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ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: Gilbert drivers, please be aware that this Saturday, December 10th, Val Vista Drive and Greenfield Road, between Elliot and Guadalupe Roads, will be closed to through traffic at the Power Line Trail, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for the annual 12k's of Christmas event. Learn more here.

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

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Preserve Address
2757 E. Guadalupe Road
Gilbert, AZ  85234

Office/Mailing Address
90 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85296

Contact  
Jen Lauria
(480) 503-6234

For Wildlife Concerns contact:
Jennie Rambo, Naturalist
(480) 797-2019

Observatory Information:     

 grco@evaconline.org       

Park Hours
6 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Habitat area open dawn to dusk

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Vision:
To be recognized as a premiere education and recreation resource in Arizona while:

  • Preserving valuable natural resources;
  • Supporting creation and conservation of scarce riparian areas;
  • Protecting needed habitat for wildlife.

Mission:
To promote awareness and appreciation of Arizona’s ecology and natural history, particularly desert and riparian environments, through:

  • Education and recreation programs for a diversity of visitors, and
  • Research and development of strategies to reserve and protect these unique environments

 Values:

  • Interpretative Excellence (Indirect Education) To provide the best possible interpretative experience for all visitors seeking education and/or recreation leisure time.
  • Education Excellence (Direct Education)
    To provide the best possible facilities to accommodate education experiences for life long learning.
  • Conservation Excellence (Research and Development)
    To provide for an environment dedicated to conserving valuable natural resources.