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<October 2015>

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.

Requesting Records

Requests for public records are available through the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation custodian of records. All requests must be made in writing and clearly state the records sought. If the records request is vague or broad in nature, the custodian of records may ask for further clarification or for the requester to be more specific about the records that are being requested.

Commercial Record Request Definition

Commercial Records are defined as: The use of a public record for the purpose of sale or resale including any of the following:

  • Producing a document containing all or part of the copy, printout, or
    photograph for sale; or
  • Obtaining of names and addresses from such public records for the
    purpose of solicitation, or for creating a list for resale; or
  • For any purpose in which the purchaser can reasonably anticipate the
    receipt of monetary gain from the direct or indirect use of such public
    records. (A.R.S. §39-121.03(D)).
Methods of Submitting A Public Records Request
Fax: (602) 372-8596

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342

In person: Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342
Note: Submitting a request in person does not guarantee that the department will have the available resources immediately available to fulfill the request.
Additional Information

A number of legal provisions govern Maricopa County's response to any request for public information, including:

  1. Public Records Act, ARS §39-121 through §39-121.03.

  2. Open Meetings Act, ARS §38-431.

  3. Various information-specific state statutes and administrative regulations designating particular information as either subject to public access or as confidential.

  4. The body of law interpreting these provisions as reported in court decisions and opinions of the Arizona Attorney General. Maricopa County, as a public body, and its officers are responsible for maintaining all records reasonably necessary or appropriate to maintain an accurate knowledge of their activities. Permanent public records must be maintained in accordance with the requirements of ARS §39-101 and other state and federal laws. Other public records must be maintained in accordance with ARS §39-121.01(B) and (C) unless properly disposed of pursuant of ARS §41-1343 , §41-1347, and §41-1351.

Desert Walk and Talk - San Tan
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.

Night Shredders - San Tan - 10/7/2015
Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 10/8/2015
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/8/2015
Sunset Walk - McDowell - 10/8/2015
Sunset Flashlight Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 10/8/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 10/9/2015
Hike Into a Desert Forest! at Lake Pleasant - 10/9/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 10/9/2015
Bats and Goatsuckers: Myths Debunked - San Tan - 10/9/2015
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 10/9/2015
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park - 10/9/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 10/9/2015
Competitive Track - Closed - 10/10/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 7AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 10/10/2015
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/10/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 10/10/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
Zombie Archery - San Tan - 10/10/2015
Owls and Vultures -Estrella Park - 10/10/2015
Desert Awareness and Park Information - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 10/10/2015
NEW* Night Riders Mountain Bike Ride - White Tank Mtn. - 10/10/2015
Cowboys and Guitar Strings - San Tan - 10/10/2015
Scorpion Hunt (Last one of the year!!) - Usery Park - 10/10/2015

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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