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Parks and Recreation

Peacock in front of Sahuaro Ranch Park Main HouseSahuaro Ranch Historic Area

9802 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale Arizona 85302
(623) 930-4200
Open: 6 a.m. to Sunset

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Preserving one of the Valley’s oldest and most magnificent ranches, the 17-acre Sahuaro Ranch Historic Area 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 Sahuaro Ranch Historic Area 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.

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 the Wild West Festival Oct. 25-27).

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Click here to go to Glendale's History Project featuring links to historic photos of Sahuaro Ranch.

historic areaFree Historic Tours

Historic Main House Museum Tour
Beginning September 1:
Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
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.Closed in August. Click to watch the video tour of the Main House.

Ranch Site Tour
1 p.m., September 26 and 27 and December 5 and 6
Learn about the various buildings, barnyard, trees and groves. Meet at the Main House front porch.

Sustainable Agriculture Tour Videos
Use your smart phone/ tablet to learn about the history of sustainable agricultural while on site or click here to view them. Funded by the Arizona Humanities Council and the Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors.


  • Rose Garden Fall Clean-Up
    Friday, September 26 all day starting from 6am
    Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28 6am-11am

    Volunteers, including our own "Deadheaders" and members of the Rose Society of Glendale, will do some light weeding, light pruning as necessary, raking and, yes, deadheading! Certified rosarians will be on had to answer any rose questions. Public is welcome to join in. A limited number of tools are avaialable. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own tools. This is a great time to hang out in the fresh air with old friends or to meet new ones, to learn about rose care and to help keep this award-winning and historic garden blooming...while getting some great exercize. For more information, contact Joanna Brace at 623-930-4201 or
  • 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 come on their own time to "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." 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
  • Wild Western Festival: History Meets Hollywood
    Friday - Sunday, October 24-26
    Presented by Dr. Buck Productions. Visit for details. Admission charge. (All visitors to the Sahuaro Ranch Historic Area during this event will be charged for admission.)


  • Facility rental opportunities
    Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 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. Contact a rental coordinator at 623-930-4202 for more information or to reserve your special date!
  • Be a Volunteer
    Call 623-930-4201 for details. 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.

Historical Area Map (click to download)

Map of the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area

Our Partners

Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association
Participates in tours and events held at Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area. 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 Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area. 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 Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area. 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

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 for meeting and contact information.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
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 Visit us on-line at

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