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Contact: Anita Badertscher, 520-377-5063
An annual event, National Park Week runs from this year. The week kicks off with free entrance to all National Park Service sites on National Junior Ranger Day, . At Tumacácori, the week concludes with another free morning, during the Park to Park Hike on .
On , Junior Rangers of all ages will be able to participate in special activities at Tumacácori from Families can spend the morning playing and creating with hands-on games, crafts, and activities. Taste an authentic Tumacácori raspado, leave a muddy handprint on the petroglyph wall, run through the monsoon tunnel, feed heritage livestock, and much more. Each game, activity, or snack gets you closer to prizes such as pins, badges, stickers, and books. The first 50 Junior Rangers to complete all activities will go home with the grand prize, a limited-edition Junior Ranger Day T-shirt. Admission is free all day.
To close out National Park Week, Tumacácori celebrates Park Rx Day on , in partnership with the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Between ., you can visit three parks in one day without a single entrance fee. Hike the Anza trail between Tubac and Tumacácori, beginning at either end, collect your I Hike for Health pin, then catch the free shuttle back to your starting point. The four mile stretch of Anza Trail is mostly level and shady. Wear good walking shoes, dress for the weather, and carry water and snacks.
For more information on Junior Ranger Day or other events and activities at Tumacácori National Historical Park, call 520-377-5060, or visit the park website, at nps.gov/tuma.