Enjoy a Fun-filled Day at the City's Best Parks
June 07, 2018

Enjoy a Fun-filled Day at the City's Best Parks

If you're looking to spend a day outdoors, the surrounding area is home to several parks that offer an array of exciting activities.

Here are a few favorites near our apartments in Tucson, AZ.

Saguaro National Park

The giant saguaro cactus is known as the universal symbol of the American West, and this park is appropriately named as it's home to these large tree-like cacti that develop branches as they age. For thousands of years, people from prehistoric Hohokam to ranchers lived on the land, and they left their mark by planting crops and tending livestock. Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status in 1994, and it's where visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, and bird watching.

Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park spans more than 5,400 acres and sits at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It's made up of canyons, foothills, and streams, and is filled with wildlife, desert wildflowers, and nearly five thousand saguaros. The park is a popular bird watching destination as it is home to more than 150 species, and miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails meander through the property into the Coronado National Forest.

Tucson Mountain Park

Established in 1929, Tucson Mountain Park encompasses approximately twenty thousand acres, making it one of the country's largest natural resource areas managed by a local government. Picnicking and wildlife viewing opportunities are available throughout, and those who wish to hike won't want to miss Gates Pass Overlook. It features much to see including interpretive displays, historic structures, and incredible sunset views. The park is open daily until 10:00 p.m., and visitors can also enjoy an array of events such as Star Party and Music in the Mountains.

These are just some of the parks that residents of Overlook at Pantano can enjoy. If you would like to call our community home, please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.