Tonto Natural Bridge State Park seeks to improve facilities

February 26, 2013

After years of budget cuts, officials at the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, north of Payson, are starting to look at repairing and updating facilities.  Currently the park is operating solely from gate fees, but this year Governor Jan Brewer’s proposed budget designates $2 million of Arizona lottery money to help state parks make improvements. 

For the historic lodge at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Cronkite News says that means updating the wiring and building materials, and adding modern bathrooms. Officials hope the 1920s-era lodge will be available for weekend rentals by spring of 2014.

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