Legislative sweeps raid accounts voters approved in 1990 to fund parks
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Though this sign tells visitors the daily hours of the trail, seven other state parks are currently being run by local governments or non-profit groups, or are in talks with supporters to take over operations in lieu of closure.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Katie Woo, Eveli Sabatie and Burley Packwood enjoy their lunch at the foot of Picacho Peak within the state park along Interstate 10. Along with Picacho Peak State Park, three other state parks are slated to close June 3.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, One of the large attractions this time of year at Picacho Peak State Park is the wide abundance of wildflower that blooms throughout the park.