Parks and Recreation - Historic Sahuaro Ranch
|9802 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale Arizona 85302
Open: 6 a.m. to sunset
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Sustainable Agriculture Videos with Marshall Trimble
Learn about the history of sustainable agriculture at Historic Sahuaro Ranch with your host, Arizona's Official State Historian, Marshall Trimble! Topics include Sustainable Agriculture & Sahuaro Ranch; Sahuaro Ranch & Low-input Farming; A Season for Everything; Sahuaro Ranch's Water Supply; Energy Use at Sahuaro Ranch; Olives: Arizona's Forgotten Fruit; Oranges: A Very Important Crop; Cattle; and Maintaining Soil Fertility. Click here to view this series of nine videos, funded by the Arizona Humanities Council and the Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors.
Preserving one of the Valley’s oldest and most magnificent ranches, the 17-acre Historic Sahuaro Ranch features 13 original buildings, a rose garden, barnyard and historic orchards.
Listed on the National Register of Historical Places and known as the “Showplace of the Valley,” the Historic Sahuaro Ranch offers activities, exhibits and guided tours—keeping the history of early settlement in the Valley alive. Click here to read about Sahuaro Ranch Park's history, or here to view historic photos of Sahuaro Ranch at Glendale's History Project.
Our mission is to preserve a historic site where the community participates in the ongoing development of educational and social experiences that connect Glendale residents and visitors to the past and to each other.
(except during certain special events)
Free Historic Tours
Historic Main House Museum Tour
September - May: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays & 1 to 4 p.m., Sundays
June/July: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays
Closed in August
Also closed Friday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving weekend); Saturday, Dec. 24 & Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas); & Saturday, Dec. 31 & Sunday, Jan. 1 (New Year's Day)
Enjoy a trip back in time! Learn about the house built between 1891 and 1898, the history and the people who lived there. For groups of 10+, please call 623-930-4201 for reservations.
Click to watch the video tour of the Main House.
Ranch Site Tour
11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30 & Saturday, Oct. 1
11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2 & Saturday, Dec. 3
Learn about the various buildings, barnyard, trees and groves. Meet at the Main House front porch.
- Coop Dreams Coop Camp™
Friday, February 17, 2017-Sunday, February 19, 2017
This event will be filmed for Season 3 of Coop Dreams on Destination America, a Discovery Communication Network!
Coop Camp™ is the first-of-its-kind weekend workshop for chicken lovers. Coop Camp™ offers a unique opportunity to learn from trusted authors, speakers and experts associated with backyard chickens in a fun environment. Meet and mingle with new friends who share your passion and understand the concept of chicken math! Enjoy workshops, socials and demonstrations PLUS goodie bags packed with product samples PLUS special discounts by vendors at the Coop Camp™ Marketplace. Space is limited. Please click here for more information and to register.
Use discount code SGH to receive $25 off the cost of registration, plus a commission directed towards the “Coops for Troops” program which provides coops and therapy chickens to vets and military families.
Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival
March 18th & 19th, 2017
Sahuaro Ranch Park Historical Area and the City of Glendale’s Public Facilities, Recreation and Special Events Department will host the 28th annual Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival. This is a 2 day event from 10am-5pm each day. The Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival will bring together folk music and the rich heritage of Sahuaro Ranch Park Historical Area. In addition to folk music, there will be additional activities including blacksmith demonstrations, storytelling, and cowboy poetry. This is a free event to the public with nominal charges for merchandise and food. To submit an application to perform or facilitate a workshop, please click here.
Applications for performers deadline is December 16th, 2016. To be a food, craft or retail vendor please click here.
Applications for vendors is December 31st, 2017. To provide a nonprofit/information only booth please click here.
Applications for non-profit/information booth is February 28th, 2017. A complete schedule of the entertainment will be posted on February 1st, 2017. Volunteers are still needed to help with a variety of activities during the event. To volunteer or for more information on the event, call April Nelson at 623-930-2961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Join the Rose Garden Deadheaders!
Watch the video
Our work days are always the third Friday of the month from 6 to 8 a.m.
Join us for our work days to socialize and ask rose questions of our certified rosarians.
Help keep the rose garden looking beautiful! The Rose Garden Deadheaders help keep the rose bushes in the Ranch's historical area looking great throughout the year. This important team of volunteers weed, prune, and/or "deadhead" the bushes, removing the spent blooms. Volunteers can help with any part of the Ranch's rose garden or be assigned to a small part to be responsible for. Volunteers choose the best time in their schedules to visit the garden and "deadhead." Enjoy the beautiful garden, meet new people and learn from certified rosarians. Come to the meeting to see what it is all about and have some fun too. This group is part of the Rose Society of Glendale. For more information, contact Laura Hirsch at 602-920-1697 or email@example.com, or call the park at 623-930-4201.
- Facility rental opportunities
Historic Sahuaro Ranch, with its unique and historical features can be the perfect place to host your next event (some restrictions apply). With multiple venues, indoor and outdoor, your event will be impressive. Our customer-focused staff will make your experience truly memorable. Click here for details. Contact a rental coordinator at 623-930-4202 for more information or to reserve your special date!
- Be a Volunteer
Call 623-930-4201 or click here to learn about volunteer opportunities at the Ranch.
- Educational field trips for schools!
Select four modules to “Explore History.” Modules include Meet the Blacksmith, Life in the 1930s and Birds of Sahuaro Ranch. For details, call 623-930-4201.
Historic Sahuaro Ranch Map (click to download)
Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association
Participates in tours and events held at Historic Sahuaro Ranch. This state- wide organization provides narrated educational units for school tours and individual events held throughout the year. The blacksmithing demonstration is a unique experience, it truly is an Art.
Arizona Beef Council
Participates in two City of Glendale special events and hosts two additional events each year at Historic Sahuaro Ranch. This organization brings unique, “live animal” and Arizona ranching experiences to each event.
Arizona Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association
Provides event support for hay rides at large events held at Historic Sahuaro Ranch. This organization plans and coordinates an Antique Tractor & Engine Show on the 2nd weekend of February. In addition, provides knowledge and planting/harvesting logistics for farming crops in the Demonstration Field as well as an agricultural education day demonstrating historic farming techniques to grade school students.
The Glendale Arizona Historical Society
The Glendale Arizona Historical Society schedules and coordinates wedding ceremonies in the Rose Garden in addition to managing the Guest House tours and operations. To contact the Historical society office, please call 623-435-0072 or visit www.glendalearizonahistoricalsociety.org/.
The Rose Society of Glendale
A nonprofit, educational organization affiliated with the American Rose Society. We are a community oriented, family organization for anyone interested in our national floral emblem-The Rose. The Rose Society of Glendale provides an opportunity to share a love of roses by providing information, education and demonstrations at our monthly meetings and various rosey functions throughout the year. Visit our website www.roseglenaz.com for meeting and contact information.
If you are feeding free-roaming, wild or feral cats you cannot catch, help is available. The Spay and Neuter Hotline (SNH) has a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats. TNR is the most humane and effective method for stabilizing the feral cat population. Cats are humanely trapped, spayed and neutered, ear-tipped and returned. To sign up for the TNR program, please contact the SNH at 602-265-7729 (SPAY) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us on-line at www.spayneuterhotline.org