Why Spend Memorial Day in a Park? Here are the Top 3 Reasons

May 6, 2019

PHOENIX –  Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and there’s no better time to plan your park-cation! To give you Memorial Day motivation, here are the top three reasons to spend your holiday with Arizona State Parks and Trails!

  1. Ten lake or river parks to keep you cool! Check out one of these amazing watery destinations for boating, fishing, and floating fun Swimmers and kayakers enjoy Patagonia Lake State Park's blue water lined with shores alive with greenery.before summer hits. Plus, you can book a campsite or a comfy (air-conditioned) camping cabin so you can stay the whole weekend!
  2. Northern parks to help you escape the heat and get outdoors! Check out the trails, events, and adventures you can choose at the seven parks in north-central Arizona. Set up a home base and explore the parks nearby to get the most out of the three-day break.
  3. Air-conditioned learning for the whole family! Find out about what Arizona was like in the past by exploring one of our eight historic parks throughout the state. From mining to a territorial prison to Spanish explorers, we have it all!

With more opportunities to swim, hike, fish, boat, camp, stay in a cabin, or just relax in the great outdoors, Arizona State Parks has a Memorial Day adventure waiting for everyone. Plan your trip now by visiting AZState Parks.com/Find-A-Park. Check the online calendar of events to find activities for the whole family.


"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners."

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit AZStateParks.com.

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson at (602) 542-1996 - Email: pio@azstateparks.gov