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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative end date)
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.


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.

 

 

Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park
"Scenic Lookout" Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant
Homeschool: Monsoon Madness - San Tan
Sunset Snake Sssssearch! - McDowell

Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - McDowell - 8/28/2015
Critter Riddles: Which Animal Am I? - White Tank Mtn. - 8/28/2015
Full Moon Scenic Hike - Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2015
Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park - 8/28/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 8/29/2015
Desert Washes, Gulches and Arroyos - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/29/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 8/29/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2015
What About Water? - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2015
The Big Taste: Prickly Pear - 8/29/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Wet 'n' Wild Sunset and Full Moon Paddle Tour - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2015
Full Moon Hike on North Trail - McDowell - 8/29/2015
Full Moon Hike - "Full Red Moon" - Usery Park - 8/29/2015
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 8/29/2015
Full "Red Moon" Hike - San Tan - 8/29/2015
Moonlight Hike -Estrella Park - 8/29/2015
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 8/30/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 9/1/2015
All About Desert Edibles - Usery Park - 9/2/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/2/2015
Fitness Thursday - Estrella Park - 9/3/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 9/4/2015
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/4/2015
All About Insects - San Tan - 9/4/2015
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2015
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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