Welcome to the Friends of Agua Caliente
COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
Agua Caliente Park will remain open during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. Some organized walks and activities are beginning to be scheduled.The Ranch House Visitor Center is open on a limited basis when volunteer docents are available and is generally open Thursday – Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm. Masks are required to enter the building. Visitors are encouraged to abide by the CDC Social Distancing recommended requirements. Stay tuned here or on the Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation website for updates: www.pima.gov/nrpr.
Bridge & Main Pond Dedication Ceremony
Join Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation (NRPR) and the Friends of Agua Caliente (FOAC) for a Dedication Ceremony for the Main Pond and New Bridge at Agua Caliente Park. Date: Saturday March 26, 2022 from 9:30 am to Noon. Additional information on our Event Calendar under March 26, 2022.
Main Pond Restoration Completion
Agua Caliente Park reopened Friday February 28, 2020. The main pond restoration has been completed. Come check out the new and improved Agua Caliente Park. You can also see updated pictures under the Main Pond Gallery page.
The pond has been cleaned, re-contoured, and sealed with a polymer sealant. A wildlife/waterfowl island was built at the southern end for the wildlife to use since the main island is opened to the public. A bridge to the main island was installed during the summer of 2020. For additional details, click on the pond picture in the above slider or select Main Pond under the Gallery.
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.
Friends of Agua Caliente Board Meeting
May 21, 2022, 10 a.m. at Agua Caliente Park Rose Cottage (pink building)
(email info[at]friendsofaguacaliente.org for additional information/link).