January 24, 2018
Chocolate at the Mission
Chocolate, favored beverage of priests across the Spanish empire in mission times, will be celebrated at the ruins of the mission church at Tumacácori National Historical Park between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27th.
El chocolate, bebida favorita de los sacerdotes en todo el imperio Español en el tiempo de la misión, se celebrará en las ruinas de la iglesia de la misión en el Parque Nacional Histórico de Tumacácori entre las 12:00 p.m. y 2:00 p.m. el sábado, 27 de enero.
January 23, 2018
Resumption of Visitor Services Following End of Government Shutdown
Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Tumacácori National Historical Park have resumed regular operations.
November 09, 2017
47th Annual La Fiesta de Tumacácori
The 47th annual Fiesta at Tumacácori National Historical Park will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Admission is free. La Fiesta de Tumacácori is a celebration of all the cultures which have lived in and influenced the historical Santa Cruz Valley.
El Parque Histórico Nacional de Tumacácori celebrara La Fiesta de Tumacácori. La fiesta se tomará acabo el sábado 2 de diciembre de 2017 de 10:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. y el domingo 3 de diciembre de 2017 de 10:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. Entrada al parque será gratuita. La Fiesta de Tumacácori es una celebración de todas las culturas que han vivido e influido el Valle de Santa Cruz. D
October 06, 2017
Cosecha / Harvest Day
On Sunday, October 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tumacácori will celebrate the harvest of fruits cultivated within the mission garden and orchard. /
El domingo, 22 de octubre de 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Tumacácori celebrara la cosecha de frutas cultivadas en el jardín y la huerta de la misión.
October 04, 2017
Proposed Fee Increase
Tumacácori National Historical Park is conducting civic engagement on proposed fee increases for 2018. The park’s current fee schedule has been in place since July 2015, but is below the agency’s standard pricing model. Tumacácori is seeking public comment on the following recreation fee changes:
· Per person entrance fee (good for 7 days) from $5.00 to $7.00
· Tumacacori’s park-specific annual pass from $20.00 to $30.00
August 14, 2017
Southern Arizona Youth Outdoor Summit
Five park units in southern Arizona are calling for participants in this year’s weeklong Southern Arizona Youth Outdoor Summit. The youth summit is 100% free and open to any current high school student in Santa Cruz, Pima, or Cochise County.
August 08, 2017
Family Game Night
On Friday, August 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tumacácori will host a Family Game Night in celebration of the National Park Service’s 101st birthday.
July 21, 2017
Tumacácori to Continue Conservation Project Inside Historic Mission Church
Tumacácori National Historical Park is hosting a summer field team from the University of Pennsylvania to continue work on the conservation of original plasters and painted finishes inside the San José de Tumacácori Mission church. The work is a five-year collaborative project, now in its second year.
July 21, 2017
Easing Fire Restrictions
Due to widespread precipitation across the area, additional rain in the weather forecast, and a rise in fuel moistures, it has been determined that the likelihood of wildfire has lessened to the degree that the restrictions can be rescinded.
June 12, 2017
Día de San Juan Splash Fest
At Tumacácori’s first ever “Día de San Juan Splash Fest,” visitors will be able to celebrate the day with water activities and delicious raspados! Visitors can expect games like water cup races, a sponge toss, fill the bottle, and more.
May 24, 2017
Dry Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions in Southeast Arizona
Campfire and smoking restrictions have been enacted throughout southeastern Arizona.
April 26, 2017
Tourism to Tumacacori creates Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 43,830 visitors to Tumacácori National Historical Park in 2016 spent $2,562,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 39 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $3,096,000.
April 26, 2017
Festival Kino 2017
As part of the annual international celebration of the life and missions of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, Tumacácori will host a solo program of classical guitar inside the historic mission church on Wednesday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m.
April 20, 2017
Viva Vivaldi Concert
On Sunday, April 30 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., the Santa Cruz Singers, under the direction of Christina Wilhelm, will present a concert of sacred music featuring the Gloria in D by Antonio Vivaldi.
April 06, 2017
Join park staff and scientists at Tumacácori National Historical Park for National Bat Appreciation Day, April 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
March 27, 2017
National Park Week 2017
An annual event, National Park Week runs from April 15 through April 23 this year, featuring free entrance to all National Park Service sites on both weekends, as well as special activities.
