Visitors welcome

Visitors pause in front of a giant portrait of Ernest McFarland in the redecorated courtroom of McFarland State Park at Main and Ruggles streets in Florence. The building, including the Florence visitor center and gift shop, is open once again after being closed for nearly a year due to the pandemic. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adult admission is $5.

Mark Cowling is the county reporter for PinalCentral and covers the town of Florence, San Tan Valley and the surrounding area. He can be reached at