Agua Caliente Regional Park
Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Regional Park
12325 East Roger Road
Tucson, AZ 85749
Explore Agua Caliente Regional Park
- Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to Sunset
- ADA accessible facilities
- art gallery/vistor center
- dogs permitted on leash
- drinking water
- environmental education programs
- historical sites
- nature shop
- picnic areas
- wildlife viewing
Ranch House Visitor Center and Art Gallery
March 2009, Wednesday � Friday 1:00 � 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. � 4:00 p.m.
April 2009, Wednesday � Sunday, 10:00 a.m. � 3:00 p.m.
May 2009 � October 2009, Tuesday � Saturday, 9:00 a.m. �
November 2009 � April 2010, Wednesday � Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
� 3:00 p.m.
Closed all County holidays.
Agua Caliente, literally meaning hot water, is a unique 101-acre
park with a perennial warm spring flowing into three large ponds,
The water source has attracted a wide variety of waterfowl and other
wildlife species. Human habitation has been found to date back about
5,500 years. The site makes for a perfect place for a picnic or day
Agua Caliente Park is located on the far east side of Tucson.
Agua Caliente Park has a long and interesting history behind it. In
1873, a ranch and health resort was developed to promote the
curative properties of the warm springs. The ranch bunkhouse, which
dates back to the 1920s, was used by ranch hands.
Improvements have added the modern conveniences without
eliminating the historical aspects of the park, including a paved
entry drive, parking lot and sand topped paved trails designed to
blend with the surrounding ground surface.
Interpretive signs explaining the geology and history of the warm
spring and the natural and human history of the site are installed
throughout the park. The entry gates and interpretive sign supports
were produced as part of the public art component of the park
The ranch house, caretaker cottage, now known as Rose Cottage,
and the bunk house have been restored. The ranch house depicts the
home as it may have appeared in the 1920s. In addition, there are
historic photos of the ranch and an art gallery that exhibits art by
local artists on a rotating basis.