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  • Apr
    3
    Friday Fitness Hike
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Meet Kevin B. in the Competitive Track Trailhead for this Friday hike.
  • Apr
    3
    Sonoran Stroll
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Enjoy the beauty of our Sonoran Desert on this fun walk!
  • Apr
    3
    Friday Fitness Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    3
    Yoga in the Park
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Come enjoy your namaste at Usery Mountain Regional Park!
  • Apr
    3
    Hummingbird Workshop
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
  • Apr
    3
    *CANCELLED* Wilderness Survival Basics!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    The wilderness is no place to get caught guessing and the Sonoran Desert is unforgiving in its extremes. Meet the Ranger in the Nature Center to learn the basics of wilderness survival. All ages welcome. Be sure to bring plenty of water! It's a good habit to have, whenever and wherever you are! No pets, please.
  • Apr
    3
    Homeschool Happenings
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Ever wonder what makes all those holes in the ground? During the Homeschool Happenings class join us for a 2 mile hike along the Coldwater trail and explore the world of desert ground dwellers. This hike will take place on the Coldwater trail and in the adjacent wash. Please read description for registration information.
  • Apr
    3
    Desert Fables
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (01:30 PM - 02:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Come to the Nature Center to enjoy the splendor of the Sonoran Desert through tale.
  • Apr
    3
    It's a Feeding Frenzy!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Watch as the Ranger feeds our live animal ambassadors, including rattlesnakes!
  • Apr
    3
    Snake Feeding
    CANCELLED
    Apr 03, 2020 - (02:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    What no hands? Come to the Nature Center and watch our remarkable creatures eat.
  • Apr
    4
    Cancelled - 11th Annual Lake Pleasant Paddlefest
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    The 11th Annual Paddlefest event at Lake Pleasant has been cancelled due to growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your support.
  • Apr
    4
    Life Along the Creek
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    4
    Trailhead Chat with the Ranger: Arizona Public Lands Day
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Enjoy the outdoors on Arizona's holiday that celebrates and honors public lands throughout the state.
  • Apr
    4
    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    7-9 mile group ride.
  • Apr
    4
    Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic and Ride
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Learn about your bike and riding equipment and take a 3-4 mile group ride.
  • Apr
    4
    Guided Bird Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (08:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join Anne Leight for a guided bird walk on the Preserve trails. Click on program title for details.
  • Apr
    4
    White Tank - AZ Public Lands Day
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (08:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Volunteer Event - Invasive Species Removal
  • Apr
    4
    Celebrate Public Lands Day
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Discover the beauty of our public lands!
  • Apr
    4
    Nature Photography for Beginners
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (12:30 PM - 02:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Learn how to take beautiful nature photos!
  • Apr
    4
    Find the Ranger: Blackrock Short Loop
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (01:30 PM - 02:30 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Apr
    4
    Stargazing for Everyone
    CANCELLED
    Apr 04, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    This program is a chance to see the sky up close and learn more. Professional stargazers share their equipment and knowledge.
  • Apr
    5
    Bird ID Workshop: Flycatchers
    CANCELLED
    Apr 05, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    When you're out birding, do you throw up your hands in defeat when you see a flycatcher? Join Kathe Anderson for this workshop and guided bird walk to help you make this confusing group a bit easier to identify. Click on program title for more details.
  • Apr
    5
    Guided Nature Walk: Mule Deer Trail
    CANCELLED
    Apr 05, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    What is that? What is this? Join the Park Ranger and get those stimulating questions answered.
  • Apr
    5
    Desert Palms discovery station
    CANCELLED
    Apr 05, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Have you ever wondered about the Preserve's old stand of palm trees? Click on the program title for details on this event where your questions will be answered!
  • Apr
    5
    Moonlight Hike through Spur Cross
    CANCELLED
    Apr 05, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    6
    Take your Walk to the Desert
    CANCELLED
    Apr 06, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    7
    Full Moon Hike
    CANCELLED
    Apr 07, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Enjoy the ambiance of the full moon above our Sonoran Desert!
  • Apr
    8
    Pleasant Paddlers Program-Sunset and Full Moon "Easy" Paddle
    CANCELLED
    Apr 08, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Let's hop in our kayaks and explore Fireman's Cove under the bright Moonlight!
  • Apr
    8
    Night Shredders Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Apr 08, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    For experienced riders, a nighttime group ride through San Tan.
  • Apr
    9
    Fitness Thursday
    CANCELLED
    Apr 09, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 08:30 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Join us for a 3-5 mile fitness hike. Trail will be determined the week of the hike and is based on trail conditions. These are moderate level fitness hikes.
