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64 Scheduled Events

Every Wednesday and Saturday   7:00 a.m.

Wednesday and Saturday Bird Walks

Red Rock State Park

Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a guided walk appropriate for beginners and advanced birders. The greatest diversity of bird species can be found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along the field behind the Visitor Center.

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Wednesday, June 19   3:30 pm

An Evening Honoring the Brave 19

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park

An evening honoring the brave 19, featuring a screening of the movie: Only the Brave, music, food, auction, and panel discussion.

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Fridays, June 21, July 5 & 19, and August 2, 16, & 30   9:00 a.m.

Nature Walk

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Join a U.S. Forest Service ranger for a walk at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area! Learn about the park and spot birds and wildlife along the way.

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4th Saturday of the Month   30 minutes after sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Come out to Homolovi's Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars. Dress warmly and bring your sense of wonder.

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Every Saturday   2:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Join staff and visitors for an Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center!

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Every Saturday   2 p.m.

Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center

River Island State Park

Join staff and visitors for an Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center in Buckskin Mountain State Park!

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Saturdays, June 22 and July 27, 2019   8 a.m.

Geology Tour

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail on a tour with a professional geologist as your guide for a lively tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history.

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Every Saturday this summer   9 a.m.

Guided Hike on the Petroglyph Trail

Lyman Lake State Park

Come out to cool Lyman Lake State Park for a ranger-led hike on the Petroglyph Trail. After the hike, stick around for a chat with the ranger!

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Fridays, June 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23   9:00 a.m.

Nature Hike

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Enjoy a short, rugged hike from Fool Hollow Lake to Show Low Creek and learn about "The Wild Side of Fool Hollow!" Wild views of Show Low Creek and its canyon are a highlight of this hike.

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Saturdays, June 29 and July 13, 2019   8 a.m.

Lizard Walk

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Arizona lizards do comical pushups to display their blue bellies - attend a tour guided by Casa Grande outdoor educator Phil Rakoci who will be accompanied by AZ Game and Fish Department's Audrey Owens.

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Saturdays from June to August   4:00 p.m.

Summer Children's Program

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Come explore the nature of Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, with different themes each week!

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June 29, 2019   7:00 p.m.

Bat Night at Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park

Learn about Arizona's bats from Dr. Joel Diamond, and then follow him on the trail for a netting event excursion!

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Thursday, July 4, 2019   10 a.m. to noon

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park will be the site of an Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration with food, activities for kids, and a "spray down."

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July 4, 2019   9-9:30 p.m.

Fireworks over the Lake

Lake Havasu State Park

After the sun goes down, watch the sky light up over Thompson Bay with fellow boaters, beach-goers and tailgaters. Get to your viewing location early and celebrate the magic and wonder of this Fourth of July fireworks spectacular.

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July 4, 2019   9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

4th of July Parade, Wet Zone Fun, & FreedomFest

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

City of Show Low, 4th of July celebration kicks off with a parade, then wet zone fun at Frontier Park, followed by FreedomFest activities and a fireworks show!

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Thursday, July 4, 2019   10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fourth of July Parade

Roper Lake State Park

Parade starts at the Graham County Courthouse, proceeding east down Main Street to 3rd Avenue where parade will turn right to disband. Sponsored by the Safford Lion's Club

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July 4, 2019   4-9:30 p.m.

City of Yuma 4th of July Spectacular

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

The 3rd Annual City of Yuma 4th of July All American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular will be hosted in the Desert Sun Stadium featuring giant water slides and splash zone, food, contests and family water challenges and patriotic ceremony!

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Saturday, July 6, 2019   8:30 a.m.

Dragonfly Walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Observe the remarkable aerobatics of dragonflies and learn about their fascinating life cycle on a morning stroll. Maricopa Audubon Program Director Laurie Nessel will guide the walk.

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Saturday, July 6, 2019   10:00 a.m.

History of the Arboretum - Presentation

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Phoenix historian and author Sylvia Lee guides monthly walking tours while narrating nuggets of Arboretum history while placing her anecdotes in perspective next to 1920s structures, and the very first trees planted here.

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Saturday, July 6, 2019   6:30 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Eric Schaffer and the Other Troublemakers

Catalina State Park

Join Catalina State Park on Saturday, July 6th for an acoustic/electric folk-rock concert with country and Americana for good measure!

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First Saturday of the Month   11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Saturdays at the Museum

Colorado River State Historic Park

Join us for our new Saturdays at the Museum series, held the first Saturday of the month through September. Participants will enjoy hands-on learning while creating historic crafts.

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Saturday, July 6, 2019   5-7 p.m.