March 21, 2017
Moors and Christians Olives and Wine
On April 4th at 4:00 p.m., two speakers from the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum will present a talk, “Spain: Moors and Christians, Olives and Wine” inside the historic Tumacácori mission church.
February 20, 2017
Tumacácori O'odham Tash
Between 10:00 and 1:00 on Sunday, March 5, visitors to the mission grounds will be able to observe cultural demonstrators presenting traditional O'odham foods, art, music, crafts and pastimes.
January 04, 2017
Fee Free Days in 2017
During ten fee free days in the coming year, all National Park Service sites will waive their entrance fees for all visitors.
December 08, 2016
Endangered Fish Thriving in Santa Cruz River
The endangered Gila topminnow, which returned to the Santa Cruz River after a 10 year absence, now appears to be thriving.
November 28, 2016
Chocolate at the Mission
Chocolate, favored beverage of priests across the Spanish empire, will be celebrated at the ruins of the mission church at Tumacácori National Historical Park between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th.
November 08, 2016
Fee Free for Veteran's Day
Tumacácori National Historical Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating Veterans Day with fee-free entry into the park on Friday, November 11, 2016.
November 08, 2016
46 Annual La Fiesta de Tumacácori
The 46th annual Fiesta at Tumacácori National Historical Park will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Admission is free.
October 17, 2016
Dia de los Muertos 2016
On the evening of Día de los Muertos, Wednesday, November 2nd, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the park will offer free entrance, traditional treats, face-painting, crafts, and candlelight throughout the church and cemetery for visitors wishing to celebrate.
October 05, 2016
Bird Walks 2016-2017
Guided bird watching strolls will take place every Saturday morning in the month of October, during the fall migration season.
September 19, 2016
Family Sleepovers: A Night in the Mission in 1916
Tumacácori once again offers its popular Family Sleepover program, this year including a living history twist.
September 19, 2016
Celebración de la Cosecha
On Saturday, October 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tumacácori will celebrate the harvest of fruits cultivated within the mission garden and orchard.
September 14, 2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will team with the National Park Service (NPS) to welcome 16 new U.S. citizens on Saturday, during an outdoor ceremony at Tumacacori National Historical Park.
September 13, 2016
National Public Lands Day 2016
Volunteers of all ages are invited to join Tumacácori to celebrate the 23rd Annual National Public Lands Day. Together we will celebrate our shared public lands by cleaning up trash along the 1.5 mile section of the Anza Trail within the national park (3 mile round trip).
September 12, 2016
Classical Soprano Concert
Soprano Marybel Ferrales will perform a concert of classical music inside the historic mission church at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24.
September 08, 2016
Tumacácori Full Moon Nights
Beginning with the first Full Moon Night on September 16, Tumacácori National Historical Park will again open its doors to visitors on selected evenings.
August 03, 2016
Happy Birthday, National Park Service
All national parks will be offering free entrance from August 25 to August 28, 2016. In addition, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on August 25 Tumacácori will offer visitors a slice of birthday cake, a frozen treat, and a chance to play a variety of NPS birthday games.
August 02, 2016
Pollinator Bioblitz 2016
In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, Tumacácori National Historical Park is hosting a “BioBlitz” on August 20, 2016 focused on locating and identifying pollinator species. The objective of this event is to document as many pollinator species in the park in a single day as possible, while raising awareness about the importance of pollinators to our communities and natural environments. The event will target species active during the day and at night.
May 25, 2016
National Trails Day Scavenger Hunt
Tumacácori National Historical Park invites the public to explore the mission grounds and a 1.5 mile portion of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4th. Participants in the day's scavenger hunt win prizes based on what they find.
May 11, 2016
Festival Kino Returns to Tumacácori
As part of an annual international cultural festival, Tumacácori will a program of classical guitar inside the historic mission church on Thursday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m.
April 27, 2016
Centennial Concert Series Final Show
The final concert in the Centennial Concert series, featuring a rare visit to Arizona by members of the State of Sonora Philharmonic Orchestra, will take place inside the historic mission church on Saturday, May 7, at 4:00 p.m.
April 26, 2016
Economic Benefits of National Parks 2015
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 42,146 visitors to Tumacácori National Historical Park in 2015 spent $2,413,400 in communities near the park. That spending supported 36 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $2,905,700.
April 14, 2016
National Park Rx Day
Tumacácori National Historical Park is teaming up with Tubac Presidio State Historic Park to sponsor a second "Park-to-Park Hike" opportunity along the 4 mile stretch of Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail between the two parks. A free shuttle will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. delivering hikers between start and end points.
