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<October 2015>

5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. A date to cancel the fire ban has not yet been determined.
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 Lake Pleasant Regional Park 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!


Click here for Volunteer Application Form


Need more info? 

Kim Richard
Volunteer Coordinator
(928) 501-9212


Volunteer Calendar of Events





Night Shredders - San Tan

Fitness Thursdays -Estrella Park - 10/8/2015
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/8/2015
Sunset Walk - McDowell - 10/8/2015
Sunset Flashlight Hike to Yavapai Point - Lake Pleasant - 10/8/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 10/9/2015
Hike Into a Desert Forest! at Lake Pleasant - 10/9/2015
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 10/9/2015
Bats and Goatsuckers: Myths Debunked - San Tan - 10/9/2015
Archery 101 - Usery Park - 10/9/2015
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park - 10/9/2015
Animal Spotlighting - San Tan - 10/9/2015
Competitive Track - Closed - 10/10/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 7AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park - 10/10/2015
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/10/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 10/10/2015
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
Zombie Archery - San Tan - 10/10/2015
Owls and Vultures -Estrella Park - 10/10/2015
Desert Awareness and Park Information - Lake Pleasant - 10/10/2015
All About Scorpions - Usery Park - 10/10/2015
NEW* Night Riders Mountain Bike Ride - White Tank Mtn. - 10/10/2015
Cowboys and Guitar Strings - San Tan - 10/10/2015
Scorpion Hunt (Last one of the year!!) - Usery Park - 10/10/2015
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park - 10/10/2015


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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