Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Discovery Center

On July 22, 2016, Lake Pleasant Regional Park was pleased to announce the opening of the recently renovated Discovery Center. Park visitors are now able to tour the new Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday thru Monday throughout the summer and fall seasons. Check back for future updates to the Discovery Center hours of operation.

You will not want to miss an opportunity to visit the new Discovery Center as the renovations to the building are amazing.  An additional 2,000 square feet has been added on to the original dam observation/visitor center building. The new center houses a remarkable display of interpretive exhibits for your viewing and inquisitive pleasure.  Take a walk back in time as you wind your way through the historical journey of our museum-like exhibit, as you learn about the natives and early settlers that called this place home.  Uncover the trials and tribulations of dams and the people behind the massive project.  Come see some of our wildlife display animals and Learn about the challenges the wildlife and plant-life face, and how they are able to adapt and thrive in an environment many would not think could be possible. Ever wonder how Lake Pleasant got its name?  Well, wonder know more, as you will find answers to this question and so much more by checking out our new digs.

Don’t forget to check out our new souvenir area to purchase a refreshing snack, find a book to enjoy or a trinket to remember your experience.

A grand opening event has been scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please check the event calendar for additional details.

Special thanks to the Bureau of Reclamation for their contributions in association with Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department for collaborating resources, efforts and time to make the Discovery Center a beautiful place to visit and connect people to nature while sharing the wonderful history of Lake Pleasant.

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