New for AZ State Parks and Trails - Oracle State Park now open a - Tucson News Now

New for AZ State Parks and Trails - Oracle State Park now open all week

(Source: Arizona State Parks and Trails) (Source: Arizona State Parks and Trails)
ORACLE, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Oracle State Park will now be open 7 days a week, according to an Arizona State Parks and Trails release. Daily hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The park was the last one in Arizona to fully reopen to the public, after restrictions were put in place at several parks in 2009. 

"Arizona parks are points of state and community pride and bring economic benefits to communities across the state," said Governor Ducey, in the release. "Forward thinking and innovative management have resulted in a prosperous and healthy park system. We welcome everyone to experience the adventure our stunning parks offer." 
 
Arizona State Parks and Trails experienced record revenue and attendance in 2016, and continue to operate without general fund appropriations. 
 
"We are thrilled that Oracle State Park is going to be open everyday," said Sue Black, Executive Director of Arizona State Parks and Trails. "The community of Oracle is growing and this park is a significant piece of this economic development." 
 
Oracle State Park is located northeast of Tucson in the northern foothills of the Catalina Mountains and offers monthly environmental programs including hikes and lectures. The park is a 4,000-acre wildlife refuge with over 15 miles of trails, including a segment of the Arizona Trail. The International Dark Sky Association designated Oracle State Park as an International Dark Sky Park in 2014. 
 
For more information, visit AZStateParks.com/Oracle or call the park at (520) 896-2425.

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