FOSP Holiday Lunch
FOSP held its annual Holiday Lunch this year on December 12th. Guests were treated to chili, with cornbread, salad, ham and desserts. The luncheon was followed by a brief meeting at which the officers for 2018 were elected.
Gala Wine & Beer Tasting with Music & Food
Friends of Oracle State Park would like to say Thank You Members! and hope you'll join us for a gala tasting of beer, wine and spirits. Snacks and music included. The event takes place Saturday, Oct 14, from 3-6 pm. FOSP members receive free food and six drink tickets—so it's a good time to join! Bring one or more of your friends...it will be fun, costs little and might spark more memberships. You need not be a member to attend.
Park Has Re-opened Full-Time!
Oracle State Park is once again open to the public seven days a week! Long a goal of the friends—which has been working to help strengthen support for the Park, its programs and operations—we were thrilled to reach this important milestone – just in time too for the 60th Anniversary of Arizona State Parks.
Oracle State Park has been designated the worlds 20th International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. Stargazers are also allowed after hours access to the parks night sky views seven days a week. Learn more...
Over the past year, FOSP has helped to underwrite school transportation fees for students to participate in the Parks environmental learning program. FOSP has also paid for brand new park amenities. By giving to FOSP your dollars go directly to helping Oracle State Park make improvements—to its gardens and trails, historic structures and vital learning programs. Help sustain our important work by becoming a member today!
Fifth Anniversary of Parks Reopening
Thanks to the devoted advocacy of FOSP members and friends, Oracle State Park reopened its doors in 2011, after the 2008 state-enforced closure. This milestone in the Parks history serves as a reminder of how important it is to keep sustaining the Park— through our visits, giving, volunteerism and voices. For now the Park is open Saturdays and Sundays, 8 AM-5 PM. Soon well be open again full time! More details to come.