Welcome to the Friends of Agua Caliente
Fire Closes Park (September 28, 2022)
Wednesday September 28, 2022, Agua Caliente Park experienced a lightning strike in a grove of palm trees at the south end of the Park near the entrance drive. While Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation (NRPR) evaluates the damage and cleans up the debris, the PARK WILL BE CLOSED. No re-opening date has been set. Stay tuned here or follow the Friends of Agua Caliente Park Facebook Page (link on right sidebar) for updates.
From Pima County NRPR Facebook Page:
Pima County conducted an inventory of burned trees at Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Natural Resources Park and found 225 palm trees and about 40 other trees had sustained burn damage in the September fire.
They are removing approximately 15-20% of these palms as they either represent a safety hazard or need to be removed in order to implement planned erosion control measures along the spring and stream. These palm tree poles will be repurposed for an erosion control project on Pima County’s Bar V Ranch. The remaining palms will be monitored for health through the spring.
There may be additional removal of palms should some not survive, to thin the stand which has overgrown through the years, and/or for future fire breaks.
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.
Friends of Agua Caliente Board Meeting
November 14, 2022, 7 p.m. on Zoom
(email info[at]friendsofaguacaliente.org for additional information/link).