  • Apr
    9
    Hike for the Health of it!
    Apr 09, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Folks of all ages are encouraged to join us on Thursday mornings for an up-tempo, guided fitness hike along one of the Park’s scenic trails!
  • Apr
    9
    Three Mile Thursday
    CANCELLED
    Apr 09, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Enjoy a bit of a workout in the beauty of our Sonoran Desert!
  • Apr
    9
    Scenic Desert Flowers Hike on the Agua Fria Trail
    CANCELLED
    Apr 09, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Let's go for a hike along the Agua Fria Trail. The amazing desert views are a must see!
  • Apr
    9
    Introduction to Outdoor Photography
    CANCELLED
    Apr 09, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Join us in the Nature Center Classroom to learn how to get those perfect snap shot to share with your friends.
  • Apr
    9
    Homeschool: Super Saguaros and Cactacular Cacti
    CANCELLED
    Apr 09, 2020 - (09:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Homeschool students can learn about the many cactus varieties found in our park with fun activities and games. This class will be outdoors the whole time and will involve a one-mile roundtrip hike.
  • Apr
    10
    Friday Fitness Hike
    CANCELLED
    Apr 10, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    This week's hike starts at the Dixie Mine parking lot.
  • Apr
    10
    Friday Fitness Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 10, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    10
    Guided Nature Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 10, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join Ranger Eric for a guided nature walk on the Preserve's trails. For more details, please click on the program title.
  • Apr
    10
    Scenic Hike with the Ranger!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 10, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Meet the Ranger at the Nature Center and from there he will guide you along a scenic desert mountain trail with beautiful views of the Sonoran Desert!
  • Apr
    10
    Tortoise Feeding & Meet the Critters
    CANCELLED
    Apr 10, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Watch our desert tortoises eat breakfast and meet some of the animal ambassadors in our Critter Room.
  • Apr
    10
    Little Desert Explorers
    CANCELLED
    Apr 10, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Young children will love to get out and explore our desert!
  • Apr
    10
    Wildlife Encounter: Bugs!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 10, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Bugs! Join us in the Nature Center Classroom to learn about the arthropods that inhabit White Tank Mountain Regional Park.
  • Apr
    11
    Birds of Estrella
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    For birders of all ages, this 2 hour bird walk will take you through a mesquite bosque and into a desert riparian riverbed, all led by our Sonoran Audubon birder Joe Ford! Meet at the Nature Center.
  • Apr
    11
    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    7-9 mile group ride.
  • Apr
    11
    Rock Art of Spur Cross
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    11
    Archery 101
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park

    Bring the whole family for an introduction to target archery, this is a 1.5 hour program for participants 8 or older and requires registration. Please see description for more details
  • Apr
    11
    Introduction to Archery
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    We provide everything you need to safely learn the basics of archery and have fun doing it! Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes! Class size is limited for this very popular program, so register early with Ranger Mark at: mark.paulat@maricopa.gov
  • Apr
    11
    Desert Photography Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Learn some new photography techniques!
  • Apr
    11
    Penguins!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Special guest speaker Joe Ford is offering a program detailing these denizens of the Southern Hemisphere. Meet at the Nature Center.
  • Apr
    11
    Why Be Afraid of Snakes?
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Come see some live snakes and learn about why the fear that we have of them is largely unfounded. Please click on program title for more details.
  • Apr
    11
    Adventure Journaling for Kids
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Kid's will observe nature in new ways!
  • Apr
    11
    Introduction to Archery
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    We provide everything you need to safely learn the basics of archery and have fun doing it! Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes! Class size is limited for this very popular program, so register early with Ranger Mark at: mark.paulat@maricopa.gov
  • Apr
    11
    Creatures of the Night Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (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. Sign-up opens March 1.
  • Apr
    11
    Stargazing for Everyone
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Join professional stargazers Tony and Carole LaConte to learn about the nighttime sky and look through massive telescopes to view several celestial wonders. This program takes place outdoors at our main entrance trailhead. Arrive early, as this is a popular event!
  • Apr
    11
    Scorpion Walk Blackrock Long Loop
    CANCELLED
    Apr 11, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 08:45 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    We are searching for scorpions! Bring your backlight and join us on this fun adventure.
  • Apr
    12
    Scenic Hike with the Ranger!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 12, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Meet the Ranger at the Nature Center and from there he will guide you along a scenic desert mountain trail with beautiful views of the Sonoran Desert!
  • Apr
    12
    Desert Palms discovery station
    CANCELLED
    Apr 12, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Have you ever wondered about the Preserve's old stand of palm trees? Click on the program title for details on this event where your questions will be answered!
