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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014
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) 506-4692
Email: maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov
Mail:

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
234 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 6400
Phoenix, AZ 85004

In person: Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
234 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 6400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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.

San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park
The Art of Camouflage - McDowell
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park
Little Explorers for Kids: Dinosaurs - San Tan
All About Scorpions - Usery Park
Summer Night Ride Series- McDowell Competitive Track
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Park

Strange and Silly Saguaros - Usery Park - 8/26/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 8/27/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/27/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Weekday Paddle Exploring - Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Macro Wildlife in the Water at Lake Pleasant - 8/28/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Tom's Thumb Trailhead - McDowell - 8/29/2014
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross - 8/29/2014
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/29/2014
All About Scorpions - San Tan - 8/29/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "The Living Desert" - Usery Park - 8/29/2014
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 8/29/2014
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan - 8/29/2014
Rock Art of Spur Cross - 8/30/2014
Wet n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
Desert Show & Tell - McDowell - 8/30/2014
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/30/2014
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
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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