Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
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MikeB1952
Colorado Springs, CO870 contributions
I Love This Place!
Apr 2021
I like writing reviews to hopefully give someone seeking a place information about going there. Usually, I'm a bit muted in my responses. Just the facts, ma'am. Well, not so about the Riparian Preserve. THIS PLACE IS OUTRIGHT WONDERFUL. First, it's so innovative as a water treatment concept. Second, they've laid it out so well. And third, it's downright fun! We came here with our grandson. A few things we did were: stand on the bridge and watch the birds, turtles and fishes; wade in the water; stroll among the many paths; hunt for 'dinosaur' bones (so neat I did some research on the company 'burying' the bones), walk on the undulating concrete wall.

It was all so much fun. And while a bit crowded, the place is so well laid out that we didn't at all feel the numbers of people.

I hope we come back here time and again when we're visiting.
Written 28 April 2021
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atriptotake
Dallas, TX38 contributions
nice morning walk/exercise
Apr 2021
we were visiting a friend in Phoenix and she took us on a walk at this preserve. very nice to do in the morning or evenings - I'm sure it gets a little warm in the daytime. We walked around the ponds and around the paths. Saw lots of birds and lots of folks with their binoculars. There are also some folks that put painted rocks around the area paths, if you find one - pick it up and move it somewhere else for someone else to find. Kind of cute. lots of bunnies too. very nice place
Written 27 April 2021
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NCWFUcyclingVet
Huntersville, NC336 contributions
Beautiful, peaceful
Mar 2021 • Couples
Great waking trails. Lots of birds and wildlife, especially waterfowl. Park at the park or at the library next door. This is one of the best confluences of nature and recreation that I’ve ever seen. Neither seems to interfere with the other
Written 27 March 2021
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN3,666 contributions
Lots to see
Feb 2021 • Solo
I enjoyed my afternoon at the GWR this week. Lots of trails, birds, bunnies and activities to keep you moving. There are restrooms and a play area for small children. Bird blinds, boardwalks, trails and lots of interesting viewing locations. A great reclamation area for all to enjoy.
Written 15 February 2021
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MichelleNicklien
Pownal, VT24 contributions
Beautiful place.
Jan 2021 • Family
My husband and I came to visit my son and meet our grandbabies in Gilbert. This is the first place we went to. It is so peaceful and beautiful. My grandson loved seeing all the wildlife and bunnies. So many more trails to walk wish i could’ve done them all!
Written 24 January 2021
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Budda11
Mesa, AZ253 contributions
Nice walk
Dec 2020 • Couples
My wife and I walked here one morning in December. What a great place!! Walking thru there you would never think you were in Arizona. Rabbits everywhere and ducks. Can’t wait to go back!!
Written 12 January 2021
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paws0810
Mesa, AZ2,299 contributions
Excellent walking
Sep 2020 • Couples
First time here. This was absolutely the best. Walked two miles. Took 50 amazing photos. Sunrise. Will come back here. Clean trails. Walking paths. Birds and so much more
Written 30 September 2020
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TeamHawkins999
2 contributions
Feels Like The East Coast
Aug 2020 • Family
My new favorite park. As a Florida native, this park made me feel at home! The wildlife and the pond life was awesome to see. Families were having photo shoots everywhere, the trails were easy. Definitely planning to go here regularly.
Written 29 August 2020
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atllisa
Gilbert, AZ63 contributions
Beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature
Nov 2019
The Riparian Preserve is a wonderful place to explore and watch nature. I enjoyed seeing the ducks, birds and rabbits. I'm not sure how enjoyable this place is in the summer because of the heat. You can park at the library next door if the small parking lot of the preserve is full.
Written 6 August 2020
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Leslie J
Rochester, NY352 contributions
Birdwatcher's dream!
Feb 2020
We checked out the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch on the advice of friends we were visiting locally. The preserve has nice wide trails and a lot of signage about various bird species to look for. It was fairly dry in some areas but we saw SO many different birds we'd never seen elsewhere, including a roadrunner. We also saw MANY migratory water birds including egrets, ruddy ducks, ring-necked ducks, avocets, stilts, coots, teals, shovelers, grebes, basically everything on the signs. My young adult daughter is a professed bird nerd and we took our time and really enjoyed looking at everything. Take binoculars!
Written 5 June 2020
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