Agua Caliente Park
Some call it "Tucson's best-kept secret." Pima County manages this park, which was once part of a ranch and later a mineral-hot-springs retreat. At this natural habitat, the public can enjoy acres of large trees, shaded picnic areas, several ponds, and beautiful views of the mountains, as well as an art gallery and nature shop in the restored main ranch house. Open 7 a.m.-sunset, the Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente ("hot water") Regional Park is on the far northeast side of town at 12325 E. Roger Rd.