Arizona State Parks and Trails Receives Federal Funding To Encourage Tours To Arizona


PHOENIX, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Governor Doug Ducey announced Wednesday, July 14 that federal funding would be used to increase tourism in Arizona.

The Visit Arizona initiative will be launched using $ 101.1 million in federal bailout funds. Arizona State Parks and Trails will receive $ 25 million under the program.

Outdoor recreation areas attract tourists and are important benefits for business tourism and conferences in Arizona. State parks, trails and attractions can enhance the customer experience, improve sustainability, and therefore attract out-of-state visitors through the permanent infrastructure improvements provided by this program.

“We are proud to be part of this initiative that will bring even more people to Arizona and its beautiful state parks,” said Bob Broscheid, executive director of Arizona State Parks and Trails. “Improvements to our facilities, buildings and amenities will benefit both residents and visitors. “

Arizona state parks attract thousands of visitors from across the state, country and the world and have seen increased attendance during the pandemic. Of the total park funding, $ 20 million will be used for capital improvements. The remaining $ 5 million will be invested in projects associated with the State Parks Heritage Fund program to support the development, restoration or renovation of new open spaces, historical preservation and outdoor education.

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