Discover their beauty, history and recreational opportunities

Arizona State ParksRoger Naylor
, one of Arizona’s premier travel writers, will inform and entertain you with a lecture about Arizona’s
award-winning system of state parks. He will showcase the staggering diversity of the park system—saguaro-dotted desert, rugged mountains, red rock canyons, rolling grasslands, shady forests, and a playground of rivers and lakes. He will also explore the intriguing history and recreational opportunities within the Arizona park system at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

Arizona state parks provide the same kind of experiences found in national parks and monuments, except the state parks feel less hurried and more intimate. Discover small towns and quiet corners of the state where the options for fun are endless. Go for a hike, a bike ride, or a swim. Spend the morning fishing, or reading in a hammock. Pitch a tent or sleep in a cozy cabin. Jump in a kayak or the saddle. Attend a ranger-led program. Get up early to watch for wildlife or stay up late to study the stars. Have the picnic of your dreams. Breathe deep. Relax. Afterward, you’ll still make it home before the weekend is over.

Roger NaylorRoger Naylor was inducted into the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame in 2018. His work appears most weeks in the Arizona Republic. He has also written for The GuardianUSA TodayThe WeekArizona HighwaysGo Escape and dozens more. He is the author of several books including The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand CanyonBoots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers, and Arizona Kicks on Route 66

The hidden treasures and experiences that can be found in the state parks are captured in Naylor’s latest book, Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State


Tickets to all Monday Morning Lectures are $5 at the door of the Renaissance Theater.

It is the hope of LifeLong learning that the Renaissance Theater in the Tuscany Falls Clubhouse will be open on the date of this event. We will keep you advised if the situation changes.


DATE:  Monday, Feb 15

LECTURE Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.     

COST:  $5

LOCATION:  Renaissance Theater 


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