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Road Construction and Improvement Forces Temporary Closure of Homolovi State Park from May 11-28

(Phoenix, Arizona - May 7, 2014) - Homolovi State Park will close temporarily from May 11 to 28, 2014 for road construction and improvement work by Arizona State Parks.

This roadwork was paid for by a $199,879 contract funded with Arizona Department of Transportation Roadside Development funds for Arizona State Parks to repair the main roads through the park. The contract was awarded to SJ Anderson with subcontractor Regional Paving saw cutting and removing existing road cracks up to 3 feet wide and putting in a new sub-base and paving.

On May 17, "Kids to Parks Day," the scheduled 9:30 a.m. petroglyph tour will still operate even though the park is closed during this time. A Park Ranger will lead this tour of Homolovi's petroglyph sites on the park's western border. This tour will require participants to have their own vehicle. Participants should be prepared for weather and bring plenty of water as the tour will last approximately 3 hours. The regular day use-fee of $7 per vehicle will be charged. Reservations can be made in advance by contacting the park at (928) 289-4106 or contact Kenn Evans by email at kke2(at)azstateparks.gov.

Join the tour by meeting at Captain Tony's Pizza Restaurant located at 2217 N. Park Drive in Winslow, AZ at 9:30 a.m. Then the group will travel by personal vehicles to the Homolovi IV West Petroglyph site. The walking distance will be less than 2 miles in very soft sand with some boulder scrambling.

Reservations for camping May 29th or later can still be made during this closure 24-hours-a-day at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST 7 days a week. Homolovi State Park's campground is convenient to I-40 and accommodates large rigs, as well as tent camping. The Park Entrance Fee is $7 per vehicle with up to 4 adults. Tent camp sites to full hookup camping sites are available at a fee of $15 to $25 depending on the type of camping site needed.

For more information about Homolovi State Park call (928) 289-4106 or during the closure call (602) 542-4174 or visit AZStateParks.com/parks/HORU. Homolovi State Park is located five miles northeast of the city of Winslow in northeastern Arizona.

For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703). Campsite or cave tour reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter and Facebook.

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