3-11-15: Wildflowers are peaking throughout the state. Picacho Peak has the greatest quantity/variety with Catalina, Lost Dutchman & Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Parks showing great starts.
3-9-15: Executive Director Sue Black confirmed by Arizona State Senate Read Advisory ( 84 KB PDF)
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We have a library of pictures and video to go with stories about the State Parks, trails, historic places in Arizona, deserts, flowers and much more. Just email us about the story you are writing and we will be able to email small pictures back or use yousendit.com to send larger digital pictures for print use. We will provide photos for stories or other editorial for news only. Commercial rates will apply to purchase pictures for consumer use.
Arizona State Parks announces news on a variety of topics including the 28 State Parks, the State Trails system, outdoor-related funding grants, State Historic Preservation Office programs, archaeology, history, off-highway vehicle issues, and Open Space issues in Arizona to name just a few. See the current press releases or scroll down to the archive of past press releases.
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Any photographer, video production or film company must complete a Commercial Filming/Still Photography pre-permit application to use Arizona State Parks as a location for commercial work. Download Commercial Filming/Still Photography Application PDF ( 92 KB PDF) or Word Version ( 73 KB PDF) and email the completed form to pio(at)azstateparks.gov or fax to (602) 542-4188.
After the pre-permit application is accepted you will be notified and you may also have to acquire a special-use permit directly with the park you want to use as a location. There is also a $1 million insurance certificate required. Please allow up to 30 days for the completion of the pre-permit application and permit process for large projects but we will try to accomodate any request.
You may also be interested in the Arizona State Parks Foundation Newsroom. Founded in June 2004, the Arizona State Parks Foundation (ASPF) is a force and focus for raising funds and friends to benefit the 30 parks, historic sites and scenic natural areas that comprise Arizona State Parks. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, ASPF stands as the partner to assist Arizona State Parks in fulfilling its mission through education, community participation and financial support. ASPF does this by promoting the acquisition, preservation and maintenance of natural, scenic, recreation and historic structures of exceptional value to the citizens of Arizona. It also serves as the foremost advocate for state parks in government forums, at local community levels and through the media.
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