Gilbert is rolling out new residential trash, recycling and bulk pickup schedules for all residents on Monday, October 1, 2018. Learn more here.


Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Preserve Address
2757 E. Guadalupe Road
Gilbert, AZ  85234

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

(480) 503-6200

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

Observatory Information:       

Park Hours                                     5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Habitat area open dawn to dusk

Upcoming Events Calendar

Provide us with your feedback 


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.