Opt Outside for Adventure this Black Friday!

November 8, 2017

PHOENIX – Instead of shopping this Black Friday, Arizona State Parks & Trails is partnering with speciality retailer REI to encourage more people to opt outside and visit state parks.

For the third year in a row, Arizona State Parks & Trails and REI are offering free day-use passes to Arizona state parks. Just stop by an REI store in Flagstaff, Paradise Valley, Chandler or Tucson from November 18-22 or at the Arizona State Parks & Trails Outdoor Recreation Information Center at I-17 and Pinnacle Peak Road. 

Choose the parks this holiday season and enjoy the fresh air, adventure and lasting memories outside on November 24. Anyone who visits an Arizona state park can post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @AZStateParks with the hashtag #OptOutside. The top 10 photos that receive the most likes will win a free Arizona State Parks annual pass, giving entry into state parks for a full year. Show us how you are choosing to #OptOutside!

For information about Arizona State Parks and the many recreational, historical and cultural programs, call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit AZStateParks.com.

"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