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September 12 Public Meeting Information

 

Lake Pleasant Regional Park Shares Proposed Trails Master Plan

(Maricopa County) Join Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. for an open house at Lake Pleasant Regional Park's Operations Building as staff share the final draft of the parks Trails Master Plan.

"As a fourth-generation Arizonan who has lived in the West Valley for many years, I'm really excited about this project! Currently, the park has two trails, Pipeline Canyon and Roadrunner. Combined, these trails are 2.8-miles in length. However, the department is proposing the construction of 17 new trails which will give the park 25.15-miles of multi-use trails," said Maricopa County District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman.

"Over the years the focus for the park has been water-based activities," said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director. With Maricopa County's population increasing by more than 24 percent over the past ten years, the department agreed it was imperative to expand services at the park. "By developing the trail system in the park, we're providing residents with a venue to not only boat and fish but also hike, mountain bike, horseback ride and connect with nature with the lake as a scenic backdrop," added Cardin.

The proposed project contains a mixture of new and connector trails which will also link the park to the Maricopa Trail. "Linking the Maricopa Trail to the park allows visitors continuous travel from Cave Creek Regional Park to White Tank Mountain Regional Park. It's thrilling to think that those using the trail will now be able to travel close to 60-miles on a county trail," said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors' Chairman Andy Kunasek, District 3.

Along with the development of a designated trail system comes the need to close some unauthorized routes. "When we developed the trail plan, we did take unauthorized routes into consideration. There are routes that we will be able to use once we bring them up to our trails standards. However, other areas will need to be closed for safety or conservation concerns and the park will take steps to restore these areas," said Cardin.

For more information on the project, attend the open house at the park on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. or visit http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/LPTrailsPlan.aspx. Lake Pleasant Regional Park is located at 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown, AZ 85342.

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Posted: 8/5/2013

 

Lake Pleasant Regional Park Shares Proposed Trails Master Plan

(Maricopa County) Join Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. for an open house at Lake Pleasant Regional Park's Operations Building as staff share the final draft of the parks Trails Master Plan.

"As a fourth-generation Arizonan who has lived in the West Valley for many years, I'm really excited about this project! Currently, the park has two trails, Pipeline Canyon and Roadrunner. Combined, these trails are 2.8-miles in length. However, the department is proposing the construction of 17 new trails which will give the park 25.15-miles of multi-use trails," said Maricopa County District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman.

"Over the years the focus for the park has been water-based activities," said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director. With Maricopa County's population increasing by more than 24 percent over the past ten years, the department agreed it was imperative to expand services at the park. "By developing the trail system in the park, we're providing residents with a venue to not only boat and fish but also hike, mountain bike, horseback ride and connect with nature with the lake as a scenic backdrop," added Cardin.

The proposed project contains a mixture of new and connector trails which will also link the park to the Maricopa Trail. "Linking the Maricopa Trail to the park allows visitors continuous travel from Cave Creek Regional Park to White Tank Mountain Regional Park. It's thrilling to think that those using the trail will now be able to travel close to 60-miles on a county trail," said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors' Chairman Andy Kunasek, District 3.

Along with the development of a designated trail system comes the need to close some unauthorized routes. "When we developed the trail plan, we did take unauthorized routes into consideration. There are routes that we will be able to use once we bring them up to our trails standards. However, other areas will need to be closed for safety or conservation concerns and the park will take steps to restore these areas," said Cardin.

For more information on the project, attend the open house at the park on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. or visit http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/LPTrailsPlan.aspx. Lake Pleasant Regional Park is located at 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown, AZ 85342.

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Posted: 8/5/2013


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Proposed Trail Map

Lake Pleasant Regional Park's Proposed Trail Master Plan Available for Public Comment

Join the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday,
July 26, 2012 as the department unveils the proposed Lake Pleasant Regional Park Trails Master Plan.

“We currently have 2.8-miles of trails at the lake. If the proposed trail system is adopted, park visitors will have the opportunity to hike from Highway 74 all the way back to the Castle Creek Bridge,” stated R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director.

A public meeting has been scheduled on July 26 at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant located at 41402 N. 87 th Avenue in Peoria from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to begin the review process.

The public comment period will conclude at close of business on August 26. Once the process has been completed, comments will be reviewed and incorporated, where appropriate. Submit your comments via email to maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov.

Posted: June 28, 2012

 

 


Shoreline Fishing Talk @ Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant - 11/29/2014
Things to Do At or Near Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 11/29/2014
Hiking for Fitness - Lake Pleasant - 12/4/2014
Discover the Desert Interpretive Walk - Lake Pleasant - 12/5/2014
Sunset and Full Moon Hike - Lake Pleasant - 12/5/2014
A Look at Kayaking - Lake Pleasant - 12/6/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Full Moon Paddle - 12/6/2014
What Was That! A Look at Wildlife You Might Spot in the Park - Lake Pleasant - 12/11/2014
Exploring the Pipeline Canyon Trail - Lake Pleasant - 12/11/2014
Yavapai Point Hike - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 12/12/2014
Family Wildlife Fun - Lake Pleasant - 12/12/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - In Search of Bald Eagles Long Agua Fria Paddle - Lake Pleasant - 12/13/2014
Hiking the Wild Burro Trail - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 12/18/2014
Friday Fitness Hike - Yavapai and Cottonwood Trails- Lake Pleasant - 12/19/2014
Family Fun Reindeer Stories and Campfire Smores - Lake Pleasant - 12/19/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 12/20/2014
Mammals of Arizona, Live! - Lake Pleasant - 12/20/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - New Years Day Paddle of Coles Bay - Lake Pleasant - 1/1/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Roadrunner Trail - 1/2/2015
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 1/2/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Cottonwood Trail - 1/3/2015
Sunset and Full Moon Hike to Yavapai Point Lookout - Lake Pleasant - 1/3/2015
Get Fit with a Lake View Hike - Yavapai Point Trail - 1/9/2015
"Fitness through Kayaking" Talk - Lake Pleasant - 1/9/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 1/10/2015
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Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342
Entry Station 1-928-501-1710
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For GPS entry: Lake Pleasant Visitor Center
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