Projects

The Arizona State Parks Foundation has focused on projects in need of funding at four parks;

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Lost Dutchman State Park, Tombstone State Park and Picacho Peak State Park.

All locations attract thousands of visitors each year. The following NEEDS LIST describes fundable needs that we hope you will contribute and support at any level of giving. You will be recognized on our website DONOR LIST.  Support your Arizona State Parks & Trails by making a tax-deductible purposeful contribution.
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KARTCHNER CAVERNS STATE PARK 

  1. Bat IR Counter

Cost: $8,000

Description:

  • An IR bat counter in the sinkhole would allow us to get very detailed bat count data to the minute/hour, and is completely passive
  • No bat count data has ever been collected in the sinkhole
  • As white nose syndrome approaches and threatens our bats in Arizona, having high-quality data on numbers of bats would be beneficial to tracking the impact of the disease on bat populations
  1. Bat Camera

Cost: $3,800

Description:

  • This project would include the purchase of a camera, lamps, computer, and cables
  • We seek to revamp our bat outreach programs to include more scientific data and citizen science opportunities
  • We plan to install an infrared camera that records the nightly bat outflights from the sinkhole
  • These cameras are high quality and video footage can be slowed down to able to identify individual bat species and whether a bat is pregnant
  • The video footage will be used to initiate a citizen science project similar to the Arizona Bat Watch, develop additional Discovery Center exhibit, and begin more detailed research projects on bats
  1. Hummingbird Garden Plants

Cost: $3,000

Description:

  • The Hummingbird Garden has numerous bare spots and could use new native species of plants
  • This will enable our visitors to see a wider array of plants for their enjoyment and education

LOST DUTCHMAN STATE PARK

  1. Interpretive and Education Materials

Cost: $10,000

Description:

  • This project would include the purchase, design, and installation of signs, display cases, and program materials
  • Create a painted interpretive mural to the side of the large shower building
  • Revamp the information kiosk next to the large shower building to create an interpretive area
  • Create and install new interpretive information signs to the park
  • Purchase interactive materials for interpretive and educational programs
  1. Outdoor Workout Stations

Cost: $10,000

Description:

  • Purchase and install multiple outdoor workout stations to provide and outdoor gym area
  • Install signage for equipment and proper use

TOMBSTONE STATE PARK

  1. Interpretive Signage

Cost: $3,000

Description:

  • Design and install new outdoor interpretive signs at the Courthouse
  • Design and install new outdoor interpretive signs at the Ed Schieffelin Monument
  1. Reenactment Video

Cost: $20,000-$25,000

Description:

  • Film a new courtroom trial reenactment video
  • Install new technological infrastructure (projectors, screens) to display the video

PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK

  1. 3D Model of the Peak/Geology Exhibit in the Visitor Center

Cost: $12,000

Description:

  • Creating and installing an interactive 3D model of the peak at Picacho Peak
  • Educate visitors about the geology and history of the peak
  • Serve as a method for people to experience the Peak even if they are unable to hike the trail