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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

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2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
+1 480-503-6234
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Nice Place to Walk

Good place to walk around with your family and pets. Lots of trails and plants/ water features. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
margaretaugusta
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Riparian Preserve

A wonderful way to escape being in town while you are in town. There are plenty of paths all of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“bird watching” (33 reviews)
“great place” (40 reviews)
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2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
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+1 480-503-6234
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"bird watching"
in 33 reviews
"great place"
in 40 reviews
"public library"
in 8 reviews
"dino dig"
in 6 reviews
"walking trails"
in 17 reviews
"the reserve"
in 5 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 9 reviews
"nice walk"
in 8 reviews
"species of birds"
in 10 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 9 reviews
"bring water"
in 6 reviews
"fishing license"
in 6 reviews
"reclaimed water"
in 6 reviews
"bird life"
in 6 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 6 reviews
"quail"
in 8 reviews
"easy walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to walk around with your family and pets. Lots of trails and plants/ water features. I recommend in the morning or evening not a lot of shade and can get pretty hot in the day of summer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to escape being in town while you are in town. There are plenty of paths all of which are family friendly. People come from all aover the world to bird watch here!

Thank David T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great for kids, has several ponds, lots of wildlife, and it links to a walkway for the public library. There is a playground for kids and a "dino dig" area...but I think we are never there at the times they do the...More

Thank Nikki N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where I usually turn around from my canal trail bike ride. It's very peaceful, and there are birds and ducks from around the country during Arizona's winter months. There isn't always water in the lakes due to how the town of Gilbert manages...More

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anytime I need to get away, am feeling down or just want to chill out, I visit the Riparian Preserve. Since I only live about a mile from the preserve, it makes it quite easy to visit often. It is a hidden jewel in the...More

Thank ericjelinek
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place for a casual walk in undisturbed natural habitat with many birds and little rabbits etc. Especially in the middle of urban setup...loved going there all the time. Anitha

Thank Anitha B
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The water was a mess and it had a terrible odor. That is why I have not been back. I did see a bunch of turtles🐢

Thank marleyman23
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy this walk. Plenty to see. Never crowded. A little gem close to downtown Gilbert with plenty of parking.

Thank 965lyn
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Every time we visit Gilbert we take a walk around the Riparian. It’s always so tranquil and even on hot days there’s shaded parts on the paths.

Thank Lynoffline
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Start with the 'sun' exhibit in the central park; then as you walk the delightful pathways thru vegetation and along the ponds, there are plaques that tell you 'you have reached Venus' or another planet distant from the sun. There is also a dinosaur dig...More

1  Thank bd W
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Jerome T
5 May 2018|
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Response from greg s | Reviewed this property |
There are not. As the water is part of the water reclamation system for the city it is not open to have boats or people in it.
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Marty F
17 March 2018|
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Response from DMC301 | Reviewed this property |
It is common with our intense sunlight for algae to bloom in ponds. The reclaimed water is strained, filtered and chlorinated but is not for consumption. It is primarily used for landscape irrigation such as golf courses... More
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29 May 2017|
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