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  • Morristown, AZ - High water levels at lake limit available shoreline for day-use and camping activities

    Maricopa County Parks|Mar 1, 2017

    As temperatures begin to warm up, locals and tourists alike have begun flocking to valley lakes in hopes of securing a space along the shoreline to camp, fish, swim, or simply dip their toes in the water. This year, those visiting Lake Pleasant Regional Park are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot. "The water levels at Lake Pleasant Regional Park are unusually high this year, and high water levels impact the amount of shoreline we have available for day-use and camping opportunities,"... Full story

  • Maricopa County, Ariz. Parks Tell Residents To 'Take A Hike!'

    Maricopa County Parks|Nov 15, 2013

    Have you ever wanted to tell someone to take a hike? Well, on Nov. 17, National Take A Hike Day, you'll get your chance! "At our next board meeting, my colleagues and I plan on joining forces with the Parks and Recreation Department as they tell people to 'take a hike'...literally," said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andy Kunasek, District 3. "In recognition of National Take A Hike Day, the Parks Department is waiving the day-use park entry fee on Nov. 17 to further encourage... Full story

  • Maricopa County Parks Telling Residents To 'Take A Hike!'

    Maricopa County Parks|Oct 15, 2013

    “At our next board meeting, my colleagues and I plan on joining forces with the Parks and Recreation Department as they tell people to ‘take a hike’…literally,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andy Kunasek, District 3. “In recognition of National Take A Hike Day, the Parks Department is waiving the day-use park entry fee on November 17 to further encourage people to ‘take a hike’ in a County park.” “While there is very little information available on the history of National... Full story

  • Volunteers Sought For Maricopa Trail Maintenance

    Maricopa County Parks|Jun 15, 2013

    The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking individuals, organizations and agencies to assist with maintenance efforts for Maricopa Trail. The Maricopa Trail is a non-motorized, shared-use, multi-modal corridor used for transportation and recreation that resides under the jurisdiction of multiple federal, state and local agencies but is spearheaded by the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. “Now that more than half of the 376-mile trail system has b... Full story

  • Maricopa County Parks, AZ - Annual Fire Ban To Be Implemented

    Maricopa County Parks, Maricopa County Parks & Recreation|May 15, 2013

    Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire ban on Tuesday, May 28. “This winter, portions of the Valley received a significant amount of rain. While the showers produced a beautiful wildflower season, they also increased fuel loads of ground coverage and brush in the parks which intensifies the possibility of wildfires. As a precaution, the department will initiate its annual fire after Memorial Day weekend,” said Maricopa County Parks and Recre... Full story

  • Come Join San Tan

    Maricopa County Parks And Recreation|May 15, 2013

    Don’t get trapped inside by the summer heat. Come join San Tan for a variety of fun programs that take advantage of the coolest parts of the day. And if you join us for our featured Wet N Wild programs, you could win your way into Wet N Wild Water Park to cool off. Please read the attached document or below to find more information on June 2013’s exciting programming. This month’s Wet N Wild Programs are: San Tan Shredders Sunset Ride Friday, June 7, 7:30p.m.-9p.m. Join an exciting new mount... Full story

  • The Arizona Desert In Bloom

    Maricopa County Parks|Mar 15, 2013

    This is only a sampling of what Maricopa County Parks & Recreation have in store for March. A perfect spring outing to celebrate Arizona’s blooming beauties: the Wildflower Discovery Walks at McDowell Mountain Regional Park Join Ranger Amy to identify the gorgeous desert flowers that are blooming in the desert. Every week, different species will appear as the wildflower season unfolds — it is always a surprise what we find! Call the park for updates and be sure to bring your camera. Every wee... Full story

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