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Arizona State ParksDeadline to Apply July 30

Flagstaff AZ (July 10, 2015) – Arizona State Parks is offering Wilderness First Responder (WFR) scholarships for a Wilderness First Responder course taking place in Flagstaff. The funds for the scholarships will be taken from the federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

Interested participants must complete an application and submit it to Arizona State Parks by the deadline on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 5 p.m. The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions. Read More→

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Arizona State ParksTown of Camp Verde’s “Corn Fest” on July 18 

Camp Verde AZ (June 26, 2015) – As part of the Town of Camp Verde’s “Corn Fest” celebration on Saturday, July 18, 2015, watch a baseball game with players dressed in historic uniforms, or come and be part of the team. Game time begins at Noon.

Experience life through the eyes of a frontier soldier at Fort Verde State Historic Park. The Fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the 1870’s and 1880’s. From 1865 – 1891 Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts. The park is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Several of the original buildings still stand and living history programs are scheduled periodically, giving visitors a glimpse into Arizona’s history. Read More→

Arizona State ParksSedona AZ (May 8, 2015) – Join us at Red Rock State Park in May 2015! “Come to Red Rock State Park in Sedona and enjoy the Star Party and special video screenings for “Butterfly Month,” and walks and hikes in the month of May,” said Sue Black, Executive Director.

Geology Walk: Sunday, May 11 at 1 p.m., join our knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on our trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what can be seen today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The escarpment is more than 200 miles long and ranges in elevation from 2,000 to 3,000 feet. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker that lasts between 2 to 2 ½ hours and has an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. Read More→

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Arizona State ParksSedona AZ (April 29, 2015) – Travel to Slide Rock and Red Rock State Parks in Sedona to create unforgettable family vacation memories. Both parks were selected in a recent travel poll by FamilyFun magazine readers as Top 10 State Parks in the country and were featured in the magazine’s April issue. “The winners in each category represent places where families have formed lasting memories, and offer adventures for all types of interests, for animal lovers to history and science buffs,” said Ann Hallock, Editor-in-chief. Read More→

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Verde Valley Rangers Promoted and Retired

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Arizona State ParksVerde Valley AZ (April 21, 2015) – Stephen “Max” Castillo, who has worked at the Verde River Greenway State Natural Area since 1998, recently retired from Arizona State Parks after 40 years of service. Additionally, Keith Ayotte is now Northern Region Manager, Wes Yeager is Park Manager at Jerome State Historic Park and Dan Tholund has been selected Park Manager at Red Rock State Park.

“Arizona State Parks is indebted to Max for his hard work and commitment to the agency,” said Executive Director Sue Black. “Although we are heartened at his departure, Arizona State Parks is facing an exciting future and great things lie ahead for the agency.” Read More→

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Arizona State ParksCamp Verde AZ (April 9, 2015) – Fort Verde State Historic Park will hold its annual “History of the Soldier” event on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Experience a military timeline of history from the Revolutionary War to present day at the event. Activities will include flag raising and lowering ceremonies, artillery demonstrations, fashion show and dutch oven cooking demonstrations. The camps, cannon and soldiers will all be on the parade field for this annual event. Read More→

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Red Rock State Park March Activities

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Arizona State ParksBy Halley Bagley/ Park Ranger
Red Rock State Park

Sedona AZ (February 15, 2015) – As many of us have been blindsided by this very early spring weather, it’s hard to believe that it’s still actually February. Here at Red Rock State Park though, we’re getting quite excited about the upcoming month! Read More→

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Arizona State ParksThe Donations Site for the Memorial Fund is Now Online

Phoenix AZ (February 7, 2015) – The Yarnell Hill Memorial Site Board’s next meeting will be on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. It will be held at the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building at 1015 Fair Street in Prescott. The public is invited and the agenda for this meeting will be posted at the new website for the Memorial Fund:

The Yarnell Hill Memorial Site Board has now launched the website that is able to receive online donations. The website also contains information about the Site Board including a list of its members, the legislation, meeting schedules and agendas. Read More→

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Arizona State ParksVerde Valley AZ (February 4, 2015) = Have you ever wanted to bring your family camping but weren’t sure where to start? The Arizona Family Campout Program is a one-weekend adventure designed for families who have little or no experience camping. The program will provide tents, sleeping mats and introduce families to the new adventure of camping at an Arizona State Park. Read More→

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Arizona State ParksFlagstaff AZ (February 1, 2015) – Bring your family to Riordan Mansion State Historic Park in Flagstaff, Ariz. and hear Author and Humorist Roger Naylor discuss his book “Boots and Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers” on Monday, February 9 at 12:15 p.m.

Everyone in Arizona lives within 15 minutes of a trail (and everyone eats) so Roger Naylor leads the way to beautiful hikes and incredible bites. Walk off some calories and put them back on! A humor and travel writer, Naylor highlights his favorite trails all over Arizona, featuring Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, the Phoenix area, Tucson and the southern deserts, the forests of the White Mountains, and Arizona’s “West Coast.” Each trail is followed up by a nearby mom and pop eatery. Read More→

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