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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
calendar.

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.

 

 

Rock Art of Spur Cross
Wet n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant
Desert Show & Tell - McDowell
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park

Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 8/31/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/3/2014
There's a New Trail in Town - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2014
Homeschool: Macro-Invertebrates - San Tan - 9/4/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 9/5/2014
"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
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/5/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/5/2014
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "Toughest Desert Animals" - Usery Park - 9/5/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 9/6/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 9/6/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 9/6/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 9/6/2014
Sonoran Story and Craft Time: Just for Kids - San Tan - 9/6/2014
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/6/2014
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/6/2014
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 9/6/2014
Nathan Martens Arizona Memorial Candle Light Memorial Service - San Tan - 9/6/2014
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/6/2014
Full Moon Hike - Usery Park - 9/6/2014
Scorpions in the Wild! - McDowell - 9/6/2014
Full Moon Hike - San Tan - 9/6/2014
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 9/8/2014
more...


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
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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