A Sonoran Desert - Nature Preserve and Community Trail

The 208 acres that once was the Vistoso Golf Course is a typical Sonoran desert teeming with wildlife and artifacts of the Native Americans who lived and hunted there. The intact 6.2 miles of paved golf cart paths provide varied desert vegetation, offering views of three mountain ranges to walkers, runners, and cyclists. There is easy access from the central parking and several street crossings.

A Partnership between Preserve Vistoso and The Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund (TCF), an acclaimed U.S. based environmental, non-profit organization devoted to preserving land in all 50 states is in negotiations to acquire the former Vistoso Golf Course Property and maintain it as open space in perpetuity.


Negotiations are underway with Romspen, the owner of the property and the Town of Oro valley, who would eventually own the land. Preserve Vistoso's role would be to raise money to replenish the funds TCF would use to acquire the property.


Read the latest information about the Nature Preserve and Community Trail. Keep up-to-date on actions of Preserve Vistoso, The Conservation Fund, and any others impacting the positive outcome of the preserve. Learn how other communities have preserved their open space.


Tens of communities with thousands of residents surround the Nature Preserve. The proposed Preserve is in Rancho Vistoso, a planned community, which in turn, is within The Town of Oro Valley. See maps and information about community organizations.

About Us

The Preserve Vistoso Board of Directors have been chosen for their skills and dedication toward the Preserve. They are also your neighbors, members of the community from all the major neighborhoods surrounding the Preserve. 

Read about the history of of the Preserve and how the Preserve Vistoso organization is involved in its past and future. Archives of the PULSE Newsletter sent to Preserve Vistoso members are available here.


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