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<July 2014>

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 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.


There are many ways to serve as a volunteer in the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. Volunteers have helped by assisting the thousands of visitors who come to the parks each year by helping out in the Nature Centers, Entry Stations, and along the trails. Join this team of amazing volunteers today!

Park Host
Park Hosts assist the Park Supervisors and serve as ambassadors to provide park visitors with information while promoting resource protection and recreation opportunities through visitor education. Each park host works a minimum of 40-hours per week and lives in the park with complimentary access to water and electricity. Duties may include fee collection, light maintenance work, clerical tasks, and special projects under the supervision of the Park Supervisor. In addition, a lot of walking may be required to perform these duties.

Community Volunteer
Community Volunteers assist in all areas of the park from trail work to programs under the supervision of the Park Supervisor. Volunteers provide park visitors with information and promote resource protection and recreation opportunities through visitor education and other volunteer assignments. It is recommended that a volunteer consider one (or two) opportunities that best match his/her individual interests and skills. 

Episodic Volunteer
An episodic volunteer provides one day of service within the park or along the trails. This is generally done with a group as a project or an annual day of service. Volunteers need to apply through the volunteer coordinator in order to schedule a project according to each park’s needs.

Administrative Volunteer
The administrative staff at the Downtown Phoenix Headquarters needs assistance with filing, tagging of souvenirs and other general administrative duties. This is an important position and a great opportunity to help with the administrative needs of the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department in an urban setting.

Apply Today!

PDF Application - PDF Application

Need more info? 

Kim Richard
Volunteer Coordinator
(928) 501-9212


Volunteer Calendar of Events





Exploring Pipeline Canyon Hike - Lake Pleasant
Homeschool: Earth Rocks! - San Tan

Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 7/25/2014
Storeies of the Wild West Around Lake Pleasant - 7/25/2014
Rattlesnakes of America Talk - Lake Pleasant - 7/25/2014
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant - 7/25/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 7/26/2014
Nature Games Day at the Lake Pleasant Visitor Center - 7/26/2014
Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park - 7/26/2014
Competitive Track usage ---Vertigo Night Run - 7/26/2014
Summer Night Ride Series- Pemberton Trail - 7/26/2014
Sonoran Desert 101 - San Tan - 7/27/2014
Competitive Track usage ---Vertigo Night Run - 7/27/2014
"Just for Kids" - Creature Feature - Usery Park - 7/30/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 7/30/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- Lousley Hill Trailhead - 8/1/2014
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant - 8/1/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 8/1/2014
All About Desert Tortoises - Usery Park - 8/1/2014
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park - 8/1/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 8/2/2014
Sonoran Story and Craft Time: Just for Kids - San Tan - 8/2/2014
Sensational Slithering Summer Saturday Series at Estrella Mountain Regional Park - 8/2/2014
Family Movie: Rango - White Tank Mtn. - 8/2/2014
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 8/2/2014
All About Kayaking - Usery Park - 8/6/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 8/6/2014


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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