Events

Events (56)
  • Feb
    8
    Cactus Hike (Registration required. Limit 20 participants)
    Feb 08, 2023 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Join Ranger Nikki on an easy/moderate 3-mile walk on easy/moderate to learn all about cacti: saguaros, cholla, prickly pear, barrel and more!
  • Feb
    8
    Nature Hike (Registration Required, Limit 12 Participants)
    Feb 08, 2023 - (12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join the Ranger for a short, easy nature hike through the riparian habitat of Hassayampa River Preserve.
  • Feb
    9
    Guided Bird Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 09, 2023 - (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Look for desert and migratory birds with Ranger Eric! Click on program title for details.
  • Feb
    9
    Guided Hike: Plants, Rocks and Views (Registration required. Limit 20 participants)
    Feb 09, 2023 - (08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Join ranger Nikki on an easy-to-difficult 6-mile hike to learn about desert plants and geology and enjoy amazing views.
  • Feb
    9
    Discovery Station: Cactus Curiosity
    Feb 09, 2023 - (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Interested in learning more about cacti? Learn and ask your cactus questions to a ranger. Click on program title for more details.
  • Feb
    9
    (FULL) Ancient Hohokam Walk and Talk
    Feb 09, 2023 - (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
    Join the Ranger for a moderately easy 3 mile hike and visit to Hohokam sites.
  • Feb
    10
    Guided Bird Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 10, 2023 - (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Learn about birds of the Sonoran Desert on this easy guided hike with Ranger Eric! Click on program title for more details.
  • Feb
    10
    Waterfall Canyon History Hike
    Feb 10, 2023 - (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Discover hidden treasures along the Waterfall Trail. Join volunteer Chris Reed on this easy 2 mile walk to go back in time. Use your senses to discover the evidence of human history. No pets, please. Meet at 9am at the Waterfall trailhead, Area 6. Limit 10.
  • Feb
    10
    Desert 101 Hike (Registration Required, Limit 20)
    Feb 10, 2023 - (10:30 AM - 01:30 PM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Join Ranger Eric for a 3.4-mile moderate-difficult hike while learning about the Sonoran Desert. Click on program title for more details.
  • Feb
    10
    Discovery Station
    Feb 10, 2023 - (12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Join the Ranger in the Nature Center for an informal drop-in session and curated display of unique items from the Sonoran Desert.
  • Feb
    10
    Sunset Walk (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 10, 2023 - (05:30 PM - 06:30 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Take a leisurely stroll with Ranger Nikki to enjoy the sunset and learn about some of the plants and animals in our Sonoran Desert
  • Feb
    10
    Stargazing (Registration Required Limit 25 Participants)
    Feb 10, 2023 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Join the Ranger for a fun stargazing session and see planets, stars, and other objects through a telescope!
  • Feb
    11
    Estrella Mtn. Regional Park Bird Walk, Second Sat. of Each Month
    Feb 11, 2023 - (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Estrella Park Bird Walk, Second Sat. of Each Month. Meet at the Estrella Mountain Regional Park Nature Center. Program/Presentation in Nature Center to follow bird hike.
  • Feb
    11
    Estrella Mtn. Reg. Park Bird Programs, Second Sat. Each Month, Nature Center
    Feb 11, 2023 - (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Bird Programs with Joe Ford in the Estrella Park Nature Center following the Bird Hikes.
    JANUARY 14 '23, 10:30 (ish AM), BIRD WEIRDNESS III
    FEBRUARY 11 '23, 10:30 (ish) AM, 1PENGUINS
    MARCH 11 '23, 10:00 (ish) AM, BIRDS, MEMORABLE SOUNDS AND COLORS
    APRIL 8 '23, 9:30 (ish) AM, CALEB'S BIRDS
    MAY 13 '23, 9:00 (ish) AM, RAPTORS
  • Feb
    11
    Special Event at MMRP
    Feb 11, 2023 - (All Day Event)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    This is not a park sponsored event
  • Feb
    11
    Guided Bird Hike (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 11, 2023 - (07:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Join Ranger Eric for a 2-3 mile easy-moderate hike while we learn about birds of the Sonoran Desert. Click on program title for more details.
  • Feb
    11
    Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike (Pre-Registration Required)
    Feb 11, 2023 - (08:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Feb
    11
    Discovery Station: Cactus Curiosity
    Feb 11, 2023 - (11:30 AM - 01:30 PM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Interested in learning more about cacti? Learn and ask your cactus questions to a ranger. Click on program title for more details.
  • Feb
    11
    Night Hike (Registration Required Limit 12 Participants)
    Feb 11, 2023 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join the Ranger for a short, easy night hike through the riparian habitat of HRP.
  • Feb
    12
    Special Event at MMRP
    Feb 12, 2023 - (All Day Event)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    This is not a park sponsored event
  • Feb
    12
    Guided Bird Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 12, 2023 - (08:15 AM - 10:15 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.
  • Feb
    14
    Desert 101 Hike (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 14, 2023 - (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Get your morning started right with a casual hike through the park and learn the many plants and animals that call the San Tan Valley home.
  • Feb
    14
    Special Valentine's Day Stargazing (Limit 30, Registration Required)
    Feb 14, 2023 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Join the Ranger for a special Valentine's Day stargazing event at the Lake Pleasant Discovery Center!
  • Feb
    15
    Sensational Symbiotic Relationships
    Feb 15, 2023 - (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
  • Feb
    16
    Desert 101 Hike (Registration Required, Limit 20)
    Feb 16, 2023 - (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Join Ranger Eric for a 3.4-mile moderate-difficult hike while learning about the Sonoran Desert. Click on program title for more details.
