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 Events for All Parks 
<December 2014>

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation offers two types of permits for commercial and non-commercial activities when the events or activities are outside a park’s activity design, excludes the general public, or when there is monetary gain. The permits are available for any non-profit, government, private, or commercial organization. 

Special Use Permit (SUP):

This permit is utilized for short-term events including, but not limited to, bike races, concerts, scuba events, photography shoots, themed festivals, and hiking events.

Fees associated with a Special Use Permit include:

  • Non-refundable $75 application fee; and
  • Facility rental fees (depending on the location of the event within the park). 

In addition, Park Impact Fees are also required and are determined based on the event type, size, scope, and any additional factors that impact park operations. 

The current impact fees for Special Use Permits are as follows (as of 2/1/2012):

  • $2.35 per participant
  • $641 per acre
  • $25 per vendor

Contact the Park Supervisor at the location of interest for more information on Special Use Permits.


Commercial Management Concession Agreements (CMCA):

This agreement is utilized when use of the park is for a commercial activity or business venture. Examples of CMCA’s include, but are not limited to, reoccurring events by the same vendor/operator during the course of the year, scuba certifications, food and drink vendors, or commercial sales and/or service offerings (i.e. RV waste disposal/pumping).

Contact the Department’s Contract Administrator at (928) 501-9211 for information and requirements for related to commercial activities within any of the Maricopa County Regional Parks.


Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park
Winter Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Hiking the Wild Burro Trail - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant
Old Man of the Mountain: Historical Hike - San Tan
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park
Wellness Program-Estrella Park
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park
All About Saguaros - San Tan
Ride with the Ranger to the Clay Mine! - Cave Creek Regional Park

Winter Solstice Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 12/19/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - North Trail - 12/19/2014
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 12/19/2014
Home School Program: "Grandmother's Smiles" - Usery Park - 12/19/2014
Tiny Tumbleweeds: Toddler Stroll - San Tan - 12/19/2014
Friday Fitness Hike - Yavapai and Cottonwood Trails- Lake Pleasant - 12/19/2014
All About Desert Holes - San Tan - 12/19/2014
Fireside with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 12/19/2014
Sunset Hike -Estrella Mountain - 12/19/2014
Family Fun Reindeer Stories and Campfire Smores - Lake Pleasant - 12/19/2014
Movie Night in the Park: “Untamed Americas: Deserts” - Usery Park - 12/19/2014
TRAILWORK Volunteers Day - San Tan - 12/20/2014
Archery 202 - Usery Park - 12/20/2014
CLASS FULL Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 12/20/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 12/20/2014
Saturday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 12/20/2014
Trailside Desert Show & Tell - McDowell - 12/20/2014
"Geology of Arizona" - Cave Creek Regional Park - 12/20/2014
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 12/20/2014
Hiking 101 - San Tan - 12/20/2014
Animal Art! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 12/20/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 12/20/2014
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park - 12/20/2014
Mammals of Arizona, Live! - Lake Pleasant - 12/20/2014
Life in the Desert -Estrella Park - 12/20/2014

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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