Arizona to privatize state parks?

According to a report on, Arizona weighs privatization for state parks, operation of a couple of Arizona may be turned over to private operators, Arizona weighs privatization for state parks,

Arizona officials might turn over management of two small state parks to private operators so they can reopen the sites that were closed because of budget trouble.

The 28-park state system already uses concessionaires to provide some services but now may go further by turning to the private sector for the actual operation.

The parks system has requested proposals due Sept. 23 for operation of Oracle State Park in southeastern Pinal County and is considering whether to issue a request for proposal for Lyman Lake in southern Apache County.

See, Arizona weighs privatization for state parks, for more.


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