April 13, 2016
Centennial Youth Summit of Southern Arizona
Tumacácori National Historical Park, Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail invite young people to guide national parks for their next 100 years.
March 29, 2016
National Park Week Begins with Junior Ranger Day
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and "Find Your Park" by visiting Tumacácori National Historical Park during National Park Week, April 16 through 24. Entrance to the park is free all week. Junior Ranger Day kicks off the week from 9am to noon on April 16.
March 10, 2016
TICRAT workshop 2016
Taller Internacional de Conservación y Restauración de Arquitectura de Tierra, or TICRAT, is a series of workshops that bring together Mexican and American master crafts-persons, teachers, and participants to conduct hands-on workshops on adobe construction, building assessment, and preservation treatment. Tumacácori National Historical Park will host in southern Arizona from March 14-18.
February 26, 2016
Family Sleepover Resume at Tumacacori
Tumacácori will once again offer its popular Family Sleepover program. Participants will share traditional meals, create memory books much like the journals of early travelers, sing cowboy songs around the campfire, and then retire for the evening to tell ghost stories in the candlelit church.
February 25, 2016
Park to Park Hike Along the Anza Trail
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 by hiking the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail between Tumacácori National Historical Park and the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. On Saturday, April 9, from 9:30 to noon, hikers will be able to catch a free return shuttle back to their starting point after walking the 4 mile stretch of trail between the two parks.
February 08, 2016
Join the Mud Rangers of Tumacácori
Tumacácori National Historical Park is offering local middle school students currently in grades 6 through 8 the opportunity to join an elite corps of young volunteers. The Mud Rangers will meet over three days during spring break to learn about the many connections between animals, people, structures, and history.
February 08, 2016
NPS Centennial Concert Series Marimba Sahuaro
Tumacácori will be celebrating the NPS Centennial with a variety of special programs throughout the year, including a Centennial Concert Series. The third of these concerts will take place inside the historic mission church on Saturday, February 20, at 3:00 p.m.
January 21, 2016
Art in the Park
On Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tumacácori will celebrate artistic expression of all kinds with a day of activities for families, neighbors, and visitors from across the world.
January 21, 2016
Transportation Grant from NPF
Tumacácori National Historical Park is one of 113 national parks selected to receive a 2015 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks. These funds will be used to support field trips by subsidizing transportation costs –often cited by schools as the leading barrier to getting students outside.
December 30, 2015
Tumacacori Celebrates Kino’s Legacy with Church, Cattle, and Crops
On Sunday, January 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tumacácori will celebrate the 325th anniversary of Kino's arrival with a day of activities for families, neighbors, and visitors from across the world.
December 10, 2015
NPS Centennial Concert Series: Santa Cruz Singers
The second concert in a series of four over the centennial year of the National Park Service will take place inside the candle-lit mission church on Thursday, December 17, at 6:00 p.m.
December 10, 2015
Tumacacori Offers Inside View at Volunteer Open House
Volunteer Open House introduces visitors to the inner workings of Tumacácori.
December 07, 2015
Endangered Fish Rediscovered in Santa Cruz River
After a ten-year absence, an endangered fish species has once again been found in the Santa Cruz River in southern Arizona. Last month the Gila topminnow, a native Arizona species listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1967, was found in the Santa Cruz River near the U.S.-Mexico border during the annual fish survey conducted by the Sonoran Institute, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Friends of the Santa Cruz River, National Park Service and other partners.
October 21, 2015
Tumacácori Hosts Día de los Muertos Celebration
Tumacácori will celebrate Día de los Muertos with a community altar from October 23rd through November 2nd, and an evening celebration on November 1st.
September 29, 2015
Family Sleepovers Resume at Tumacacori
Tumacácori will once again offer its popular Family Sleepover program October 24, March 19, and April 2.
September 18, 2015
October Bird Walks
Guided bird watching strolls will take place every Saturday morning during the month of October. The walk meets at the Tumacácori Visitor Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the morning as long as birds are active.
September 09, 2015
Anza Trail Hike and Clean-up
In honor of National Public Lands Day, join Tumacácori National Historical Park and volunteers of all ages for a hike and clean-up along the 1.5-mile portion of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail within the national park. The event will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers taking part will earn service hours and a special reusable Tumacácori water bottle. Admission will be free for anyone visiting the park on this day.
