Parks & Recreation Events for Maricopa County.
07/29/2017 08:00 PM MST
Cave Creek Regional Park Bats: Truth or Tales? Presented by Brian Buttazoni! Join us for this evening program to learn about the wide variety of bats around the world and here in Arizona! You will hear the sounds that bats make, see images of unique species and the places they live. We'll [...]
- In Search of... Bats!
07/29/2017 06:00 PM MST
Cave Creek Regional Park - Meet the Ranger at the Clay Mine. There you may get a chance to go in and observe bats where they roost before they begin their nocturnal search for dinner. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes. Be sure to bring plenty of water, a flashlight, and your camera! No pets, please. *At [...]
Wildlife of Maricopa County
07/29/2017 12:00 PM MST
Lake Pleasant Regional Park You've seen our brochures; Birds, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles and Insects. Now let the ranger show you real pictures and give a brief discussion of Maricopa's unique wildlife. This program is in two parts: Birds and Mammals at noon and then Fish, Insects and Reptiles at 1pm. Come sit in the cool Lake [...]
Beginner Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
07/29/2017 07:00 AM MST
San Tan Mountain Regional Park Saturday – Join us for an exciting beginner mountain bike ride among the beautiful San Tan Mountains. This 5.5-mile ride is open to all ages and skill levels. Our local experts will be available to help you understand your bike’s features and learn the ins and outs of safe riding. "No [...]
Sonoran Desert Basics
07/29/2017 07:00 AM MST
San Tan Mountain Regional Park Saturday – Whether you are a new desert dweller or a longtime resident you will enjoy this introduction to our fascinating Sonoran Desert landscape. How do plants and animals survive in a place that receives less than 10 inches of rain per year? This mile-long walk will explore some nature’s [...]
- In Search of... Scorpions!
07/28/2017 08:00 PM MST
Cave Creek Regional Park - Your nocturnal adventure begins when the Ranger leads you from the Nature Center into the dark, dark desert night in search of..... Scorpions! Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes. Be sure to bring plenty of water, a flashlight, and your camera! No pets, please.
07/28/2017 03:00 PM MST
White Tank Mountain Regional Park Have you ever seen a snake eat its lunch? Join us in the Nature Center to watch park staff feed our resident creatures, including rattlesnakes, scorpions, a tarantula, and a desert tortoise.
All About Coyotes
07/28/2017 12:00 PM MST
Usery Mountain Regional Park What makes coyotes one of America’s most successful animals? How dangerous are they? How do they survive and thrive in the wild? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting one-hour presentation! Feel free to bring your lunch inside our Nature Center [...]
Morning Shoreline Hike on Wild Burro Trail
07/28/2017 08:00 AM MST
Lake Pleasant Regional Park Let?s get out and hike along this fun trail, where we may stop and splash some water on us to keep cool. This hike is only a few miles, depending on the heat. Bring your water and a snack. We will meet at the Wild Burro Trailhead next to the restrooms, follow the in-park ?Hike? signs.
Friday Fitness Hike Dixie Mine
07/28/2017 06:00 AM MST
McDowell Mountain Regional Park Previous desert hiking experience is recommended due to the length of the hike and the hot, dry summer weather conditions.
Lunchtime Learning: Heat Safety
07/27/2017 01:00 PM MST
San Tan Mountain Regional Park Thursday – Summer doesn’t mean that you need to pack away your hiking shoes and hide indoors. Hitting the trail early (really early!) is one way to get your workout in before the heat becomes dangerous. There are also other things you can do to prepare and protect yourself, including pre-hydration [...]
Wet n Wild Hike and Splash
07/27/2017 09:00 AM MST
Lake Pleasant Regional Park The county parks are getting Wet 'n' Wild this summer! Let’s get Wet n’ Wild on this fun hike! Where can you bring the whole family out for a hike, stay cool in the middle of the summer and have a chance to win your family a four pack ($170 value) of Wet n’ Wild Phoenix Water [...]
Night Shredders Mountain Biking
07/26/2017 08:00 PM MST
San Tan Mountain Regional Park Wednesday – Welcome to the San Tan Bikes sponsored "Night Shredders"! If you’re looking for an adventure where your trail riding abilities will be challenged, then look no further than the Night Shredders. When you’re on a bike on the trail at night, every bump, [...]
Summer Night Ride Series
07/26/2017 06:30 PM MST
Usery Mountain Regional Park Get out and enjoy a bike ride at night! Night rides are a fun way to get together with your fellow mountain bikers during the long, hot summer. There will be two courses for riders, a 2.9 mile short loop and a 9.2 mile long loop. All ages and riding abilities welcome. Riders must have [...]
Library Program - Sonoran Critters (a Wet ?n? Wild program)
07/26/2017 02:00 PM MST
White Tank Mountain Regional Park Join Volunteer Mindy and Ranger Justin to learn more about the most common wildlife you are likely to see as you roam the White Tank Mountains. Program will be held in the Library classroom. *The County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this summer! After the program, we will give away [...]
Kids Creature Feature Movie
07/26/2017 10:30 AM MST
Usery Mountain Regional Park Families, are you looking for something cool to do this summer? Grab a mat, pillow, or blanket, and watch a fun animal movie inside our cool Nature Center! These movies are family-friendly and fun for all ages. Snacks are available for purchase, however you are welcome to bring your [...]
Wet n Wild Shoreline Exploring Hike
07/26/2017 08:00 AM MST
Lake Pleasant Regional Park The County Parks are getting Wet 'n' Wild this Summer! Let’s explore the shoreline of Lake Pleasant as we stop and take a soak in the cool lake from time to time. We will be hiking along the scenic shoreline, so there will be some uneven areas, but places you may have never hiked before. [...]