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Nov 7, 2022

Help plan the Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve

Get Involved with the Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve Planning Process

Help plan the Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve

Nov 7, 2022

Arizona Illustrated segment on Vistoso Trails

Back to Nature

Arizona Illustrated  segment on Vistoso Trails

Jun 23, 2022

Grand Opening - Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve

Join us on Friday, July 15, to celebrate the official transfer of the Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve from Mike Ford and The Conservation Fund (TCF), to the Town of Oro Valley.

Grand Opening - Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve

Jun 22, 2022

In Memoriam - Nancy Olson

With the long-anticipated dedication of the Vistoso Trails property, we also remember with great sadness, the loss of Nancy Olson on May 24.

In Memoriam - Nancy Olson

May 23, 2022

Winner announced for contest to rename former Vistoso Golf Course

The Town of Oro Valley is pleased to recognize the winner of the contest to name the 202-acre property formerly known as the Vistoso Golf Course. Congratulations to Oro Valley resident Nikki Dilbeck for submitting the winning name, Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve.

Winner announced for contest to rename former Vistoso Golf Course

Apr 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

Join Us at the Vistoso Community Association Spring Summer Event

Apr 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. ...

Join the City Nature Challenge 
April 29 to May 2

Apr 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!

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

Mar 8, 2022

The Conservation Fund provides update on property cleanup plans

Mike Ford, Nevada and Southwest Director, The Conservation Fund, has provided the following update on their plans to begin cleanup work on the Vistoso property.

The Conservation Fund provides update on property cleanup plans

Feb 24, 2022

Mayor Winfield Expresses Pride in Agreement for Vistoso Property

In a bylined article in the Oro Valley Explorer (see page 11) Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield states: “I am particularly proud of the fact that our residents played such a vital role, and I offer a heart-felt thank you for your patience, determination and commitment. You have helped preserve this beautiful open space in our community for generations to come.”

Mayor Winfield Expresses Pride in Agreement for Vistoso Property

Feb 17, 2022

Celebrate Our New Nature Preserve!

Congratulations!!! The Conservation Fund (TCF) along with the Town of Oro Valley announced completion of the acquisition of 202 acres of the Vistoso property, making our community dream of a nature preserve a reality.

Celebrate Our New Nature Preserve!

Feb 17, 2022

Oro Valley announces purchase and final settlement of former Vistoso Golf Course

The Town of Oro Valley released the Settlement Agreement that served as the foundation for today’s purchase of the former Vistoso Golf Course and announced its preliminary plans for when the Town takes ownership of the property later this year.

Oro Valley announces purchase and final settlement of former Vistoso Golf Course