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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014
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.

 

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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Archives:

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

 

 


Exploring Pipeline Canyon Hike - Lake Pleasant - 7/24/2014
Storeies of the Wild West Around Lake Pleasant - 7/25/2014
Rattlesnakes of America Talk - Lake Pleasant - 7/25/2014
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 7/25/2014
Nature Games Day at the Lake Pleasant Visitor Center - 7/26/2014
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 8/1/2014
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 8/8/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/8/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/9/2014
There's a New Trail in Town - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 8/21/2014
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 8/22/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 8/22/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 8/23/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Weekday Paddle Exploring - Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Macro Wildlife in the Water at Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Wet n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
There's a New Trail in Town - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2014
"A Look at Desert Tortoises - a Night Mover" Lake Pleasant - 9/5/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/5/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 9/6/2014
"Know Your Knots" Park Ranger Program - Lake Pleasant - 9/11/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Late Moon Paddle Tour - Lake Pleasant - 9/11/2014
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Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342
Entry Station 1-928-501-1710
Fax 602-372-8596
lakepleasant@mail.maricopa.gov

For GPS entry: Lake Pleasant Visitor Center
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