Evening Lecture: Stage Coach History

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

The history, construction, and the importance of the Stagecoach as a transportation source that helped settle the "West."

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Saturday, July 6, 2019   6:30 p.m.

Stroll & Roll Light Parade

Lyman Lake State Park

Bring your bicycle, tricycle, scooter, or stroller and as much red, white, and blue decorations as you can, and stroll or roll in Lyman Lake State Park's patriotic light parade!

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Saturday, July 6, 2019   1-5 p.m.

Flagstaff Event: Wheeling through History - An Afternoon of Transportation from the Past

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Explore the history of  various modes of transportation used in Flagstaff over the years.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019   2 p.m.

Sedona Bamboo Flute Performance with Jesse Kalu

Red Rock State Park

This heartfelt presentation includes a unique mixture of bamboo flutes, poetry, story, and nature voices. Jesse’s presentations touch his audiences in unique ways. Each of his flutes has its own name and song.

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Monday, July 8, 2019   12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Brown Bag Lecture: Flagstaff in 1969

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Following a brief look at Flagstaff’s 1969 population, city hall, and leaders, this discussion will examine the first major industries dating from 1876 and then look at how they fared in 1969.

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Jul 12-14, 2019   10:00 a.m.

Medieval Mayhem Renaissance Fair

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Medieval Mayhem Renaissance Faire is the largest fund raising event held by the Medieval Mayhem Historical Arts Foundation, a White Mountain scholarship fund. Visitors experience walking back in history to the time of knights, vikings, pirates, kings and queens!

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Saturdays, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, 2019   12:20 p.m.

Sign Language Saturday Cave Tours

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Come out and see the caves! Arizona State Parks and Trails is excited to announce our new Sign Language Saturdays. We will be offering tours joined by a sign language interpreter to help make the experience the most fun and educational for those in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

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Sundays, July 14, August 11, 2019   2:30 - 4 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Event: Historic Milton Walking Tour

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

A 90-minute guided walk from Riordan Mansion to explore the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company property and the town site of Milton.

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July 15 | August 14 | September 14   July 7:45-9:45 p.m. | Aug-Sept. 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Full Moon Hikes

Lost Dutchman State Park

Join us for a guided 2.5-mile hike on Jacob’s Crosscut Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains.

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July 15, 2019   1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Live Webcast Event: Celebrate NASA's 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's Historic Moon Landing

Homolovi State Park

Join us for a live webcast event to celebrate NASA's 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing!

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July 16 | August 14 | September 13 | October 12   July at 6:15 p.m. | August 14 at 6 p.m. | September 13 at 5:30 p.m. | October 12 at 4:30 p.m.

Full Moon Hike

Red Rock State Park

The Full Moon Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at Red Rock State Park. Join us for an exciting evening under the night sky of Sedona.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019   8:30 a.m.

Butterfly Walk

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a hub for local pollinators, making it a perfect place to learn about butterflies in the great outdoors!

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Saturday, July 20, 2019   10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Digital Photographers Meet

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post-processing are invited to meet in the Smith Building lecture room.

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Saturday, July 20, and September 21, 2019   7-10 p.m.

Arboretum Members Only - Bat Night

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

"Bat Night" with Arizona Game & Fish is your chance to see these fascinating creatures up close. Join AZGF field biologists here at the Arboretum for an unforgettable members-only event.

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July 20, 2019   2:00 p.m.

Pioneer Days Canning Expo

Lyman Lake State Park

Learn how to can apples at our Pioneer Days tie-in canning event!

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July 21 | August 18 | September 22   Times vary

Desert Scorpion Hunting at Lost Dutchman

Lost Dutchman State Park

Enjoy the desert under the glow of black light in search scorpions! Listen to a brief informative talk about scorpions before journeying into the desert night on your hunt.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019   8 a.m.

Edible and Medicinal Plants Tour

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Did wind-blown pollen from jojoba shrubs prompt you to reach for the anti-histamines last month? Spring flowers on these ubiquitous shrubs should produce a crop of seeds during mid-Summer; if your only familiarity with jojoba is from skin lotion, be here Saturday afternoon to learn a few more uses for these wax-packed seeds.

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August 3, 2019   8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Suvoyuki Day at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park's signature event with native dancers, pottery firing demonstrations, artists's marketplace, and a traditional native corn roast.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Flagstaff Event: Arizona Rough Riders

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Arizona Rough Riders, a living history group, describe the era, the war, the effects, and the social mores of turn of the century America. 

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August 10, September 7, October 5, November 9, December 7   4:30 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.

Kartchner Caverns Photo Tours!

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Have you ever wanted to take photos of the amazing underground world of Kartchner Caverns? Here's your chance! Arizona State Parks and Trails now offers an opportunity to take photos inside the cave every month. Registration for this tour is $125 per person.

