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  • Invitation to Negotiate for Paradise Valley Sports Complex

    Serial #171237-ITN: Promote, Manage, Operate, Maintain and Improve the Existing Sports Complex, or Provide an Alternate Recreational Facility at Paradise Valley Urban Park. ... more details

  • Estrella Park 12/2/17 Some Trail Restrictions for Morning Foot Race

    Estrella Park will have some trials restricted on the morning of Saturday 12/2/17 due to a foot race. The race will start at the Regional Trail over by PIR near our Competitive Track. Trails used include Desert Rose, Gadsden, Butterfield, Toothaker, Rainbow, Dysart and Coldwater. The event will finish at the Coldwater Trailhead Area. Please use Trails in the Front Country of the park or go out the Rainbow Trail and watch for runners. Thank You... more details

  • Stargazing Event Cancelled for 11/17/17 at Estrella Park

    The Stargazing Event (Stargazing for everyone) for tonight (7:30PM 11/17/17) at Estrella Park is cancelled. Clouds are heavy now and expected to get heavier this evening. The event has been rescheduled for January 6th, 2018 at 7:30PM. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank You... more details

  • Public input sought from all users at Vulture Mountains Recreation Area Development Meeting

    An open house style public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wickenburg Community Center located at 160 N. Valentine Street in Wickenburg.... more details

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  • General Joe Foss Shooting Complex set to reopen on November 11

    Last June, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department was forced to close the General Joe Foss Shooting Complex at Buckeye Hills Regional Park while the department actively searched for a new range manager.... more details

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  • Maricopa County Parks tell residents to Take A Hike

    Shhh, we have a secret to share with you! Has anyone ever told you that there is one day a year where it is perfectly acceptable to tell others to “take a hike?” Better yet, are you aware that this brazen day is fast approaching?... more details

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  • Maricopa County parks honor veterans with gesture of appreciation

    As a small token of appreciation for the freedoms afforded to all Americans, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will be honoring all veterans with Military Service Appreciation Day on Saturday, November 11. ... more details

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  • Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Works to Keep Proposed Fee Adjustments Modest

    The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is proposing fee increases to several categories in order to be able to continue providing quality outdoor recreation experiences for visitors who use the parks and conservation areas. ... more details

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  • Are you up to the challenge?

    While everyone else is buzzing about town looking for the best pumpkin spice latte or Halloween event, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for the launch of their annual 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge on Wednesday, November 1.... more details

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  • Stargazing under the night sky

    (Peoria) – Join local astronomy experts, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone, on Saturday, September 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant as they bring the universe and planets to you!... more details

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  • The Estrella Park Competitive Track will have limited access 10/17/17 to 11/23/17

    Access to the Estrella Park Competitive Track parking and trailhead area will be closed from 10/17/17 to 11/23/17 due to PIR and NASCAR races and camping closures. Please consider using the muliti-purpose trails in the main part of the park accessed at Vineyard and Casey Abbott roads. The competitive track is also accessible from the main part of the park using park trails and the Regional Trail. See park maps or call the Nature Center at 623-932-3811 for details.... more details

  • Maricopa County parks prepare to lift fire ban

    (Maricopa County) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual fire ban on Monday, August 28. This allows park visitors to use campfires, fire pits, and charcoal grills. ​... more details

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  • Pardon Our Dust

    (Wickenburg) – On Monday, August 21, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will temporarily close the Hassayampa River Preserve, located in Wickenburg.... more details

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  • Maricopa County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer

    (Maricopa County) Beginning October 1, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will bring back the Buy One, Get One campaign! The campaign allows park visitors who pay the camping fee for one night, or more, at a desert mountain county park to receive one night of equal or lesser value for free at any of the county’s desert parks during that same stay. ... more details

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  • Lake Pleasant Regional Park to celebrate Fourth of July

    (Morristown) – The Fourth of July is quickly approaching! Pack up the kids, neighbors and friends and make plans to witness one of the finest firework displays in the Valley at Lake Pleasant Regional Park on Monday, July 3rd! Better yet, make it a memorable day by adding activities such as boating, a refreshing dip in the lake or a picnic under a shaded ramada to your schedule... more details

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  • Joe Foss Shooting Complex to Temporarily Close

    (Buckeye) – On June 25, the Joe Foss Shooting Complex at Buckeye Hills Regional Park will temporarily close to the public while Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department fleshes out contract negotiations with a potential new operator.... more details

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  • Wildlife Selfies

    (Maricopa County) – What goes on at the watering hole at Cave Creek Regional Park doesn’t necessarily always stay in the park. That’s right, it could end up on Facebook! So, the parks critters should always make sure they’re minding their Ps & Qs, and smile big for the camera as they take their wildlife selfies. ... more details

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  • Board Approves Maricopa Trail Agreement with Scottsdale

