Arizona State Parks (government)
Arizona State Parks is the governing agency of all Arizona state parks. The agency was created in 1955, following the rapid growth of the post-World War II recreation and tourism industries in the American Southwest. The agency's board was created in 1957, and is currently composed of seven members plus an executive director.
The Phoenix, Arizona-based agency operates with 14 categorized funds, and in fiscal year 2007 had expenditures of $41 million, revenues of $74 million, and a cash asset balance of $199 million (all figures approximate).
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