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<March 2015>

Educational Programs

Experienced Interpretive Rangers take visitors on interesting guided hikes. Explore the ruins of Native American Hohokam, interpret the art chipped onto rocks known as petroglyphs, or learn about the native wildlife. Every day, Maricopa County Parks offer visitors a variety of guided hikes, at no additional cost. For a complete listing of events at each park, visit our

Volunteers and Park Host Programs
The Maricopa County Parks System would not be a reality without the contributed hours by this highly-prized group of individuals. Volunteers from around the Phoenix metropolitan area donate their time and energy in all of the parks at the contact stations, visitor centers, and campsites. Park hosts are another unique group of individuals who come to Phoenix from all over North America and donate thousands of hours a year to the Maricopa County Parks. For more information on these programs, call the park of your choice directly, or the main office at 602.506.2930.

Desert Outdoor Center Programs
Over 30 programs are offered, ranging from dinosaur history to alternative energy. Public events include stargazing with an observatory telescope and guided hikes along the barrier-free trail. View DOC Programs page for more information on programs and educational opportunities.



Spring Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park
Homeschool: Campstove Master Chef - San Tan
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park
Plants of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park
HIKE CANCELLED Beardsley Trail Loop Hike - Lake Pleasant
Ride with the Ranger to the Clay Mine! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Full Moon Paddle Tour - Lake Pleasant
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.

Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan - 3/6/2015
Ranger-led Hike on the North Trail - McDowell - 3/6/2015
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 3/6/2015
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 3/6/2015
Bird Bingo Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/6/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 3/6/2015
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 3/6/2015
Full Moon Hike and Campfire - San Tan - 3/6/2015
Hiker’s Choice Full Moon Hike and Campfire - Usery Park - 3/6/2015
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross - 3/6/2015
Hikers in the Trailhead Staging Area - McDowell - 3/7/2015
Horses, Gold, & Critters! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #1 - 3/7/2015
Archaeology Expo at Spur Cross - 3/7/2015
Archery 101 - San Tan - 3/7/2015
Trailside Demonstration - Rock Art Recording - White Tank Mtn. - 3/7/2015
Wag ‘n’ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #2 - 3/7/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 3/7/2015
Find the Naturalist on the Pipeline Canyon Trail - Lake Pleasant - 3/7/2015
Kid's Photo Scavenger Hunt - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #3 - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #4 - 3/7/2015
All About Raptors - Usery Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Scott Wood Talk - 3/7/2015

General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
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

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