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5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. A date to cancel the fire ban has not yet been determined.
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 9/28/2013
Brown Bag Breakfast with a Tortoise! - McDowell Park Visitor Center
Bring a bag breakfast and eat with the tortoises! Meet our adorable BABY tortoises, and watch them a ...

Trailhead Congested this weekend
An event will be staged in the Trailhead Staging Area the weekend of September 28th and 29th. As a ...

Close Encounters of the Reptilian Kind – Indoor Program- McDowell Park
Ever touched a snake? Join Ranger Amy for an up close and personal look at what makes these cold-bl ...

Mystery Holes Sunset Walk - Lousley Hill- McDowell Park
Ever wanted to find out who is making all those holes in the desert? Unravel the mystery with Ranger ...

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McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP Arizona 85255  
Ph: 480-471-0173      Fax: 602-372-8596

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McDowell Mountain Regional Park
PO Box 18415
Fountain Hills,  AZ 85268

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