Oracle State Park will open again on Feb. 4 after two years of closure. The Friends of Oracle State Park have played a major role in the opening with an intensive fund-raising effort and membership drive. The park will be open on Saturdays to the general public from 8:00 am -5:00 pm, and to school groups only on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in February, March, April, September, October, and November 2012. The grand re-opening celebration is Feb. 4th.
Feb 4. 2012: Grand Re-Opening
8 am to 5 pm. Re-opening day will include: guided bird hikes, Kannally Ranch House tours, speakers, and special activities. Plus it’s a FREE DAY! Bring a Picnic Lunch & Enjoy many activities.
8:30 am: Guided Bird Walk: Enjoy the beautiful landscape with sweeping views of the Catalinas on this morning Bird Walk.
10 am, 2 pm, 4 pm: House Tours: Tour the Kannally Ranch House, a unique Mediterranean style house listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that was once part of the Kannally family cattle ranch.
11 am: Oracle Odyssey Program: Enjoy a 45 minute excerpt from an Environmental Education Trail Program. Activities, for grades 4-6, focus on habitat and the interrelationships between plants, animals and people.
Noon: VIP Presentations: Presentations will take place at Noon in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House celebrating the park’s re-opening.
1 pm: Oracle Adventure Program: Enjoy a 45 minute excerpt from an Environmental Education Trail Program. Sample activities, designed for grades 1-3, use the five senses to explore the environment
10 am to 4 pm: Booths & Bake Sale: Check out fun Interactive Educational Booths! Plus the Friends of Oracle State Park will have baked goods and special treats for sale at the Kannally Ranch House.
Park Will Be Open on Saturdays: February through April 2012
For more information, call the park at 520-896-2425.
Source: Arizona State Parks