Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited.
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Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Historic Area Hours: 6 a.m. to sunset Click here for a list of phone numbers and contact information.
The crown jewel of Glendale's park system, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers users both a recreational and historic experience. This park is unique with its historic ranch buildings and its recreational park areas. Visitors can picnic, play on the playgrounds, visit with chickens, view peacocks, explore the old ranch grounds or play a ball game.
Click here to access Glendale's History Project, featuring links to historic photos of Sahuaro Ranch.
Picnic Area and Grills
A large number of picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come, first-served basis near the playground and volleyball court.
Ramadas The group picnic area is reservable and contains nine covered ramadas with each having nine tables seating eight people each, for a maximum of 72 per ramada. Six of the nine tables in each ramada are handicapped accessible. Total capacity for all nine ramadas is 648. Water is available. Each ramada has a grill, counter top/serving area and electrical receptacle.
Sahuaro Ranch offers children of all ages several playground choices and a great experience. Sahuaro Ranch was the first location in the world to have EVOS, a unique suspended playground for ages 5 and older.
Dogs can romp, run and have fun without being on a leash. The dog park is located just north of the west parking lot and just south of the softball complex. Please remember to close the gate behind you and your dog.
Sports Fields and Courts Sahuaro Ranch Sports Complex boasts a four field softball complex. Sahuaro Ranch also has soccer fields, the main soccer field is lighted and reservable, and four lighted sand volleyball courts.
Historic Area. For a complete list of contacts, click here.
Tours. For information on tours of the park's historic area, call
Weddings. For information about weddings in the rose garden, call
Picnic Reservations. For information on reserving picnic ramadas at or general information about the park,
call (623) 930-2820