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Contact: Dave Carney, 520-723-3172 x118
COOLIDGE, AZ – Casa Grande Ruins National Monument will be kicking off National Park Week with Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 16, 2022. This program is designed to help children and families connect and engage at our site as well as learn about national parks around the country. As a Junior Ranger, you can help protect natural and cultural areas across the United States!
There is no charge for the Junior Ranger program and there is no need to register. Kids of all ages are invited to pick-up a self-guided Junior Ranger booklet and earn a badge during regular visiting hours of 9 am – 4 pm. Other self-guided activities include visiting the Great House, visiting the ball court, viewing museum exhibits and watching our park movie. Special drop-in activity stations will be available between 9 am – 12 pm; these include making clay pinch pots and collecting replica saguaro cactus fruit.
This year's National Park Week theme is "sPark Connections". Each day of National Park Week, you can sPark a connection with us by exploring a new theme on our park's Facebook social media page. Follow us on Facebook by searching for Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is located at 1100 W Ruins Drive, Coolidge AZ, 85128. There is no fee for the workshop and entrance to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is free.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument protects the multi-story Great House and the ruins of other ancient structures built by the people of the Sonoran Desert over 800 years ago.
The monument is open Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Independence Day holidays. Directions and additional information are available on the monument’s website, http://www.nps.gov/cagr. You may call (520) 723-3172, or follow us on Facebook by searching for Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.
Last updated: April 6, 2022