Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund 2008. Annual Allotments to the State Parks Heritage Fund. • FY 1991- $ 5,900,000 • FY 1992- $10,000,000 • FY 1993- $10,000,000 • FY 1994- $10,000,000 • FY 1995- $10,000,000 • FY 1996- $10,000,000 • FY 1997- $10,000,000 • FY 1998- $10,000,000
Arizona State Parks Board
William C. Cordasco (Chair)-Flagstaff
William C. Scalzo-Phoenix
William C. Porter-Kingman
Mark Winkleman-State Land Commissioner
Arizona Outdoor Recreation
Coordinating Commission (AORCC)
AORCC recommends criteria and policies for both the Trails
and Local, Regional and State Parks grant programs to ensure
the equitable distribution of funds. The Commission also
reviews applications and provides funding recommendations
to the Arizona State Parks Board.
Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC)
HPAC recommends criteria and policies for the Historic
Preservation grant program to ensure the equitable distribution of funds. The Committee also reviews applications and provides funding recommendations to the Arizona State Parks Board
Arizona State Committee
on Trails (ASCOT)
ASCOT provides technical advice to AORCC on
Trails grant project requests.
Natural Areas Program
Advisory Committee (NAPAC)
NAPAC evaluates and recommends natural areas for potential
acquisition, and provides assistance with natural area
management plans and interpretation activities
State Parks Acquisition and Development (17%)Up to $1.7 million annuallyState Parks Acquisition and Development (17%)
Supports the acquisition and development of State Park lands, sites, and facilities. Monies are used to enhance natural, cultural, and recreational projects.
Funded improvements for:
- Contact Stations
- Restroom/Shower Buildings - Land Acquisition
- ADA and ADEQ compliance
- Kartchner Development
Used to establish a system of natural areas, managed by Arizona State Parks, to protect Arizona’s diverse natural heritage. These areas are acquired for their rare or outstanding natural resource value.
-Verde River Greenway
-San Rafael Ranch
Acquired parcels include:
Provides funding for the operation and management of natural areas administered by Arizona State Parks.
Is used to foster an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of maintaining a healthy natural environment and of keeping it in balance with community development.
Used for State Parks interpretive education programs, including
- Junior Ranger Program
- Educator Workshops
- Nature Walks
- Bird and Plant Lists
From FY 1993 to FY 1996, a portion of these monies were awarded as competitive grants
- 37 projects received $419,186
Supports the acquisition and development of
nonmotorized trails within the State Trails System. Trails are added to the State Trails System by the Parks Board.
Primarily expended through a competitive grant program
- Grant projects are awarded for trailheads and development/ renovation of trails
Since FY 1995, State Parks receives 5% of the monies for trails within State Parks.
Supports the acquisition of land for open space, and the acquisition and development of land for outdoor recreation facilities.
Expended as a competitive grant program
- Grant projects are awarded for park land acquisition and to develop/renovate ballfields, swimming pools, picnic areas, sports facilities, etc.
Supports historic preservation efforts consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Preservation.
Expended primarily as a competitive grant program
- Grant projects are awarded for historic resource acquisition and protection
State Parks also receives these monies for
- Stabilization of State Park historic resources
- Special projects that meet the goals of the Historic Preservation Plan