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The good news is that the Park is open for hikes and star-gazing (see Park Programs and Events). Some safety protocols apply, so be sure to check their website.

And while things may have momentarily slowed down, due to the pandemic, you’ll be pleased to know that the Friends have plans afoot to restore the nature blind and the Kannally Sisters’ cottages. We’ll keep you posted as steps move forward.

In the meantime, you can get a taste for the kinds of activities FOSP will be sponsoring in the future, by glancing at a few previous activities below.

As we are continuing our preservation work and efforts to ensure the Park’s operations stay vital, donations remain as ever welcome!


PAST PROGRAMS

Fridays, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, join volunteer guide Mary Ellen for a Guided Bird Walk, focused on the Park’s higher-elevation species. Meet in the Kannally Ranch House parking lot. No reservation needed; free with park admission.

Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1 PM, celebrated geologist Bob Scarborough will give his talk, Earth Matters: A Brief History of Life and Climate, to be followed by a short trail walk. Please call for a reservation: 520-896-2425. Free with park admission.

Saturday, Mar. 14, 7-9 PM. Enjoy the splendors of a star-filled sky at our March Dark Sky Party & Trail Music Event.

  • Start off at 6.30 PM with a pre-sunset walk along the Nature Trail Loop and enjoy the sounds of live guitar, mandolin, cello, drums, harmonica, banjo, and flute.
  • From 7 to 9 PM, large telescopes will afford visitors glimpses at Orion’s Nebula (a star nursery), Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away), double star systems, star clusters and our galaxy’s planets.
No reservation needed; free with park admission. Download the flyer to learn more.

View the full and updated listing of Park events.


About Us...

The Friends of Oracle State Park is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that was established in 1997 to assist Oracle State Park in the promotion of environmental education, in the restoration and preservation of the historic Kannally Ranch House, and in the conservation and upkeep of the surrounding parklands and trails.

The Friends of Oracle State Park has a Board of Directors who are elected each year at the December meeting. The Friends of Oracle State Park meets the first Monday of March, June, September, and December at 2 PM at the Kannally Ranch House, Oracle State Park.

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