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The Maricopa County Parks offer visitors the opportunity for star gazing throughout our park system. We even provide the telescope. You will view and learn about the moon, the planets, deep space objects like star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Bring your own chairs and snacks. The whole family will enjoy the program. No pets allowed. These programs are conducted by Tony La Conte of Stargazing For Everyone. The cost for the program is only the $6 per vehicle park entry fee.

For more information on specific dates, times, and parks offering these programs, visit our calendar and Stargazing for Everyone's Event Page.

2014 Schedule
     
Park Date Time
Cave Creek Saturday, May 2, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
Desert Outdoor Center Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
Estrella Mtn. Saturday, April 11, 2015
7:30 p.m.
     
Lake Pleasant

Saturday, April 25, 2015**
Saturday, May 9, 2015
**National Astronomy Day

7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
McDowell Mtn. Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:30 p.m.
     
San Tan Friday, March 20, 2015
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
     
Usery Mtn. Saturday, January 17, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:30 p.m.
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White Tank Mtn. Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:30 p.m.

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Please double check Stargazing for Everyone's calendar.

McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead
Looking for Wildlife on the Beardsley - Morgan City Wash Loop Trail - Lake Pleasant
Eco-Tour of San Tan MRP - San Tan
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn.
Sunset Over Spur Cross
All About Bald Eagles - Usery Park
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park

Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Northern Coves - Lake Pleasant - 5/23/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 5/23/2015
Searching for Saguaro Blooms Walk - San Tan - 5/23/2015
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/23/2015
Tiny Tumbleweeds: I “Toad” You - San Tan - 5/23/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 5/23/2015
Nature Nurture-Kids Craft Time! McDowell - 5/23/2015
Storytelling - Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn. - 5/23/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - 5/23/2015
"Scenic Lookout" Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 5/24/2015
Mountain Bike 101: Beginner Ride - San Tan - 5/24/2015
Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 5/25/2015
Night Shredders - San Tan - 5/27/2015
Fitness Thursday -Estrella Park - 5/28/2015
Exploring the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 5/28/2015
Spring Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/28/2015
Homeschool: Bats - San Tan - 5/28/2015
Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks/Horse Staging Area - McDowell - 5/29/2015
"Looking for Wildlife" on the Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant - 5/29/2015
All About Mule Deer - Usery Park - 5/29/2015
Bug Theater with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/29/2015
CANCELLED Looking for Rattlesnakes with the Ranger - Lake Pleasant - 5/30/2015
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/30/2015
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park - 5/30/2015
Believe it or Not! -Estrella Park - 5/30/2015
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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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