We’ve all been affected by the Covid pandemic, and Arizona State Parks and Trails has been there for you since the beginning. Deemed an “essential agency” by Governor Doug Ducey, we kept Arizona’s beautiful and diverse state parks open and accessible for you during the last year. (It can't already be a year, right?) During this time, we have had the privilege of serving regular park goers as well as the increasing population of new outdoor users. We've seen you head outdoors for fresh, new perspectives on life or to spend time in a familiar place – or just to get away from the quarantine blues! We couldn’t be happier to be there for you and even though we've been socially distant, we've never felt closer to you when we're together outside!
We’re looking for stories about your outdoor fun in Arizona’s state parks and how your experiences in them have had a positive effect on pandemic life. Tell us how getting outside to one of our more than 30 parks (or inside to a historic park) helped you during the past 12 months. Add a picture of your experience!
All winners will also receive Arizona State Parks History by Charles Eatherly and a contest sticker! Winners must be over 18 or have a parent/guardian sign for the prize on their behalf. Any stories submitted must be about an experience in one (or more!) of Arizona's state parks.