Several parks now have supporting “Friends” groups. These volunteers assist parks with fundraising, marketing and special projects. Please contact the volunteer program manager at 602-542-7152 or the park manager for further information regarding membership. The Arizona State Parks Foundation supports the agency as a whole with fundraising, marketing and special projects.
The Mission of the Arizona State Parks Foundation (ASPF) is to stand as a partner to assist Arizona State Parks in fulfilling its mission through education, community participation and financial support. Goals include: increase public awareness of the variety of recreational, natural and historic resources within Arizona State Parks, and the issues that impact them and actively encourage public participation and membership in state park Friends groups; and emphasize the accomplishments and support provided by these groups and the advantages and benefits of these organizations which support and coordinate local efforts to ensure the future of the Arizona State Park system. Learn more at the ASPF website.
The Friends of Kartchner Caverns State Park (FKCSP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1999. The Mission is to ensure continued preservation of Kartchner Caverns through advocacy, education and public awareness in partnership with the community and Arizona State Parks. The Vision of FKCSP is to be the model to follow in the active support of cave research, preservation, appreciation, and education in the preservation of a living cave.
The Friends of Oracle State Park raises funds for the restoration, preservation and operation of the historic Kannally Ranch House and its grounds at Oracle State Park. It is this group's goal to help restore and maintain the Kannally Ranch House, its gardens and grounds, keeping it as near to original condition as possible.
The mission of the Friends of Catalina State Park is to work in partnership with the park staff and our community to support its volunteers and to promote, improve and preserve Catalina State Park for present and future generations. If you hike, cycle, or ride the park trails. If you hike, cycle, or ride the park trails … If you enjoy the nature programs with the live snakes, gila monsters and other wild animals … If you enjoy the park’s boulder terrain and mountain vistas … If you want to continue the education programs that hundreds of elementary school children enjoy … Please join them in supporting the park!
The Mission of the Riordan Action Network is to Protect and Preserve the Riordan family homes and keep them Open to the Public.
A worthy cause mobilizes community members to right a wrong, take back their streets or save a treasured landmark. Sometimes "it takes a village." In Yuma, Arizona, home of the famed Yuma Territorial Prison, it takes a "chain gang." The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area has created and will manage a campaign to bail out the Yuma Territorial Prison.
They are a non-profit organization devoted to the benefit of Lost Dutchman State Park. With your help and the help of the Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park, they hope to help fund park priorities.
Friends of Verde River Greenway (FOVRG) was organized in early April 2007 and became an official affiliate of the Arizona State Parks Foundation on April 12. Their website is the Friends "headquarters, meeting space, information kiosk, photo gallery, forum and general hangout."
Benefactors provide financial support for selected projects and capital improvements in support of the Park's Mission. Those who become involved care about the rich natural diversity of the area, strive to support and promote Red Rock State Park as the premier environmental learning center of the Arizona State Parks system, and assure that all moneys raised benefit projects at Red Rock State Park.
The Friends of Sonoita Creek is an Arizona non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Sonoita Creek and its watershed. Sonoita Creek is a rare riparian area in Southeast Arizona with natural beauty and an extensive variety of plants and animals. Learn, enjoy, advocate for Sonoita Creek!
The Friends of Slide Rock State Park formed in April 2009 to provide charitable and educational support to Slide Rock State Park. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting appreciation and enjoyment of the historical, ecological, scenic, recreational and cultural resources of Slide Rock State Park
Their mission is to ensure that Tonto Natural Bridge is preserved and enhanced and remains open for current and future generations.
The group's mission is to operate and enhance the park.
Friends of the Arboretum receive unlimited admission for two adults and other benefits including guest passes, gift shop discounts and exclusive friend-only events. Various membership levels exist.