Agua Caliente Park - Things to Do In Tucson

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Agua Caliente Park - Things to Do In Tucson

Rincon Mountains Backdrop with cloudy blue skies

Take a break at a natural area rife with history!

Santa Catalina Mountains Backdrop with cloudy blue skies

Over 100 acres sit nestled below the backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountain Range and the Rincon Mountains in extreme NE Tucson. 

Palm trees and pond areas at Agua Caliente Park

The area is steeped in history -- a quiet spring and duck-filled pond gives home to a rich mix of plants, trees, and wildlife -- perfect for a weekend picnic!

Palm trees and picnic areas at Agua Caliente Park
The Agua Caliente Park first went on the map, so to speak, back in the late 1800's as a dairly cattle operation.  The claim passed hands and an orchard, ponds, and ranch house was expanded upon.

Palm trees and pond areas at Agua Caliente Park
The ranch provided water for the army, and many cattle drives stopped to share in the water through the years.  In 1878, Fuller Hot Springs Resort was developed and the Resort soon opened for business. 3000 trees helped to add to the restful nature of the area.

Palm trees and pond areas at Agua Caliente Park
In 1897, the land passed hands again and became a working cattle ranch for the next fifty years.  In 1984, Pima County purchased 100 acres with help from Roy P. Drachman and Agua Caliente Park is now an oasis amid the desert for families and friends to gather.

Palm trees and picnic areas at Agua Caliente Park
Nature walks led by naturalists, an onsite gallery, tours, birdwatching, and even wedding facilities are available to help visitors and residents to enjoy and appreciate this haven of green.

Mesquite tree orchard at Agua Caliente Park
To find the park, take Tanque Verde Road East to Soldier Trail.  Turn North to Roger Road.  Take a right (east) on Roger to enter the park.

Palm trees and pond areas at Agua Caliente Park
You can also take Catalina Highway to Snyder Road, turn east until you hit Soldier Trail, take a left (south) until you meet Roger and take the right into the park.

Palm trees and picnic areas at Agua Caliente Park
Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Park
12325 E. Roger Road
Tucson, AZ 85749
Park hours: 7 a.m. - sunset

Palm trees and ppathways at Agua Caliente Park

For other great ideas of things to do in Tucson, AZ check out this post about many events that take place not just on labor day, but all year through, as well as visiting the beautiful desert park, paths, and gardens of Tohono Chul on the NW side of town.

 

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what a beautiful place, and right here in tucson, I thought it was a mirage!

Oct 16, 2010 05:15 PM #1
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Interesting information and great photos, Cara.  Thanks for sharing. 

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You are quite the photographer Cara. Very nice!

Oct 19, 2010 08:12 AM #3
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jeanie cordell

this is my happy place!!!

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The first time I went here it was an especially dry and brown summer - and this place did indeed look like a mirage!  It's quite the hidden gem in the desert.  I can imagine long ago before the suburban sprawl...must have been like a little piece of heaven...

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