Sweetwater Wetlands

The date for the annual wetlands burn is TENTATIVELY Monday, March 4. Sweetwater Wetlands and its parking lots will be completely closed to the public on that day.

There have been requests for small events at the wetlands, specifically at the gazebo that overlooks the serene water and vegetation. Tucson Water supports everyone's enjoyment of Sweetwater Wetlands as long as the following guidelines are respected:

  • Do not feed the wildlife.
  • No dogs, 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 cautious, especially with children around.
  • Stay out of the water.

For more information, select from the links below, call 520-791-4331 or e-mail Tucson Water's Public Information / Conservation Office (PICO).

Click here to go to Sweetwater Wetlands Facebook page.

About Sweetwater Wetlands

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

Field Guides

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

Self-Guided Tours, Weekly Birding Trips

Arizona Project WET and the Tucson Audubon Society offer 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.​