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Sedona's Red Rock State Park Presents "A Day in the Park on April 17", Celebrate Spring - And Support the Park

Day in the Park(Phoenix, AZ - April 2, 2010) — The Red Rock State Park Benefactors will be celebrating spring weather by hosting "A Day in the Park" on April 17. The Benefactors encourage the public to come and support Red Rock State Park.

Some of the programs throughout the day will be led by volunteer naturalists and include: Geology interpretation with Chris Weld, "Who's Scat is That and Tracks?' with Van VanDenburgh, "Birding" with Wayne Johnson, and "Trees Are Home" with Joanne Reed, Other Ambassador Interpreters and naturalists include Gary Drake, Charlotte Gourley, Dixon Gourley, Bob Dick, and Brenda Robinson.

Scheduled Programs

  • 10:00 am Nature Hike with Volunteer Naturalist Gary Drake who is also a volunteer at the Sedona Chamber of Commerce
  • 10:30 am Geology Hike with Volunteer Naturalist Jack Conklin
  • 11:00 am RRSP Birding Program with Volunteer Naturalist John Moore who is also a Montezuma Castle National Monument Volunteer
  • 11:30 am House of Apache Fires Hike with Volunteer Naturalist Pat Mastoris
  • Noon Owls, a presentation by Volunteer Naturalist Andy Berry
  • 12:30 pm RRSP Homesteads and History with Volunteer Naturalist Bob Moore who is also a Docent at the Sedona Heritage Museum
  • 12:45 pm Archeology Hike-Rock Art & the Sinagua with Volunteer Naturalist Brenda Robinson who is also a Docent Museum of Northern Arizona
  • 1:30 pm Bats of the Verde Valley-Janie Agyagos, Wildlife Biologist, USFS, Red Rock Ranger District
  • 2:30 pm Botany Hike with Volunteer Naturalist Phyllis Lindberg who is also a coordinator of the Red Rock Ranger District Spring Wildflower Display
  • 3:00 pm Oak Creek - The Verde River in Disguise with Dan Campbell, Nature Conservancy, Manager Verde River Program, Presided over the passage of the Arizona Heritage Fund, co-produced the Desert Speaks

**All Hikes meet in front of the Visitor Center

For more information or reservations call (928) 282-6907. Red Rock State Park is located at 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop in Sedona. Red Rock State Park will be open 7 days a week. Park hours are 8 am to 5 pm. Visitor Center hours are 9 am to 5 pm.

Park Entrance Fee is $10.00 per vehicle for up to 4 adults, each additional adult is charged $3 each. (There is no charge for children). A $3 per person entrance fee applies to pedestrians, equestrians and bicyclists. Arizona State Parks Annual Pass is available for $75 (some restrictions apply).

For more information about the many State Parks, statewide hiking opportunities, off-highway vehicle trails, and other outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities in Arizona, call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703) or visit AZStateParks.com. Follow us on twitter.com/AZStateParks.

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