The Mission of Preserve Vistoso is to support the preservation of the former Vistoso golf course as a nature preserve and community trail.

The Vistoso nature preserve presents the beauty of the Sonoran Desert teeming with wildlife and artifacts of the Native Americans who lived and hunted there. The existing 6.2-mile, eight-foot-wide concrete path winds through the property providing visitors with views of the Catalina and Tortolita mountains, examples of varied desert vegetation, and the opportunity to view an abundance of wildlife. With easy access from multiple locations, visitors can stroll the property and connect with the natural world we tend take for granted.

A Sonoran Desert preserve 

where nature and people thrive

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Latest News


April 30, 2022

Join Us at the Vistoso Community Association Spring Summer Event

Visit Preserve Vistoso at the Vistoso Community Association event this Saturday, April 30, from 9:00 a.m. to noon

April 12, 2022

Join the City Nature Challenge
April 29 to May 2

We have a challenge and a great opportunity to document the plants and wildlife in our new nature preserve by participating in a nationwide City Nature Challenge. All you need is your camera or smart phone. ...

April 1, 2022

Oro Valley announces contest to name
202-acre Vistoso outdoor space

The Conservation Fund will transfer the Vistoso property to the Town of Oro Valley in July. We have called it the Vistoso Nature Preserve for many months, but the Town of Oro Valley wants to officially provide a name for the property. Below is an announcement about an exciting contest for the community to name the property. Let’s demonstrate our continuing commitment to our new nature preserve and participate in this contest!

The Vistoso Nature Preserve offers a rich variety of plants, mammals and birds as well as ancient petroglyphs along a paved six-mile path that could be available to all.

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