Welcome to the Southern Arizona Office (SOAR) of the National Park Service. We are located in Phoenix, Arizona, providing support to Arizona's park units. We promote education, conservation, and visitor enjoyment.

You can use this website to find parks you want to visit, learn how the NPS in Arizona is engaging our next generation of visitors, and help us celebrate our next 100 years of serving parks. You can also learn who to partner with to accomplish your project.

SOAR is an urban headquarters, focused on supporting the Arizona NPS units and Statewide relationships. SOAR supports the Arizona units with all facets of operations: administration, visitor services, resource protection, facilities, and natural and cultural resources.

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Check out Arizona's parks!

Did you know that Arizona has 22 National Park Service sites? From parks to monuments to memorials, learn about them here.

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Southwestern Archeology Podcast

We've created a podcast to give you a behind the scenes look at archeology in the NPS. Check it out and let us know what you want to hear!

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All the News and Happenings

Wondering what's the latest? Click through to read about the great work our staff has been up to.

Last updated: June 11, 2019