ACTIVITIES

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.

YOGA

DUTCH OVEN

CLEAN-UP DAY

SOCIAL HOUR

CAMPFIRE

SAFETY TALKS

HIKING

BIKING

GARDENING

PHOTOGRAPHY

BIRDWATCHING

INTERPRETIVE

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY

NATURE

OCTOBER LUMINARY WALK

STORYTELLING

CITIZEN SCIENCE

WATER CONSERVATION

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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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.

Upcoming Event Sponsored by Maricopa County

Moonlight Hike: Mule Deer Trail

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 5:30-6:45 pm

Join us for a 2 mile walk along Mule Deer Trail where we will look up at the night sky.  This is a moderate hike. Learn more

Upcoming Event Sponsored by Maricopa County

Waterfall Trail Archaeology Walk

Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 9 am-noon

Join park volunteer Chris Reed on this easy 2 mile walk to go back in time. Use your senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell to discover the evidence of human history along the Waterfall trail. Learn more

Halloween Party
 
October 26, 2019

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.

Luminary Walk

The luminary walk uses LED battery powered reusable candles instead of traditional open-flame candles. Last year's attendees were surprised to learn that owls may play dead in order to protect themselves from predators.

Butterfly Garden

 

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.

Hiking

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. 

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

February 29 and March 1, 2020

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

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.

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.

Biking Safety

 

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.

Trail Maintenance

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.

 

© Friends of White Tank Park 2019

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