January 14, 2015
Contact: Anita Badertscher
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.
Tumacácori is now accepting comments to possible fee increases in 2015. The park's current fees have been in place since 2001. The park is proposing the following The park is proposing the following recreation fee changes:
- Per person entry fee (good for 7-days) from $3.00 to $5.00
- Tumacácori-specific annual pass from $10.00 to $20.00
Entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or holders of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Senior, Access or Military Passes. These passes may be obtained at the Park.
"We are committed to keeping the park affordable, but we also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience," said Tumacácori National Historical Park Superintendent Bob Love. "At Tumacácaori, 100% of entrance fees and pass revenue stays at Tumacácori. Money from fees are used to improve or enhance facilities, infrastructure and visitor services. Recent projects funded by fee money at Tumacácori include new museum exhibits, construction of accessible walkways throughout the mission grounds, and preservation stabilization of historic structures."
Comments are being accepted through the park service's Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/tuma
, from January 12 through February 11, 2015. Written comments may also be mailed to the Park Superintendent at Tumacácori National Historical Park, Post Office Box 8067, Tumacácori, AZ 85640. Comments must be received by February 11, 2015.
Tumacácori is a strong economic engine for the surrounding area. In 2013, more than 31,000 park visitors contributed $1.7 million to the local economy and supported 23 jobs related to tourism. Feedback received during the 30-day public comment period will help guide the agency's decision on implementation of proposed fee increases.