Posted: November 6, 2012
County parks honor Veterans with gesture of appreciation
(Maricopa County) – As a small token of appreciation for the freedoms afforded to all Americans, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will be honoring all veterans with Military Service Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 11.
In 2005, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued a formal proclamation resolving that each Veteran’s Day from that point forward would be observed as Military Service Appreciation Day at all Maricopa County Parks. All active and non-active military personnel are encouraged to visit any of the county’s ten parks and enjoy affordable recreation. The $6 entry fee per carload will be waived for military personnel.
“The parks are a good place for people to reconnect with their families and nature. We’re hoping military personnel will take advantage of our offer, pack a picnic and come on out to the parks to enjoy the cooler temperatures with those who are near and dear to their hearts on this special day,” stated R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director.
“The forecast later this week calls for a chance of rain. With any luck, those who visit White Tank Mountain Regional Park on Sunday may be treated to a rare sight, a running waterfall in the desert,” Cardin added.
At approximately 120,000 acres, Maricopa County is home to one of the largest regional park systems in the United States. The parks are located throughout the County and are all within a 45-minute drive from downtown Phoenix. For information about activities at a County park near you, call (602) 506-2930 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks.
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