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 August 1, 2019. Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation has completed the first construction phase of the Pond 1 Restoration which included the removal of select palm trees and cattails. closure of the entire park is currently anticipated to occur on August 19 for the second phase of construction which will include excavation and installation of a polymer-amended soil lining to the bottom and sides of the pond to reduce water loss, installation of a wildlife island, and replacement of the bridge to the current island. Closure for the entire park during this phase is anticipated to last several months.
Pima County should post a closure sign at the front gate in advance of the planned dates and closure dates will be posted here and on the Pima County website. You can get additional information by calling Pima County NRPR at (520) 724-5000 M-F during business hours or from the Pima County NRPR Agua Caliente Park website at: Pima County NRPR Agua Caliente Park. Additional information is also posted on the Pond 1 Restoration Blog on our FOAC Website. Pictures are posted under the Main Pond (Pond 1) Gallery. Upon completion of the restoration project, we will post a video of the project under our Gallery, Video section.
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.
Next Friends of Agua Caliente Board Meeting
In the Bunkhouse (brown building) at Agua Caliente Park
September 23, 2019, 7 p.m. (email for location. Agua Caliente Park is still closed). See Event Calendar for additional information