Come join as we explore the outdoors. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Recreational Area Cleanups Staging area is at the BLM Box Canyon trailhead, 1/4 mile past the 2nd river crossing on Rincon Road, unless otherwise noted. 10/21/23, 8-11 a.m. followed by a free lunch to celebrate the season kickoff. Sponsored by TreadLightly with a B.F. Goodrich grant. Coffee and pasteries courtesy of Wickenburg Starbucks. 12/2/23, 9 a.m. – noon 1/27/24, 9 a.m. – noon 2/24/24, 9 a.m. – noon Meet at the Rodeo Grounds Parking lot on Constellation Rd. 3/23/24, 9 a.m. - noon 4/27/24, 8 – 11 a.m. 5/25/24, 8 – 11 a.m. Garbage bags, pik sticks and reflective vests provided. Bring gloves and water. Organizations/businesses are needed to sponsor monthly cleanups. No funding is required, sponsors recruit 5 or more volunteers. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Lowell Observatory Star PartyOct. 7, 2023 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the rodeo grounds 935 Constellation Road, Wickenburg Enjoy a starry night with astronomers from Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory and Wickenburg Stargazers. Use telescopes for a guided tour of the constellations and stars. Receive a free sky map and learn how to use it. Free drawing for students to win a telescope. Event is co-hosted by the Town of Wickenburg's Parks and Recreation.
Taste of the DesertNov. 4, 2023 FEE $15 pay by check or cash at the class Registration required 10 a.m. to noon Coffinger Park Rec Center, 175 E. Swilling, Wickenburg Learn about the desert's bounty of plants, how to identify and harvest them and how they can be used to make delicious foods. Samples of 10 or more tasty desert foods provided. Hands on activities. Class is co-hosted by mmmesquite and the Town of Wickenburg's Parks and Recreation
Sophie's Flat Trail Hike Dec. 16, 2023 8-11 a.m. Meet at the trailhead, 1-1/4 mile on Blue Tank Road from Constellation. Hike will be approximately 3-4 miles along desert trails. Event is co-hosted by the Town of Wickenburg's Parks and Recreation.
Desert Safety and Survival Jan. 27, 2024 10 a.m. - noon at the Coffinger Park Rec Center, 175 E. Swilling, Wickenburg Retired San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff and Search & Rescue Volunteer, Marylee Brown, will share how to safely enjoy the desert and survive when mishaps occur. Class is co-hosted by the Town of Wickenburg's Parks and Recreation.
Desert AwarenessFeb. 17, 2024 10 a.m. - noon at the Coffinger Park Rec Center, 175 E. Swilling, Wickenburg Learn about the desert's wildlife, plants, geology, and hydrology as well as desert safety and Leave No Trace. Class is co-hosted by Wickenburg Parks and Recreation.
Mesquite Festival April 20, 2024 9 a.m. to noon at the Hassayampa River Preserve, Hwy 60, Wickenburg Learn all about this iconic desert tree: its use throughout history; harvesting, preparation and storage; food preparation and sampling; nutritional and medicinal uses; and much more. Event is co-hosted by Maricopa County Parks and Cave Creek Desert Awareness Committee.
Sophie's Flat Trail Maintenance Start times: 8 -11 a.m. Dates TBD Meet at the trailhead on Blue Tank Rd. 1-1/4 mile from Constellation Rd. Help clear brush and groom trails. Wear clothes and shoes suitable for gardening. Bring gloves and water. Some tools provided but bring loppers, rakes and shovels if you have them.