Sweetwater Wetlands

(May 28) The City of Tucson will keep Sweetwater Wetlands open to the public with some notices to help stem the spread of COVID-19. Updated signage is being posted reminding visitors to practice preventive measures. Anything visitors can do to keep Sweetwater Wetlands "looking good" on their visits will be a tremendous boost. Thank you everyone.

• Individuals should refrain from using parks or paths if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
• Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or paths.
• Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
• While on paths, warn other users of their presence and as they pass, and step aside to let others pass.
• Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times.  At this time the recommendation is to limit group size to 10 people.
• Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
• Consult their local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up to date recommendations on park and path use.

Download the Sweetwater Wetlands Location Map
(2511 W. Sweetwater Drive; updated Jan. 2020)

Click here to go to Sweetwater Wetlands Facebook page.

Tucson Water supports everyone's enjoyment of Sweetwater Wetlands as long as the following guidelines are respected:

  • Do not interfere with or feed the wildlife.
  • No dogs, horses, bicycle riding, or fishing are allowed.
  • Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Do not play music.
  • Do not damage park facilities or leave litter behind.
  • Do not interfere with wildlife or other guests’ activities.
  • Be mindful of surroundings and any children around.
  • Stay out of the water and basins.

For more information, select from the links below or e-mail Tucson Water's Public Information / Conservation Office (PICO).

About Sweetwater Wetlands

The Sweetwater Wetlands is a water treatment facility, an urban wildlife habitat, and an outdoor classroom.

Field Guides

Two guides are designed to enrich your experience at the Sweetwater Wetlands.

Self-Guided Tours

Arizona Project WET offers unique visitor experiences at this popular 60-acre site.

Mosquito Abatement

Tucson Water is a partner in local efforts to protect residents from the West Nile and Zika viruses.

Annual Controlled Burn

In early March, Tucson Water and the Tucson Fire Department conduct a controlled burn to remove dead and thatched bulrush and cattail which could stifle new spring growth.​