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“Loved the Majestic Palm Trees”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Agua Caliente Park

Agua Caliente Park
Ranked #21 of 280 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney, Canada
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343 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Loved the Majestic Palm Trees”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a pretty park located in the far east of Tucson that we happened upon during a bike ride. The park is very peaceful oasis away from city traffic. Though very little water was present while we visited, the vegetation was very interesting to us and the majestic palm trees with their thick trunks provided a mystical feel. There is also a 200 year old mesquite tree that is worth visiting. Cycling is not permitted in the park but there are bike stands where you can leave your bike.

Visited August 2014
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Potomac, Maryland
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183 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Nice views”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Give yourself at least an hour to stroll around the walk paths and sit down in a shaded spot. Free entrance, some shaded areas with benches, but most of it is walking or spreading out a picnic blanket on the grass. Restrooms and small shop on site. Easy to get to with plenty of parking.

Visited May 2014
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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168 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Lovely park but lack of water was sad to see”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I read the reviews before visiting this park and know from reading them that there used to be much more water in the park at this time of year. With the terrible drought, there is only one pond now, and even that one was low. Apparently the spring that used to feed the multiple ponds has dried up, and they are having to fill even the one pond from a well instead. If you are a climate-change doubter, a visit to this park just might change your mind. Still, the park was nicely kept up with attractive foliage, and it is still an oasis of green in the desert, though a bit crispy around the edges now. We went primarily for bird-watching, and we did get to see quite a few birds, even a few new ones for our life lists! On the pond we saw Mallards, Lesser Scaups, an Egret, and a Common Merganser. I hope this part of the country will eventually get some rain to restore the empty ponds here. Certainly the more water here, the more birds and other forms of wildlife will flock to the park once again.

Visited February 2014
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Vermont
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196 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Beautiful park, well kept”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is literally an oasis in the desert. Beautiful park. Great for all ages, plenty of space to spread out. Ducks and egret in the water hole (which varies with water conditions, it was low this time). Look for the palm trees near the house that have cactus growing in them!

Visited December 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“oasis on the outskirts of tucson”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

What a wonderful place to take a stroll and see some of the wildlife of southern AZ. Located on the outskirts of the east/northeast section of tucson, this ranch is a throwback to a simpler way. The trails are roomy and smooth and the massive palms instantly remind you of prehistoric era's long gone. We saw many birds in and around the main pond, including some birds of prey. The grounds are well kept and there are fruiting orange trees on site. Wonderful sunset views and mountainside illuminations. Worth the trip.

Visited December 2013
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