COVID-19 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
MARCH 31, 2020 UPDATE: To ensure park visitor and staff safety, Maricopa County has implemented operational changes in all regional parks to comply with Executive Order 2020-12 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and recommendations, which call for social-distancing.
Maricopa County Parks COVID-19 Updates: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/covid-19/
White Tank Park Updates: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/white-tank-mountain-regional-park/
Upcoming Events Sponsored by Maricopa County
Please check the Maricopa County website for updates.
The programs this month include fitness hikes, sunrise hikes, moonrise hikes, archaeology walks, snake feedings, birding, guided nature walks, and more...
Upcoming Annual Event Sponsored by Friends of White Tank and Maricopa County
Spring Clean-Up Day
Volunteers like you are needed to help "refresh" the park by removing trash and unwanted debris. Trash bags, hand-operated tools to pick-up trash, and other materials will be provided. Please bring your own gloves; we will have a very limited supply on hand. Additional information and the specific time will be announced soon. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please let us know. FriendsofWhiteTank@gmail.com
The Friends of White Tank Park helped create a butterfly garden adjacent to the Park Nature Center. This is a great place for a short stroll and photography. The Friends continues to maintain the garden, assisting throughout the year with its maintenance and care. If you are interested in volunteering to help maintain the garden, please let us know.
Bring your family and your bikes for a mountain biking adventure where pros will show you how to clean and care for your bike. Looking for some bike tips so you can safely explore the desert terrain? The pros will provide tips for beginner riders and tricks for experienced riders. Want to meet others to ride with? Our special events are the place to be for connecting with other riders.
Dutch Oven Demonstration
Learn how to make food outdoors using a dutch oven. We've been organizing these demonstrations for families, groups of friends, vacationers, co-workers, and others. Volunteers graciously give of their time and recipes. The best part comes when we sample what we made. The NEEF Everyday Grant helped make this possible.
Yoga in the Park
Whether it is “downward facing coyote” or “saguaro warrior II,” young yogis and their parents can enjoy both the activity and tranquility of yoga poses under the clear blue White Tank Mountain Regional Park skies. Holistic healthcare provider and yogi Sara Trevino of Your Health, In Your Hands, conducts the 45 minute classes. Certified as a yoga instructor for both adults and children, Trevino uses yoga poses modified and renamed to teach the children about the animals and plants in the park. She keeps the children moving and often laughing throughout the session. The NEEF Everyday Grant helped make this possible.
Join other Friends of White Tank Park as we explore and experience the sights and sounds along the trail. Learn new fascinating facts and information.
Look for announcements on our Facebook page. We'll let you know the distance and trail difficulty in advance. Some walks are barrier-free with level grade.
Remember to bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.
The Friends of White Tank Park holds volunteer trail-maintenance work parties. We also clean areas around the 200 picnic tables and 7 ramada areas. All levels of ability are welcome. Tips on what to wear and bring are posted for each event. These maintenance parties are a great way to meet new friends while making a difference. Events are posted on our Facebook page.
Co-Sponsored by Friends of White Tank Park
Saturday, February 29 - Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 10 am - 3 pm
The Annual Arts & Crafts Fair is co-sponsored by the Friends of White Tank Park, the White Tank Mountains Conservancy, and the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. All arts and crafts are handcrafted. This is a juried arts and crafts fair. Local artisans showcase and sell jewelry, art, woodcarvings and woodcraft, textile arts, metalwork, and more. Enjoy food, beverages, desserts, and sweet treats from food vendors while you browse the creative and innovative offerings from artisans. The 2020 Arts & Crafts Fair celebrates ten years. Learn more
Our annual party sparks imagination and fun while sneaking in some educational learning about our vast array of desert animals and plants. Volunteers set up stations to teach visitors about the desert environment, animals and insects, and habitats. Friends of White Tank will be helping with light refreshments.
Winter Luminary Walk
December 2020 (specific date tbd)
Join us for stroll along an illuminated barrier-free trail. The luminary walk uses LED battery powered reusable candles instead of traditional open-flame candles. Afterwards enjoy cookies and cocoa by the fire pit.
The Friends of White Tank Park sponsors a range of outdoor activities at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Maricopa County, Arizona.
National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Grant
The Friends of White Tank Park uses its National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Everyday Grant to provide family friendly activities.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY
OCTOBER LUMINARY WALK
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Our monthly members meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in the Nature Center at the Park. All members and visitors are welcome.
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