KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

At 100 Years Old, Grand Canyon National Park Is Experiencing Some Wear And Tear

Grand Canyon National Park
Sky Schaudt/KJZZ
/
file | staff
Grand Canyon National Park.

This week, the Grand Canyon celebrated its centennial as a U.S. national park. But in that time, the park has developed a backlog of maintenance projects that need to get done.

The Grand Canyon isn't alone. Across the national park system, there were more than $11 billion worth of deferred maintenance projects in the 2017 fiscal year according to the National Park Service.

To learn more about the needs at Grand Canyon National Park, The Show spoke with Mindy Riesenberg, director of marketing and communications at Grand Canyon Conservancy, which is the non-profit partner of the park.

More Stories From KJZZ

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.