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  • Historic Hacienda de la Canoa

    mapRaul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
    5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road
    Green Valley, AZ
    (520) 724-5520
    Get driving directions 

    Features/Activities

    Historic Landmark
    Park Tours
    Environmental Education Programs
    Restrooms
    Birding Wildlife Viewing

    Canoa Calendar

    Events

    See video of Canoa Ranch dedication event on March 2, 2013

    aerial view of ranchCommittees

    Canoa Ranch Conservation Committee (this is the new committee established by the Board of Supervisors on January 14, 2014)

    Canoa Ranch Community Trust/Oversight Committee
    (this committee is no longer active)

    Bond Issue

    Read about how bond monies have helped Canoa Ranch and how important the future bond election is.

    Hours

    Public Open Hours are as follows: 
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Every Tuesday and Saturday in November and December

    Jr Manning HouseOverview Tour of Historic Hacienda de la Canoa

    Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters to gain insights into the fascinating stories of the people that lived and worked on the ranch. Visit the historic ranch buildings and corrals and enjoy scenic views of the Santa Cruz River Valley. Reservations required.
    Every Tuesday and Saturday in November except Veteran’s Day (November 11) • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Every Tuesday and Saturday in December • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Noon – 1:30 p.m.

    Heritage Area Structures Rehabilitation Tour

    Architectural preservationist Simon Herbert will discuss the processes and materials used for the rehabilitation of the structures at Historic Hacienda de la Canoa as he leads this behind-the scenes tour. Participants will also learn about the work that has transformed the structures from deteriorating ruins to functional buildings. Reservations required.
    Wednesday, November 5 and 19 • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, December 3 and 17 • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

    Canoa Ranch Birding Walk

    Join birding expert Jeff Babson at Historic Hacienda de la Canoa to see a wide variety of sparrows, raptors, and other desert and grassland birds. Reservations required.
    Tuesday, November 18 • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    Tuesday, December 16 • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

    Request a tour

    corralsVolunteer Opportunities

    Call 724-5520 or email CanoaRanch@pima.gov for more information.

    Interpretive Tour Guide

    Volunteer Tour Guides interpret Historic Hacienda de la Canoa’s preserved and restored historic buildings and landscapes, cultural history, and natural resources at Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park for scheduled groups and the general public.

    Site Restoration Volunteer

    Volunteers assist NRPR staff with light restoration and construction work on the buildings inside the historic heritage areas. Projects will include surface preparation prior to painting interior and exterior walls on buildings and other landscape elements. Light wood working projects including surface preparation and general repairs prior to re-staining wooden surfaces on both interior and exterior locations. Repair and restoration of the retaque corral areas including repair or replacing damaged materials in the fencing and gates.

    Landscape Restoration and Maintenance Volunteer

    Volunteers assist NRPR staff with clearing the areas around the historic buildings of unwanted vegetation and establishing and maintaining plantings and trees that are correct for the site. Opportunities are also available to join The Green Valley Gardeners; Jack Davis Jack@greenvalleygardeners.com

    Restoration Tour Volunteer

    Volunteer Tour Guides will lead visitor tours of the restoration activities underway at Historic Hacienda de la Canoa. They will interpret the preservation and restoration work on the historic buildings and landscape to groups and the general public.
    Come view our exhibit about the Anza Expedition. Canoa Ranch was a camp site for the Anza Expedition on their journey to San Francisco, CA.
    To learn more about the expedition visit these websites:
    www.nps.gov/juba
    www.anzahistorictrail.org
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    Tucson, AZ 85741

    (520) 724-5000


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