Have you visited one of our newest locations in Queen Creek? There are plenty of great things to do and see in the surrounding areas. San Tan Valley, for instance, is a reservoir of natural beauty.

Here are 5 events and things to do that will get you outdoors and in the fresh Arizonian air.

 

Sunset Photography Walk

Thursday, July 13, 2017
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Thursday – Short walk to explore some great vantage points for capturing a desert sunset. We’ll discuss some artistic elements that help create a great image and test different photo techniques. This is a great way to get acquainted with your standard digital or phone camera.
What to bring: Closed-toe shoes, water, camera. Meet at the Main Trailhead.

Lunchtime Learning – Monsoon Season

Thursday, July 13, 2017
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Thursday – Many people think of Arizona summer as being dry and hot. While that is true to a point, those who have lived here for a while also know that the desert summer is Monsoon Season. This is the time for intense thunderstorms, lightning, downpours, and haboobs.
Bring your lunch to this indoor discussion that explains how this weather pattern happens, why it is important for the desert and what you can do to “weather the storm”. Meet in the Nature Center.

Night Shredders Mountain Biking

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Wednesday – Welcome to the San Tan Bikes sponsored “Night Shredders”! If you’re looking for an adventure where your trail riding abilities will be challenged, then look no further than the Night Shredders. When you’re on a bike on the trail at night, every bump, dip, and shadow gives an extra pop of adrenaline. Darkness heightens your senses, sharpens your skills and makes you feel more alive. And isn’t that why you bike in the first place? Our policy, “No Rider Left Behind,” means we ride together in a group for safety reasons. It is mandatory to wear a helmet and please bring plenty of water, an extra tube, and tools to change a flat tire, and 2 sources of light; LED rechargeable lights with at least 650 lumen. Why? The desert gets very dark at night. Riders under 18-years of age must complete a Parental Consent form. Hope to see you on the trail soon.
Meet at the Flag Pole at 7:50 PM

All About Scorpions

Saturday, July 22, 2017
07:00 PM – 07:30 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
The County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this Summer!

Saturday – On a warm summer night, scouring the desert floor, the scorpions of San Tan look for their next meal.  But who are the “BIG 3” of San Tan?   Learn about the facts, myths, and reputation behind these mysterious creatures during a short presentation in the Nature Center. After the talk, we will give away a 4-Pack of tickets to Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park!  And then, we’ll be ready to meet some scorpions face to face on trail during an exciting Scorpion Scavenger Hunt starting at 8 p.m. Maximum class size 50 participants.

Raffle tickets will be issued one per family. Must attend classroom program in full and be present to win.

 

Lunchtime Learning: Heat Safety

Thursday, July 27, 2017
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Thursday – Summer doesn’t mean that you need to pack away your hiking shoes and hide indoors. Hitting the trail early (really early!) is one way to get your workout in before the heat becomes dangerous. There are also other things you can do to prepare and protect yourself, including pre-hydration and wearing proper clothing and accessories. Bring your lunch to this indoor discussion that shares tips on how to have a successful summertime hike. Meet in the Nature Center.