Preserve Vistoso is a non-profit organization dedicated to turning the closed Vistoso Golf Course into a nature preserve to benefit the entire community.

Support Town Council's Efforts to Negotiate Sale of Vistoso Property

It is important that Preserve Vistoso members attend the Town meeting scheduled for  Wednesday, January 6  because an agenda item on the Vistoso Property. Showing our interest in these meetings supports the mission of Preserve Vistoso.  

Mayor Joe Winfield Proposes Town Negotiate the Sale of the Vistoso Property

The Town Council on November 18 approved 7-0 a motion by Mayor Joe Winfield and seconded by Council Member Joyce Jones-Ivey to negotiate the sale of the Vistoso Property from Romspen Investments.

Podcast: Parks & Rec Study Fails to Address Priorities Voiced by the Community

You can listen here to an Oro Valley Podcast with a Preserve Vistoso representative discussing how the vision presented in the Parks and Rec study does not meet the priorities voiced by the community. 

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.


Read the latest information about the Nature Preserve and Community Trail. Keep up-to-date on actions of Preserve Vistoso, and anything that might impact 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 information about the community and how to contact other organizations and town government.

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 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.


• Receive Bulletins and PULSE Newsletters via email

• Join over 1300 members who share their ideas with the Town of Oro Valley government.

 • Protect our quality of life.

• Retain recreational space.

• Uphold the Oro Valley General Plan.

• Stay informed.

• Get engaged.

• Participate in a committee.