Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
41402 N. 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85383
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The Desert Outdoor Center will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED through July 31, 2021. This decision was not made lightly by our team. Please read the attached letter from Director Cardin for more information. When we are able to reopen the facility, an update will be posted on the website and the park's Facebook page.
Reservations must be made to visit the Desert Outdoor Center. For more information, pricing, to arrange a personal tour, or make reservations, call (602) 372-7470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Desert Outdoor Center is temporarily closed through July 31, 2020.
The Desert Outdoor Center will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED through July 31, 2021. This decision was not made lightly by our team.
Welcome to The Desert Outdoor Center. The Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. The lake and mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for weddings, retreats, and other group functions. Teachers also take advantage of the facilitys 26,000 sq. ft. educators dream available for students. Over 30 programs are offered, ranging from dinosaur history to alternative energy. Public events include stargazing with an observatory telescope and guided hikes along the barrier-free trail. Entry to this facility is restricted to reservations only, except for designated public events.
The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire...
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When the park has issued a fire ban, regardless of the Air Quality banner status, park visitors must follow the park's guidelines/restrictions.