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Jennifer Rinio, right, who is an environmental education park ranger, leads a workshop for volunteers in anticipation for the reopening of Oracle State Park. Rinio has worked for the Arizona State Parks for the past 12 years, 10 of which have been at Oracle State Park.
Oracle State Park volunteers gather with an Arizona State Park Ranger for an orientation workshop last week in preparation for the park’s reopening kick-off day this Saturday. The day will include events for all ages and free admission.
The historic Kannally Ranch House, which was build around 1930, was given to the Arizona State Parks in 1986. In 2001, the Arizona State Parks made it open to the public, rather than just for school groups.
Oracle State Park will have one full-time staff Ranger at the park.
There are 15 miles of trails on the 4,000-acre property of the wildlife refuge known as Oracle State Park.
The Oracle State Park encompasses 4,000 acres, which is a wildlife refuge.
Numerous themed gardens surround the Kannally Ranch House at Oracle State Park.