  • Apr
    13
    After Easter Clean-Up Event
    CANCELLED
    Apr 13, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • Apr
    13
    Take your Walk to the Desert
    CANCELLED
    Apr 13, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    15
    Night Shredders Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Apr 15, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    For experienced riders, a nighttime group ride through San Tan.
  • Apr
    16
    Sunrise Hike: Blackrock Long Loop
    CANCELLED
    Apr 16, 2020 - (05:30 AM - 06:45 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Join us on Blackrock loop to watch the sunrise and learn about the White Tank Mountains
  • Apr
    16
    Hike for the Health of it!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 16, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Folks of all ages are encouraged to join us on Thursday mornings for an up-tempo, guided fitness hike along one of the Park’s scenic trails!
  • Apr
    16
    Introduction to Biking: Trailhead Staging Area
    CANCELLED
    Apr 16, 2020 - (08:30 AM - 10:15 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Apr
    16
    Desert Flowers Hike on the Pipeline Canyon Trail
    CANCELLED
    Apr 16, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Let's see what types of flowers are in bloom along the Pipeline Canyon Trail!
  • Apr
    16
    Master Gardeners Series: Shade - Protecting Your Plants from the Sun's Wrath
    CANCELLED
    Apr 16, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    The San Tan Valley Master Gardeners will show you how to make the most of your gardening efforts so that you can connect with nature throughout the summer.
  • Apr
    16
    Homeschool Happenings
    CANCELLED
    Apr 16, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    This 1 hour class brings the world of our Sonoran Desert to your homeschool experience! This class will discover What's in a Wash, be prepared for a 1-2 mile hike that goes through the Coldwater wash.
  • Apr
    16
    Sunset Yoga in the Park
    CANCELLED
    Apr 16, 2020 - (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    A certified instructor teaches an all-level yoga class outdoors at our main trailhead. Class is included with your park entry fee.
  • Apr
    17
    Friday Fitness Hike
    CANCELLED
    Apr 17, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Meet at Wagner Trailhead for this week's hike.
  • Apr
    17
    Pleasant Paddlers Program- Exploring Humbug Bay Paddle
    CANCELLED
    Apr 17, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Grab your and Let's go exploring one of Lake Pleasant's largest coves!
  • Apr
    17
    Friday Fitness Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 17, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    17
    Guided Nature Walk: Cacti
    CANCELLED
    Apr 17, 2020 - (08:30 AM - 10:15 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Apr
    17
    The Old Clay Mine Adventure!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 17, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Join us for adventure as we explore the old "Clay Mine"! Bring water, a flashlight, and your camera. No pets, please. Park at the Nature Center and follow the directions at the trailhead kiosk to the Clay Mine. This program is first-come, first-served by reservation, only. Tours begin every 30 minutes. Allow for approximately 20-30 minutes of "hike" time from the parking lot to the mine.
    For reservations, contact Ranger Mark at: mark.paulat@maricopa.gov
  • Apr
    17
    Homeschool Happenings
    CANCELLED
    Apr 17, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    This 1 hour class brings the world of our Sonoran Desert to your homeschool experience! This class will discover What's in a Wash, be prepared for a 1-2 mile hike that goes through the Coldwater wash.
  • Apr
    17
    All About Desert Tortoises
    CANCELLED
    Apr 17, 2020 - (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Desert tortoises are very special animals. Find out why!
  • Apr
    17
    Creatures of the Night Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 17, 2020 - (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. *Sign up opens March 1.
  • Apr
    17
    Animal Flashlight Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 17, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    All ages will enjoy this search for our nocturnal desert animals!
  • Apr
    18
    Guided Bird Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join Arizona bird expert Troy Corman for a guided walk on the Preserve's trails. Click on the program title for more details.
  • Apr
    18
    Hit the Target-Archery 101 Class
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Gather up the family and come out for a fun day of archery at Lake Pleasant!
  • Apr
    18
    Intro to Archery (2 sessions)
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:15 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Preregistration required. Two 1 hour-long sessions: 8-9am & 9:15-10:15am. 10 years and older. Learn archery basics, range safety and practice target shooting.
  • Apr
    18
    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    7-9 mile group ride.
  • Apr
    18
    Hohokam Houses-the Ruins of Spur Cross
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    18
    Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audobon
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 09:30 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Enjoy birding with Sonoran Audubon Society on Ford Canyon Trail.
  • Apr
    18
    Find the Ranger on the Wind Cave Trail
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (08:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Enjoy a hike up our most popular trail!
