Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Events

Events (30)
  • Aug
    18
    Desert 101 Easy Hike (Limit 20 participants. Registration required.)
    Aug 18, 2022 - (07:00 AM - 08:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Join the ranger on an easy walk to learn about our fascinating Sonoran Desert. Registration required. Click program title for details.
  • Aug
    18
    Cactus and Desert Plants Hike with Ranger Derik!
    Aug 18, 2022 - (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Come join Ranger Derik for a morning hike through the Sonoran desert to see unique desert plants and learn how they have adapted to the harsh desert environment.
  • Aug
    18
    Homeschool: Bugs, Spiders and More! Discovery Station (Drop-in, no registration required)
    Aug 18, 2022 - (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Stop by the Nature Center to learn about desert arthropods and see cool specimens up close. This same session is also offered on Friday, August 26.
  • Aug
    18
    Creatures of the Night Walk (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
    Aug 18, 2022 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Limit 10 people. Join Ranger Eric to look for nocturnal wildlife. Click on this program title for more details.
  • Aug
    19
    Sunrise Hike with Ranger Derik!
    Aug 19, 2022 - (06:00 AM - 08:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Come join Ranger Derik and take in amazing views of Lake Pleasant, the Bradshaw Mountains , and Hieroglyphics Mountains.
  • Aug
    19
    Ranger Discovery Table!
    Aug 19, 2022 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Come see Ranger Mark at the Nature Center to see what cool things he has to share!
  • Aug
    20
    Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride
    Aug 20, 2022 - (06:00 AM - 08:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    This is a 2-hour group ride on moderate terrain.
  • Aug
    20
    Guided Bird Walk (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
    Aug 20, 2022 - (07:15 AM - 09:15 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about the resident and migrant birds of desert riparian areas on this guided walk with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for more details.
  • Aug
    20
    Welcome to the Sonoran Desert! (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
    Aug 20, 2022 - (07:30 AM - 09:00 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Limit 20 participants. A fun morning hike for people of all ages and skill levels.
  • Aug
    20
    Taste of the Desert (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
    Aug 20, 2022 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about and taste food made from various native desert plants. Limit 10 participants. For more details, please click on the program title.
  • Aug
    20
    Nature Center Discovery Table
    Aug 20, 2022 - (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Interactive experience with Sonoran Desert artifacts
  • Aug
    24
    Welcome to the Sonoran Desert! (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
    Aug 24, 2022 - (07:30 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Limit 20 participants. A fun morning hike for people of all ages and skill levels.
  • Aug
    24
    Nature Center Discovery Table
    Aug 24, 2022 - (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Interactive experience with Sonoran Desert artifacts
  • Aug
    24
    Intermediate Level "Night Shredders" Mountain Bike Ride
    Aug 24, 2022 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    A nighttime ride for experienced riders.
  • Aug
    25
    Creatures of the Night Walk (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
    Aug 25, 2022 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
    Limit 10 people. Join Ranger Eric to look for nocturnal wildlife. Click on this program title for more details.
  • Aug
    26
    Desert 101 Easy Hike (Limit 20 participants. Registration required.)
    Aug 26, 2022 - (07:00 AM - 08:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Join the ranger on an easy walk to learn about our fascinating Sonoran Desert. Registration required. Click program title for details.
  • Aug
    26
    Homeschool: Bugs, Spiders and More! Discovery Station (Drop-in, no registration required)
    Aug 26, 2022 - (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Stop by the Nature Center to learn about desert arthropods and see cool specimens up close. This same session is also offered on Thursday, August 18.

  • Aug
    26
    Creatures of the Night Walk (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
    Aug 26, 2022 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join Ranger Eric for an after-hours prowl of the Preserve trails to look for nocturnal animals and scorpions! Click on this program title for more details.
  • Aug
    26
    Explore the Old Clay Mine! *Registration Required!
    Aug 26, 2022 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    explore the old clay mine!
  • Aug
    26
    Nocturnal Wildlife Hike with Ranger Derik!
    Aug 26, 2022 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Join Ranger Derik on a 3 mile hike through the Sonoran Desert to look for nocturnal wildlife.
  • Aug
    27
    Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride
    Aug 27, 2022 - (06:00 AM - 08:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    This is a 2-hour group ride on moderate terrain.
  • Aug
    27
    Desert 101 Easy Hike (Limit 20 participants. Registration required.)
    Aug 27, 2022 - (07:00 AM - 08:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Join the ranger on an easy walk to learn about our fascinating Sonoran Desert. Registration required. Click program title for details.
  • Aug
    27
    Guided Bird Walk (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
    Aug 27, 2022 - (07:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about the resident and migrant birds of desert riparian areas on this guided walk with Kathe Anderson and Cindy Marple. Click on program title for more details.
  • Aug
    27
    Arthropods Discovery Station (Drop-in. No registration required)
    Aug 27, 2022 - (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Stop by the Nature Center to learn about desert bugs, spiders, scorpions and more!
  • Aug
    27
    Discovery Center Interpretive Table
    Aug 27, 2022 - (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Come join Ranger Derik at an interpretive table where you ask questions and learn about the Sonoran Desert.
  • Aug
    27
    Summer Night Ride
    Aug 27, 2022 - (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    McDowell Mountain Summer Night Rides are back! In partnership with McDowell Mountain Cycles, we are excited to invite riders of all levels and abilities to come out and experience the trails!
  • Aug
    28
    Guided Dragonfly Walk (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
    Aug 28, 2022 - (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about dragonflies and damselflies during this guided walk on the trails with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for more details.
  • Aug
    30
    Nightime Waterfall Hike
    Aug 30, 2022 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Come join a ranger on a night hike through the park
  • Aug
    31
    Birding for Homeschoolers
    Aug 31, 2022 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Bring your kids on a short easy walk through the park followed by an indoor lesson about native bird species found in the Sonoran Desert with Ranger Derik.
  • Aug
    31
    Intermediate Level "Night Shredders" Mountain Bike Ride
    Aug 31, 2022 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    A nighttime ride for experienced riders.
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