If you ever had that feeling to tell someone to "take a hike," you may soon get your chance.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is teaming up with the Parks and Recreation Department to get people to explore our county's hiking trails. Maricopa County has one of the largest regional parks systems in the country with more than 120,000 acres of open space parks, which includes hundreds of miles of trails. Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andy Kunasek said "In recognition of National Take A Hike Day, the Parks Department is waiving the day-use park entry fee Nov. 17 to further encourage people to 'take a hike' in a County park."
You may not have heard of National Take a Hike Day, but that could be because there's very little information out there on it.
"We want people to come out and enjoy a leisurely stroll along their favorite trail, join a fitness hike or one of the many programs we'll have available on that date. They can bring their family, friends, pets or even their boss, if they choose," said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director.
"This is a great idea," said Supervisor Steve Chucri. "The free entry day falls on a Sunday, which gives working families the opportunity to take advantage of our beautiful parks and fall weather."
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