Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Facility Rentals

Conference, Wedding, and Retreat Center

  • Meeting, dining, and dormitory facilities
  • Team-building, guided hikes, and naturalist programs
  • Overlooks Lake Pleasant, surrounded by mountains and the Sonoran desert
  • Convenient location

The Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant is available to host your group’s meeting, Multipurpose Room conference, retreat, training, family reunion, special event, or wedding. The location provides a perfect setting for your event; quiet and secluded surrounded by the soothing sounds and sights of Arizona’s Sonoran desert.

An assortment of large and small meeting spaces include a multi-purpose room, an outdoor amphitheater, patios with picnic tables, and spacious indoor classrooms. The multipurpose room will seat up to 150 people and includes an appealing view of the Sonoran desert through its many windows.

Dormitory style facilities accommodate up to 150 people consisting of bunk beds and shared bathrooms.

Trained Interpretive Rangers can provide programs for your group. Options include guided hikes, naturalist presentations, and team building activities.

Whether you are looking for a site to host a full-day meeting, weekend retreat, company banquet, or need to rent the entire Center for a larger group, the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant provides a conveniently located, affordable, and beautiful setting.

For more information, pricing, to arrange a personal tour, or make reservations, call (602) 372-7470 or email

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