Welcome to the Friends of Agua Caliente
Check out our new website
We hope you like our new website. Over the next few months we will be adding additional content and lots of pictures. We will also list activities at the Park on the Events Calendar. Explore the site and check back often for new content and monthly event updates. Let us know if you would like to see something specific.
Main Pond Restoration Update
Agua Caliente Park Closure beginning
August 19 for several months.
Update December 2019.
Here is an update from Pima County on the progress of Agua Caliente Park Pond 1 Restoration. There is no specific timeline for reopening the park, but hopefully soon.
The pond excavation and grading work are nearly complete, the initial base coat of the polymer liner has been applied, and the wildlife island has been constructed. The abutments for the bridge are under construction and access improvements are underway on the shore.
Work remaining includes final grading and filling of pond; application of 2nd liner coat; completing bridge abutments; and access improvements and landscaping. Bridge construction will be scheduled once the other elements are completed.
The Park received nearly 1.5 inches of rain in the first November storm and additional rain around Thanksgiving. These storms are causing some delays in the remaining construction work.
The Agua Caliente spring continues to flow at the present time and the flow appears to have increased as we move into the winter months. The spring flow continues to be diverted to Pond 2 or to native plant areas in the park.
See our Main Pond (Pond 1) Gallery Photos for current pictures.
For additional information, see the Pima County NRPR Agua Caliente Park website at: https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx…. Then select Natural Resources Park then Agua Caliente Park.
Agua Caliente Park is on the National
Register of Historic Places!!
On July 9, 2009, Agua Caliente Ranch Historic Landscape was entered into the National Register of Historic Places. This is great news for the Park and should help preserve it for many generations to come. The National Registry plaque is located to the right of the main entrance into the ranch house.
Respect for Agua Caliente Park
Please respect the “off-limits” areas of Agua Caliente Park. They are “off-limits” in order to protect the delicate nature of our natural water source and the beauty of the Park. Off-limits areas include: The area where the spring comes out of the ground; the west side of Pond One; and several other “open” areas that provide shelter for our abundant wildlife. If you see someone in those areas, please ask them to respect the “off-limits” or advise one of the Agua Caliente Park employees. We appreciate your support.
To Register for any Pima County Event
Many events listed on the Events Calendar require registration and fee to participate. Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation has an online registration system. The system will allow you to register for leisure classes, tours, bird walks, nature hikes, and other outdoor activities. You will need to create an account to use it. Online registration: Pima County NRPR. Program information: 520-724-5375 or email: eeducation[at]pima.gov.
The Annual Member Meeting
In the Bunkhouse (brown building) at Agua Caliente Park (even if park is not reopened for general public, it will be available for the Annual meeting)
January 27, 2020, 7 p.m. (email info[at]friendsofaguacaliente.org for additional information).