    April 12, 2017— The footprint of the growing Maricopa Trail will now be seen in Scottsdale.... more details

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  • High water levels at lake limit shoreline access

    (Morristown) – 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.... more details

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  • Board Approves Hassayampa River Preserve Agreement

    WICKENBURG– March 23, 2017 –The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted this week to add another jewel to the Parks and Recreation Department’s crown.... more details

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  • Go Wild for Flowers

    (Maricopa County) – Ahhh…spring is in the air and the wildflowers are blooming! Along with the warm temperatures comes the chance to view Mother Nature at her finest as she carpets the desert floor with an array of beautiful colors. ... more details

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  • Prickly Pedal Racers Put The Pedal To The Metal

    (Maricopa County) – Last spring, hundreds of cyclists from around the country geared up for the inaugural Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race. They put the pedal to the metal, and raced along the Maricopa Trail from Lake Pleasant Regional Park towards the Town of Cave Creek.... more details

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  • County Proclaims December Parks and Trails Month

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed December as Maricopa County Parks and Trails Month. ... more details

  • Maricopa County Parks are telling residents to Take A Hike

    (Maricopa County) – Have you ever wanted to tell someone to take a hike? In November, you’ll have a chance to do just that!... more details

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  • Are you up to the challenge

    (Maricopa County) - Back by popular demand, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will roll out the 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge on Tuesday, November 1.... more details

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  • County parks honor veterans with gesture of appreciation

    (Maricopa County) – As a small token of appreciation for the freedoms afforded to all Americans, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will be honoring all veterans with Military Service Appreciation Day on Friday, November 11. ... more details

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  • Maricopa County parks prepare to lift fire ban

    The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual fire ban on Friday, September 2. This allows park visitors to use campfires, fire pits, and charcoal grills. ... more details

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  • County parks hold public meeting for proposed fee adjustments to specific services

    (Phoenix) – Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Commission will host a public meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 9 a.m. in the Dreamy Draw Conference Room located in the Flood Control District Operations Building at 2801 W. Durango Street in Phoenix to discuss proposed fee adjustments.... more details

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  • County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer

    Aug 01, 2016 08:00 AM

    (Phoenix) – Beginning October 1, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will bring back the Buy One, Get One campaign! The campaign allows park visitors who pay the camping fee for one night, or more, at a desert mountain county park to receive one night of equal or lesser value for free at any of the County’s desert parks during that same stay. ... more details

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  • Agencies To Host Open House for Goldmine Trailhead Improvements

    May 23, 2016 03:00 PM

    FLORENCE – The Pinal County Open Space and Trails Department, in partnership with Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Town of Queen Creek, invite the community to an open house on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the San Tan Mountain Regional Park nature center, 6533 W. Phillips Road. ... more details

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  • Parks greet spring with a fresh new look!

    (Maricopa County) – After months of planning and development, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled a fresh, new website.... more details

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  • Spring Starfest: Explore the night sky

    (Peoria) – Join local astronomy experts, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone, on Saturday, March 19 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant as they bring the universe, planets and stars to you! ... more details

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  • Agencies working together to resolve parking issues

    Feb 09, 2016 10:49 AM

    (Queen Creek) – In 2004, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department began implementing San Tan Mountain Regional Park’s Master Plan. The Master Plan called for a main park entry, and proposed two secondary trailheads to provide additional access to the park. In response to public demand regarding access, and the need for interconnection with local and regional trail systems, the plan identified one trailhead in the northern portion of the park, and another along the southern finger. - See​... more details

  • Maricopa County Parks are telling residents to Take A Hike

    (Maricopa County) – Have you ever wanted to tell someone to take a hike? Later this month, you’ll have a chance to do just that! - See more at: http://www.maricopa.gov/pr_detail.aspx?releaseID=3086#sthash.seNAYSdT.dpuf​... more details

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  • County parks honor veterans with gesture of appreciation

    (Maricopa County) – As a small token of appreciation for the freedoms afforded to all Americans, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will be honoring all veterans with Military Service Appreciation Day on Wednesday, November 11 - See more at: http://www.maricopa.gov/pr_detail.aspx?releaseID=3072#sthash.7R14P8Fc.dpuf​... more details

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  • Are you up to the Challenge

    (Maricopa County) Back by popular demand, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will roll out the 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge on Sunday, November 1. ... more details

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  • Maricopa County parks prepare to lift fire ban

    The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual fire ban on Friday, October 9, 2015. This allows park visitors to use campfires, fire pits, and charcoal grills. ... more details

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  • County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer

    Beginning October 1, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will bring back the Buy One, Get One campaign! The campaign allows park visitors who pay the camping fee for one night, or more, at a desert mountain county park to receive one night of equal or lesser value for free at any of the County’s desert parks during that same stay. ... more details

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