September 02, 2015
Tumacacori Full Moon Nights and Starry Saturdays
Beginning with the first Starry Saturday on September 12, Tumacácori National Historical Park will again open its doors to visitors on selected evenings.
September 02, 2015
Every Kid In a Park Initiative
Tumacácori National Historical Park invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new “Every Kid in a Park” program. Beginning September 1, 4th grade students can go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
July 13, 2015
Fire Management Plan Available for Review
The National Park Service (NPS) is making an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Tumacácori National Historical Park Fire Management Plan available for public review and comment.
June 09, 2015
Tumacácori Park Entrance Fee to Increase July 1st
Beginning July 1, 2015, the park will increase entrance fees from $3 to $5 per person, while the park’s Tumacácori - specific Annual Pass will increase in price from $10 to $20.
May 12, 2015
Kino Festival Comes to Tumacacori
Tumacácori will host a lecture followed by a program of music inside the mission church on Saturday, May 23, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
April 23, 2015
Tourism to TUMACÁCORI creates $2.1 Million in Economic Benefits
TUMACÁCORI, AZ – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 38,017 visitors to Tumacácori National Historical Park in 2014 spent $2,132,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 32 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $2,558,000.
April 14, 2015
Prescribed Burning Planned at Tumacácori National Historical Park
The National Park Service plans to burn several piles of woody debris at Tumacácori National Historical Park .
April 06, 2015
National Park Week 2015
Tumacácori joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com
March 11, 2015
Transportation Grant Opportunity for Field Trips to Tumacácori
Teachers in schools within Santa Cruz or Pima Counties can apply for up to $200 to fund the transportation cost of bringing their students to the park for one of these field trips.
January 14, 2015
Tumacácori National Historical Park Proposes Entrance Fee Increase
Tumacácori National Historical Park and other National Park Service (NPS) units that collect entry fees are beginning public engagement seeking comments on possible changes in park fees beginning in 2015.
December 12, 2014
Starry Night and Photography Workshop
The historic mission grounds at Tumacácori National Historical Park will be open under a galaxy of stars on the evening of Saturday, December 20th.
November 15, 2014
44th Annual La Fiesta de Tumacácori
The 44th annual Fiesta at Tumacácori National Historical Park will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
October 06, 2014
Tumacacori Busy Fall Season Begins
Bird walks, tortilla-making, evening programs, sunrise openings, Volunteer Open House, Anza Day and more kick off the fall season at Tumacácori.
October 04, 2014
Fee Free Days Announced for 2015
There are nine more reasons to enjoy Tumacácori National Historical Park next year! The park’s normal $3 per person entrance fee will be waived for nine days in 2015.
September 26, 2014
Full Moon and Night Photography Workshop
Special night photography workshop led by local artist, Anu Condon, will be offered during this month's Full Moon Night.
June 23, 2014
Summer Family Sleepover
For the first time since its establishment as a national park, campers seeking overnight shelter will be invited to stay the night within the walls of Mission San José de Tumacácori.
May 16, 2014
Free Concert in Church
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico, a free concert of classical accordion music will be offered at Tumacácori on May 24th at 1:30 p.m.
April 16, 2014
National Park Week 2014
Tumacácori National Historical Park, along with all 400 other national park sites nationwide, will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27. Entrance fees will be waived on Saturday April 19th and Sunday, April 20th with an additional 15% discount on purchase items in the park bookstore offered by the Western National Parks Association.
March 06, 2014
The Economic Benefit of Tumacacori and Other National Parks
Report shows visitor spending supports 26 jobs in local economy
January 18, 2014
Bird Walks in February
Guided bird walks along the Santa Cruz River will be offered the mornings of February 8 and Februrary 22.
January 11, 2014
Full Moon Night
Tumacácori National Historical Park will offer special access to the mission grounds during the full moon evening of Wednesday, January 15.
January 11, 2014
Artists Seeking Sunrise
On February 6th and again on March 5th, Tumacácori will open its doors early for sunrise over the mission grounds. Artists are welcome!
January 11, 2014
A Primary Source for Teachers
A new series of field trips, lesson plans, and guest speakers are now available to teachers seeking primary sources for their students.
December 09, 2013
Tumacacori Under the Full Moon
Tumacacori opens its doors for an evening of full moon exploration.
