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Agua Caliente Park, Tucson

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Agua Caliente Park is located in NE Tucson, Arizona. On a late night in October 1993, the Friends of Agua Caliente (FOAC) was formed in an effort to save a historic site in the Tanque Verde Valley. The organization was successful in saving three of the Agua Caliente Park’s original five buildings. Although this grassroots organization remains small, the conviction of "The Friends" remains intact. Today, FOAC is working to preserve the contemplative nature of this "oasis in the desert" along with its natural Sonoran desert plant and wildlife habitats. The Friends of Agua Caliente is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. Donations to FOAC are tax deductible. FOAC mailing address: PO Box 32005, Tucson, AZ 85751.
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  • This is the Agua Caliente Park. There were workers with the water. I went back a few days it was not opened again. However, I coulds ee the Agua Caliente. I t was beautiful.  more »
  • Oasis in the desert. A lovely park with nice walking paths. Museum closed due to Covid, but my friend and I enjoyed our walk, seeing turtles and ducks. I could go back here again and again for a...  more »
  • This is the best, most peaceful park in Tucson. I have been there once, and u absolutely loved it! The water has this unique tint to it which looks so vibrant, and it photographs so well. The variety of turtles are amazing. I absolutely loved the house and the art center. Some of the trails feel so old-world and eerie. If you have the time and means to get there, 8 highly suggest a few hours to fully explore, enjoy, and decompress at this absolute gem of Tucson.
  • I read that the park has been temporarily closed because they are going to drain and do some restoration work on the lake. It's a beautiful place lined with majestic palm trees. Even from a distance it's readily visible as looking like an oasis in the desert. I don't know when It'll be open again, but I hope it will be soon.

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