Learn About The Park, Do Some Biking, And Watch A Movie

All About San Tan Park
Friday, November 08, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

If you are new to the area or you have been a local for some time but have not been out to the park yet, join in this indoor presentation to learn all about us! The ranger will give you information on park history, archaeology, geology, plants, animals, trails, educational programs, volunteer opportunities and more. You can also meet some of the Animal Ambassadors in our Critter Room and take a short guided stroll around the Nature Center complex. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water and a hat. Meet inside the Nature Center. 10-11:30am.

MTB 101 Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic and Ride
Saturday, November 09, 2019
08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

If you’re looking to learn new skills, increase your confidence on the bike, or simply enjoy the sport like never before, our MTB 101 class is just for you. This is the perfect introduction that teaches all the basic skills needed to ride in the desert & mountain terrain.  Get to know your bike and riding equipment, learn how to balance, shift, and control your speed with proper braking, and familiarize yourself with riding protocol and safety. This introductory 30 min class is also followed by a short 3-4 mile ride to practice what you just learned. A helmet is required for safety reasons and please bring plenty of water, and an extra tube and tools to change a flat tire. If you’re a mountain bike beginner and have never ridden on the desert trails, you don’t want to miss this event! Meet at the Main Trailhead. 7-9am.

Special Event at San Tan
Sunday, November 10, 2019
05:00 AM – 03:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

This is not a park sponsored event.

There will be a permitted running race taking place at San Tan on Sunday, November 10, 2019. All trails will be used by runners. The start/finish line and related set-up will be at the Main Trailhead. Expect entry delays in the early morning and heavy parking lot and trail traffic through early afternoon. This is a permitted event and not a park sponsored event. 

Movie Night in the Park:
Beyond the Mirage – The Future Of Water in the West
Friday, November 08, 2019
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

A mirage is the illusion of water where there is no water.  Is this the last year of a 20-year drought or the 20th year of a 50-year drought?  What are the water challenges that are facing us?  Are there any solutions?  Join us inside our Nature Center as we learn more about this critical issue facing us here in the west.

About the documentary
A water crisis has California in headlines across the country, but the untold story is that a water shortage is dogging all of the states in the Colorado River Basin. Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West reveals new technologies and challenges old ideas through interwoven stories that connect the Colorado snowpack to the bright lights of Las Vegas; presents the challenges facing and competition between the desert cities of Arizona, California and Nevada and potential solutions being developed in Israel and China.

The film was produced locally from Arizona Public Media (presents), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona

Find the Ranger on the Wind Cave Trail
Saturday, November 09, 2019
09:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Hike the Wind Cave Trail and find our park ranger!  This fun hike is challenging and provides great views of the Valley along the way.  You’ll find Ranger B walking somewhere along this 1.5-mile trail, ready to answer any questions you may have about the park, desert plants, and animals!  Anytime between 9am-11:30am.

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