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Events for All Parks
January, 2015
*County Holiday - 1/1/2015
Gettin' Fit on Ford (Canyon, that is) - White Tank Mtn. - 1/1/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - New Years Day Paddle of Coles Bay - Lake Pleasant - 1/1/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 1/2/2015
Friday Fitness Series #1 - 1/2/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Roadrunner Trail - 1/2/2015
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 1/2/2015
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 1/2/2015
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 1/2/2015
Super Saguaro Walk - Usery Park - 1/2/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 1/2/2015
Fireside with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/2/2015
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 1/2/2015
Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn. - 1/3/2015
New Year's Resolution Fitness Hike- Estrella Park - 1/3/2015
Wag ‘n’ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 1/3/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/3/2015
Saturday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 1/3/2015
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/3/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Cottonwood Trail - 1/3/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 1/3/2015
Backyard Edibles - San Tan - 1/3/2015
Kid vs. Wild - Usery Park - 1/3/2015
Sunset and Full Moon Hike to Yavapai Point Lookout - Lake Pleasant - 1/3/2015
Full Moon Hike & Campfire - McDowell - 1/3/2015
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross - 1/3/2015
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 1/3/2015
Full Moon Hike or Hikers Choice and Campfire - San Tan - 1/3/2015
Hiker’s Choice Full Moon Hike and Campfire - Usery Park - 1/3/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/4/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 1/4/2015
Family Mystery Hike -Estrella Park - 1/4/2015
Sonoran Desert 101 - Usery Park - 1/4/2015
Sonoran Sunset Photography - San Tan - 1/4/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 1/4/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 1/5/2015
Exploring Spur Cross - 1/7/2015
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 1/7/2015
All About Desert Hiking - Usery Park - 1/7/2015
Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn - 1/8/2015
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 1/8/2015
Wild West Days! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/8/2015
Homeschool: Safe and Found Series - San Tan - 1/8/2015
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 1/8/2015
10 Common Plants of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 1/8/2015
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 1/8/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 1/9/2015
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan - 1/9/2015
Friday Fitness Series #2 - 1/9/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Yavapai Point Trail - 1/9/2015
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park - 1/9/2015
Bird Bingo Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/9/2015
Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park - 1/9/2015
"Fitness through Kayaking" Talk - Lake Pleasant - 1/9/2015
Native American Legends - White Tank Mtn. - 1/9/2015
Movie Night in the Park: “What Plants Talk About” - Usery Park - 1/9/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 1/10/2015
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 1/10/2015
"Desert General Store" Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 1/10/2015
Archery 101 (Two class times available) - Usery Park - 1/10/2015
Bike Demo Day - McDowell - 1/10/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 1/10/2015
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 1/10/2015
Pollywoggin’ Storytime with Rose! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/10/2015
Ride with a Ranger -Estrella Park - 1/10/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 11AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 1/10/2015
Ravens and Crows -Estrella Park - 1/10/2015
All About Hummingbirds - Usery Park - 1/10/2015
Horses, Gold, & Critters! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/10/2015
LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION by LIBERTY WILDLIFE! - McDowell - 1/10/2015
Scavenger Hunt -Estrella Park - 1/10/2015
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 1/10/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 1/10/2015
Venomous Reptiles - LIVE!! - Usery Park - 1/10/2015
Hiking toward 100 - McDowell - 1/11/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 1/11/2015
Wildlife Safari - Usery Park - 1/11/2015
Kids Series: Turkey Vultures -Estrella Park - 1/11/2015
Sonoran Desert Survival - San Tan - 1/11/2015
Cool Cactus Walk - Usery Park - 1/11/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 1/12/2015
Desert Denizens - San Tan - 1/13/2015
Bird Watching with Rose! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/14/2015
Bird Walk - McDowell - 1/14/2015
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park - 1/14/2015
Meandering the Merkle - Usery Park - 1/14/2015
Sonoran Story, Craft, and Play Time - White Tank Mtn. - 1/14/2015
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 1/15/2015
Winter Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/15/2015
Hiking toward 100 - McDowell - 1/15/2015
Trail Talk Series: Exploring Desert Washes - San Tan - 1/15/2015
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 1/15/2015
Picture Perfect! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/15/2015
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - 1/16/2015
Friday Fitness Series #3 - 1/16/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Wild Burro Trail - 1/16/2015
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park - 1/16/2015
Amazing Desert Animals - Usery Park - 1/16/2015
Tiny Tumbleweeds: Toddler Stroll - San Tan - 1/16/2015
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 1/16/2015
Creepy, Crawly Tarantulas - San Tan - 1/16/2015
Fireside with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/16/2015
Competitive Track - Closed - McDowell - 1/17/2015
Competitive Track - Closed - 1/17/2015
Progressive Fitness Hike #1 - Usery Park - 1/17/2015
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/17/2015
