Arizona State Park Press

Media Contact

On deadline? Call Michelle Thompson, Deputy Assistant Director/PIO, at (480) 589-8877 or email

Members of the media who would like to be on the press release and media advisory email list may send an email to

Filming & Photography Permit Application

Commercial photographers, video production or film companies must complete a permit application to use Arizona State Parks as a location. Download the Permit Application and email the completed form to Personal photography permits are no longer required - this includes engagement, family photos, and graduations.

To learn more about filming in Arizona, visit Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media at

You will be notified when the permit application is approved. A special-use permit may also be required, which is managed by the parks directly. There is a $1 million insurance certificate required. For large scale project, please allow up to 30 days for the completion of the permit application and permit process. We will do our best to approve small, low impact requests quickly. 

Speaker Request Form

Arizona State Parks and Trails has limited resources to present at your next event or engagement. If you would like to have a representative speak at or attend your event, please complete the speaker request form.

Permission for Use of Pictorial Images

All requests to reproduce photographic images from the Arizona State Parks and Trails collections must be emailed to: