Parks, Trails & Sahuarita Lake
Explore the magical wonders of an African safari on our Safari Trail, a collection of life-size bronze statues of elephants, giraffes, gorillas and other exotic animals, and it’s all in your backyard! Located along Rancho Sahuarita Blvd., it’s directly adjacent one of the two larger neighborhood parks in the community.
Each of the featured statues showcases a plaque with a description of the animal and details about its species, along with fun facts as takeaways for families.
The Safari Trail provides a great venue for families to pass the time exploring and learning together. Many families can be seen using the space for photo opps too – with laughing little ones posing for portraits atop the mother turtle and other animals. Events have also been held there too – such as the annual summertime Safari Movie Night; which gives families the opportunity to learn about the animals from a representative from Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo. Local schools like Anza Trail also take students to the park for educational outings.
Pocket Parks and Bark Park
With two large neighborhood parks, nine beautifully kept “pocket” parks and 17 miles of pedestrian trails for safe walking and cycling, it’s easy to see why life in Rancho Sahuarita is full of exploration. Our parks include pools, green space, play equipment, and picnic areas for our residents to enjoy.
In Rancho Sahuarita, we really are about creating a better life for your WHOLE family. That includes even your special four-legged friends! Our Bark Park is located across the street from Club Rancho Sahuarita, and has space and play equipment designed for both large and small dogs. Between that and our many linear parks, residents and their dogs have plenty of beautiful backdrops for picnics, playtime, Frisbee, or lounging in the sun.
A segment of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, as designated by the National Parks Service, also winds through the community. The full trail is over 1,200 miles in length, and runs from Nogales, Arizona to the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
Our Wilderness Trail winds throughout the Rancho Sahuarita community, connecting various neighborhoods, pocket parks and amenities. Broken into several smaller trails, the paths are the setting for events like “It’s a Good Day to Trail!”, and the backdrop for relaxing sunset strolls.
Our neighborhood parks, Parque Del Rio and Parque Del Presidio, are each complete with pools, spas, playgrounds and sport courts. The Parque Del Rio is also home to the two newest amenities in Rancho Sahuarita – the Flamingo Splash Pad and Armed Forces Tribute.
The Armed Forces Tribute is dedicated to each branch of the Armed Forces: the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines and the Coast Guard. The new tribute presents the community’s residents the chance to honor both veterans and active duty service members. Special events have been held at the Tribute, including Coffee for Warriors and Memorial Day Remembrance ceremonies.
Sahuarita Lake & Sahuarita Lake Park
Sahuarita lake is a public, fishing-friendly lake located in the center of Rancho Sahuarita, right next to Club Rancho Sahuarita.
The lake, the only of its kind in the region, is encircled by a 15-acre park with trails, green space, and an open-air amphitheater.
Sahuarita Lake is the setting for many of Rancho Sahuarita’s events, as well as many events that are open to the rest of the Sahuarita community. Over the years, Sahuarita Lake has hosted a triathlon, boating competition, fishing festival, and canoe days.
On any given day, Sahuarita Lake is surrounded by anglers of all ages, people taking walks, and others going for brisk jogs around the water’s edge.
We encourage you to live a life of exploration in Rancho Sahuarita, so our parks and trails are easily accessible through each neighborhood in the community.