NOTICE: Gilbert is rolling out new residential trash, recycling and bulk trash pickup schedules for all residents on Monday, January 4, 2016. Trash and recycling containers will be picked up on the same day and bulk trash pickup will continue to be offered one week per zone each month. VIEW your new pickup schedule.

Riparian After Dark


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Presented byDignity 2015 

The Riparian Preserve presented by Dignity Health comes alive with a holiday glow!  Stroll around the candle-lit trail at Water Ranch lake with hundreds of luminaries as well as numerous festive light displays at every turn. This is a rare opportunity for those who appreciate nature to experience the thrill of  nighttime at the preserve.

In addition to the lighted trail, we will feature a variety of school choirs, carolers and other live holiday entertainment.  There  will be light refreshments available for purchase.


2015 Event Dates, Times and Suggested Donations

Each night of the event, the Town of Gilbert will be partnering with a non-profit organization to help collect items to help support each organization.  Please consider donating any of the following products listed below to the start of the walk located in the Southeast Regional Library parking lot (Guadalupe and Greenfield Roads).

December 11- 5:00pm-9:00pm- Diapers,Wipes and Feminine Hygiene Products for The House of Refuge

December 12- 5:00pm-9:00pm- Toys/Games for Gilbert Fire and Rescue Toy Drive

December 18-5:30pm-9:00pm-Non-Perishable Foods for United Food Bank

December 19- 5:00pm-9:00pm- Dog Food/Supplies for Maricopa Animal Rescue

Riparian After Dark Sponsorship Information: Riparian After Dark

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, feel free to contact:

Denise Merdon-480-503-6240 or

Mike Leppert-480-503-6235 or