Although there are several town owned parks in the area (Canada Del Oro River Front Park, James D. Kriegh Park, and Catalina State Park just moments away), Rancho Vistoso is no slouch in the parks department! You can choose from nine parks featuring a variety of different amenities, all located in the master planned community of Rancho Vistoso.
*At the request of the HOA – “Parks are private for the use and enjoyment of Rancho Vistoso Residents only.”
The parks are generally open from sunrise until 10 PM. No glass containers are allowed at any of the parks, as well as no alcohol. Vandalism is strictly forbidden, and if you see it, report it. There are rewards offered for vandals who are apprehended. Please remove all debris and garbage to keep these lovely parks clean for all to enjoy, and that includes pet waste! No dogs are allowed off leash at any time, and children under the age of six MUST be accompanied by an adult. Other Park Rules—direct from the HOA—
VISTOSO COMMUNITY PARK RULES Use: Parks are for the use of the residents and their guests.
- Animals: All animals will be contained by a leash while in any portion of common area in Vistoso, which includes public sidewalks, parks and trails. Owners will clean up all waste from animal use. No animals are allowed in Wildlife Ridge Park.
- Adult Supervision: All activities shall be under competent, adult supervision Minimum Age: All children six (6) years of age and under, must be accompanied and supervised by an adult or responsible teenager at least 14 years of age in order to enter any park area.
- Removal of Equipment: No apparatus, furniture, or equipment shall be removed or relocated
- Motorized Vehicles: No person shall bring into a park or operate in any park any type of motor vehicle, including but not limited to automobiles, motorcycles, motorbikes, golf carts, and motor scooters, except on roads and parking areas designated for such purposes.
- Non-motorized vehicles: No person shall bring into or operate in a park using skate-board, roller skates, bicycle, roller blades, or scooter that might endanger the safety of the general public.
- Alcoholic Beverages: Are not permitted in any park area within Vistoso.
- Damaging Facilities: No person shall damage or improperly use toilets, water or sewer facilities within the park. No person shall place graffiti on any buildings or private areas.
- Dangerous Acts: No person shall commit any act in a park so as to endanger the health and safety of themselves or other park users.
- Litter/Refuse: No person shall litter, deposit or abandon any garbage, trash or other material except in receptacle or containers provided for such purpose.
- Glass Containers: No person shall bring any glass beverage container to any park in VCA. No person shall throw, toss or otherwise break any glass object in any park in VCA.
- Firearms: No person shall carry and/or discharge any weapons and/or firearms at any park within VCA.
- Natural Vegetation: No person shall collect, remove, destroy, mutilate, damage and/or deface any natural resource, including but not limited to all live and dead vegetation and all parts thereof, wildlife, soil, rocks and water.
- Disturbing the Peace: No person shall intentionally or knowingly disturb the peace or quiet of a group, family or person by: loud or unusual noise, loud or offensive music, tumultuous or offensive conduct, threatening, quarreling or challenging to fight or fighting, applying any violent, abusive or obscene epithets to one another.
- Meetings/Assemblies: No person shall conduct religious services, political rallies, fund raisers, sales promotions, commercialized programs, garage sales, swap meets, craft shows, lessons/classes, receptions, block parties, company picnics, band rehearsals, music festivals and gang type activities. No person shall loiter in any park area in VCA.
- Wild Animals: Wild animals are protected by law. Rocks, etc. shall not be used to attack them. If any animals appears to pose a threat to humans, please call 911.
Enjoy your time at the Rancho Vistoso parks!!
Other nearby recreational areas include Catalina State Park (11570 N. Oracle Road) , Canada De Oro Riverfront Park (551 W. Lambert Lane, park hours from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.) , James D. Kriegh Park (23 W. Calle Concordia, park hours from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and Tohono Chul Park (7366 N. Paseo del Norte, renowned Botanical Park that has admission fee, several amazing events throughout the year). Further resources on Western National parks can be found at Western National Parks Association, 12880 N Vistoso Village Drive, Oro Valley, AZ, 85755 (520) 622-1999. Their website is www.wnpa.org.