All About Scorpions

Friday, July 12, 2019
07:00 PM – 07:30 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

On a warm summer night, scouring the desert floor, the scorpions of San Tan look for their next meal.  Who are the Big 3 Stingers of San Tan?  During a short indoor presentation, learn some fascinating stories about these mysterious creatures and find out which ones are fact and which ones are fiction.  After that you will be ready to meet them “face to face” on an exciting Scorpion Search walk starting at 8pm. Indoor class limited to 50 people. Meet inside the Visitor Center. 7-7:30pm

Scorpion Search Trail Walk

Friday, July 12, 2019
08:00 PM – 09:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Join us as we set out on a nighttime desert exploration to search for scorpions and observe how they hunt for food and make their way through the desert. Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring plenty of water, a regular flashlight and a black light. Black lights are available for purchase inside the Visitor Center. No pets, please. Meet at the Main Trailhead Map Kiosk. 8-9pm.

Beginner Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride

Saturday, July 06, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Join us for an exciting beginner mountain bike ride among the beautiful San Tan Mountains. This 5.5-mile ride is open to all ages and skill levels. Our local experts will be available to help you understand your bike’s features and learn the ins and outs of safe riding. “No Rider Left Behind” is our policy, because we ride together in a group. This is your opportunity to be around others who are passionate about mountain biking as a sport to have fun and get some exercise. Helmets are required. Under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Essentials: water, helmet, extra tube, tools to change a flat tire. Meet at the San Tan Trail sign at the main trailhead. 6-8am.

All About Coyotes*

Saturday, July 13, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

*The County Parks are staying cool this summer by giving you a chance to win tickets to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, where everything is bigger, better and wetter! See program details.

Wherever you live in the valley you likely have coyotes for neighbors. Why do they howl at night? What do they like to eat? Where do they live? As interactions with them become more common it’s good to know the ins and outs of coyote life so that we can respect their habitat and safely coexist. After the coyote talk, you can meet some of the animal ambassadors in our Critter Room. This indoor presentation will meet inside the Visitor Center. 10-11:30am. *The County Parks are staying cool this summer by giving you a chance to win tickets to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, where everything is bigger, better and wetter! For this program, each family in attendance will receive one raffle ticket entry into a drawing for a Family 4-pack of tickets provided by this new and improved water park! ($180 value)

Movie Night in the Park – Spy in the Wild

Friday, July 12, 2019
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

All ages will love this exciting movie on the big screen inside our Nature Center!  Life-like robotic animals with built-in eye cameras will give us a close-up peek into the social lives of wild animals.  This presentation is both educational and highly entertaining.  Laughter is guaranteed!  As a bonus, watch us feed our snakes after the movie.  Feel free to bring snacks and drinks with you (no glass bottles), otherwise, snacks are available for sale.  NOTE:  At the end of the movie, one lucky person will win a free family four pack (4 free tickets to the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix Water Park – a $180 value!!).

Full Moon Hike

Sunday, July 14, 2019
07:30 PM – 09:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Join us for this 2-mile hike under the glowing light of the full moon!  This is a great opportunity to experience new sights and sounds of the desert at night.  Bring your sense of adventure on this interpretive hike with our park ranger.  Please bring a flashlight, water, and closed-toe shoes.  No pets, please.  Meet at Trailhead Staging.

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