  • Apr
    18
    Wilderness Survival
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    This one hour indoor presentation will give you the knowledge to stay safe even when your adventure takes a wrong turn!
  • Apr
    18
    WONDERFUL WORLD OF PLANTS (FLOWERS)
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Come to the Nature Center Classroom to learn about the unusual characteristics of their flowers.
  • Apr
    18
    Amazing Arachnids
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    This indoor presentation will show you the wonderful world of arachnids. We'll even meet a few up close!
  • Apr
    18
    Nature Rangers: Majestic Monarchs
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    For this month's Nature Rangers youth program, we will learn about Monarch butterflies through fun activities, guided nature walk, and meaningful action to help out these beautiful and fascinating insects. Click on the program title for more details.
  • Apr
    18
    Snake Feeding
    CANCELLED
    Apr 18, 2020 - (02:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Ever see a rattlesnake eat? Come to the Nature Center to check it out!
  • Apr
    19
    Find the Ranger
    CANCELLED
    Apr 19, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    19
    Desert Wash Hike: Mesquite Canyon Wash
    CANCELLED
    Apr 19, 2020 - (08:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Apr
    19
    Guided Plant Hike
    CANCELLED
    Apr 19, 2020 - (08:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about the plant life of riparian areas and the Sonoran Desert on this guided hike on Preserve trails. Click on the program title for more details.
  • Apr
    19
    Cool Cactus Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 19, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Find out how to identify the cacti that live in this area!
  • Apr
    19
    Desert Palms discovery station
    CANCELLED
    Apr 19, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Have you ever wondered about the Preserve's old stand of palm trees? Click on the program title for details on this event where your questions will be answered!
  • Apr
    20
    Take your Walk to the Desert
    CANCELLED
    Apr 20, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    21
    Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
    Apr 21, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Apr
    22
    Earth Day Hike on the Wild Burro Trail
    CANCELLED
    Apr 22, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Join Ranger Terry on a wonderful Earth Day hike on the Wild Burro Trail!
  • Apr
    22
    Geology, Gold, and Streams Walk *CANCELLED*
    CANCELLED
    Apr 22, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    22
    Earth Day Celebration!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 22, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about simple ways we can help out the planet for this year's Earth Day at a trailside discovery station with staff and volunteers. Click on the program title for more details.
  • Apr
    22
    Desert Mythbusters
    CANCELLED
    Apr 22, 2020 - (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    There's a lot of myths about the desert!
  • Apr
    22
    Night Shredders Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Apr 22, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    For experienced riders, a nighttime group ride through San Tan.
  • Apr
    23
    Fitness Thursday
    CANCELLED
    Apr 23, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 08:30 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Join us for a 3-5 mile fitness hike. Trail will be determined the week of the hike and is based on trail conditions. These are moderate level fitness hikes.
  • Apr
    23
    Hike for the Health of it!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 23, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Folks of all ages are encouraged to join us on Thursday mornings for an up-tempo, guided fitness hike along one of the Park’s scenic trails!
  • Apr
    23
    Hiking through A Desert Forest
    CANCELLED
    Apr 23, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Here's your chance to explore a truly amazing area of the park. You don't want to miss this hike through a desert forest.
  • Apr
    23
    Homeschool: Nature Hike with Leave No Trace (TM)
    CANCELLED
    Apr 23, 2020 - (09:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Homeschool students can take a 2-mile hike with the ranger and learn about a worldwide initiative that encourages outdoor enthusiasts to protect and enjoy our world responsibly. We will discuss several of the principles using activities and games along the way.
  • Apr
    23
    Wildlife Encounter: Snakes
    CANCELLED
    Apr 23, 2020 - (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Have you ever come across snakes on your adventure in the park? Come to the Nature Center Classroom and find out what you should do.
  • Apr
    24
    Friday Fitness Hike
    CANCELLED
    Apr 24, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    This week's hike starts OUTSIDE OF THE PARK at the Tom's Thumb Trailhead, off of 128th Street in Scottsdale (off of Dynamite).
  • Apr
    24
    Arizona Paddlesports Class
    CANCELLED
    Apr 24, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Are you interested in learning how to kayak? This class is a great introduction to the sport. Sign up and join us for this fun day at the lake!
  • Apr
    24
    Friday Fitness Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 24, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    24
    Scenic Hike with the Ranger!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 24, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Meet the Ranger at the Nature Center and from there he will guide you along a scenic desert mountain trail with beautiful views of the Sonoran Desert!
  • Apr
    24
    Go Hug a Tree! Arbor Day Discovery Station
    CANCELLED
    Apr 24, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
  • Apr
    24
    Saguaro Blossoms Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 24, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Explore the amazing world of saguaros!
