Maricopa.gov HomepageContact Us (Popup Window)
Site Map | Search | Phone Directory | Departments | Services
Return to Homepage  
   Parks Home   |  News   |  Search Parks   |  Parks Commission   |  Quick Glance

 

 
 

About Us
Annual Pass
Arizona Academic Standards
Brochures & Artwork
Camping Terms and Conditions
Employment
Events
FAQ's
Fees
Geocaching
History of Park System
Maps
Maricopa Trail
Master Plan
Memorial Donations
Nature Centers
Other Links
Park Rules
Programs
Public Notices
Public Records Request
Reservations
Special Use Permits
Subscriptions
Surveys
Trail Rating Guide
Volunteer Opportunities
    - Adopt-A-Trail Program
Vulture Mountain
    - Hassayampa River Preserve
Wildlife / Plants

Search Parks

 
  ATV / OHV
Archery
Baseball/Softball
Biking
Boating
Camping
Diving
Fishing
Golfing
Hiking
Hunting
Horseback Riding
Picnicking
RV's
Rodeo Arena
Shooting Range
Star Gazing
Volleyball
 
  Parks Home




 Events for All Parks 
<August 2014>
SMTWTFS
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456

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.

 

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
ParkVolunteer@mail.maricopa.gov

 

Volunteer Calendar of Events

 
 
 

 

 

 

Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Weekday Paddle Exploring - Lake Pleasant
Macro Wildlife in the Water at Lake Pleasant

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
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/5/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/5/2014
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "Toughest Desert Animals" - Usery Park - 9/5/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 9/6/2014
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

 
Our Parks:  
Adobe Dam  |  Buckeye Hills  |  Cave Creek  |  Desert Outdoor Ctr  |  Estrella Mtn  |  Lake Pleasant  |  McDowell Mtn  |  San Tan Mtn  |  Spur Cross  |  Usery Mtn  |  White Tank
Main Parks Homepage  

To visit a city website, click on the link below...
Apache Junction | Avondale | Buckeye | Carefree | Cave Creek | Chandler | El Mirage | Fountain Hills | Gila Bend | Gilbert | Glendale | Goodyear | Guadalupe | Litchfield Park | Mesa | Paradise Valley | Peoria | Phoenix | Queen Creek | Scottsdale | Surprise | Tempe | Tolleson | Wickenburg | Youngtown

 

 

  Maricopa Home      Site Map      Legal Information      Privacy/Security Policies
Maricopa County Home Page
Maricopa County || 301 W. Jefferson St. || Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-3011