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August 10-11, 2019   11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

PARK CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC - Bad Decisions Camp Out

Patagonia Lake State Park

SPECIAL TICKETED EVENT: Whether you've purchased a campsite and plan on staying all weekend, or just coming for the day... you need this pass! Patagonia Lake State Park will be closed to the general public on Saturday and Sunday.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019   8:30 - 11 a.m.

Nature Journaling for Beginners

Red Rock State Park

Discover the pleasure of the art of nature journaling! This class is designed to introduce the student to the different types and methods of keeping a nature journal.

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August 24 to October 6, 2019

Water/Ways Exhibit

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Community Event - Camp Verde Community Library

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September 14-15, 2019

Family Campout

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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September 21, 2019   4pm - 7pm

Taste at the Bridge

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Sample some of rim country's best wine, beer, food, art and music that rim country has to offer! This gala event will raise funds to benefit construction and maintenance projects at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.

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September 21-22, 2019

Family Campout

Slide Rock State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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September 29, 2018   9:00 am - 3:00 p.m.

Verde River Day 2019

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Celebrate all things outdoors while learning about the dynamic ecology of the Verde River. All day events and activities for the whole family! This event is free!

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September 29, 2019   1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Colonel's Daughter/Little Britches & Petticoat Contest

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Young women from the Camp Verde area compete in poise and horsemanship for a set of spurs and the title of "Colonel's Daughter," inspired by the 1882 novel by Capt. Charles E. King.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019   9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fall Fest 2019

Slide Rock State Park

Fall is on its way, and it’s time to celebrate the changing seasons at Slide Rock State Park! Join us for the 12th annual Fall Festival. Colored leaves, red rocks, and cooler temperatures will have the whole family enjoying the transition to autumn!

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October 5-6, 2019

Family Campout

Cattail Cove State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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October 12-13, 2019

Fort Verde Days

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park celebrates Fort Verde Days with a flag-raising and lowering ceremony, living history presentations with the Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars period re-enactors, special presentations, a fashion show, cavalry drills and a vintage baseball game.

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October 12-13, 2019

Family Campout

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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October 19 to December 1, 2019

Water/Ways Exhibit

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Arizona Humanities and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to announce an exclusive Arizona tour of Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019   2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Star Party at Kartchner Caverns!

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Do you have any little ones curious about the cosmos? Then head to Kartchner Caverns, an International Dark Sky Park, for a star party!

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October 26-27, 2019

Family Campout

Roper Lake State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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October 27, 2019   12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Tubac’s 6th Annual Traditional Day of the Dead Celebration

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

The Tubac celebration of Día de los Muertos is an event exuberantly honoring our ancestors and community. Everyone is welcome to create an ofrenda or altar and these will be displayed throughout the community.

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November 2, 2019   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vintage Baseball Opener

Fort Verde State Historic Park

November 2-3, 2019

Family Campout

Oracle State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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November 16   3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alamo Lake State Park's Night Under the Stars 2019

Alamo Lake State Park

Alamo Lake offers some of the best conditions for stargazing. Be prepared to stay up late and use your imagination as we view the night sky through professional telescopes.

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November 16, 2019   11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Flag Disposal Ceremony

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park and American Legion Post #135 will be hosting the annual flag disposal ceremony on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2019

Family Campout

Lost Dutchman State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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December 6, 20189 - January 4, 2020   5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Victorian Christmas at Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Celebrate the holidays with Fort Verde State Historic Park when we decorate the fort with Victorian-style holiday decorations. Discover all of the events celebrated at the Fort and in the town of Camp Verde!

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December 6,7 & 13,14, 2019   5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Candlelight Tours

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Join us as we host candlelight tours through Fort Verde State Park's historic homes along Officer's Row. December 8 is a fee free day sponsored by Camp Verde Parks & Recreation!

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Ongoing Programs

Daily   9:00 a.m.

Daily Guided Nature Walks at Red Rock

Red Rock State Park

Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life.

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Saturdays and Sundays   11:00 a.m.

Guided Tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House

Oracle State Park

Drop in for a guided tour of the Historic Kannally Ranch House. Tours last about 45 minutes and include a ton of interesting information about this historic family and their time in Oracle.

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Ongoing Daily

Self-guided tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House

Oracle State Park

Visit the park office/gift-shop and take a self-guided tour through the multi-level Kannally family home.

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Daily   9am. - 4pm.

Ongoing Event: Children’s Garden

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

The children’s garden by the schoolhouse allows children of all ages to play hopscotch, marbles, and jump-rope the old-fashioned way.

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