Archery 202 - Usery Park - 1/17/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Pipeline Canyon Trail - 1/17/2015
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 1/17/2015
Old Man of the Mountain: Historical Hike - San Tan - 1/17/2015
Arts and Crafts for Kids -Estrella Park - 1/17/2015
Saturday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 1/17/2015
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/17/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 1/17/2015
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 1/17/2015
CANCELLED Arizona Reptiles, Live! Lake Pleasant - 1/17/2015
Nature Nurture-Kids Craft Time! McDowell - 1/17/2015
Rattlesnakes: Fact or Fiction - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/17/2015
Trailside Jeopardy - San Tan - 1/17/2015
Stargazing for Everyone - Usery Park - 1/17/2015
Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 1/18/2015
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 1/18/2015
Ride with the Ranger to the Clay Mine! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/18/2015
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 1/18/2015
*County Holiday - 1/19/2015
Black Rock Archaeology Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 1/19/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 1/19/2015
Beginning Desert Hiking - Usery Park - 1/19/2015
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 1/21/2015
Introduction to Desert Plants - Usery Park - 1/21/2015
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 1/22/2015
Wild West Days! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/22/2015
Homeschool: Safe and Found Series - San Tan - 1/22/2015
This ride is CANCELLED for Thursday and will be rescheduled - 1/22/2015
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 1/22/2015
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 1/22/2015
Nature Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell - 1/22/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Sonoran Trail- DIFFICULT - 1/23/2015
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan - 1/23/2015
Friday Fitness Series #4 - 1/23/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Roadrunner Trail Loop - 1/23/2015
Home School Program: "The Water Cycle" - Usery Park - 1/23/2015
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 1/23/2015
What is the Maricopa Trail? - Lake Pleasant - 1/23/2015
Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park - 1/23/2015
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park - 1/23/2015
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park - 1/23/2015
Progressive Fitness Hike #2 - Usery Park - 1/24/2015
TRAILWORK Volunteer Day - San Tan - 1/24/2015
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross - 1/24/2015
Photography 101 -Estrella Park - 1/24/2015
Scavenger Photo Safari - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/24/2015
Basic Geocaching - McDowell - 1/24/2015
Saturday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 1/24/2015
Hiking and Other Things to Do Around Lake Pleasant - 1/24/2015
"Raptors!" - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/24/2015
Believe it or Not! -Estrella Park - 1/24/2015
Kid's Photo Scavenger Hunt - Usery Park - 1/24/2015
Library Series - What About Water? - White Tank Mtn. - 1/24/2015
Living with Urban Wildlife - San Tan - 1/24/2015
Campground Nature Walk - Usery Park - 1/24/2015
Introducing the Desert - San Tan - 1/25/2015
Find the Ranger at Spur Cross - 1/25/2015
Wag, Walk & Adopt! - McDowell - 1/25/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 1/25/2015
Kids Series: Turkey Vultures - 1/25/2015
Amazing Desert Plants - Usery Park - 1/25/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 1/26/2015
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 1/28/2015
Bird Walk - McDowell - 1/28/2015
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park - 1/28/2015
Sonoran Desert Eco-Tour - Usery Park - 1/28/2015
Rock Art of Arizona - Usery Park - 1/28/2015
***SPECIAL UPDATE***Winter Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/29/2015
Hike the Goldmine Trail - San Tan - 1/29/2015
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 1/29/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Paul's Hideaway Paddle - 1/29/2015
Desert Plant Walk - White Tank Mtn - 1/29/2015
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 1/29/2015
Ride with the Ranger to the Clay Mine! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/29/2015
Eco-Tour of San Tan - San Tan - 1/30/2015
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT - 1/30/2015
Friday Fitness Series #5 - 1/30/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Yavapai Point by way of S. Pipeline - 1/30/2015
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park - 1/30/2015
Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park - 1/30/2015
All About Optics - Usery Park - 1/30/2015
Looking for Wild Burros on the Wild Burro Trail - Lake Pleasant - 1/30/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 1/30/2015
*NEW LOCATION* Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn. - 1/30/2015
Fireside with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/30/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 1/31/2015
Progressive Fitness Hike #3 - Usery Park - 1/31/2015
Arizona Wildlife Mythbusting -Estrella Park - 1/31/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike (Series Finale) - Cottonwood and Yavapai Point Trails - 1/31/2015
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 1/31/2015
Wilderness Survival Series #1 - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/31/2015
Fishing and Other Things to Do Around Lake Pleasant - 1/31/2015
Wilderness Survival Series #2 - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/31/2015
Petroglyph Hike -Estrella Park - 1/31/2015
Sonoran Desert 101 - McDowell - 1/31/2015
Wilderness Survival Series #3 - Cave Creek Regional Park - 1/31/2015
Wildlife Safari - Usery Park - 1/31/2015
History Short Walk with the Ranger - Lake Pleasant - 1/31/2015
Sunset Over Spur Cross - 1/31/2015
All About Kangaroo Rats - San Tan - 1/31/2015
Geology of the Grand Canyon - Usery Park - 1/31/2015
Moonlight Hike or Hikers Choice and Campfire - San Tan - 1/31/2015


Events for All Parks
February, 2015
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

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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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