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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

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Preserve Address
2757 E. Guadalupe Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Park Hours
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Habitat area open dawn to dusk

Jennifer Lauria                              480-503-6234
90 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85296

Rental Contact
(480) 503-6200

Wildlife Contact
Jennie Rambo, Naturalist
(480) 797-2019         

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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.


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


  •  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.