  • Apr
    24
    Special Overnight Event at San Tan
    CANCELLED
    Apr 24, 2020 - (06:00 PM - 11:45 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    This is not a park sponsored event. Starts Friday 4/24 at 6pm and ends Saturday 4/25 at 6am.
  • Apr
    24
    In Search of Scorpions!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 24, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    This hike along Rainbow Trail will be one you never forget! Bring your blacklight to help us search for scorpions during this informative one hour hike!
  • Apr
    25
    Special Overnight Event at San Tan
    CANCELLED
    Apr 25, 2020 - (12:00 AM - 06:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    This is not a park sponsored event. Starts Friday 4/24 at 6pm and ends Saturday 4/25 at 6am.
  • Apr
    25
    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Apr 25, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    7-9 mile group ride.
  • Apr
    25
    Desert Wash Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 25, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    25
    Guided Bird Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 25, 2020 - (08:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
  • Apr
    25
    Trail Talk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 25, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    This trailside chat will have information about the park and a display table with plant, animal, and native artifacts.
  • Apr
    25
    Desert Knowledge Easy Hike on the Roadrunner Trail
    CANCELLED
    Apr 25, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Come out for a nice easy hike along the Roadrunner Trail and learn all about the Sonoran Desert on the way!
  • Apr
    25
    Wilderness Survival Basics!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 25, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    The wilderness is no place to get caught guessing and the Sonoran Desert is unforgiving in its extremes. Meet the Ranger in the Nature Center to learn the basics of wilderness survival. All ages welcome. Be sure to bring plenty of water! It's a good habit to have, whenever and wherever you are! No pets, please.
  • Apr
    25
    Special Overnight Event at San Tan
    CANCELLED
    Apr 25, 2020 - (06:00 PM - 11:45 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    This is not a park sponsored event. Starts Saturday 6pm 4/25/20 and ends Sunday 6am 4/26/20.
  • Apr
    25
    Scorpion Walk: Blackrock Long Loop
    CANCELLED
    Apr 25, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 08:45 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    We are searching for scorpions! Bring your backlight and join us on this fun adventure.
  • Apr
    26
    Special Overnight Event at San Tan
    CANCELLED
    Apr 26, 2020 - (12:00 AM - 06:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    This is not a park sponsored event. Starts Saturday 6pm 4/25/20 and ends Sunday 6am 4/26/20.
  • Apr
    26
    Hiking the Yavapai Point Trail
    CANCELLED
    Apr 26, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Hike to the top of Yavapai Point, and you will be rewarded with an amazing view of Lake Pleasant.
  • Apr
    26
    Guided Nature Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 26, 2020 - (08:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join Ranger Eric for a guided nature walk on the Preserve's trails. For more details, please click on the program title.
  • Apr
    26
    Desert Walk & Talk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 26, 2020 - (08:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Take a guided one-mile walk and learn about the plants and animals in our park.
  • Apr
    26
    Scenic Hike with the Ranger!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 26, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Meet the Ranger at the Nature Center and from there he will guide you along a scenic desert mountain trail with beautiful views of the Sonoran Desert!
  • Apr
    26
    In Search of Saguaros
    CANCELLED
    Apr 26, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    This one hour hike will introduce you to the sentinel of the desert! These towering cacti are famous throughout the world, and we will discover their secrets up close!
  • Apr
    26
    Bald Eagle Management at Lake Pleasant
    CANCELLED
    Apr 26, 2020 - (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Join us in the Discovery Center toearn about the growing Bald Eagle population in Arizona, as well as the management efforts that into protecting these majestic birds!
  • Apr
    27
    Take your Walk to the Desert
    CANCELLED
    Apr 27, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Apr
    29
    Guided Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk
    CANCELLED
    Apr 29, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
  • Apr
    29
    Strange and Silly Saguaros
    CANCELLED
    Apr 29, 2020 - (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    What makes saguaros look the way they do?
  • Apr
    29
    Night Shredders Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Apr 29, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    For experienced riders, a nighttime group ride through San Tan.
  • Apr
    30
    Hike for the Health of it!
    CANCELLED
    Apr 30, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Folks of all ages are encouraged to join us on Thursday mornings for an up-tempo, guided fitness hike along one of the Park’s scenic trails!
  • Apr
    30
    Fitness Thursday
    CANCELLED
    Apr 30, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 08:30 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Join us for a 3-5 mile fitness hike. Trail will be determined the week of the hike and is based on trail conditions. These are moderate level fitness hikes.
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