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  • Historic Canoa Ranch to reopen September 4

    Aug 27, 2021 | Read More News
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    Starting next month, the public will once again be able to see the historic buildings and corrals of Historic Canoa Ranch for themselves. 

    Canoa Ranch entrance

    Guided walking tours of the ranch resume next Saturday, Sept. 4, and will be conducted every Saturday in September and October. Each tour begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts 90 minutes. The tours are $5 per person. 

    During the tours, interpretive guides will share their knowledge of the long history of the ranch, and visitors will be able to walk inside the buildings. Visitors are also permitted to conduct self-guided tours on tour days. 

    “We’re so excited to be able to share the rich history of Canoa Ranch with the public once again,” said Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR) Special Staff Assistant Valerie Samoy. 

    Masks are required at all times inside buildings, and unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear masks at all times during their visit to the ranch. 

    There are also three new environmental education activities at the ranch for visitors to enjoy: a nature walk at the ranch’s restored 2.5-acre lake, a walk focusing on dragonflies and damselflies, and an easy-level hike of the historic Anza Trail. 

    Samoy said that Friends of the Canoa Parks is also sponsoring several events in the coming months: a George Strait tribute concert on Oct. 23, a car show on Nov. 13, and a three-day Christmas at Canoa event in Dec. 4, 11, and 18. 

    Historic Canoa Ranch is located at 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road in Green Valley. The grounds are open seven days a week from dawn to dusk for access to Canoa Lake, the Cienega, the pollinator garden, and the Anza Trail. 

    You can register for a tour at https://apm.activecommunities.com/nrpr. For additional information about the various programs at Canoa Ranch, as well as details about how to volunteer or become a member of Friends of the Canoa Parks, visit www.pima.gov/canoaranch