About Javelinas - Usery Park - 9/25/2015
FREE Beginner Canoeing Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/25/2015
FREE Beginner Canoeing Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/25/2015
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/25/2015
Night Safari - Usery Park - 9/25/2015
Nocturnal Animals Night Hike -Estrella Park - 9/25/2015
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY LAKE PLEASANT CLEAN UP - 9/26/2015
Arizona Wildlife Mythbusting -Estrella Park - 9/26/2015
Beginner Flatwater Canoeing On-water Skills Course - 9/26/2015
Beginner Flatwater Canoeing On-water Skills Course - 9/26/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 9/26/2015
All About Usery Park - Usery Park - 9/26/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 9/26/2015
Sunset/Full Moon Social Hike - McDowell - 9/26/2015
Hiking 101 - San Tan - 9/26/2015
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/26/2015
Hike by the Light of the Full Moon! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/26/2015
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross - 9/26/2015
Full Harvest Moon Hike - San Tan - 9/26/2015
Sonoran Desert 101 - San Tan - 9/27/2015
Full Lunar Eclipse through Large Telescopes Event - 9/27/2015
Full Moon Hike with a Total Lunar Exclipse!! - Usery Park - 9/27/2015
Full Moon Hike -Estrella Park - 9/27/2015
Early Morning Nature Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/30/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/30/2015


Events for All Parks
October, 2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 10/1/2015
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/1/2015
"Sunrise Lookout" Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 10/2/2015
Friday Fitness Hike - Horse Staging Area/4 Peaks - McDowell - 10/2/2015
Hiking in the Desert - San Tan - 10/2/2015
Night Owl Hike: Adults Only - San Tan - 10/2/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 10/3/2015
Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon - White Tank Mtn. - 10/3/2015

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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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