November 14, 2013
43rd Annual Fiesta de Tumacacori
The 43rd annual Fiesta de Tumacácori is coming soon. Mark your calendars for December 7 and 8, 2013.
October 17, 2013
Tumacacori Reopens to Visitors
Tumacácori National Historical Park re-opened to visitors on October 17. Visitors can access the Visitor Center, mission grounds, and Anza trail immediately. Special programs are featured during the coming weekend.
September 20, 2013
Special Tours of Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Preserve and Tumacácori Mission
In celebration of National Archaeology Month, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Tumacácori National Historical Park will collaborate to provide special tours of two unique archaeological sites on Sunday, October 13, 2012.
September 13, 2013
12 People to be Naturalized at Tumacácori National Historical Park
The Honorable Leslie A. Bowman, Magistrate Judge, will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Tumacácori National Historical Park. The 12 citizenship candidates all originate from Mexico.
August 21, 2013
Celebrate National Park Service’s Birthday with Free Entry to Parks
Tumacácori National Historical Park will celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service – also known as “Founder’s Day” – by offering free admission on Sunday, August 25.
April 18, 2013
Did You Know… National Park Week is April 20 – 28; Free Admission and Programs at Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tumacácori National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite everyone to get to know their national parks during National Park Week. This year’s dates are April 20 – 28, with free admission to all national parks April 22 – 26. Take advantage of the free admission during this special week to enjoy some of the activities at Tumacácori, for which there is no additional charge any day of the year.
February 20, 2013
Tumacácori National Historical Park Seeks Public Comment on General Management Plan
Tumacácori National Historical Park Superintendent Bob Love announced this week the release of the park’s Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (GMP). Concluding a rigorous multi-year planning effort, the process has produced a plan that will guide management of Tumacácori for the next 15 to 20 years.
February 08, 2013
Enjoy a Bird Walk at Tumacácori National Historical Park
Come explore Tumacácori National Historical Park’s birding hotspots with park staff. Guided bird walks through the park are presented each Saturday from now through the end of March. The walks leave the Tumacácori Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and may continue until noon if birds are active.
December 21, 2012
Ranger Al Watson to Lead Anza Trail History Walks at Tumacácori National Historical Park
Please join National Park Service Ranger Al Watson for a walk on the Anza Trail and learn more about the fascinating history of the Anza Expedition and the hardships endured by these intrepid travelers. The Anza Trail History Walks are scheduled for December through March on the last Friday of each month (December 28, January 25, February 22, and March 29).
December 03, 2012
Tumacácori National Historical Park Offers Tours to Calabazas and Guevavi Missions
Tumacácori National Historical Park is again offering tours to the historic mission sites of Guevavi and Calabazas. These fragile ruins, protected within the national park, are normally closed to the public and can be visited only as part of these special, reserved tours.
November 16, 2012
River Walks Offered at Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tumacácori National Historical Park is offering walks to the Santa Cruz River on Wednesdays, December, 2012 through April, 2013. The one hour walks leave the Tumacácori Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m., following a level, unpaved trail to the Santa Cruz River and back. The total distance is approximately ½ mile.
November 13, 2012
La Fiesta de Tumacácori: 42nd Annual Celebration at Tumacácori National Historical Park
The 42nd annual Fiesta at Tumacácori National Historical Park will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2012. There is no charge for this event, and admission to the park is free during the fiesta. La Fiesta de Tumacácori is a celebration of all the cultures which have lived in and influenced the historical Santa Cruz Valley. The two-day event will feature Native American, Mexican, and Southwest food, crafts and performances.
November 06, 2012
Tumacácori National Historical Park to Waive Entrance Fees
Tumacácori National Historical Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating Veterans Day with fee-free entry into the park.
October 09, 2012
Historic Anza Day Mass in the Tumacácori Mission Church
Tumacácori National Historical Park will host a commemorative Mass inside the mission church on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m., in conjunction with Tubac Presidio State Historic Park’s annual Anza Day celebration. Admission to the park is free during the service.
September 19, 2012
Special Tours of Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Preserve and Tumacácori Mission
In celebration of National Archaeology Month, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Tumacácori National Historical Park will collaborate to provide special tours of two unique archaeological sites on Sunday, October 7, 2012.
July 10, 2012
Bob Love Named Superintendent Of Tumacácori
Bob Love, a 32-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been named superintendent of Tumacácori National Historical Park in southern Arizona. Love is currently the chief ranger at Saguaro National Park in Arizona and assumes his new duties on August 27th.