Arizona State Parks

Arizona State Parks

A change of leadership at Arizona State Parks and Trails has led to some renovation projects being placed on hold.

Larry Simkins/Arizona Trail Association

The Arizona Trail is the only National Scenic Trail in the U.S. that doesn’t consistently receive state funding. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a bill in the legislature would allocate a $250,000 for maintenance and improvement projects.

Ryan Heinsius

Visitors at national parks across the country have faced a lack of many basic services during the partial government shutdown. Member station KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, an executive order by Arizona’s governor has prevented some of those issues at Grand Canyon National Park.

Brandon Messick/ Today’s News-Herald

Plans to expand and improve Arizona's state parks system are under review as key projects face delays and cost increases.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has fired embattled state Parks Director Sue Black following complaints she allowed potential archaeological sites to be bulldozed to make way for new cabins.