  • Feb
    16
    Homeschool Happenings: Archaeology and the Hohokam (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 16, 2023 - (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Join Ranger Nikki to explore how archaeologists search for and study ancient objects that were left behind by humans to learn about their activities and ways of life.
  • Feb
    16
    Desert 101 Hike (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 16, 2023 - (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Join the Ranger for a short, easy hike to discover the uniqueness of the Sonoran Desert.
  • Feb
    17
    Guided Bird Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 17, 2023 - (07:30 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
    Learn about birds of Sonoran Desert riparian areas during this guided walk with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for more details.
  • Feb
    17
    Desert Birds and Their Homes (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 17, 2023 - (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Join Ranger Nikki on an easy walk to look for and identify our desert feathered friends.
  • Feb
    17
    Guided Bird Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 17, 2023 - (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
    Learn about birds of Sonoran Desert riparian areas during this guided walk with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for more details.
  • Feb
    17
    Night Hike (Registration Required Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 17, 2023 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Join the Ranger for an easy 3 mile night hike up the Waterfall Trail.
  • Feb
    18
    Bird Walk and "Toucans" Presentation
    Feb 18, 2023 - (08:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Feb
    18
    Archaeology Hike (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 18, 2023 - (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Join Ranger Nikki on a 5.5-mile moderate terrain hike to view rock art (petroglyphs) and rock pile irrigation features created hundreds of years ago by the park’s pre-historic Hohokam occupants.
  • Feb
    18
    Guided Bird Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 18, 2023 - (08:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about birds of the region while helping with citizen science with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for details.
  • Feb
    18
    Birding "Big Sit" (Registration Required, Limit 15 Participants)
    Feb 18, 2023 - (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about birds of the region while helping with citizen science with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for details.
  • Feb
    18
    Venomous Creatures of Lake Pleasant (Registration Required Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 18, 2023 - (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Join the Ranger for an in-depth look at the venomous creatures found at Lake Pleasant.
  • Feb
    19
    Keep Nature Wild - Clean-Up
    Feb 19, 2023 - (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • Feb
    19
    Geology, Gold, and Streams Walk
    Feb 19, 2023 - (09:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Feb
    22
    Get Ready for Wildflowers (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 22, 2023 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Join Ranger Nikki on an easy/moderate stroll to learn about common desert wildflowers and how to identify them in their early stages.
  • Feb
    22
    Homeschool Happenings Nature Hike (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 22, 2023 - (11:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Get your students outside for a beautiful nature hike while looking for plants and animals in the Park.
  • Feb
    23
    Willow Springs History Hike
    Feb 23, 2023 - (08:30 AM - 12:00 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Join volunteer Keith on a 6.75 mile moderate to difficult hike up Mesquite Canyon and Willow Canyon.
    Learn about the history of the White Tanks, and the people that inhabited the area.
    Wear sturdy footwear bring plenty of water and snacks. Meet at Area 7. No pets, please.
    Limited to 15 participants.
  • Feb
    23
    Desert Riparian Hike (Registration Required, Limit 15 Participants)
    Feb 23, 2023 - (11:00 AM - 03:30 PM)
    Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
    Hike through pristine desert and riparian habitat with sweeping views and hidden petroglyphs.
  • Feb
    23
    Creatures of the Night Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 23, 2023 - (06:15 PM - 08:15 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Limit 10. 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.
  • Feb
    24
    Guided Bird Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 24, 2023 - (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Look for desert and migratory birds with Ranger Eric! Click on program title for details.
  • Feb
    24
    Get Ready for Wildflowers (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 24, 2023 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Join Ranger Nikki on an easy walk to learn about common desert wildflowers and how to identify them in their early stages.
  • Feb
    24
    Desert 101 Hike to Yavapai Point (Registration Required, Limit 20)
    Feb 24, 2023 - (10:30 AM - 01:30 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Join Ranger Eric for a moderate 1.8-mile one-way hike up to Yavapai Point and back, with spectacular scenery along the way! Click on program title for details.
  • Feb
    24
    Desert 101 Fitness Hike (Registration Required, Limit 15 Participants)
    Feb 24, 2023 - (11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
    Cave Creek Regional Park
    Learn about the desert and travel through amazing scenery while getting your heartrate up
  • Feb
    25
    Special Event at MMRP
    Feb 25, 2023 - (All Day Event)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    This is not a park sponsored event
  • Feb
    25
    Special Event at MMRP
    Feb 25, 2023 - (All Day Event)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    This is not a park sponsored event
  • Feb
    25
    Guided Bird Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 25, 2023 - (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Learn about birds of the Sonoran Desert on this hike with Ranger Eric! Click on program title for details.
  • Feb
    25
    Birdwalk and Classroom Presentation
    Feb 25, 2023 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Meet on the south patio of the Nature Center for a bird walk with local experienced birder Joe Ford. Wear sturdy footwear and carry water. Bring binoculars and/or a camera if you have them. No pets, please.
  • Feb
    25
    Get Ready for Wildflowers (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 25, 2023 - (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Join Ranger Nikki on an easy walk to learn about common desert wildflowers and how to identify them in their early stages.
  • Feb
    25
    Discovery Station: Cactus Curiosity
    Feb 25, 2023 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Interested in learning more about cacti? Learn and ask your cactus questions to a ranger. Click on program title for more details.
  • Feb
    26
    Guided Bird Walk (Registration Required, Limit 10)
    Feb 26, 2023 - (08:15 AM - 10:15 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.
  • Feb
    26
    Desert 101 Discovery Station
    Feb 26, 2023 - (11:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Come explore an interpretive Sonoran Desert display and learn about the wildlife and the people who call the desert home
  • Feb
    28
    Cactus Hike (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)
    Feb 28, 2023 - (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Hike through a beautiful cactus forest in the cooler winter weather with Ranger Derik and learn about the amazing species that call the desert home.
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